At Pace is not a speed, but a place. A place where all work receives all of our skill, all of our attention and all of our time. Every job deserves the best we’ve got. We often go beyond the brief, think wider than the immediate task. Occasionally beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, we find answers that fully encompass the brief but also liberate a host of unforeseen opportunities. Most of all we strive for work that works.
Strategy, concept and craft all serve this ambition and each discipline receives full and equal application. They all count, they all build on one another. Design that does not have a robust strategic foundation, or design that is merely decorative will not stand the test of time. Building brands through considered design and scrupulous craft in execution is what we do best. It’s why our clients’ brand so regularly succeed. We are happy to say we have enjoyed, over a long period of time, the partnership of both large and small clients, both local and international. Once again, every brief, no matter its size, receives equal focus and passion. At Pace is adept at designing brand and business-building ideas across a wide variety of fronts. The journey might change, new opportunities arise but the stronger the design idea, the swifter and more effective its application. We love this interaction. Nothing pleases us more to see our clients satisfied with the originality and usefulness of the ideas we happily craft.
“The thing about At Pace is that they aren’t a design factory, so, over and above design excellence, the things we love the most are the passion for their craft, their ability to put an idea behind the work and, above all, their willingness to go beyond the brief.”
Regional Marketing Manager Heineken International
"Working with At Pace and specifically John himself, has been a great pleasure, as well as rewarding. A great pleasure, as they’re fast, open-minded and truly think as partners. Rewarding, as the designs on the various brands have been well received internally and most importantly to consumers! As Heineken South Africa we’re very happy with our partnership with At Pace and look forward to creating more great designs in the future that will WOW! Consumers and customers. "
Marketing Director Heineken South Africa
"Klein Constantia are the custodians of “Vin de Constance”, one of the most historical brands as well as the most iconic wine brand of South Africa. To manage the legacy comes with responsibility for everyone involved. At Pace has been a great partner to us for a long time and has delivered superb quality work on this icon with diligence and passion. Recently we have had some challenging new “hipster” design projects with labels like “Metis” with which we have had huge success worldwide, thanks to a great concept and design. At Pace, has been a fabulous partner and support for our company to present and project ourselves correctly in the large world of wine. We can’t recommend them more. "
Managing Director of Klein Constantia, South Africa