We don’t design logos. We design rich Branding Systems that adapt your brand to engage customers appropriately at each touch point. Rote repetition is anathema as customers engage you online, in packaging, through advertising, at point of sale and experientially. Our Branding Systems include the right media for the right moment: a proper Brand Strategy Architecture, Word & Graphic Marks, Monograms, Seals & Badges, custom brand Patterns & Fonts, Packaging, Mobile & Web, Signage and Dynamic Media for social marketing. Explore our Branding Systems:
Hotel & Luxury
With a natural, meticulous attention to craftsmanship, KCS has an affinity for the refined perfection of luxury branding.
Food & Spirits
We share the love of small batch craftsmanship of our food & spirit clients. Together, we create stand-out quality in the minds and mouths of your customers.
KCS helps businesses and services build differentiated, memorable branding systems amidst a competitive marketplace.
Similar to our branding offering, we partner with ad agencies and brands to design type-driven advertising. We are adaptive and can engage at a high strategic level conceiving of original advertising creative and executing against the concept. But, we also engage our clients against defined briefs to design spot-on creative leveraging our typographic and lettering expertise. Campaign elements can include creative work for Print, Web or Social.
The Kevin Cantrell Studio’s forte is packaging design. From concept to final design, KCS takes it a step further with production-ready art & print vendor management to produce exquisite objet d’art packaging true to its vision. Specializing is multi-layer embossing combined with experience in advanced printing techniques, we produce packaging that is visually stunning, sophisticated, and tactile in the hand. In fact, we often think of this as touch branding.
I am digital therefore I am. Every brand sooner or later must put up a web shingle. While most businesses exist in social media arenas, to be considered legit a website presence -a digital center of gravity if you will- is requisite. We design elegant, responsive sites that deliver your brand across mobile, tablet and desktop environments. Working with our UK based development partner we deliver cost effective, end-to-end interactive sites for our brand & advertising customers.
Kevin Cantrell Founder & Creative Director
Head of his eponymous studio, Kevin functions as the creative director and design lead for all KCS client projects. Kevin has a deep understanding and love of lettering and typographical aesthetics. Earning a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, 2008, he established his signature typographical aesthetics applying them to clients such as: Nike, Putnam, M&RL, Neenah Paper, Fetcham Park (UK), Harvard University, Princeton University, Phillips Exeter Academy and Cottonhouse Hotel (Barcelona). His work has been recognized by Communication Arts Design and Typography Annuals, Graphis, Type Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, the One Show. Kevin was named one of Print Magazine’s 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2014 and is an Art DIrector’s Club (ADC) Young Gun 12.
Erik Attkisson Management & Strategy
Erik is a renaissance talent with business management and brand strategy experience honed during 19 years of brand marketing working for and with entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies. He managed Motorola’s global entertainment marketing, was the CMO of mobile accessory brand Case-Mate, and founded creative talent management agencies, Satellite Office and &Reach -now in their second decade of operations. His clients have included: IBM, Gatorade, FYI Network, Verizon, Target, adidas, Microsoft, Bacardi, and others. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of management. He was granted a design patent for the Windows 7 desktop along with colleague Chuck Anderson and is the recipient of multiple innovation design awards from CEA and a Webby. In the 90’s, Erik was the drummer and one of the founders of the seminal, live hip-hop band Chucklehead.
Mr-Cup Excellence Selection
CA Online Gallery, Lost Prophet
CA Online Gallery, Tabletalk Magazine
CA Online Gallery, Alsirhan Shoes
CA Online Gallery, Bent Shoe Brewing
GDUSA 2015 People To Watch
TDC Talk 2016 on branding
AIGA Portfolio Review 2018, Dreams