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About Knoed Creative

KNOED (pronounced 'node') is the creative studio of Kim Knoll and Kyle Eertmoed based in Chicago. We design meaningful and beautiful brands for small businesses all over the globe through thoughtful strategy and wide-eyed creativity. Our purpose remains strong—to help people start/create/build/share the things they’re passionate about. There’s nothing more exciting to us than working with go-getters to turn their vision into something tangible, putting it out into the world and watching others experience it. We may start out with handshakes, but our projects always end with hugs and high fives.

Brand

Branding is our specialty. There's nothing more exciting to us than conceiving a brand from a blank slate. Or wiping that slate clean and starting fresh. Whether you're new to this or have gone through it before, you'll find that our branding process is designed to eliminate the guesswork and provide clarity and confidence as your brand evolves.

Digital

We create beautiful, highly functional websites that make a lasting impression. Our websites are thoughtful, interactive experiences developed through a strategic, collaborative process and detailed implementation. We design sites that are flexible enough to fit your current needs and grow with your future goals in mind.

Print

Whether we're designing a brochure, catalog or retail packaging, we get excited thinking about the "what ifs." We see every project as an opportunity to do something new and interesting, and our best work is done when clients share our ambition for the attention to details. It's these details that make heads turn and your brand memorable.

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Kyle Eertmoed


Thoughtful, driven and a dreamer, Kyle is always working toward improving things. Whether it’s creating a better solution or a more exciting experience, he geeks out on making something as great as it can be. With over 13 years of experience, he specializes in creative strategy, business strategy and design. Kyle holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

@keertmoed

Kim Knoll


Perceptive, curious and a problem solver, Kim tends to obsess over the details. She needs the alignment to be perfect, the spacing to be just right and she won’t rest until every pixel is in its place. With over 13 years of experience, she specializes in creative strategy, design and copywriting. Kim holds a BFA in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University.

@kimknoll

Recognition

Year
Feature
Publication
2017 2017 Minimalist Wall Calendar Design Milk
2017 2017 Minimalist Wall Calendar Dwell Shop
2017 2017 Minimalist Wall Calendar Chicago Design Museum Shop
2016 2017 Minimalist Wall Calendar For Print Only (FPO)
2016 Kim Scodro Interiors Brochure Design For Print Only (FPO)
2016 Scorched Earth Visual Identity Asia-Pacific Design No. 12, Sandu Publishing
2016 Tru Studio Identity Communication Arts ‘Exhibit’
2016 Tru Studio Promo For Print Only (FPO)
2016 Scorched Earth Visual Identity Design360º Magazine
2016 Hannah's Bretzel Environmental Graphics Designlicious II, Basheer Graphic Books
2016 One of a Kind Show Chicago The Best Designs
2016 Hannah's Bretzel Environmental Graphics Communication Arts 'Exhibit'
2015 Goltz Group Website Communication Arts 'Webpick of the Day'
2015 Scorched Earth Package Design The Dieline
2015 Kim Knoll Newcity Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago
2015 Knoed Creative Communication Arts Fresh
2015 Nuvango Design Good Idea 4, Hightone Publishing
2015 Skyline Furniture Design Good Idea 4, Hightone Publishing
2015 Nuvango Logo Modern Heraldry, Counter-Print
2015 BAHS Logo Modern Heraldry, Counter-Print
2015 Windy City Strength & Conditioning Website Awwwards 'Honorable Mention'
2015 Jayson Home Catalog Design Top Graphic Design Series 3 - Brochure & Layout, Hightone Publishing
2015 Outpost Branding Start Me Up!, Gestalten Publishing
2015 BAHS Branding Start Me Up!, Gestalten Publishing
2015 Tru Studio Promo No Plastic Sleeves
2014 Hedge House Identity Society of Typographic Arts Archive14
2014 Tru Studio Promo For Print Only (FPO)
2014 Scorched Earth Brewing Website The Best Designs
2014 Korte Behance Editorial Design Served
2014 Goltz Group Website The Best Designs
2014 Outpost Branding Behance Branding Served
2014 Hedge House Logomark Monogram Logo, Counter-Print
2014 Tru Studio Logomark Monogram Logo, Counter-Print
2014 Outpost Logomark Monogram Logo, Counter-Print
2014 Pilgrim Christakis Logomark Monogram Logo, Counter-Print
2014 Goltz Group Website Awwwards 'Honorable Mention'
2014 BAHS Branding Behance Branding Served
2014 Skyline Furniture Website The Best Designs
2014 Optimo Branding Behance Branding Served
2014 Hedge House Website The Best Designs
2014 Gene's Sausage Shop Branding Behance Branding Served
2014 Vosges Packaging Pack Your Life III, Artpower International Publishing
2013 Knoed Creative "People to Watch" - Graphic Design USA
2013 BAHS Logo Design: Logo, Rockport Publishers
2013 Merchant Logo Design: Logo, Rockport Publishers
2013 Outpost Branding The Dieline
2013 Outpost Branding For Print Only (FPO)
2013 Knoed Website Abduzeedo
2013 Knoed Website Awwwards 'Honorable Mention'
2013 Knoed Website siteInspire 'Selected Site'
2013 Knoed Website The Best Designs
2013 Knoed Website CSS Design Awards Nominee
2013 British American Website The Best Designs
2013 British American Branding For Print Only (FPO)
2013 X-Doria Branding Top Graphic Design Series Vol. 2, Hightone Books
2013 Vosges Packaging Top Graphic Design Series Vol. 2, Hightone Books
2012 Vosges Packaging Behance Packaging Design Served
2012 Oven Branding Good Idea, Hightone Book Publishing
2012 Merchant Branding APD No. 8, Sandu Publishing
2012 X-Doria Website Communication Arts 'Webpick of the Day'
2012 X-Doria Packaging The Dieline
2012 X-Doria Website Awwwards 'Honorable Mention'
2012 Vosges Packaging Brand Magazine, Sendpoints Publishing
2012 826 Seattle Website Creative Bloq
2012 Vosges Packaging Magic Packaging 2, Designer Books
2012 RFRM Jewelry Branding Magic Branding 2, Designer Books
2012 Optimo Hats Branding Magic Branding 2, Designer Books
2011 826 Seattle Website siteInspire 'Selected Site'
2011 826 Seattle Website Typekit 'Sites We Like'
2011 Oven Branding Print Regional Design Annual
2011 Chicago L-Shirts Big Cartel "Featured Store"
2011 Gene's Sausage Shop Branding Fire it Up by Joseph Szala
2011 Oven Branding Choi's Gallery, Vol. 12
2011 Gene's Sausage Shop Branding Choi's Gallery, Vol. 12
2011 Gene's Sausage Shop Branding Colour Party, Dopress Books
2011 Lifebook Branding Colour Party, Dopress Books
2011 Snap36 Branding Colour Party, Dopress Books
2011 RFRM Jewelry Website Smashing Magazine
2011 Chicago L-Shirts Website Smashing Magazine
2011 Gene's Sausage Shop Website siteInspire 'Selected Site'

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