branding
web
packaging & print
editorial & book
styling

branding
web
packaging
editorial & book
styling

crafting visual concepts
that are tailor-made,
thoughtful & effective
– and that bring your
ideas and visions to life.

A design studio 

YOUR GO-TO FOR

small but smart
strategic + soulful

small but smart
strategic & soulful

SERVICES

CONTACT

brand design / Spoarherd 

editorial design / Here & Now

brand design / Spoarherd

book design / techniques of book binding

brand design / Kopfarbeit

brand design / Kopfarbeit 

brand design / Haus Anna Plochl 

brand design / Haus Anna Plochl 

editorial design / Bad Ischl

brand design / educational project with Naturkundemuseum Berlin

brand design & product photography / husen&mugs

brand & web design / Vienna Groove GmbH

branding design & photography / husen&mugs 

brand design / educational project with the Naturkundemuseum Berlin

book & brand design / Kolon Verlag

book + branding design / Kolon Verlag

book design / International Society of Typographic Designers

book design / ISTD

brand design / Gong

editorial design /  Here & Now

packaging design / Mola

brand design / Craig Kinder

WORK

I am the creative soul behind Local Desk! As a studied communication designer I have worked freelance and in studios in Australia, Germany & Austria which is why I work with clients from all around the world. I love coffee – as designers do. The best part of my job? Getting to know all you amazing people and your stories – and being part of bringing your ideas and visions to life! 

I am the creative soul behind Local Desk!
As a studied communication designer I have worked freelance and in studios in Australia, Germany & Austria which is why I work with clients from all around the world. I love coffee – as designers do. The best part of my job? Getting to know all you amazing people and your stories – and being part of bringing your ideas and visions to life! 

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

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

i believe in:

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

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

MY SERVICES

HI, MY NAME IS RIKE.

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

WORK WITH ME

With mindful branding that evolves from strategy we will lift your business to a new level. It will help to reach your goals – and your ideal client will love it. How?
With tailor-made and purposeful design that you will
be able to apply confidently.
We will include all the collaterals you need and we can add extras like brand naming, a social media direction and email marketing to your package! 

With mindful branding that evolves from strategy we will lift your business to a new level. It will help to reach your goals –
and your ideal client will love it. How? 
With tailor-made and purposeful design that you will be able to apply confidently.

We will include all the collaterals you need and we can add extras like brand naming, a social media direction and email marketing to your package! 

brand design

For Creative entrepreneurs
& Mindful Businesses

Investment Starts at € 3.000,–

Once we designed your new identity it is time to create a memorable online experience for your clients. A digital place where they feel comfortable and welcome – where they want to come back to! 
You'll end up with a website you not only love, but one that is selling and getting you booked also.

web design

A digital stage that converts

INVESTMENT STARTS AT € 3.000,–

I have always loved books, magazines and everything with pages to turn and content to discover – this is my  passion. If you want to create a bestselling cookbook, a fine art catalogue or publish a lifestyle magazine – I am here to help transforming your content into a beautiful publication, an experience made of high quality and that leaves lasting impressions.

I have always loved books, magazines and everything with pages to turn and content to discover – this is my passion.
If you want to create a bestselling cookbook, a fine art catalogue or publish a lifestyle magazine – I am here to help transforming your content into a beautiful publication, an experience made of
high quality and that leaves lasting impressions.

book + editorial

Make it a great read through and Through

Investment varies by complexity.

Let's make sure we present your product the best way possible so that your clients will be crazy about it. Your hard work needs to be rewarded and by design we can ensure a success. With printing products especially I take extra care about a sustainable approach when choosing materials and ink.

print + packaging

creating little adventures with paper & Ink

INVESTMENT VARIES BY COMPLEXITY.

Having the right imagery for your brand is such an integral part of your identity and how you communicate towards your audience. I consciously work out how to best showcase your products in a way that is engaging and creating a certain mood for your ideal clients.

Let's make it a well-rounded identity and create bespoke and styled imagery for your business.

styling + product photography 

authentic imagery with a meaning

INVESTMENT starts at € 500,–

Services

BOOK NOW

Services

SAY HI

At the start of every process I have a heap of questions for you. I need to dig deep here to create a strong strategy that is fully tailored to YOUR needs, goals and audience. 
Next up, I am providing you with your individual mood board - that is the visual inspiration guiding us through the whole design process.

At the start of every process I have a heap of questions for you. I need to dig deep here to create a strong strategy that is fully tailored to your needs, goals and ideal client. Next up, I am providing you with your individual mood board - that is the visual inspiration guiding us through the whole design process.

My experience and expertise are coming in handy now because it's time to create your concepts!
I will only present the concepts to
you that are aligning with your values and goals most. 
 I include two refinement rounds in every design package – your feedback is essential and I will consider it carefully.

My experience and expertise are coming in handy now because it's time to create your concepts! I will only present the concepts to
you that are aligning with your values and goals most. I include two refinement rounds in every design package – your feedback is essential and I will consider it carefully.

As soon as the design is final I will provide you with everything you need to launch the new design and show off.   

And this probably goes without saying:
I will be here for you if you have any questions or need help with applying
your new design. It's a wrap!

I believe that
good design is a thoughtful synergy of
strategy & aesthetics

I think of good design as a
thoughtful synergy of strategy & aesthetics

Creative direction

Concept & Creation

Finish & Launch

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Design process

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If you are interested in working with me please fill out this form to give a quick overview of what you are looking for and I will get back to you within 48 hours, Monday through Friday. You can also send an email directly to rike@localdesk.de
If you have any questions or feedback please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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