KO Studio

Creativity that Connects

KO Studio

Creativity that Connects

Courageous Thinkers

We are KO Studio, an integrated design & branding studio, based in Newcastle.

A talented team of courageous thinkers, we solve problems differently. We push ourselves to learn and discover new insights every day, encouraging each other to be champions.

Courageous Thinkers

We are KO Studio, an integrated design & branding studio, based in Newcastle.

A talented team of courageous thinkers, we solve problems differently. We push ourselves to learn and discover new insights every day, encouraging each other to be champions.

Empowering Businesses

To stand courageously and speak confidently to their customers, making a connection that lasts.

Our range of creative services pack-a-punch!

  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Identity
  • Concept Development
  • Copy Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Ideation
  • Packaging
  • Print
  • Publishing
  • Signage
  • Web Design

The Team

We deliver the WOW factor in creativity and service. Prepare to be Knocked Out by our passion, personality and delivery.

Empowering Businesses

Our great clients feel empowered to stand courageously and speak confidently to their customers, making connections that last.

Check out our range of creative services that really pack-a-punch!

  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Identity
  • Concept Development
  • Copy Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Ideation
  • Packaging
  • Print
  • Publishing
  • Signage
  • Web Design

 

Boom-shakalaka

We deliver the WOW factor in creativity and service. Prepare to be Knocked Out by our passion, personality and delivery.

Kelly O’Rourke

Owner + Creative Director

An adventurous spirit and infectious curiosity, Miss KO has made her way around the world, a trail of creation, collaboration and connection leave their marks.

Identities forged, visions realised, little empires prosper. All built together with the passion, understanding, knowledge and experience only a global perspective can offer.

kelly@kostudio.com.au

Mike Smethurst

Senior Designer

With over 13 years studio experience behind him, Mike can turn his hand to any creative project. With enthusiasm, energy and a passion for all forms of design and creativity he favours a bold, simplistic approach with a particular love for branding and packaging. Unafraid to push and challenge clients perceptions to get the best and most suitable results.

mike@kostudio.com.au

Kelly O’Rourke

Owner + Creative Director

An adventurous spirit and infectious curiosity, Miss KO has made her way around the world, a trail of creation, collaboration and connection leave their marks.

Identities forged, visions realised, little empires prosper. All built together with the passion, understanding, knowledge and experience only a global perspective can offer.

Kelly@kostudio.com.au

Mike Smethurst

Senior Designer

With over 13 years studio experience behind him, Mike can turn his hand to any creative project. With enthusiasm, energy and a passion for all forms of design and creativity he favours a bold, simplistic approach with a particular love for branding and packaging. Unafraid to push and challenge clients perceptions to get the best and most suitable results.

Mike@kostudio.com.au

Always Connect

Through ideas, story-telling, design and relationships.

The Owens Collective

Working with Kelly and Mike has been a pleasure, they have challenged my thinking and pushed our branding to a whole new level, they also go the extra mile to ensure everything is delivered on time and to level of detail expected in the design. Working with the team is a true collaboration experience and i love working with them.

Clint Marquet

Director & Founder, The Owens Collective

NBC Universal

I have had the pleasure of working with KO Studio across two different contract periods. KO Studio are a reliable and a highly creative design studio. Their work is of the highest standard. KO Studio quickly understood how to use our brand templates for six of our very different channel brands as well as our NBCUniversal corporate branding, and were able to create inspiring work across both B2B and consumer communications.

Melanie McKenzie

Head of Marketing, ANZ, NBC Universal

Collinson

I have been working with Kelly as my creative designer on the AccorHotels account for the last 18 months and it has been an absolute pleasure!

The work Kelly and the team at KO Studio have produced for our client AccorHotels has been exceptional. Kelly and her team always meet our briefs, provide us with creative and innovative ideas and are always flexible. Kelly always goes the extra mile to help us deliver briefs to the highest standard and within very short deadlines. Kelly’s friendly and calm nature makes it easy and extremely enjoyable to work with her. On behalf of Collinson we are thankful for all of Kelly’s hard work and I believe that I would also be safe to say this on behalf of our client AccorHotels.

Jodie Hoad

Senior Account Executive, Collinson

Ryefield Hops

KO Studio has been amazing to work with for our brand development and we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Kelly and her team have an eye for detail and the patience to develop a brand that encapsulates any companies’ ethos and essence. KO Studio has taken our initial very rough and basic logo to something that is scalable and marketable. The team has also brought a previously plain black and white image to life with colour and boldness enabling us to take our business and marketing to the next level. No change is ever too small or insignificant for the team at KO Studio and they have ensured that our end product is how we imagine it to be. We would definitely recommend placing your companies branding and development with KO Studio.

Jade McManus

Owner + Grower, Ryefield Hops

Always Connect

With big ideas, unique story-telling, bold design and strong relationships.

The Owens Collective

Working with Kelly and Mike has been a pleasure, they have challenged my thinking and pushed our branding to a whole new level, they also go the extra mile to ensure everything is delivered on time and to level of detail expected in the design. Working with the team is a true collaboration experience and i love working with them.

Clint Marquet

Director & Founder, The Owens Collective

NBC Universal

I have had the pleasure of working with KO Studio across two different contract periods. KO Studio are a reliable and a highly creative design studio. Their work is of the highest standard. KO Studio quickly understood how to use our brand templates for six of our very different channel brands as well as our NBCUniversal corporate branding, and were able to create inspiring work across both B2B and consumer communications.

Melanie McKenzie

Head of Marketing, ANZ, NBC Universal

Collinson

I have been working with Kelly as my creative designer on the AccorHotels account for the last 18 months and it has been an absolute pleasure!

The work Kelly and the team at KO Studio have produced for our client AccorHotels has been exceptional. Kelly and her team always meet our briefs, provide us with creative and innovative ideas and are always flexible. Kelly always goes the extra mile to help us deliver briefs to the highest standard and within very short deadlines. Kelly’s friendly and calm nature makes it easy and extremely enjoyable to work with her. On behalf of Collinson we are thankful for all of Kelly’s hard work and I believe that I would also be safe to say this on behalf of our client AccorHotels.

Jodie Hoad

Senior Account Executive, Collinson

Ryefield Hops

KO Studio has been amazing to work with for our brand development and we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Kelly and her team have an eye for detail and the patience to develop a brand that encapsulates any companies’ ethos and essence. KO Studio has taken our initial very rough and basic logo to something that is scalable and marketable. The team has also brought a previously plain black and white image to life with colour and boldness enabling us to take our business and marketing to the next level. No change is ever too small or insignificant for the team at KO Studio and they have ensured that our end product is how we imagine it to be. We would definitely recommend placing your companies branding and development with KO Studio.

Jade McManus

Owner + Grower, Ryefield Hops

An integrated design & branding studio.

 

Suite 4. Level 2.
384 Hunter St. Newcastle
NSW. 2300. Australia

0478 669 031
studio@kostudio.com.au

An integrated design & branding studio.

 

 

Suite 4. Level 2.
384 Hunter Street Newcastle
NSW. 2300. Australia