We are a small graphic design studio based in Auckland, NZ. We believe in the transformative power graphic design can have on businesses and brands.


Connecting New Zealand brands with their target audience through beautiful, simple and effective design is at the heart of everything we do.

Studio Nine was founded by Katrina Knapp. Katrina is a graphic designer and illustrator with over 13 years of experience, specialising in visual brand identity, illustration and logo design. 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.

Studio Nine is a great fit for businesses and entrepreneurs who believe that great design has the power to shift people’s perception about a brand, build loyalty and improve sales, without the commotion and big fees of a large design agency.

After working as senior designer at an indie design agency in Ponsonby, she discovered the need in the market for an alternative quality graphic design services to big traditional design agencies.

At Studio Nine, Katrina works with a network of talented collaborators and suppliers, who help her deliver the best work possible from concept to production. Independent in both thought and size, we believe by working together great results can be achieved.

We have chosen to keep the studio small. This allows us to work very closely with our clients, giving them personalised attention without losing focus on the work.

Working with us you’ll deal directly with Katrina rather than an account manager or a middleman. We don’t work with account managers. So at the end of a project you only pay for the design fee rather than design and account management fee.

But enough about us. You’re here because you’re ready to launch that awesome idea you’ve been dreaming up, or you want to take your current business to the next level? Let’s talk!