Alex Forsyth

Creative Director

Alex joined Double in 2009 after graduating and working in Chicago. Now our Creative Director he is responsible for all front-end conceptual design work and for managing Double’s creative output. Alex is exceptionally talented and fully immerses himself in each of the brands he works with. He will push the boundaries to create concepts that surprise and delight clients and their consumers alike and although he may challenge the way you think about your brand’s retail experience, we promise only positive results.

alex@doubleretail.com

+44 7809 726 983

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By Alex Forsyth
Bustling high street scene

The future of the high street

By Alex Forsyth
Our high streets are in rapid decline. Once bustling avenues of activity and commerce – a walk in any city center across the country is evidence enough that these have degraded to characterless corridors of cookie-cutter store templates slowly declining into obscurity.
31/03/2020/by Alex Forsyth

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By Alex Forsyth
Make every unit work harder.

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By Alex Forsyth
Design with circularity.

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By Alex Forsyth
Keep design consistent.

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By Alex Forsyth
Provide Flexibility for the Future.

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By Alex Forsyth
Plan Time Effectively.

A guide to working in…

By Alex Forsyth
NK Stockholm

Canada Goose

By Alex Forsyth
Shop In Shop
Paris

The future of retail will be experience – we already know that. But at what cost?

By Alex Forsyth
I was asked this week, by a student, what I really thought about the death of the high street, and what ultimately might happen to retail. My answer was clear in my mind; Retail will always be around, I feel sure of that - It will just be lead by experience. Consumers may well focus on purchasing online and we may see stores (as we know them) become showrooms to their products, but it will always exist in some form.
04/07/2019/by Alex Forsyth

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By Alex Forsyth

Defining the enemy to drive your purpose.

By Alex Forsyth
In reading David Hieatt’s book “Do: Purpose” recently - a quick read that I highly recommend – its initial pages talk about setting out your brand purpose...
15/05/2019/by Alex Forsyth

Dickies

By Alex Forsyth
Shop In Shop
Paris

Calling all the radical brands. Let’s make retail disappear!

By Alex Forsyth
With most industries today feeling the pressure to change their practices for the better, via social or political intervention, the retail industry could consider itself lucky to have largely flown under the radar. But this isn’t good enough, and it must change.
25/02/2019/by Alex Forsyth

How do you provide a really great retail experience every time? Focus on the staff.

By Alex Forsyth
As retail designers, we are often drawn to consistent patterns in creating new store designs, formats, and experiences. We naturally focus on finding the right material palette to communicate the brand and its values...
22/01/2019/by Alex Forsyth

Curling and glass blowing with lots of food and wine in between! We try quite hard for our Christmas dos!

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Our team after completing a beach clean – keeping a whole bunch of plastic and packaging out of the sea

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One of the most important aspects of your store design is often ignored. Did you consider it?

By Alex Forsyth
In a recent meeting, I got talking about cash wraps. An odd topic of conversation, but when working within retail design, one that doesn’t seem surprising. What I did find surprising, however, was just how insightful my knowledge on the subject was for the client. As I have learned, there’s more to the cash wrap than meets the eye...
26/12/2018/by Alex Forsyth

Designing a store that embodies brand values.

By Alex Forsyth
Recently as part of an interview, I was asked what retail may look like by 2025. Whilst I understood that this question shouldn’t be taken literally, I believe it is clear to see that retail is pushing forward into the realm of being experience-led. Brands know that their brick and mortar stores are becoming showrooms to try-on or try-out products, and as such, they are having to push harder to create experiences and connections with their customers.
05/12/2018/by Alex Forsyth

Icebreaker, Fixture System, Global

By Matt Tipping

Havaianas, Full Service, EMEA

By Matt Tipping

Leave it to an architect. Or should you?

By Alex Forsyth
In recent articles, I’ve talked about retail design being an unknown discipline. This issue manifests itself in brands turning to architects for support in their retail strategy, and whilst that may not sound like a bad thing, there is, in fact, an industry that exists purely to service designing for retail. My intention is to shine a light on designing for retail, believing that our industry can provide real benefit for brands and consumers alike.
28/11/2018/by Alex Forsyth

Jimmy Jazz, Flagship Store, New York

By Alex Forsyth

Icebreaker, Shop-In-Shop, Munich.

By Matt Tipping

Canada Goose, Flagship Store, London

By Polly Grinnell

G-Shock, Flagship Store, London.

By Alex Forsyth

Shoe Palace

By Alex Forsyth
Flagship Store
Los Angeles

Radley

By Matt Tipping
Pop Up Kiosk
Lakeside

Nice Kicks

By Alex Forsyth
Flagship Store
San Francisco

Canada Goose

By Calum Wilson
Black Label Shop In Shop
Harrods

The reason why retail design matters.

By Alex Forsyth
Not everyone has heard of retail design, and it’s certainly a misunderstood field. So, let’s delve a little into why it matters. After all, we live through it all the time, whether we realise it or not.
16/11/2018/by Alex Forsyth

Retail design?
What’s retail design?!

By Alex Forsyth
This happens a lot: “So what do you do?” – “Oh, I’m a retail designer, I design shops for a living.” - “Ah ok, so you mean like the fronts of shops? What they look like from the street?”
13/09/2018/by Alex Forsyth