Corporate Design

ŠKODA has a wide and loyal customer base, whose purchasing decisions are guided by rational reasoning. The brand wants to change this and establish an emotional connection to its customers by strengthening the design at all of the brand’s touchpoints in equal measure. ŠKODA communicates relevant stories and content via digital channels that directly appeal to the target group. In addition to new models with a striking, crystalline design, the most important tool is a new visual identity that translates this message.

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KMS TEAM @ Typo Berlin 2018

05/17/2018 | We’ll see you at Typo Berlin 2018! Managing Partners Simon and Patrick will present »A New Agenda for Strategic Brand Management« on Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.

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A new understanding of how brands contribute value

04/09/2018 | What makes brands successful today? How is brand management changing in the era of digital revolution? We welcomed guests to our downtown office on March 8, 2018 to explore the answers to these questions at our lab »A New Agenda for Strategic Brand Management« as part of the MCBW. Thanks for joining us!

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Red Dot #knutapproved

04/18/2018 | We are delighted that Prof. Dr. Peter Zec appointed our Managing Partner and Founder, Knut Maierhofer, to be part of the panel of judges for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. The nomination was possible because we are not submitting any projects for creative awards this year.

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Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo. Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo. Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo.

University of Heidelberg

Corporate design

We developed the brand architecture for the departments at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. The solution strengthened the visual connection between the departments under the umbrella of the university while maintaining the individuality of the institutions. The university seal is the primary element.

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Energy that inspires

KMS TEAM develops a new brand identity for MVV Energie

04/28/2017 | Mannheim-based energy company MVV has been a pioneer in energy transformation for years. KMS TEAM translated this momentum into a new brand identity. The first step in the process was the question: How can we rethink energy and bring it to life? How can the MVV clearly and confidently communicate its own standards as an innovative service provider and driver of future energy systems?

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A new Agenda for Strategic Brand Management

12/19/2017 | Today’s brands are identities that define entire companies – far more sophisticated than the simple products or services that stood in their place a century ago. They counter the complexity of the digital revolution with their identity-forming qualities. In the future, we will interact with brands in specific theme-based patterns using innovative new interfaces.

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KMS TEAM in China

04/11/2018 | Beside a growing number of requests from China, we have worked for clients throughout Asia in collaboration with our Chinese partner agency Dongdao for many years. Design Director Patrick Carlet and Digital Designer Arne Vogt recently traveled to Beijing to work on a project for pharmaceutical company Tong Ren Tang.

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Corporate Design

Our starting point for the new Audi corporate design was to take a truly holistic approach to creating design principles for analogue and digital applications. Our goal was to replace the complex system of CI rules with dynamic principles – allowing the brand to communicate quickly, flexibly and creatively with people across all touch points in the age of digital transformation.

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Universität Heidelberg

Research magazine »Woman & Man«

High heels or high performance. Whether we are born as a girl or boy, this central category plays a major role in defining our identity. But what makes us a man or a woman? Why are there two genders? Do women not have the will to power? Why do men die earlier than women?

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Why the felt pen marked a revolution

10/25/2016 | German designer Knut Maierhofer founded branding agency KMS TEAM in Munich 32 years ago. Today, KMS TEAM is a leading international company focused in the areas of brand strategy, design and communication. Clients include Audi, Canyon, Porsche Motorsport and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

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Brand Design

Strategies for the digital world

01/23/2018 | Out now: »Brand Design – A Guide for Brand and Communication Strategists«. In their article, titled »From Strategic Positioning to Design«, our Managing Partners Simon Betsch and Patrick Märki show what’s most important when translating a strategy into design in our digitized world. After all, good brand design is no accident. It is based on the strategic positioning of the brand, its identity, and customer expectations. And it leaves room for creativity and constant evolution.

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Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Corporate Design

KMS TEAM developed the new visual identity for Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from two starting points – its position as a strong international brand, and as a museum with a unique collection.

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Diakonie Deutschland

Brand development, corporate design

Diakonie aims to strengthen its presence in society as a whole through its values and mindset, and embrace its evangelical identity with ideological diversity. As an organization, Diakonie focuses specifically on people, their needs, and abilities. With one million full-time and volunteer employees, it is one of Germany’s largest and most diverse employers.

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Bardehle Pagenberg


From corporate image website to knowledge platform: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is one of Europe’s largest law firms specialized in the areas of industrial and intellectual property. As such, the company’s new website needed to meet very high standards, including communicating top quality content as well as the employees’ specific expertise.

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