When we do a website where no text is necessary and everything is said with images, as in the case of Herman du Plessis Photography, there’s nothing for me to add… the pics say it all!
For all your property rental requirements… We just made the Quick Rental site live : http://quick-accommodation.com/
“Quick Rentals & Accommodation is an independent rental agency providing accommodation for short term, corporate and long term stays in and around Cape Towns Atlantic Sea Board Area.
(written by Len)
The day started off pretty much like any other day… except Len was late – he says he was stuck in a Guest House….hmmm?? … but it was like any other day.
Retha and Kristoph did their normal Project Status meeting and it appeared everything was under control.
Then, Retha briefed us on what we had to do for the day.. a Team Treasure Hunt! Images of The Amazing Race/ Survivor/ Thunderbirds/Travel Channel came to mind when she gave us the brief!
We had quite a few stages to get thru and had to start quickly. First off, we had to find a picture, which was taken at the office, and then put speech bubble comments on it…this was going to be our invitation to lunch later on! What fun that was!
We then had a long list of questions, which had to be answered, some quite weird, but we managed to answer most of them! Then we had to drive to DuikerPrint to get some information and samples from various people in order to get our next clue.
Digicape was the next stop on the list… and wow, if we knew what was in store for us there! We had to hand out flyers at the traffic light!! We all vowed that Retha and Kristoph were gonna pay for this!!! (We did eventually find out that it was not their idea at all, but rather the manager at Digicape!! We’ll deal with him later!) (note from R&K:
The Pause Room at the Gardens Shopping Centre was the next port of call, where we had to get some handwash (for the office) and then count the steps in the Tower block! Oh wow.. there are 20 floors…! but we managed to do some quick calculations and got an answer… although we still do not believe that our management actually knew the correct total! (note from R&K: Of course we did!)
Parker Cottage was the next stop, to take a picture of the dog and mms it to our managers. So, what happens… we arrive there, only to find the dog isn’t there!!! Not only that, but one very confused manageress who had NO idea what we were talking about! One of Kristoph’s last minute idea’s! (note from R&K: There’s a pic of the dog on their website… you should have known that, and it could have saved you the trip! Initiative! J)
From Parker Cottage we had to get to the New Cape Quarter, to Philip Wulfsohn jewellery for the next clue… fortunately he was a lot kinder than Digicape, and we just had to answer a question about the hardest substance known to Man…. A Diamond. (also a girls best friend!)
Our last stop was Andiamo for lunch and some well deserved wine!! Our lunch was full of fun and jokes and it was a fitting end to a busy year!
Thanks to Retha and Kristoph for making the day possible and for the arrangements.
(We each received a 2 night stay for us and our long-suffering partners in one of two hotels in either Knysna or Mossel Bay)
Happy Holidays from everyone at Kreatif !
We are looking forward to 2010 !
Pokens are the latest trend in networking, getting us connected with people we meet and getting their contact details. Each Poken is a USB device, which holds all your company (or personal) information and where you interact socially online. So, whether you are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ning, Skype, GoogleTalk or any other social media site, this detail and your contact info can be loaded onto your Poken.
When meeting up with a fellow ‘Poken Buddy’, all you do is ‘high 4′ with them, and the information from your respective Pokens is exchanged.
No more heaps of business cards on your desk after a networking session. You can have everyone’s details!
The Pokens are available from our offices at only R200 each for the standard poken SPARK in several adorable characters, and R300 for the 2GB Flash Card poken PULSE.
A typical usage scenario consists of:
Pokens are available at our offices – please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
When we first met with HWB Communications, we made a commitment to them to reinvent their web site design and structure to be more fitting to their dynamic company. Their old site was.. well, old and tired…
We asked many questions and then finally, I saw the light go on in our design team! A very happy client approved the design and the development team sprang into action to deliver a very polished web site with a customised CMS system for the client to update their News Room and Gallery.
Kreatif was named this week as one of the top 10 web design agencies in SA by Dave Duarte of Huddlemind on his blog – after a twitter survey. We are thrilled, and asked a few of our clients why they agree:
We at DreamWorker think the Kreatif team is fantastic because:
1. They LISTENED when we briefed them
2. They TOOK TIME to understand what we were needing
3. They worked WITHIN BUDGET, understanding that we are a non profit organisation
4. They managed their DEADLINES beautifully
5. They COMMUNICATED with us on every issue
6. They produced a SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE, EASY TO USE website for us …….
on time, inside budget and looking fabulous. They deserve all the accolades they receive. Well done! Tania Bownes, Project Manager, DreamWorker
Well done! Liked your offices (which we visited the other day). I think the thing that’s kept us smiling about Kreatif has been the desire to interact with the customer in a non-patronising way. The thing that stood out for me most is that I never felt stupid when learning how to blog etc. and you even took the trouble to train me how to do it. Phil and Liz, Parker Cottage
We love Kreatif and our fabulous new retro website. Kreatif carefully assessed our specialties, likes, dislikes and organisational culture and then designed a funky, clean retro website to illustrate what we do. Its challenging to explain Public Relations in a visual manner, but they succeeded with this design. Elsa Uys, HWB Communications
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! You guys ROCK! Dawn Alexander, Square One Group
KREATIF designed our web site printsofafrica. From our first meeting with Retha and her team we were impressed by their enthusiasm and professional approach. KREATIF delivered the brief to our complete satisfaction and we were extremely pleased with the result. KREATIF is a dynamic company combining empathy with total commitment to their clients. Printsofafrica wish them every success for the future and feel confident their business will continue to prosper. Congratulations KREATIF on being voted one of the top ten design agencies in South Africa. Mary Cowler, Printsofafrica.com
Congratulations, you guys deserve it! Kathleen Barry, Beadstudio
I agree! I used Kreatif for my first hesitant steps into the world of having a web site. Retha was highly proactive in the advice given for the layout and design. Her input regarding graphics and background music was a great help! The final product spoke for itself. Thanks Retha for a great job! Steve Bailey, Photographer
Kreatif has my wholehearted endorsement as an agency that listens to the customer’s brief and interacts with their client accordingly. As someone who needed more than the usual by way of explanations and attention, I am pleased to say that their personal attention and “handholding” encouraged me and gave me the confidence to boast about my business. Thanks to their simple yet artistic interpretation of what I need the viewer to see and react to, HomeLink has acquired an appreciative viewer response. Avril Mitchley, HomeLink South Africa
Why I am I NOT surprised! Well done! Itha Taljaard, Sense 2 Solve
Kreatif designs often require some “out of the box” thinking, and our design team is brilliant at this! Here are two of the designs I drew out of the hat from their archive:
Olives Go Wild packaging design for the Vacu-Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kreatif has created stunning design for several projects with Olives Go Wild including two web sites (http://www.olivesgowild.co.za and http://www.olivedirectory.co.za) and various designs for brochures, labels, award certificates and flyers.
Square One Group Invitations
When I first heard about the idea after a design team brainstorming session, I have to admit that I was sceptical. Although it sounded like a great idea to create an invitation with a difference, I could see all kinds of problems with the execution. (Here I should admit that I am not a designer, but rather a web developer with a more logical way of thinking!
After many phone calls to various nurseries and seed suppliers we located the seemingly ONLY supply of (just enough) wheatgrass seeds to cover the few square metres of wheatgrass we would need for the invitation to work an envisaged. Further investigations to find a grower for the seeds in the correct size containers, we found the answer in another client! Dr Petrus Langenhoven, an Agronomist / Greenhouse Specialist at ASNAPP (Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products) agreed to grow the seeds in the containers, to be ready at the exact time the invitations needed to be hand delivered! Mission accomplished.
Ultimately the invitation left the invitee with something to chew on (the wheatgrass growing in the top) and made it clear that the servers to be launched are kinder to the environment due to their lower power requirements, and the client was thrilled!
Kreatif has been involved in a few projects with the Square One Group and continue to provide design, print and web services to them.
Since South Africa has experienced major electricity black-outs in 2008, it necessitates the need to cut down on electricity consumption. While the world is discussing the possibilities of energy shortages and the effect of high energy consumption on the environment South Africa experiences this first handed.
oneSolar provides the solutions to residential home owners, residential estates and the hospitality sector through consultation & product configuration, installation & maintenance of:
oneSolar has been a Kreatif client for quite a while and we have been involved in the design of a number of products for them, including brochures, business cards, folders, billboards, vehicle signage, stickers, banners, flyers and clothing.
01 Bridge Street suits single travelers, couples or friends travelling together. Its two double bedrooms offer total privacy, peace and quiet despite Bridge Street’s central location less than five minutes from the City and a mere ten from its vibrant Waterfront. It is also an ideal base from which to explore the wonders of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands – or invite friends or business associates over, cook lovingly and simply stay in and entertain. But beyond its luxurious bounds lie ranges of mountains, beaches, restaurants and wine farms – all within an easy and scenic hour’s drive.
.kreatif designers had a great time coming up with design ideas to show off this beautiful place, and the site makes use of a few innovative ways to present photos and text information on a web site.
Louise Carver has been writing songs on the piano since 11yrs old and was signed to her first record label in South Africa at 15. She released her first single at 17 and has continued to release numerous top 10 singles throughout her career.
Almost 2 years ago, .kreatif code.design. first created a stunning web site for Louise Carver using Flash. You can hear some of her music on the site, and see her Gig Guide, Discography and Gallery.
The name encapsulates the musical sound jewellery makes when moving against your body. As music has been Louise’s vocation for so many years, she wanted to extend her voice and creative love for all things timelessly ‘South African’, into a jewellery range.
‘Jingle & Chimes’ is Louise’s way of combining glamour with a relaxed sense of style. Effortless, one of a kind pieces which you can cherish forever.
The range includes fresh water pearls, turquoise, aqua marine, rose quarts, white gold, Swarovski crystals, Labradorite and Onyx. The stone’s cut and colour ensures that no two pieces could ever be the same – this range is for people who are looking for individual, investment pieces without breaking the bank.