Voyageurs’ story began when Samuel Du Bois and Bennett Anderson met at the University of Oxford. Hailing from Ontario and Louisiana respectively, they soon learned they shared interests in literature, design and psychology.
Later, having worked in London and Singapore as copywriters, web designers and market researchers, Du Bois and Anderson decided to fuse professional techniques with the breath of artistry to create Voyageurs Creative Bureau, LLC.
VCB is a boutique creative agency that evokes narratives through web design, product development and brand consultation. Our quarterly publication showcases vivid enterprises that emphasize heritage and craftsmanship.
The name "Voyageurs" references Du Bois and Anderson's shared heritage, which traces back to the traders of New France. Like its namesake, VCB seeks to kindle through their ventures a spark of independent, unflinching boldness.
Samuel Du Bois is a founding partner at Voyageurs Creative Bureau. He graduated with a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MSt at the University of Oxford, specializing in creative writing. Born in Hereford, England, he now lives in Toronto.
After beginning his career doing creative marketing and brand development for small brands in his hometown, Du Bois gained experience in London’s PR sector. With clients such as Astudio, Burgh Island, Kajima, Edison Investment Research and Maven, Du Bois ghostwrote for and secured coverage in The Times, City A.M., CNN Money, Forbes and countless national trade publications.
Following his time at Oxford, Du Bois returned to the creative sector, working with small brands to shape their images and launch new products. His focus has been on consumer-centric businesses and B2B consultancies who need help communicating their value to their markets through image overhauls, new websites and changes in messaging.
Bennett Boyd Anderson III is a founding partner at Voyageurs Creative Bureau. He graduated with a BSM from Tulane University and an MSt from the University of Oxford. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, he lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
After spending a semester in Austria at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), Anderson worked in Singapore as a market analyst for Hakuhodo Consulting Asia-Pacific. While there, he helped design campaigns for Toyota, Hitachi and Mitsubishi.
During his time at Oxford, Anderson served as an editorial assistant for the London- and New York-based Litro Magazine and maintained a web gazette with an international following, Le Bourdon de la Louisiane. Later, he worked as a copywriter for investment firms, legal offices and art galleries.
An eleventh-generation Louisiana Creole of French and Acadian descent, Anderson is committed to preserving the French of his native state, which he learned from his grandfather. He also speaks some German and Japanese.