Studio Sanderson is a communication consultancy specializing in real estate. We help property developers, operators and agents attract new buyers, sellers and talent while improving economic performance.
Since 2014, we've led urban and rural transformation projects and created new benchmarks in branded residential development. Founder James Sanderson started the business on the premise that the real estate industry has entered a new era that is more flexible, transparent, digital, and brand-driven.
Our team of designers, strategists, developers, writers, and image-makers delivers bespoke design solutions based on true partnership, long-term commitment, and impact for our clients.
We take a holistic approach that considers the entire experience. Distilling the authentic story and identifying ways to connect and infuse it across all touchpoints people relate to, engage with, and share with others. We have three main ways we to work together:
A detailed ‘blueprint’ that guides and shapes the development of a place, property, or organization to ensure end-user appeal and drive successful commercial outcomes — Core Principles, Narrative themes, Amenity anchors, and image making.
Connecting the right stories, symbols, and systems that influence how people positively feel about your place, organization, or service — Strategy, Brand Architecture, Naming, Visual Identity, Messaging, Photography, and Art Direction.
Our strategic thinking is carefully choreographed to deliver results in sales, leasing, increased engagement, and building awareness — Digital Design & Development, Literature, Packaging, Film & Motion, Signage, and Environments.
James has had a deep passion for architecture and the built environment from a young age, fascinated by how creativity and design can shape the world around us.
Pursuing his passion, he studied design and worked at multiple global branding agencies on some of the world's most dynamic brands. However, his work on the Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai, and destination branding projects for Britain, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan ignited his passion for the field as he saw his work come to life in towering steel, glass, and the public realm.
Driven by a deep desire to make a real difference, James eventually set out on his own, creating Studio Sanderson - a consultancy focused on branding for real estate and architecture. His approach was unique, personal, and bespoke, drawing on his extensive experience and a handpicked team of talented creatives.
Born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and raised in Manchester, England, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in design and communication from London's prestigious Camberwell College of Arts. He is also the co-founder of Brick & Wonder, a thriving community for real estate and design professionals in the heart of New York City.
For James, Studio Sanderson is more than just a consultancy. It's a celebration of the transformative power of architecture and design and a catalyst for innovating how we bring people and places together to elevate the human experience.