Crafting
quality

Building brands with soul

We create meaningful design for forward-thinking and ambitious organisations. With a combination of strategy and effective design, we help our clients clarify their vision, define their core values and differentiate their positioning. Carefully crafted, thoughtfully positioned, creative communications: online and off, that’s what we do.

Strategy

Brand strategy / Positioning / Values / Research / Content strategy / Messaging / Naming / Copywriting / Tone of voice / Brand architecture

Branding

Visual identity systems / Logo development / Brand guidelines / Image creation / Photography / Illustration

Design

Website design and development / Reports / Publications / Presentations / Infographics / Signage / Wayfinding / Packaging / Advertising / Books / Brochures / Banners / Posters

Meet Karl and Ida

Some say they do quality but rarely deliver on point. Some say they have attention to detail but can’t see their own mistakes. Some say they are creative but offer the same for all. We are none of that. We are honest, creative perfectionists. With our experience, expertise, curiosity and passion, we deliver high quality, creative work for our clients. Consistently.

K&i is led by Karl and Ida, a husband and wife team. By working together and taking full advantage of our complementary skills, we deliver fresh and unique ideas. We don’t have juniors, account managers or distant CEO’s. We get involved. We know everything, every detail, on every project. We keep it lean and hire the expertise when needed. It’s a modern, agile way of doing business. Less overheads for you, and less bureaucracy, resulting in more creative time. And that’s a good thing. For everyone.

Recognition

Press Features

Design Indaba / Visi Magazine / House and Leisure Magazine / Plascon Spaces Magazine / Creative Review UK / Between 10 and 5 / Status Magazine / Design is a good idea / Core77 / Creative Bloq / How Design / Boat Magazine / Die Burger Newspaper / IT News Africa / iJusi / The Bomb Surf / Nneue / Oh the Lovely Things / Handsome things / Inspiredvibes /African Digital Art

Accolades

Sappi Think Ahead Award – Best Publication / Behance Typography Served / Behance Editorial Design Served / 2X Loerie Award finalist – Publication Category

Karl Mynhardt

Creative director / Designer

Karl is a founding partner, creative director and designer at K&i. With over 15 years of design experience in print, brand development and campaign work, Karl is the creative head at K&i. He has a talent for developing design solutions that help define and advance our clients’ uniqueness’s. By challenging the norm, questioning the evident, Karl creates emotional connections using visual communication. He has worked across a wide range of sectors in different countries, with clients such as Unicef, Vodacom, Grolsch, Standard Bank and Samsung. Karl’s work has been featured in numerous publications, blogs and exhibitions.

Karl was born in Durban, raised in Johannesburg, and studied graphic design at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. He graduated with distinction, receiving Cum Laude and the Sappi Think Ahead Award for his final year work. Prior to his studies, Karl spent the year of 99 with his head in the clouds. He acquired his pilot’s license with the addition of night rating and conversion on 4 aircrafts.

He later moved to London to work, and subsequently fell in love with a Swede whom he married in 2006. They later relocated to Cape Town to establish K&i.

Karl has a keen interest in street art, succulents, 80’s hip-hop and strong cheddar.

Ida Mynhardt

Project manager / Strategist

Ida is a founding partner, strategist and project manager at K&i. Between managing clients and making sure each project runs smoothly, Ida also holds a key part in developing strategies for our clients, helping them to elevate and define their goals. Her expertise also lies in trend forecasting, pattern print design and illustration.

Ida grew up in a small village in the Nordic Lapland of Sweden. She studied Fashion design at the Univeristy of Westminster in London and graduated with a BA Honors degree. Her final year collection was showed at Graduate London Fashion Week and featured in the Guardian newspaper. She continued to work as a fashion designer in the UK for suppliers and high-street retailers such as Debenhams and Topshop. In 2010 she relocated to Cape Town to launch K&i with her husband Karl.

When Ida is not working she loves to run, visit libraries, bake bread, and draw monsters.

Meet Karl and Ida

Karl Mynhardt

Creative director / Designer

Karl is a founding partner, creative director and designer at K&i. With over 15 years of design experience in print, brand development and campaign work, Karl is the creative head at K&i. He has a talent for developing design solutions that help define and advance our clients’ uniqueness’s. By challenging the norm, questioning the evident, Karl creates emotional connections using visual communication. He has worked across a wide range of sectors in different countries, with clients such as Unicef, Vodacom, Grolsch, Standard Bank and Samsung. Karl’s work has been featured in numerous publications, blogs and exhibitions.

Karl was born in Durban, raised in Johannesburg, and studied graphic design at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. He graduated with distinction, receiving Cum Laude and the Sappi Think Ahead Award for his final year work. Prior to his studies, Karl spent the year of 99 with his head in the clouds. He acquired his pilot’s license with the addition of night rating and conversion on 4 aircrafts.

He later moved to London to work, and subsequently fell in love with a Swede whom he married in 2006. They later relocated to Cape Town to establish K&i.

Karl has a keen interest in street art, succulents, 80’s hip-hop and strong cheddar.

Ida Mynhardt

Project manager / Strategist

Ida is a founding partner, strategist and project manager at K&i. Between managing clients and making sure each project runs smoothly, Ida also holds a key part in developing strategies for our clients, helping them to elevate and define their goals. Her expertise also lies in trend forecasting, pattern print design and illustration.

Ida grew up in a small village in the Nordic Lapland of Sweden. She studied Fashion design at the Univeristy of Westminster in London and graduated with a BA Honors degree. Her final year collection was showed at Graduate London Fashion Week and featured in the Guardian newspaper. She continued to work as a fashion designer in the UK for suppliers and high-street retailers such as Debenhams and Topshop. In 2010 she relocated to Cape Town to launch K&i with her husband Karl.

When Ida is not working she loves to run, visit libraries, bake bread, and draw monsters.

Some say they do quality but rarely deliver on point. Some say they have attention to detail but can’t see their own mistakes. Some say they are creative but offer the same for all. We are none of that. We are honest, creative perfectionists. With our experience, expertise, curiosity and passion, we deliver high quality, creative work for our clients. Consistently.

K&i is led by Karl and Ida, a husband and wife team. By working together and taking full advantage of our complementary skills, we deliver fresh and unique ideas. We don’t have juniors, account managers or distant CEO’s. We get involved. We know everything, every detail, on every project. We keep it lean and hire the expertise when needed. It’s a modern, agile way of doing business. Less overheads for you, and less bureaucracy, resulting in more creative time. And that’s a good thing. For everyone.

Recognition

Press Features

Design Indaba / Visi Magazine / House and Leisure Magazine / Plascon Spaces Magazine / Creative Review UK / Between 10 and 5 / Status Magazine / Design is a good idea / Core77 / Creative Bloq / How Design / Boat Magazine / Die Burger Newspaper / IT News Africa / iJusi / The Bomb Surf / Nneue / Oh the Lovely Things / Handsome things / Inspiredvibes / African Digital Art

Accolades

Sappi Think Ahead Award – Best Publication / Behance Typography Served / Behance Editorial Design Served / 2X Loerie Award finalist – Publication Category

Value

01. Consistently curious

We are hungry to get to know and understand your business. This is how we learn. This is how we get better results. This is how we create work that works, by asking questions and staying curious.

Value

02. Candidly creative

Hitting the nail on the head. Getting to the core. Finding that emotional hook. This is what we do well. This is where honest and thoughtful design stands out.

Value

03. Passionately dedicated

We are here for you. And we’re here to create great work. Through dedication and attention to detail, we always deliver, to the highest quality. Consistently.

The office

Our bright and minimalistic office is set up as a co-working space, designed to nurture collaboration and creativity. Currently hosting a mix of creatives; from web developers, copywriters, photographers, designers and videographers.

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