We’re small, fresh & nimble but packed full of experience and energy. We take a creative, user-centred and empathetic approach to everything we do.
We work with ambitious founders and established leaders. We help them go beyond the obvious, using critical and creative thinking to remove barriers and encourage curiosity that leads to growth.
Are you missing a clear brand positioning?
Are you unable to tell your brand story effectively?
Are your social media messages lacking the social?
Are your customers getting lost on your website?
Are your investors not investing?
We are so grateful to collaborate with a host of brands providing excellent services and products to their customers. We’d like to think of ourselves as partners in progress – helping each other get from are to be.
The Are & Be way
We like to work closely with our clients to clearly understand their objectives and define the heart of the problem. Together, we arrive at a solution that is sensitive to people, processes and finances. Whilst always striving to make every project beautiful and effective enough to get you to where you want to be.
Listen for the details, hear the truth
Question the problem’s, problem
Care about who cares
Look past the obvious, be curious
Fight for something better
Make it together
Founder & Creative Director
Former creative director of notable B2C and B2B agencies, I have worked with a host of recognisable global brands from AstraZeneca to Center Parcs and Facebook to Johnson & Johnson and more.
Whether I’m rebranding a start-up, creating a customer experience for a scale-up or working on a product; reimagining talent acquisition for a Fortune 100 company – I take a collaborative and considered creative approach working closely with clients and colleagues.
Previous brand experience
When you’ve worked with a variety of brands across a range of sectors including professional & financial services, retail, automotive, travel, agriculture, healthcare and technology – the experiences stay with you.
We build on these learnings and apply them in our work.
Learn about Rajen Mistry’s creative expertise and brand experience.
Why choose Are & Be?
I had the pleasure of working with Rajen as he guided us through a global rebrand – including everything apart from our name and logo. The process was a monster task but ran incredibly smoothly and Rajen was a calming presence, both creatively (opening our ways of thinking along the way) and in terms of driving the project forward.
I have just worked with Rajen on the rebrand of my charity. He took the time to listen to my ‘vision’ for the charity and the design process was so easy for me to understand. The branding process was out of my comfort zone, however, Rajen worked with me closely & got me to look at things from a different perspective. What I was really impressed with was the fact that Rajen took the time to understand the charity & our aims. I trusted him to create something wonderful and he has!
Rajen recently did some brand work for my soon-to-launch agency website, the whole creative experience blew my mind. Rajen was able to take everything from my head (no easy task!) and compile it into something beautiful and equally a design which is completely fit for purpose.
Rajen has that rare talent of being able to offer strategic advice to a brief (we were talking internal video and social soundbites at the time) with great creative leadership – pragmatic enough to know we all have a budget! He’s not a bad bloke to hang out with either.
Rajen has been an absolute delight to work with. His work has been consistently brilliant and has never failed to deliver over and above client expectations. He is one of the most diligent and dedicated people I have ever worked with, always happy to go above and beyond expectations to support his team and ensure great work is always produced
Ready to talk?
For an informal chat, about how we can help your business, get in touch with us today on +44 (0) 7971564430
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Exactly what I needed to get started and more with my branding. Thank you!
Founder, Aline Consulting