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 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

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. The best part about 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.
The best part about 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

WORK WITH ME

HI, MY NAME IS RIKE

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 audit

template shop

CREATING LITTLE ADVENTURES WITH PAPER & INK

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Services

FIND OUT MORE

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!

As easy
as one,
two, three

As easy as 
  one, two, three …

Creative direction

Concept & Creation

Finish & Launch

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2

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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

WORK WITH ME

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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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