K&i is an independent Cape Town based graphic design studio owned and managed by South African born Karl, and Ida from Sweden. In 2010, after 7 years working in London, Karl and Ida relocated to South Africa to establish K&i Design Studio.
“We are a creative design studio specialising in graphic design and illustration for print and online. We have a real passion for creating handmade and honest work; it simply makes us happy inside. Our aim is to enjoy every day and produce engaging/innovative design.”
About the team:
Karl - has a Cum Laude in graphic design. Won silver for Best publication design at the Sappi Think Ahead awards. Worked as senior designer for Evans Cycles in the UK. Has a private pilots license with conversions on four aircrafts and night rating. Has a passion for typography, photography, sneakers and beer (in reverse order or importance). Karl is the creative director and designer.
Ida - has a First class honours in fashion design. Showed her final year collection at the London Graduate Fashion Week. Designed women’s, men’s, teens, and kids wear, as well as trend prediction and print work, for high-street retailers, suppliers and designers in London. Once had a band called ‘Ida’s hardcore band’… Has a passion for drawing (especially monsters), baking bread and could easily eat pasta for breakfast… Ida is the business director and illustrator.
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, look at slides on their old Kodak Carousel projector and make old school - new school.
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