About

Katongo & Co is a design consultancy led by Musonda J Katongo. We’re highly flexible, able to consult in-house or remotely, in whichever way is best suited to your project. With extensive experience in the design and advertising industry in New Zealand, the UK, and Australia, we provide the benefits of senior level creative design services, without unnecessary overheads.

 

Musonda has been a working designer for more than 16 years – the last 8 spent as Head of Art & Design at major Australasian creative agencies Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Y&R NZ. He previously worked as a senior designer at various agencies in London, as well as Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.

 

His work has been recognised at numerous international awards, including multiple Cannes Lions, a Grand AXIS, D&AD, AWARD, Adfest, MADC, Caples, NY Festival, and BEST Awards. In 2015, Musonda was invited to judge the Design category at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France.

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Brands previously worked with;

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Services

Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to create distinctive brands and visual solutions, and apply these across multiple touchpoints. There are no intermediaries, just the designer ‘on the tools’ allowing us to manage projects in a nimble, adaptive way. We’re available to pick up the phone and chat any time.

Brand

» Brand Identity & application
» Design strategy
» Brand evolution
» Reports, Brochures & Presentations
» Logo design
» Naming
» Environmental design
» Brand guidelines

Digital

» Website design, UX
» Site-mapping & wireframing
» Mobile App UX, UI
» Content development
» Project management
» Social media content

Print

» Design, layout & print prep
» Corporate Communications
» Packaging
» Outdoor & Retail advertising
» Direct marketing
» Finished art

Design Direction

» Concepting
» Photo & Video direction
» Hand-drawn typography
» Illustration
» Character design
» Icons & Infographics
» Image Retouching

Process

Every project we undertake is built on three guiding principles;

Strategy–led

The first step is to articulate simply and clearly – where we stand, what the intended goal is, and the steps necessary to get there.

This allows the project to move forward from the solid foundation of an agreed brief, and with a clear idea of what success will look like.

Concept–driven

Ideas are the currency that capture hearts and minds.

We use the spark of the unexpected to propel us to design solutions with authenticity and charm, that truly captivate an audience.

Results–focussed

We monitor, and iterate when needed, to ensure every project achieves maximum effectiveness. Providing effective, ongoing solutions to business problems is what we’re here to do.

We also have a network of senior industry heavy-hitters with complementary skill-sets (including filmmakers, photographers, writers, producers, 3D artists, editors, coders, and printers) who we can tap into, to effectively and efficiently deliver results to any brief.