About my Studio – Chris Koch Graphic Design

G'day, I'm Chris.
Brand specialist, ready to work with you.

Lets get stuck into it! I'm based in Melbourne, Australia and work with some (really) amazing clients from all around the world.

I'm extremely passionate about what I create, both for clients and personally. I have a big focus on making designs that not only look amazing, but relate heavily to the target demographic of the client.

Working with your brand is an important task. It requires identification of your product or service, and allowing your brand to appeal to your target audience. I want to be the person that you can rely on to get things done, to develop a brand to the highest level and work with those who strive to stand out from the competition.

A lot of the time I work for companies who have a limited (or no) design team internally, but want a high quality, trustworthy designer to be apart of their team on a freelance basis.

These are my manta(s)

The Mental Game

To me, design is very psychological. I love the problem solving, analysis aspect of the field. Collateral should have meaning otherwise it's disconnected from either you (the client) or your customer.

I adore exercise & fitness

Running, triathlon, HIIT, weights... the list goes on. I absolutely love exercise and fitness. I've done a 70.3 Ironman, and 2 marathons. I even begun studying Exercise & Sport Science (how many Graphic Designers do that??).

A logo isn't enough

Clients often approach me requiring just a logo (first steps are bloody great, don't get me wrong). However, a logo in isolation isn't going to cut it. You need branding. You need to make people feel.

Size doesn't matter

You can be a sole trader or one of the biggest businesses in the world. At the end of the day, I like to treat each client the same. Take a look through my portfolio – I've worked with companies big and small.

Brands I've Worked On

Crown Casino
7 Eleven
Yakult Australia
St Johns Ambulance (NSW)
F45 Training
IFS World
Iron Mountain / TMS
Kookaburra Grove Farms

AFL Publishing
Merri-Bek City Council
DG Global
Mars Campers
The Working Party
Victory Blinds
ADV.1 Wheels
Femme Fit

Crossfire Motorcycles
Network Coverage
Tru-Bilt Fabrications
Medical Informatics Corp
Zac Speed
Nidecker Snowboards
Mars Campers

Digital Treasury
Good Nutraceuticals
Life Insurance Agency
Lighting Council Australia
Moorabbin Foot Centre
Monster Performance
Natek Music / NKO
Primo Performance
Wilson Brothers Construction

  • Cecelia Haddad
    I have worked with Chris for many years and it has always been a great experience.  He is a designer who really listens to what your design needs are and responds to suit those needs.  He’s creative and understands its not just about the design but what you want to achieve with that design.  Chris redesigned my website and it has really elevated my internet presence.   I absolutely recommend Chris to anyone needing design work.  Cecelia Haddad, Director, Marketing Elements.
    Cecelia Haddad
    Marketing Elements
  • Brendan Hall & Anna Despot
    Chris Koch is a fantastic designer and a pleasure to work with. We have done various jobs with Chris, from company re-branding to brochures, to large scale industry expo displays, and he has always presented us with creative and professional work. Chris is clearly passionate about design and this can be seen in the work he produces. Businesswise, Chris works efficiently, always meets deadlines and his projects are always within quoted prices. We would highly reccommend Chris Koch Design, and we look forward to working with him again for our next marketing project.
  • Alex Joy
    We have been working with Chris Koch for many years now. We discovered him initially after an exhaustive search on the web for both a talented and professional graphic designer that could service our needs for print and web art and development. From an artistic talent standpoint, it’s our opinion that few can hold a candle to Chris. His creativity flows through his work and is evident in everything that he produces, even from the simple business card or pamphlet to a full-fledged web design. Chris has been a mind reader for us, taking the ideas and concepts that are in our heads and creating tangible works out of them. His ability to hear our descriptions and produce has been nothing short of incredible throughout our relationship with him. Chris has consistently delivered as far as being a professional as well and is always accurate with his estimates for cost and time. We don’t have to chase Chris down for updates, rather he’s always there with an email waiting for us to show us what he’s been working on. I can’t recommend Chris and his work enough to anyone in need of print/web services. His services are simply top notch and we will never need to look elsewhere as long as he is in business.
    Alex Joy
    Network Coverage
  • Michelle
    I needed a flyer/map prepared in a short time frame and Chris was able to meet and exceed my expectations. Chris took the time to understand my requirements, make suggestions and fulfilled the brief perfectly and well ahead of time. The quality of his work was outstanding and the feedback from our members was exceptionally positive. The quality of the flyer/map lifted our brand to a much higher level and I will certainly look forward to working with Chris again for our future design needs.
    ACS Sport
  • Sacha
    Chris (CKGD) is an extremely talented individual who demonstrates his precise skill with modern and cutting-edge visual styles. Never before have I worked with a graphic designer who responded so well to my communications and handled my revision requests so accurately. He is fast, detailed, and reliable. I take all my design needs straight to him.
  • Freddy Haddad
    If you want high quality and speed combined then Chris is your man. I have contracted Chris many times throughout the years and he has always given me perfect results and on time. I recommend Chris for any design project you might have.
  • Patrick O'Brien
    It can be a real challenge to find someone who is both extremely talented and professional. Having worked with other designers in the past I thought it’d be very difficult to get things completed to perfection. Thankfully Chris reached out to me when I put out an advertisement for some design work to be finished, and I’m happy to say he over-delivered in every way. Presentation was extremely professional, he took the time to listen to our requirements and actually cared about what we are trying to accomplish. Chris helped us rebuild our brand and it’s looking better than ever now. Thank you very much Chris, hope to work with you again in the future.

Awards & Recognition

2024: Accredited Shopify Partner
AGDA Member
: Flight On displayed on Hisense TVs
2017: AGDA Member
2010 – 2016: EvokeOne Member
2009 – 2016: Desktopography Member
2015: DeviantArt Daily Deviation – Through The Mist
2012: Dodge Dart Inspired By You Participant
2011: Intrinsic Nature Member
2010: Gaia Wallpaper Member

2009: Design By Humans / Quiksilver T-Shirt Design
2009: Nidecker Snowboards — Notable Entry
2008: DeviantArt Daily Deviation – CKGD Logo
2008: Holmesglen TAFE Staff Diary Design
2008: Southern Cross Packaging Commendation – Legendairy Milk
2008: DG Magazine
2007: Saxton Scholars – Top 20
2007: Desktop Magazine
2004: DeviantArt Daily Deviation – Loading Zone

Professional History

Exercise & Sport Science – Deakin University, 2021

Freelance Graphic Designer, launching my studio CKGD in 2009.

Advanced Diploma Graphic Design – Holmesglen TAFE

I’ve gained valuable experience at companies such as AFL Publishing / Slattery Media, DNA Communications and Rodeo Agency.