About

Graphic design & art direction

Katana Graphic is a freelance graphic design company that is successful in terms of development and visibility for private and public companies as well as interest groups and NGO’s at home and abroad. We offer services such as concept development, graphic design, branding, rebranding, web design and print design. We specialize in value-added communication and PR of high professional and aesthetic quality. Visual communication and storytelling are also top skills.

Concept

Analysis, strategies and media plans

Branding and rebranding

Design manual

Logo design

Promotions

Sparring and advisory

Commercial art

Textile print design

Infographics

Fashion illustration 

Illustration

Digital design

Web design: UX and UI

Social media design

Newsletter

Print design

Coffee Table Books

Profile brochures

Lookbooks

Stationary

Fact sheets

Folders

Exhibition material

POS

Packaging

Magazines and catalogues


The team

Katana Graphic is associated with a row of external experts within the fields of management, business development, text creation, journalism, proofreading, translation, photo/visual storytelling, fundraising, crowdfunding and web programming.

The company

Katana Graphic is owned and managed by Kåre Koester, a senior art director and trained graphic designer from Aalborg. Kåre speaks Danish, English and German. Katana Graphic was founded in 2010 and is based in Hamburg. Tasks are solved worldwide. References include Bestseller A/S, Marc O'Polo GmbH, Only & Sons, Outfitters Nation, Badminton Denmark and ACTE A/S, Grennessminde located in Taastrup and Copenhagen Dome – Videnscenter for Socialøkonomi.

The Shop

Since 2010, Katana Graphic has specialized in designing unique artworks and patterns. Founder Kare Koester is experienced in a variety of techniques within hand-drawing and graphic design — always focusing on an individual look and feel to the artworks, which are often used for visual storytelling, on textiles or as wall art. Passion for the detail, a bold mix of minimalism, modern art and contemporary art plus the wildness of nature are factors that inspire our work. Purchasing is simple: each artwork is sold as a unique piece -first come first served- and delivered either as a digital file or printed in one of four offered DIN formats. Clients are required to sign in for access to the shop.

SELECTED CLIENTS AND REFERENCES

Rolex

Bestseller A/S

Zalando GmbH

Only & Sons

Blossom Copenhagen

Omega

Molo Kids A/S

Dr. Rehfeld Fashion GmbH

Victorinox

Outfitters Nation

Broadway Fashion NYC

Greystone Fashion GmbH

Hammerthor A/S

Tom Tailor GmbH

Swatch

Breitling

Targit A/S

Leithner e.K.I. Medieproduktionen

Casio

Marc O’Polo GmbH

Tag Heuer

ACTE A/S

TAM Fashion GmbH

Badminton Danmark

JLL Inc.

Filmproject about Auschwitz:

Arlette Andersen

Henning Staehr A/S

Spicas Kommunikation APS

Grennessminde

Zlabels GmbH

Brandbase86 GmbH

Ritzaus Billedbureau

Protid A/S

Copenhagen Dome —

Videnscenter for Socialøkonomi

Kraftlotsen — Personal Training

Studio 111


Corporate responsibility

CSR is deeply integrated into our corporate strategy. The target is to make a positive contribution for people, markets and societies at home and abroad through a series of activities. We build on a strong professional and international network and work on selected UN Global Goals.

Lookbooks