VISIONARY • TASTEMAKER • MASTER OF BRAND
Douglas Little is a master of visual communication and storytelling. He specializes in the interpretation and translation of corporate identity into dramatic window displays, products, advertising and other media that articulate the unique sensibility of a particular brand.
A native of California, Little studied marketing and product development at UCLA and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After years of working for prominent companies in the beauty and cosmetics industry, he left America to study at the Syndicat National des Fabricants de Produits Aromatiques in Grasse, France. With that experience in hand, he returned to the U.S. in 2003 and founded his namesake business, D.L. & Co.: Modern Alchemists and Purveyors of Curious Goods.
D.L. & Co. made an instant splash in the marketplace by infusing visions of antique luxury with a fresh, modern spirit. Little applied his highly personal aesthetic—a combination of Edwardian decadence, Asian mystery and contemporary rock-n-roll edginess—to a wide range of products beginning with artisanal perfumed candles and extending to jewelry, porcelain, glass, writing papers, home accessories and personal care items. More than any one product, the success of D.L. & Co. was based on the designer’s skill at marketing the romance and allure of his signature look.
Recognizing this talent for fashioning a cohesive “world of luxury,” many companies have called upon Little to create provocative window displays and other artful branded environments that communicate their corporate credo and drive product sales. His client list includes Van Cleef & Arpels, Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman,Maxfield Los Angeles, Neiman Marcus, Harry Winston, Jim Thompson, Mrs. John L. Strong, Ports 1961, Nasher Sculpture Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.