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BEAUTY AND BRAINS FOR BUSINESS

Launch new products. Simplify your workload. Build your brand wisely.





Kari is professional, talented, and a blast to work with!

James LloydCTORedox


YOU’VE POURED COUNTLESS HOURS INTO YOUR BUSINESS.
We help you show off your hard work and reach the right people.


SERVICES

BRAND STRATEGY

Your brand is your company’s most valuable asset. It draws people to you or repels them from you. The most effective companies invest in clearly defining their brand strategy, which informs all of their business decisions and helps them operate more efficiently and economically.

IDENTITY DESIGN

Includes your logo design, color palette and selected fonts, along with business cards and stationery—everything you need to present a consistent look and feel. We translate your company’s message into a visual communication system that helps differentiate your brand.

WEB DESIGN

Your website should serve your company as much as it serves your clients. Get the site and support you need to keep your online presence relevant and efficient.

 

CONSULTING

Not sure what you need to do to improve your communication materials? Let’s chat about the future of your business and develop a plan for your next steps.

ILLUSTRATION

Hand-drawn or computer-crisp—illustration is a fun, dynamic way to introduce your products.

 

 

UX DESIGN

Are you an amazing developer with terrible interface designs? Of course you are! With our powers combined, we can give your customers the gift of intuitive and enjoyable experiences with your software and apps.

 

ABOUT

We begin our work by talking directly with business founders and owners. You are the primary instigators of your company’s passion and drive. It’s not easy to keep a business going—we want to find out what makes yours so special. That way we can help you tell other people about it.
Every business faces obstacles when it comes to communication. Our task is to identify them and help you prevent those obstacles from interfering with your messaging and products.
Design is most successful when it is built around a single, clear, concise idea. Honing in on one concentrated concept is the hardest and most important part of the design process. This practice is what separates good designers from great ones. And we do aim to be some of the greats.

 


 

We design from the inside-out and outside-in. We focus first on getting to know what is unique about your business. Then we focus outwardly, to your customers, to your desired customers, to your competition. We find out what is unique about them. We compare notes. We theorize about what could bring you and your customers closer together. Then we test those theories and bring the results to you. That marks the beginning of a great new campaign, internal process update, product launch or branding project.
We can only help you with half of your work. A nice image can only get your company so far. Knowing your audience really well—and maintaining a desire to serve them—is the most valuable thing you can do. It is more valuable than how nice we can make you look.
Embracing progress can be as hectic as it is exciting. We would be honored to usher your business to the next level with a balance between comfort and reality checks. We pursue long-term results and sustainable practices that fit your team. 
Our clients are committed to quality, fond of their customers and thoughtful about their collaborative partnerships. They value new ideas and take action on the good ones. They believe image is nothing without substance.
While the majority of our clients tend to focus on health and technology, we are not limited to working within a particular industry. Instead, we seek out entrepreneurial-minded businesses. This includes solopreneurs, startups, and small-to-medium companies.

In our experience, forming compatible collaborations, rather than attaching ourselves to a certain industry, will generate the most successful results and the most enjoyable partnership experiences. We have a lot of fun solving the problems these types of companies face, and we would love to share our expertise with you.

We make ourselves available to clients in three ways:

1 | ONE-ON-ONE | Kari, owner and lead designer, will personally guide you through the design process from start to finish.

 

2 | YOU + US | Kari, or Kari and selected teammates, become temporary or ongoing members of your project team.

3 | HAND-PICKED TEAM | For larger, or more complex projects, Kari will assemble and direct her team of multi-disciplinary experts best suited to your project. Team members may specialize in IT support, web and app development, video production or copywriting.

This scalable approach will be more cost-effective and will generally produce a higher quality outcome than working with larger agencies.

ABOUT THE STUDIO

We specialize in branding for small businesses, keeping your look and feel consistent across print, web and mobile applications. We’re well-versed in the growing pains businesses face, so we keep things simple for you.
We maintain a low overhead, working out of co-working spaces where we get to rub elbows with great up-and-coming businesses while minimizing our footprint. We fashion our team to be only as large as your project needs, so you only pay for the talent and resources that you use. 


ABOUT KARI

Kari

KARI KAY, owner, designer + illustrator

After earning my Associates Degree in Graphic Design and spending five years freelancing and designing for other companies, I knew a role blending design and business would keep me happily busy for years to come.

In 2010, I launched Kari K Design. Two years later, I discovered the startup scene, which furthered my interest in integrating technical artistry with consumer psychology and business strategies. My experience designing for startups and various B2B and B2C corporations across the U.S. prompted me to focus on designing scalable systems, starting with the foundation and heart of a business—its brand.


WE PREPARE YOU FOR GROWTH LITTLE BY LITTLE, OR, WITH ONE GIANT LEAP FORWARD.
Our design process guides you through prioritizing and leveraging your company’s natural strengths.  



Beyond being an amazing artist, Kari really understands how important branding is and how to construct a brand to meet my business’s needs. We’re extremely grateful to have worked with her.

Niko SkievaskiCo-FounderRedox


YOUR BROCHURES, WEBSITE AND APPS WILL BE INFUSED WITH PERSONALITY AND SUBSTANCE.
Your message will be presented cohesively. You will look good.