Client and Designer greatness
We know that working with an organisation such as ours for the first time often prompts a few questions: How successful will we be in interpreting your needs? How much will it cost? Are we a right fit? Let me explain.
So you’ve decided to take the plunge? Congratulations!
The design game has changed, and we need to
work differently, together.
Before starting the fun stuff, we have some housekeeping to do. The way that designing and branding fits into your business has changed. The last few years have seen new ways of working in the industry. Design alone is not enough - you need to work strategically and precisely for impact. I believe in great work, not fast work. I think in work that not only looks great but is based on your business goals and combining that with a strategy to design a piece that evolves and grows with you and your business.
You don't have to do it alone.
After the direction and strategy have been approved and decided upon. Then the FUN BEGINS! I start designing and seeing what works and what does not. I will develop the designs based on your brief. After a few directions have been explored - I present the best one to you, and we will finetune until you are happy. (side note: In experience, I have seen that if the brief is thorough, the design work needs minor revisions)
Implementation or launch is the last pillar in the process. Here, we get artwork ready for print, email, or digital use. We develop a launch strategy and direction to get the public excited for an extensive campaign. Implementation is the final part of it all, and the also very exciting to see all the work come to life!
The development of direction is where your homework starts in a briefing form. The briefing form sets the pace and gives energy to the entire design process. The clearer the brief, the more streamlined the design process. The brief is the essential part of it all. Here, we get clear on your why, the direction, and the hopes for the outcome. The brief is the base for the Creative Strategy.
HERE'S WHY I CAN HELP with that
I started my career in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2004 after three years of studying Graphic Design. When I came back to Namibia, I worked for an International Advertising agency for five years and started my studio in 2010. I have been awarded the
Best Design Studio in Namibia 2021 by MEA Markets and studied further to become better in creative strategy and as a Brand Specialist. I believe in the power of collaboration, and that great idea can come from anyone and anywhere!
I believe in acting LOCAL, thinking GLOBAL in every project I work on - this way of thinking gives impact no matter where you are in the world.
The goal of our company is to provide the highest possible quality of creative services. We will continuously strive not merely to meet, but exceed, the expectations of each of our clients.
We believe in lasting relationship building and growing together as business goals change.
We commit ourselves to encourage innovation and new ideas to maintain our competitive edge.
"We love how Kunshuis designs have breathed fresh air into our standard products! She's got great talent for pattern, texture and surface design and she understands her consumer and the trends spot on!"
- ROCHÉ DU TOIT PHOTOBLOX - OWNER
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Our invoices are based on the value we invest in a project. We always provide a detailed estimate for approval before starting a project. We adhere to our quotes unless project specifications change.
After being assigned a project, we first schedule an information-gathering session - the brief. It will help you sharpen your focus and objectives, and it will help us ensure that what we produce is creatively excellent and strategically targeted.
KunsHuis needs to schedule workflow in a businesslike fashion, and we ASK you to respect this and discuss all necessary work in time. KunsHuis understands that there are exceptions to the rule and some unforeseen jobs. We are striving for balance in workflow 80% of the time.
During a project, we keep you informed of our progress. Activities that will affect the schedule or budget will be notified in writing. Our goal is to keep things moving ahead quickly, smoothly, and cost-effectively and ensure that we'll produce what you hired us to do.
Graphic Design takes time. Despite popular misconceptions, good creative work doesn't often come in a flash of inspiration; usually, it comes from lots of trial and error. This process is why we also need to take the time to consider several approaches (concepts). Communicating deadlines is crucial!
“Working with Kunshuis and Nelett always reminds me of drinking a Fizzy Vitamin…….it’s that immediate ‘lift me up’ ‘you can do this’ ‘let’s make you pretty’ feeling that one gets.
It’s fun, creative, and ALWAYS mindblowing what she comes up with, and there is always a touch of humanity, care, ‘we will get through this season-pep talk’ involved in the projects. Nelett cares about the product, the design, and the human behind it. And THAT is what makes me comfortable with her, her brand. That is why I will recommend Kunshuis and Nelett without thinking twice, and I have definitely been doing so and will carry on doing just that!”
Nelett helped me with my business rebranding.
It was the first time I have had professional help marketing my business. We started the process with questions around the purpose of my brand and what message I would like to say with my brand. It was a fascinating process that took me back to why I love doing it.
Once the creative process started, Nelett was always spot on in conceptualising the ideas that I had in my mind. Sometimes even better than I could imagine. Thank you, Nelett, for taking me through such an exciting and rewarding process. The concepts you came up with are unique and will suit my brand for years to come.
I look forward to the next step.
I have worked with Kunshuis for the past 12 years ...
It has formed part of my trusted network of partners in building prestige, solid and authentic brands from the automotive to the FMCG industry.
What a remarkable brand building and design partner to work with! Nelett has always been super reliable and a creative guru to work with, consistently exceeding my and my brand's requirements. Kunshuis is renowned for its friendliness and professionalism, for its fresh, crisp and innovative work and delivers brilliant work on time every time.
You are ready to invest in your BRAND
You're overwhelmed by branding
you are looking to collaborate
ready to do good work not fast work
you want to stand out
is that a yes?
I take 2-3 new clients per month, depending on the workload in the studio. Am I a fit for you? If you are not ready to invest in developing, learning, growing, and trusting the design process or someone who wants a job done yesterday, we are not yet in the same mind frame to work together. BUT If you are an individual or business owner prepared to invest in a creative relationship. Want to develop a brand and project that will move the needle, create impact with your desired customer and create a culture of know, like and trust in the market. Then yes!
"Very creative designer and always deliver the exceptional designs."
- SOPHIA LINKS