Few Steps Ahead

They are one of the most dy­namic de­sign com­pany of In­dia.Tuned to stay ahead,this com­pany knows how to do things dif­fer­ently. VMRD brings to you the com­plete in­sight of this cool young firm.

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com­pany’s dreams & imag­i­na­tion started on a draw­ing ta­ble and their pas­sion and love for de­sign has brought them to where they are to­day. They have al­ways de­liv­ered their best for the best, and in the process, have im­proved and grown. Their fu­ture tells them to al­ways “Stay Ahead”, never fear to achieve what seems to be im­pos­si­ble, and to al­ways re­mem­ber where they came from. Meet, FEW STEPS AHEAD, a spe­cial­ized di­vi­sion of 02JUNE DE­SIGN STU­DIOS which was co-founded by Sankalp Sahu and Sid­dhant Sahu in 2011. The de­sign com­pany spe­cial­izes in pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive re­tail de­sign ser­vices which cov­ers all di­men­sions of work such as ar­chi­tec­ture, com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign, vis­ual mer­chan­dis­ing, re­tail ac­ti­va­tions. The com­pany added a spe­cial­ized ex­pe­ri­ence di­vi­sion called FEW STEPS AHEAD in early 2016 which spe­cial­izes in con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing en­gag­ing sto­ry­telling and cus­tomer en­gage­ment ideas for Re­tail.

DE­SIGN IDE­OL­OGY & VI­SION

FEW STEPS AHEAD’s de­sign ide­ol­ogy re­volves around de­sign­ing for peo­ple - their in­ter­ests, be­hav­iors, likes and dis­likes. Their aim is to cre­ate bold state­ments dif­fer­ently with­out doubt. “The com­pany de­signs from within so that peo­ple can get a glimpse of our cre­ative vi­sion. Fear­less of crit­i­cism, we take in­spi­ra­tion from our ev­ery­day sur­round­ings, trust our in­tu­ition to cre­ate a pos­i­tive im­pact on the fu­ture and de­sign” – Says Manvi Gupta, Re­tail De­sign Spe­cial­ist, Few Steps Ahead. “We strive to stay ahead in all that we do by strongly be­liev­ing in the power of ideas and sto­ry­telling. Liv­ing with a re­lent­less spirit, we think deeply, al­ways ques­tion as­sump­tions and come up with in­ge­nious de­sign so­lu­tions. We are here to change the sta­tus quo and in­spire the new age!” – Says Swati Abrol, Vis­ual Mer­chan­diser, Few Steps Ahead.

THE SUB­CON­SCIOUS EX­PE­RI­ENCE Re­tail de­sign is all about the ex­pe­ri­ence!

Cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions have gone much higher than be­fore. The cus­tomer is not only look­ing for a beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able am­biance to shop, but also for an un­matched ex­pe­ri­ence which is mem­o­rable and which makes the cus­tomer feel spe­cial and in­stalls trust. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion should en­gage the cus­tomers at sub­con­scious level and make them want to re­turn to your store is the big­gest chal­lenge and op­por­tu­nity. “FEW STEPS AHEAD” binds this en­tire story to­gether. They strongly be­lieve that mak­ing mem­o­rable de­sign by the means of in­te­grated skills and ef­forts is the only way to do jus­tice to the de­sign and pro­vide the client with so­lu­tions that work. To do this, the com­pany has an in­ter­est­ing pedi­gree for work which is clas­si­fied into 3 di­vi­sions

Ex­pe­ri­ence

Where they cre­ate mean­ing­ful brand ex­pe­ri­ences across var­i­ous touch points by us­ing sales ef­fec­tive, cut­ting edge brand de­sign so­lu­tions across var­i­ous field like re­tail ar­chi­tec­ture, vis­ual mar­ket­ing, vis­ual mer­chan­dis­ing, win­dow dis­plays, re­tail ac­ti­va­tions, pop up stores, store and prod­uct launches etc.

Ex­cel­lence

Where the com­pany con­cep­tu­al­ize cre­ative strate­gies and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions for brands to stay ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion through brand strat­egy, in­no­va­tion con­sult­ing, re­tail au­dit­ing, VM acad­emy and sales optimization.

In­tel­li­gence

Where the com­pany em­power the brand to make in­tel­li­gent de­ci­sions about their cus­tomers through con­nected dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies such as in­ter­ac­tive tech­nolo­gies and con­nected re­tail. “We are able to “Stay Ahead” by con­stantly in­no­vat­ing on the de­sign pro­cesses and de­liv­er­ing a com­pre­hen­sive de­sign so­lu­tion. We make clever Sim­ple and sim­ple Clever” – Says San­jana Sud, Re­tail De­signer, Few Steps Ahead.

ITS JUST THE BE­GIN­NING

This young com­pany has worked with over 75 happy clients in over 7 years of re­tail ex­pe­ri­ence, de­liv­er­ing over 1260 cre­ative cam­paigns suc­cess­fully. They have over 55 years of com­bined work ex­pe­ri­ence with a team of com­mit­ted em­ploy­ees in the fields of re­tail de­sign, ar­chi­tec­ture, vis­ual mer­chan­dis­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign and mar­ket­ing. “Our young en­er­getic team be­lieves in di­ver­gent think­ing and is in sync with in­ter­na­tional de­sign trends. We come up with out of the box ideas which are in line with the client’s needs to de­liver sales ef­fec­tive out­comes. More im­por­tantly, we work ev­ery day to bring around a change into the de­sign world by our work.” – Says Ka­mal Ku­mar, De­sign Head, Few Steps Ahead. No won­der, the com­pany has em­ploy­ees with an av­er­age team age of 27 years and a vi­sion which takes them into ages of the fu­ture to come.

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