Chris Kilchling
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Chris Kilchling

Creative Consultant & Brand DirectorBerlin, Germany
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Chris Kilchling

Creative Consultant & Brand DirectorBerlin, Germany
About me
Independent brand director, graphic designer and strategic thinker with 15 years of experience and proven track record in enabling and elevating ambitious brands in various industries, spanning fashion, lifestyle, technology, blockchain and more. Purpose-driven creative, with an innate desire to co-create with like-minded people and develop products and services that are relevant and make our lives better. Specialized in: brand identity design, logo design, personal branding, brand architecture, brand strategy, brand positioning, brand communication, brand thinking, graphic design, iconography, typography, UI/UX design.
Projects
  • Ayoka Event Space Branding
    Ayoka Event Space BrandingAyoka is a multi-functional event venue in the heart of Berlin. Located near upmarket Friedrichstraße, this venue attracts a diverse and influential crowd of entrepreneurs, artists and musicians who host events, such as pop-ups, fashion shows, brand activations, panel talks and more. The name Ayoka comes from the West-African Yoruba language, meaning “one who brings joy”.
  • African Food Festival Berlin Campaign Creative
    African Food Festival Berlin Campaign CreativeCreative direction and production of the African Food Festival Berlin promotional campaign.
  • A Fashion Friend - C.I.
    A Fashion Friend - C.I.
  • Floyd Lavine Branding
    Floyd Lavine BrandingLogo and visual identity design for South African DJ, producer and Afrofuturist Floyd Lavine.
  • Morenoize - Editorial Design
    Morenoize - Editorial DesignGraphic layout for fashion editorial published on South African online magazine A Fashion Friend
  • Cazula - Branding
    Cazula - Branding
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Work history
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    DirectorChris Kilchling Design & Branding
    Berlin, GermanyFull Time
    Branding expert, graphic designer and strategic thinker with 15 years of experience and proven track record in enabling and elevating ambitious brands in various industries, spanning fashion, lifestyle, technology, blockchain and more. Purpose-driven creative, with an innate desire to co-create with likeminded people and develop products and services that solve real needs and make our lives better. Specialized in: brand identity design, logo design, brand architecture, iconography, typography, UI/UX design, brand strategy, purpose and mission definition, brand positioning, emotive brand communication, brand thinking.
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    Head of BrandLition Energy
     - Berlin, GermanyFull Time
    Creative leadership position heading up multi-disciplinary design team handling brand strategy, web design, customer communication, marketing creative and internal brand culture. Together with my team we: Developed brand strategy for a community-focus energy marketplace, driving emotion in the mind of the consumer and de-commoditizing the product. Leveraged effective and consistent customer communication to build meaningful relationships with the audience. Established engaging illustration-based design language to allow for emotive brand storytelling and marketing campaigns. Continuously improved user experience along all digital touch points, simplifying interactions on digital marketplace, switching processes and sign-up funnels. Nurtured internal brand culture based on core brand values, empowering employees to “live the brand”.
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Skills
  • Fashion Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Corporate Branding
  • Digital Design
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Editoral Design
  • Fashion Campaigns
Education
    National Diploma
     - Cape Town, South Africa
    Study of Design and Visual Communications