Creative That Works.

LESS+MORE is an independent, award-winning branding and design agency. We work with leading companies in the lifestyle, start-up, technology, bio-technology, non-profit, and consumer packaged goods sectors.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2006
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San Diego, CA
headquarters
  • 2869 Historic Decatur Rd
    San Diego, CA 92106
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
LESS+MORE works with innvoative companies of various sizes, from start-up brands to multi-national corporations. Representative clients are: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Cassandra, DocuWare, American Wave Machines, The San Diego Tourism Authority, USD School of Law, NuVasive, Illumina, Pacific Hospitality Group, Bay City Brewing Company, and Coconut Beach.

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Re-Branding for a Non-Profit

“It's hard to find an agency at their level, but they craft appropriate copy with the right imagery.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE built a website and rebranded materials for a charitable organization. They took a deep dive into the branding process and offered a variety of options to clarify the mission.

The Reviewer
 
1-100 Employees
 
Seal Beach, California
Peter Nelson
Board Chair, Africa New Day
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Donor feedback is very positive, and all the new messaging is well received. LESS+MORE was easy to communicate and always quick to respond. They keep up with the need and are engaged in the organization’s success.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a chair of donor development and our external affairs committee. We're a small non-profit located in California, with operations in Eastern Congo.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We wanted help with a rebrand and a five-year strategic plan. That came with a vision brochure to market to our donors and explain our mission and vision.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built our website and the vision brochure I mentioned. I've worked with a lot of agencies, and this kind of branding process takes hours and hours to explain ourselves to the marketing company. They walked us through the process and came back to us with two or three options to discuss our brand identity. We refined those ideas into the final outcome. It's a completely different brand to what we had before.

What is the team composition?

I worked with three principals the entire time.

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

They were referred by another agency that we work with. We interviewed them and one other agency, and decided to hire LESS+MORE.

How much have you invested with them?

Our contract cost was $84,000 for the work we asked them to do.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started speaking with them in late summer 2018, and we signed a contract in November 2018. The process is ongoing, and we plan to renew the contract for 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We're just now getting quantitative metrics and returns from our website. Donor feedback is awesome, and the messaging is well received. The branding explains our organization and mission, and LESS+MORE's work really clarifies the drive behind our initiatives. We send monthly email blasts about success stories, and we're starting to see donation responses.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very easy to communicate with, and they always follow up within an hour. We have bi-weekly calls, and we interact on Basecamp. We also have quarterly on-site meetings. It's a hands-on collaboration, and things move fast. They always keep up.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their creativity and their ability to articulate the message are really good. It's hard to find an agency at their level, but they craft appropriate copy with the right imagery. They listen well and are engaged, and they care about our organization.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Knowing this business, cycle time is a challenge. It's usually something on our side that slows us down, but that is something we could all look at. For the work they do, I don't think there is anything major they should improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We had a good process with them, so do what we did. Have clear goals and timelines, and be transparent with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We threw things at them that were outside the contract, but they always did their best.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were spot on with the costs, and they were more than generous with their time. Billing cycles were fair, and they went above and beyond.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything we asked of them, and their work is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to two other organizations.

Branding for Wholesale Bakery

"I don’t think the collaboration with LESS+MORE could’ve gone better."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE updated a verbal and visual identity for a wholesale bakery. The team built a website and presented different iterations of marketing collateral, including a color palette and messaging.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Palm Desert, California
Jay Schooler
CEO, Bosch Baking
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The materials are in the process of being rolled out. Internally, everyone is pleased with the creative work they’ve done. Their professional and responsive team is approachable and accommodating. Customers can put their trust in their collaborative approach.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a wholesale bakery. We operate more like a bread factory than a corner bakery with around 70 employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We’ve been in business for 40 years and have had four generations running the place. A lot of our visual and verbal identity was outdated.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought our key people in for a meeting. Their team spent time getting a feel for who we are as people and as a company. They put us through relevant exercises to see what makes us unique, what our challenges are, and what our strategy is.

LESS+MORE came up with two different approaches, bringing in slides and proof of concepts. They pushed us out of our comfort zone, allowing us to explore and see how far we wanted to go in different directions. We put together a report for them with our feedback, making tweaks to the palette, specific words and ideas.

After the feedback, they gave another presentation. It felt from a verbal and visual standpoint that we were almost there. We wanted to play with the colors a bit more, and their team explored different options. In the end, we found a final palette. All the other aspects came together wonderfully.

What is the team composition?

I worked with one of the principals in the company.

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

I received a recommendation from someone in the industry. Their website looked great, and their ethos made us believe that they’re someone we wanted to be allied with.  At the end of the day, we were really excited to work with them.

It got down to two companies, and our team felt that they could relate to LESS+MORE. The other company didn’t feel like the right fit and were going to do what they wanted. LESS+MORE was going to do what we wanted. They understood that we were paying for the work and were going to have to live with the results.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our first meeting took place around April–May 2019. The project ended in late-July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their team was open and honest. When LESS+MORE first presented what they’d come up with for the verbal identity, it felt like they nailed it on the first try. It was awesome to see our company and team represented genuinely. Their team answers questions, going above and beyond to make sure we’re taken care of. 

LESS+MORE drafted it with simple and thoughtful words that represented us strategically. They were extremely patient and accommodating with us. On our side, we had employees on vacation and someone out on maternity leave. The rollout could’ve been quicker without that challenge. LESS+MORE was willing to put the project on hold and support us in whatever was necessary.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team was professional, responsive, and on top of work. I mainly worked with two experienced partners. The other provider I looked at was going to assign me a recent college grad who had worked there for two months, which wasn’t what I wanted. I don’t think the collaboration with LESS+MORE could’ve gone better.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s comfortable to talk to their easy-going team. Their team is approachable. No one from our team felt like they didn’t connect to LESS+MORE. Their work was also excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that I can think of. They were on point.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients are in good hands. They should trust LESS+MORE with their process, and they’ll get where they want to go.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I felt the cost was worth it. We needed to outsource the work and got what we paid for. We could’ve paid five times as much and gotten the same result.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Brand Identity Creation for Hospitality Group

"LESS+MORE is able to create the most clever and creative ideas for brands and campaigns."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE created a brand identity for a new restaurant group and a private event space. The work included the naming process, logo design, physical media, and post-launch marketing campaigns for each brand.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Mike Georgopoulos
Partner, RMD Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LESS+MORE ran a highly successful pre-opening campaign that generated online buzz and press coverage. Their clever, eye-catching efforts also helped attract several job candidates. Communication and project management was good, and they produced exceptionally creative products. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a founder and partner of the RMD Group, a hospitality management, development, and consulting company based in San Diego.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LESS+MORE?

We are opening a multi-level, multi-concept project in the San Diego Gaslamp District. We have worked with LESS+MORE in the past, and knew they had the forward-thinking, high-level, artistic experience we needed to help us create multiple brands within one location. LESS+MORE helped us develop our Brand Identity through concept and content development, as well as Brand Experience through print, web, and packaging design.

What were your goals for this project?

Our project includes two separate restaurant concepts and a private event space. Going into it, the question was: do we create a brand that connected all the concepts, or do we create individualized brands for each? This was a question we posed to Mike, Steve, and their team. We ultimately decided it would be most beneficial to create a separate brand for each concept, which also meant we needed two completely different brand packages that still needed to work together within the same venue.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I have worked with Mike and Steve in the past, before starting RMD Group. Their level of work, creativity, and professionalism is at the top of their industry. They are always able to provide much needed direction, and we trust in their ability to deliver extraordinary and unique ideas and content.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

After we decided we needed separate brands for our multi-concept project, we began the naming process. They were able to provide us with multiple name options, availability/infringement research, and exploration of brand visual identity through style boards. LESS+MORE then provided us with a brand positioning statement, logo, proof of concepts (website, menus, merchandise, signage, etc), as well as brand messaging, strategies, and guidelines. Once the brands were identified, the LESS+MORE team delivered unique pre and post open campaigns as well as Grand Opening materials.

What was the team composition?

Our internal marketing and design team worked closely with both Mike (Chief Strategic Officer) and Steve (Chief Creative Officer) to produce two unique brands.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our restaurants will be opening in Fall 2019. Since working with LESS+MORE, we have been able to lead a successful pre-opening campaign, building awareness and buzz around the brands, gaining press and social media coverage, and creating a strong network of hopeful job candidates.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The LESS+MORE team communicates efficiently and timely, ensuring our projects move forward and stay on track. We often have multiple people looking over and giving feedback on design and marketing projects. Mike and Steve have the patience and structure to be able to organize this feedback and produce exceptional products.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

LESS+MORE is able to create the most clever and creative ideas for brands and campaigns. However, they are equal parts artistic and strategic. They are able to brilliantly combine eye-catching designs with a strong strategy and thoughtful function.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We always find it most difficult to organize the feedback process. However, LESS+MORE did a great job making this easier on us, while still trying to meet deadlines and turn projects over in a timely manner.

5.0
Overall Score One of the best agencies we've worked with!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They kept up with deadlines and made sure projects stayed on track.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You get what you pay for. We expect high-level design and strategy to cost more. Their prices are fair, especially for the level of work they provide
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Always creative and unique with a strong strategic foundation.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely! We have and will continue to do so.

Branding for a Distillery

"I was blown away by LESS+MORE’s professionalism."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE provided branding services to establish a small distillery in their industry. Their team designed a logo and website entry page from scratch. They continue to develop layouts for new product labels.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vista, California
Jon Kasten
Co-Founder, 117 West Spirits
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have excellent and positive feedback about the product labels. LESS+MORE’s timely responsiveness is a notable strength. The professional team are branding experts and can work in any field. Their outstanding project management has spurred continued engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of 117 West Sprints, a small-batch distillery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We were trying to get our distillery’s logo and brand established.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LESS+MORE started the work from scratch. Their team created our logo and developed labels for our products. They gave our team choices, and from there, we stuck to a specific idea for the branding.

Their team also set up the entry page on our website, making it legal for only customers 21 and up to enter the site. They continue to produce labels for all our newly-released distilled products.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Mike (Partner/Chief Strategic Officer, LESS+MORE), Steve (Partner/Chief Creative Officer, LESS+MORE), and Tyson (Senior Art Director, LESS+MORE).

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

I’m also a teacher, and Mike is a former student's parent. He offered up his services after hearing about our product.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with LESS+MORE in September 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We've received lots and lots of positive feedback from our customers about how much they enjoy the layout of the labels.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is amazing. LESS+MORE is extremely responsive and gives us finished products extremely fast. We were the ones who lagged on making decisions. Mike and Steve helped with initial concepts, and Tyson mastered the graphic design work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their professionalism and responsiveness are highlights. LESS+MORE understands their industry and how to get products out on time. Their team’s efficiency is much higher than any company we worked with before. I was blown away by LESS+MORE’s professionalism.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing on their end. I wish we had a larger budget to keep their team on a much more regular basis.

Any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend LESS+MORE to any company. Their responsive team is willing to branch out into different industries. They do incredible work.

5.0
Overall Score LESS+MORE has the mindset that as we succeed, they succeed.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their scheduling was outstanding.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were a little out of our budget, but they still produced high-quality work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    LESS+MORE did everything we wanted.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them to several of my colleagues, and a few started working with them.

Naming & Branding for Credit Repair Company

“We were able to talk about different ideas and they were very creative.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE tackled a complete brand redesign that included developing a new tagline, logo, and website. They also handled all UX/UI elements throughout the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Jason Blackburn
COO, ScoreShuttle
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is very passionate about the project and worked ahead of schedule throughout the project. They are creative and outside-of-the-box thinkers who made the highest quality website and brand for our market to set us ahead of our competitors. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the COO of a credit repair company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We’ve been in the market for over a year and were in need of a brand redesign. We wanted to re-enter the market in a big way with fresh branding.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team gave us four options for a brand that we narrowed down to two before we decided on a final product. They assisted in the UX/UI design aspect of the project which involved designing the seven-page website. They also strategized a marketing plan for five months.

What is the team composition?

The team is comprised of about five people and led by the project manager, Steve. We’ve had interactions with all team members in some capacity.

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

The project manager is an old friend of mine and we decided to interview his company along with others in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We decided to go through with LESS+MORE for the project because we felt comfortable with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $50,000 in this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018 and are putting the finishing touches on the website that should launch in the coming weeks

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We have not launched our website yet, but based on our competitors, I am very confident our website will stand out.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very punctual with responding and are almost ahead of the calendar. There is never a lack of communication. They will reach out to us for clarification on the vision we may have, but they have a strong grasp on the project. Our point of contact ensured that the project ran smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They enjoyed the project and were very passionate about it. They seemed excited about what we were building especially in person. We were able to talk about different ideas and they were very creative.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would suggest outlining the scope in a clearer way and adding more details. The process was smooth overall, but it would be nice to have a more detailed scope.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Play an active role in the creative process, but also give the team space and let the creators come up with ideas.

5.0
Overall Score They delivered exactly what I asked for but use their creativity to do much better than could have.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were ahead of almost every single deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were cheaper than every single agency were priced out for this project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a great attention to detail from the witty tagline, to the color scheme, and the fonts.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already referred them to colleagues.

Branding for a new convention

“They exhibited a real passion for the event we were producing, and it came through in their work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE created a brand strategy and identity for a new event. Their scope then expanded to include web design and collateral production.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, CA
Steve Kirk
Owner, F7 Productions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LESS+MORE’s work faithfully reflected the spirit of the event, without having to go through multiple iterations. They were highly communicative and were responsive to changing project priorities. Their dedication to event and project success sets them apart from their competition.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the Owner of F7 Productions, a conference and event planning firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LESS+MORE?

We selected LESS+MORE initially for marketing and branding - with their help we engaged in ground-up brand design, website design, and various collateral, (pre-event marketing, and on-site event materials) across a variety of mediums.

What were your goals for this project?

As we were working on a new event, branding was incredibly important - we had to get our name out there in order to attract potential attendees. We're in a market with strong demand, but one in which we could easily be overshadowed by existing players. We had to create a way to stand out; to be professional, but also fun & attractive, which is a difficult balance to strike. Also, ideally, this would be an agency with whom we could build a long-term relationship.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We did several months of research, looking at dozens of firms on paper. LESS+MORE bubbled up as one of two firms who we actively engaged with and interviewed. It was obvious from the start that the folks at LESS+MORE had the heart & soul to take on this challenge. Their own staff shared the same passions we did, which has made all the difference in the world.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We created a full brand strategy and identity, which lead into a website design project, as well as ongoing production of marketing collateral and event materials.

What was the team composition?

I've worked with the agency’s partners and directors the entire time, along with individual staff members on specific parts of our engagements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

I think I got more than I paid for, to be honest. They exhibited a real passion for the event we were producing, and it came through in their work. Their initial ideas hit our almost perfectly.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The team was always exceptionally responsive and easy to communicate with. Updates were regular and meetings were effective. If we needed certain things prioritized, they made them happen.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their passion and commitment to the project stood out to us. They quickly started to feel like an extension of my own staff, and they've always been there to address any needs that have come up, even at the last minute.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I'm someone who can nitpick about anything, but these guys haven't let me down in any way. I’m constantly finding new ways of keeping them involved in my projects.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    As a small business owner, everything always costs more than I want - but they've been absolutely worth it!
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding for a World Class Neighborhood Restaurant

“They took all the information they gathered and created something we could never have conceived ourselves.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongonig
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE helped with branding and design needs for a new business, including web and marketing collateral design, as well as investor deck conceptualization.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Palo Alto, California
Anthony Secviar
Co-Owner, Protege Restaurant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LESS+MORE's designs continue to be spot on—clean, contemporary, and welcoming. Their ability to read clients and translate visions into top-quality designs sets them apart. A joy to work with, their team is collaborative, responsive, accessible, and receptive to feedback.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm one of the owners of a casual fine dining restaurant called Protégé in Palo Alto, Calif.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We were looking for a branding and design agency to help my partner and I channel our personalities into our brand. We wanted something simple and clean, yet welcoming.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LESS+MORE helped us strategize our brand direction from the start. They collaborated with us to conceptualize an investor deck, which helped attract investment opportunities to help us open the restaurant. They developed our logos, brand, ethos, and overall approach for delivering our message.

They're now in the process of helping us develop our menu concepts and design, as well as some additional web pages and marketing collateral (e.g. business cards, newsletters).

What is the team composition?

I mostly work directly with the owners, Steve (Partner/Chief Creative Officer, LESS+MORE) and Mike (Partner/Chief Strategic Officer, LESS+MORE).

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

We've been attracted to their work for a while, including the branding and designs they've created for a handful of restaurants in San Diego.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested between $25,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since around March or April 2016 and we're still heavily engaged with their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Everything they've designed has been well received by our investors, guests, and colleagues. They have a very high reference point for quality design work and present very sound material. Their designs are spot on—contemporary, clean, and approachable.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

LESS+MORE's responsiveness around our demanding schedule has been great. Whenever a glitch pops up, they handle it almost immediately. We appreciate their ability to work with a sense of urgency.

We stay in regular contact through email, phone, and over conference calls. We've visited their office in San Diego and wish they were closer because working with them in-person is such a pleasure.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was most impressed by their desire to get to know our philosophy, our goals, and our vision. They took all the information they gathered and created something we could never have conceived ourselves. Besides being incredibly thoughtful, they are creative, organized, and professional.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They've been amazing and we're very happy with the results. We'll continue to work with them on any projects moving forward and would recommend them to anyone opening up a restaurant.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Invest the time upfront to have in-depth conversations with their team. Their ability to read clients is amazing, so allow them the creative freedom to present some options based on the framework you provide for your vision.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding for Wake Park

"The team was very organized and timeline-driven yet flexible. They incorporated our feedback."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE defined a complete brand identity for a new watersport business initiative, delivering a unique look and voice through a logo, identity statements, apparel designs, and color palettes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
Ali Osiecki
VP of Marketing, Greg Norman Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By leveraging LESS+MORE’s imagination, the differentiated brand scaled easily and provided a stable foundation for future market expansions. The team’s adaptability, budget-conscious workflow, and friendly demeanor contributed to an enjoyable partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of marketing and brand strategy for The Greg Norman Company, which focuses on a mixture of consumer-facing and B2B businesses. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We were launching a new business called Wake Park, which involves wakeboarding on a lake. We wanted to build a differentiated brand for the business in order to scale and differentiate it from our competitors. We don’t have any in-house creative services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided LESS+MORE with a defined creative brief and some sites that we liked visually. They took on the project from start to finish. We needed them to deliver a brand identity and the look and feel of the site. Deliverables included fonts, color palettes, a logo, as well as a brand voice and a brand identity statement. There were also a few additional creative deliverables like a template print and banner ad and some designs for apparel. The project was more about defining a strategy of who we’re speaking to, how we want to differentiate ourselves, what we want to look like, and how we want to sound. We didn’t use LESS+MORE for video or digital. We weren’t executing a media plan against this, so we didn’t need those services.

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

The business owner of the park had seen some of LESS+MORE’s work for a restaurant, and we got their name through them. I have a few agencies that I work with regularly, but I liked LESS+MORE’s smaller feel. They were conscious of our limited budget. The fact that they were from Southern California helped because they were close to the watersport culture that we wanted to tap into.

How much have you invested with LESS+MORE?

We spent around $40,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January of 2016, and the work was completed in April of 2016. I wanted to use them for another business, but we joined with a company that had internal resources, so I wasn’t able to use LESS+MORE. We’ll definitely look for any opportunity to work with them again. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

We’ve been able to establish differences in the brand in the market that we’ve opened and among our competitors. We are able to scale very easily. We opened a food and beverage center called The Shark Shack, and we were able to leverage their creativity for that. We’ve also been able to extend to an apparel line. LESS+MORE helped us establish a foundation and got us to a point where we can use a freelance graphic designer to extend the brand really successfully without a huge budget.

The biggest win was internal. This was a new process for them, and they realized the value of building that foundation based on consumer insights and positioning versus putting a logo and creative together ourselves. It taught us the value of building our brand identity up front. LESS+MORE did a good job of educating our team during the process. They gave us options and were flexible in taking our feedback and incorporating it. They also gave us their opinion on why they did what they did. We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from consumers.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

They were fantastic. Mike [Partner and Creative Director, LESS+MORE] was phenomenal, and everyone else was great. The team was very organized and timeline-driven yet flexible. They incorporated our feedback.

What did you find most impressive about LESS+MORE?

I’ve worked with so many agencies that have a standard look and feel, but LESS+MORE gave us a diverse selection so we could get a sense of direction. The creative breadth and depth of what they can do are impressive. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were friendly, took feedback, and were great at project management. I’ve worked with great agencies and others that have been challenging. LESS+MORE adapted to our corporate culture, which is key in driving an agency relationship.

Are there any areas LESS+MORE could improve?

I hope to work with them again. I have nothing but positive things to say about them. 

5.0
Overall Score I’ve worked with a lot of agencies and only have positive things to say about LESS+MORE. I’ve had a great experience with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I had no issues. They always met deadlines, even though some of them were pretty tight.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did a lot of work and were conscious of our budget.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There’s always room for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I look forward to working with them again sometime.

Print, Social, and Outdoor Creative for Nightlife Management Group

"They didn’t just run with our idea; they presented additional ideas that were better."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2006 - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE was an agency of record, providing brands, logos, and collateral for new nightlife venues. They helped onboard an internal marketing department, and have since collaborated on additional projects.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Mike Georgopolous
Partner, RMD Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A recent loyalty app campaign’s results more than doubled its active user goal, after LESS+MORE provided campaign content. The team’s collateral has been well-received and created a recognizable brand. Their project management has evolved over the years and now provides a great client experience.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The RMD Group is a nightlife company located in San Diego, California. We own restaurants and nightclubs. I’m one of the owners of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

We first approached LESS+MORE over ten years ago, when we were creating a new brand and marketing campaign for a nightclub we were opening.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For a period of time after that first engagement, LESS+MORE was our agency of record, and they did everything for us. If we need a new brand, logos, flyers, whatever, LESS+MORE did it for us. They also did the execution of all the assets related to any brand which included: flyers, social media content, and all that. Then we grew bigger, and they grew bigger, so we decided to bring art and marketing in-house. They helped us hire people for that, so we now have a full marketing and art department.

We still maintain our relationship with LESS+MORE for larger projects. For example, we launched a loyalty app last year. We wanted a fresh brand campaign and all the collateral to go with it, so they worked with our in-house team to create it. Over the years, we’ve worked on about eight major projects with them.

We like to use them when we’re creating a new logo, new ID package, or a new campaign. So, we’re starting something completely from scratch, and we want a big idea. They give us the strategy, and then we do most of the implementation. We concentrate our advertising on print, social media, and outdoor. They’ve created billboards for us. We had a really fun campaign that was on the side of a construction site when we were building a new venue. We don’t do any TV or radio, so we don’t use them for that.

They also developed a website for us. We had an existing site, but we wanted to make our new loyalty app the mainstay of that site. We changed the functionality and everything, putting the app at the forefront. LESS+MORE oversaw the design, development, and a little SEO [search engine optimization].

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

When one of their partners, Steve, was working as an independent about 15 years ago, we used him as a graphic designer on small projects. We remained close, and then LESS+MORE started their company. We needed their services, so we interviewed LESS+MORE and a few other companies. We liked the pitch they gave us, so we went with them. We’ve maintained a close personal relationship with them since.

How much have you invested with LESS+MORE?

We’ve spent between $50,000 and $200,000 over the course of the relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first started working with LESS+MORE in 2006, and the most recent project was completed in September of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our goal for the loyalty app was to get 1,000 active users after the first year, and we actually got 2,500 active users in that time. We’re at about 4,000 now. That was a big accomplishment. LESS+MORE created everything you see on our social media and on our website.

Over the years, the collateral they’ve created has been well-received by our audience. The app is one indication of that. Our brand is recognizable. People comment on the look and feel of our brand, and LESS+MORE are the ones to thank for that.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done a great job evolving over the years. The last project was super organized. They took the lead on managing the schedule and deliverables, and they ran all the meetings. As a company, we normally like to keep control. However, with all the other things we have going on, it was nice to know that they were at the steering wheel, driving that project. We just showed up to meetings and made decisions. It was great.

LESS+MORE met all their deadlines. If a deadline was missed, it was because we were slow in making decisions. They quoted one price, and that was the price we paid. There were no surprises with the cost. In my world, things never come in at the price as they should. I agreed on the price up front and felt like it was a good value.

What did you find most impressive about LESS+MORE?

LESS+MORE has a very creative team. For the app project, we had some ideas on what we thought it should be, and they presented completely different ideas that we liked better. They are the experts, which is what you want. They didn’t just run with our idea; they presented additional ideas that were better. They’re good at what they do, and they can show it.

Are there any areas LESS+MORE could improve?

I don’t have anything to suggest.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We got everything when we were supposed to, and the project stayed on course whenever it had to do with them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We set a price, and it didn’t go over that. Because we could do it in-house, I have to really believe that their work is much better than what my team can produce for me to even pay a penny for it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    LESS+MORE executed on our agreement and delivered everything they were supposed to on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer LESS+MORE all the time.

Messaging for Medical Device Company

"Their creativity is allowing me to help our message shine in a brighter light."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

LESS+MORE crafted the presentation of internal company strategy to improve the continuity of company messaging. Presentations were provided twice-annually for organizational meetings.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Vice President of Sales Training and Development, Medical Device Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Company messaging has become more consistent, with employees absorbing the breadth of the brand. LESS+MORE has been flexible and open to changes, and they collaborated often. The team is reliable and consistently delivers.  

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of sales training and development. We’re in the medical device space, focusing on spinal implants. We sell to orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. I manage our immediate sales training team, a field team, a US commercial-focused events team, and some instruction designers. Our engagement with LESS+MORE came via my responsibility in running our mid-year sales meetings and our global, annual kickoff meeting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LESS+MORE?

Our organization has grown rapidly since I joined the company. We need to continually increase the sophistication around our delivery of corporate messaging. While we’re able to manage the specific messaging on our own, we needed to engage a firm to help us craft some of the key themes and enhance the look and feel of the meetings and the accompanying presentation materials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re internally crafting and architecting the messaging associated with the topics we need to present. LESS+MORE has helped me take those materials and put them in a more elegant and sophisticated format from a presentation standpoint. They help to craft and create the continuity of our organizational meetings throughout the course of the week, for an audience of 1,100 people, to ensure it’s seamless and well received. From an organizational standpoint, they helped craft the look and feel around the messaging we were looking to drive, the key meeting theme, and things of that nature. They put together some options from which we selected what we liked.

Before the global meeting, we have a leadership meeting earlier in the week. Our executive committee, visiting presenters, and guests message out to our leadership teams the goals, objectives, and the vision of the organization. LESS+MORE helped shape and frame the sophistication behind the presentations with that as well.

For me, the deliverables were primarily the presentations. For my partners, it was similar materials. They also helped scope and provide some of the graphic design work for signage and things of that nature.

How did you come to work with LESS+MORE?

I received a referral from a colleague. I wasn’t part of the initial search, but I’ve enjoyed working with them from the onset.

How much have you invested with LESS+MORE?

My department has invested about $50,000, but I don’t have information about other projects they did for the company.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our collaboration began in November of 2015, and the most recent project ended in January of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

It’s incredibly easy to work with them. I like their personalities and the way they communicate. They’re fairly responsive. It’s just been easy as it relates to having a partner who takes my vision of what needs to be out there. Their creativity is allowing me to help our message shine in a brighter light.

I don’t have numbers to share, but there’s been a dramatic improvement in the continuity of our messaging, how the attendees are absorbing that, and the look and feel behind it. The feedback from our executives has been positive. I think LESS+MORE has played a strong role in that.

How did LESS+MORE perform from a project management standpoint?

The relationship I’ve had with their team has been great. Anytime I ask for changes, they’re very open to my input. It’s been a positive and collaborative relationship. I’m a highly organized person who has a very specific timeline of things, and working with them was super easy.

They performed great in terms of deadlines. I like a higher degree of communication, and they were open to that. I have nothing but good things to say about the relationship and what they’ve done from a customer service standpoint.

We used WebEx to talk to each other and share screens, and Box.com for back-and-forth communication. I’d upload the new stuff, we’d talk through it online, and they’d make notes and updates before sending it back. I’d look at it, we’d talk about it, and then continue that process. There was generally a back-and-forth process three or four times to get us to the final result.

What did you find most impressive about LESS+MORE?

It’s just easy to work with them. When company meetings are being prepared, it’s so hectic. There are so many things swirling constantly and problems arising. I knew I could rely on them to get things done when I needed them done.

Are there any areas LESS+MORE could improve?

I can’t think of anything. I’ve been very pleased with what they offer.

4.5
Overall Score I’ve enjoyed the experience of working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re on the pricier side, but they deliver a good product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer