crafting visual identities for visionaries & thoughtful businesses

feel connected with
their brand, attract an aligned audience & stand out 

A design studio 

WHO ARE READY TO

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO

branding

web design

print & packaging

books & editorial

small. strategic. soulful.

small. strategic. soulful.

SERVICES

CONTACT

brand design / Spoarherd 

editorial design / Here & Now

brand design / Spoarherd

book design / techniques of book Design

brand design / Kopfarbeit

brand design / Kopfarbeit 

brand design / Haus Anna Plochl 

brand design / Haus Anna Plochl 

editorial design / Bad Ischl Magazine

brand  & print / project with Naturkundemuseum Berlin

brand design & product photography / husen&mugs

brand & web design / Vienna Groove GmbH

branding design & photography / husen&mugs 

brand & PRINT / educational project with Naturkundemuseum Berlin

book & brand design / Kolon Verlag

book + branding design / Kolon Verlag

book design / International Society of Typographic Designers

book design / International society of typographic designers (ISTD)

brand design / Gong

editorial design /  Here & Now

packaging design / Mola

brand design / Craig Kinder

WORK

After working in studios across the globe from Australia and Austria, now I connect with clients virtually from my hectare in a tiny town in Germany (seriously, there
is only 80 people here!).
The best part about my job? The stories and strategies we co-create together so that you can walk away with a brand that evokes pride and ground your big ideas in creative and compelling visuals.

As an introvert-scientist-turned designer (and big pottery enthusiast), I’ve always believed that every space — digital or physical — needs atmosphere. That’s why when we work together, I channel your personality into the tiniest of details – from the curl of your serif to the shade of your color. Because when you’re committed to creating a brand that stands out, cookie-cutter isn’t going to cut it.

After working in studios across the globe from Australia and Austria, now I connect with clients virtually from my hectare in a tiny town in Germany (seriously, there is only 80 people here!). 

The best part about my job? The stories + strategies we co-create together so that you can walk away with a brand that evokes pride and ground your big ideas in creative and compelling visuals.

Your Go-To for
timeless & holistic design 
in print & web.

Your Go-To
for timeless & holistic design in 
print & web

i believe in:

uniting emotion + strategy
high quality
timeless aesthetics
great typography
love for detail
expressing individuality
honesty + clarity
tasty coffee + ceramics

uniting emotion + strategy
high quality
timeless aesthetics
great typography 
love for detail
expressing individuality
honesty + clarity
tasty coffee + ceramics

WORK WITH ME

HI, I’M RIKE — FOUNDER OF LOCAL DESK

Here are some Random 
facts about myself:

- I have 6 sisters. 
- Blouses are my thing. 
- I don't like orchids. 
- Our garden is home
to 28 chicken.

Services

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We’ll begin by diving deep into your brand — I will lead the way with thoughtful and strategic questions
to develop the key direction for our project together.

Next, you’ll receive your personalized mood board as our visual inspiration to guide us throughout the entire design process.

We’ll begin by diving deep into your brand — I will lead the way with thoughtful and strategic questions to develop the key direction for our project together. Next,
you’ll receive your personalized mood board as our visual inspiration to guide us throughout the entire design process.

Ta-da! The next step is presenting a
final brand concept in alignment with your visual style, values and goals.

We work through two rounds of refinement in every single design package, because our collaboration
and your feedback are incredibly valuable to me.

Ta-da! The next step is presenting a final brand concept in alignment with your visual style, values and goals. We work through two rounds of refinement in every single design package, because our collaboration and your feedback are incredibly valuable to me.

Once we’ve finalized your design, you’ll receive everything you need from me to launch your new visual identity to the world and show it off with pride. You’ll be supported as we wrap up and no questions will ever go unanswered. 

Now, all you have left to do is celebrate — because you’ve taken such an incredible step forward for your brand!

As easy as
one, two, three …

As easy as one, two, three …

Creative direction

Concept & Creation Presentation

Handoff & Launch!

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my Design process

Kind words from my mentor Becky Chilcott – founder of Chil3 Designstudio &
longstanding board member of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

Kind words from my mentor Becky Chilcott – founder of Chil3 Designstudio & longstanding board member of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

“An excellent designer even then, she completed a number
of projects from branding to publication with a refined
and intelligent aesthetic. In her own practice, I am sure
Rike’s work and client interaction would exceed the highest
of expectations.”

“An excellent designer even
then, she completed a number
of projects from branding to publication with a refined
and intelligent aesthetic.
In her own practice, I am sure
Rike’s work and client interaction would exceed the highest of expectations.”

Valerie Jochim – a valued client of mine
who I was lucky enough to work with on several projects. 

“I could not have imagined a better cooperation
for this project. Rike approached our project
with such openness from the very start and managed to work through our content in a refined manner.”

“I could not have imagined
a better cooperation for this project. Rike approached
our project with such
openness from the very start
and managed to work
through our content in
a refined manner.”

KIND WORDS