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Experience Design LAB
L E V I N E + H A R R I S

Your City Blocks

by Landor & Fitch
Phil Rees, Design Director

New Yorkers are always thinking one step ahead - whether it's our next destination or our next task. We want to celebrate what makes this city special, the people and their stories.

People come from all over the world to be part of the creativity, vibrancy and glamour of Madison Avenue. But what truly makes this avenue so revered is the unique individuals and their stories that create the collective whole. Each person who returns reignites the magic of Madison Avenue.

As we return to reopen the iconic Madison Avenue, we hope to inspire a moment of pause and reflection on the strength of our people, and begin to look forward.

Supported by:

Photography by
Tom Benedict

About the Designers

Landor&FITCH Group

Our ambition is to deliver extraordinary brand transformation for our clients, by design.

With Landor’s brand consulting and strategic design capability, FITCH’s experience design and retail consultancy, and ManvsMachine’s leading edge motion design, we are the largest specialist brand and design group in the world. We’re proud to work with clients that include Apple, Bang & Olufsen, Barclays, BP, ESPN, FedEx, Huawei, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, Lego, Microsoft, Nike, Proctor & Gamble, Sberbank, S&P and Squarespace to deliver brand-led growth. We are a team of over 1100+ curious minds, with 43 offices across 19 countries, working as one, to create extraordinary brand experiences.

The Landor&FITCH Group is part of WPP, a creative transformation company.

Phill Rees
Design Director, FITCH

Phill’s experience runs across many facets of design, gaining extensive experience in retail experiences, branding, packaging design, and illustration. Having worked in London, Mumbai and New York he uses his global design experience and his 14 years of experience to bring an innovative approach to each brief. Being based in NYC allows Phill to source inspiration from galleries, design events and many flagship retail and pop-up experiences throughout the city.

He has worked many high-profile clients, some of which include the rebrand of Jaguar and Landrover, a global retail experience for Vodafone, helping Hilton define their brand’s future and more recently launching a category disruptor in BrandBox. Other notable clients include McLaren Automotive and Andaz hotels where he was tasked to rename and rebrand 3 of its flagship restaurants in its London Liverpool Street location. Beyond the luxury space Phill has worked on Coca-Cola, Max Brenner, Dell, Chevron,Tesco, and Under Armour. Graphic Design USA named Phill to its People To Watch list for 2020.

Outside the world of design Phill enjoys going to live music gigs, finding that perfect cup of coffee, experiencing the latest food trends and travelling as much as possible.