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K&i is a creative design studio, with an authentic, innovative, and imaginative approach.
Owned and managed by Karl and Ida, a happily married duo, with over 10 years of design industry experience from SA and the UK, K&i always strive to deliver fresh and tasty solutions for both print and online.
K&i Design Studio was born March 2011 and have since been awarded with the Design Indaba Emerging Creative title for 2012 and shortlisted for The Loerie Awards (communication/publication design) in 2012.
Some of our awards:
The Loerie Awards 2013 & 2012: Finalist – Communication/ Publication design
Design Indaba: Emerging Creative 2012
Sappi Think Ahead award 2003: Silver award – Publication design (“Open publication”)
Some of our clients:
UNICEF, Vodacom, Quintica, SA Innovation Summit, Weber Shandwick, Samsung, Greenpop, Grolsch, Out In Africa, Encounters, Sense2Solve, RIIS, Casa Labia, Billabong, Element, Wawa Wooden Surfboards, Cape Community Newspapers.
Behance Editorial Design Served, Design indaba, Core77, VISI, House and Leisure, Behance Typography Served, Status magazine, Up My Street – Boat Magazine, Coroflot, Die Beeld, Die Burger, Creative Review, Lost at E Minor, Design is a good idea, Between 10 and 5, Handsome Things, Oh The Lovely Things, and African Digital Art.
Karl studied bachelor of technology in graphic design at (then) Port Elizabeth Technikon of Art and Design from 2000-2003, and was awarded with a Cum Laude.
Karl gained experience working in London as senior designer for UK’s largest cycle retailer, Evans Cycles, where he was responsible for various advertising campaigns, and conceptualising and designing the seasonal catalogues amongst other things. Karl also enjoyed a variety of freelance work for clients such as The Ice Hotel Sweden, Lille Barn UK, and London Garden Rooms.
Ida studied BA fashion design at the University of Westminster in London from 2001 – 2004, and was awarded with first class honours.
Ida gained experience within the London fashion industry working for retailers and designers such as Julie Berube, Markus Lupher, Debenhams, New Look, Top shop, Dorothy Perkins, and Tesco. Responsibilities included design and development of casual wear garments and prints, trend forecasting, and research.
Apart from design, Karl and Ida love to go on bike rides, spend time in their veggie garden, take walks on the beach, go to art galleries, draw monsters, look at slides on their old Kodak Carousel projector and make old school – new school. If you would like to know more about their day-to-day, check out their blog, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook!