A brand is much more than a distinctive logo. It’s an emotional and rational perception that lives in the minds and hearts of your audience. It’s the sum total of your logo, colours, words, voice and customer experience. It can be a powerful asset.

We specialise in creating strategy based visual brand identities for small, New Zealand businesses and startups that capture their core essence and reach their target audience.

We work with hand-picked freelance designers and thinkers — bringing niche skills and expertise to each project. This approach allows us to provide more tailored services for our clients, resulting in better outcomes. With fewer staff members and less overhead, we can afford to take on fewer projects, focus our attention more fully on each job and offer competitive pricing.

No extra account management layers here either. You will deal directly with the business owner and creative who will actually work on your project.

Katrina Knapp
Founder & Designer

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Studio Nine was founded by Katrina Knapp in 2018. Katrina is a creative director and a brand designer with over 14 years experience, specialising in strategy based visual brand identity design.

Katrina has worked at some of the top design and advertising agencies in Auckland, New Zealand before founding Studio Nine. She has worked on some well known Kiwi and international brands like Volkswagen, McDonald's, Luxaflex and Gerard Roofs. She gained her design qualifications from AUT University. Her studio balances playfulness with purpose to deliver work that is both beautifully crafted, leaves a lasting impression and resonates with the target audience. Enough about us — let's talk over coffee (on us) about creating a beautiful brand identity for your business!

Brand strategy

Brand purpose
Brand values
Voice and tone
Brand story

Visual brand identity

Logo design
Colour palettes
Visual identity systems
Website design
Packaging design

Brand photography

Individual headshots
Team headshots
Product photos
Website photos

Say Hello!

Studio Nine
33-45 Hurstmere Rd
North Shore, Takapuna

M. +64 21 1306 713

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Branding & Graphic Design NZ