Corporate Design

ŠKODA has a wide and loyal customer base, whose purchasing decisions are guided by rational reasoning. The brand wants to change this and establish an emotional connection to its customers by strengthening the design at all of the brand’s touchpoints in equal measure. ŠKODA communicates relevant stories and content via digital channels that directly appeal to the target group. In addition to new models with a striking, crystalline design, the most important tool is a new visual identity that translates this message.

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The Canyon Brand Story

02/19/2018 | Canyon has transformed the bicycle industry in the past decade, emerging as one of the most successful sports brands. Today, Canyon is among the world’s leading racing bike companies, and holds multiple pro tour victories. The brand is known around the world and has a dedicated community. The starting point for this impressive development was an authentic passion for cycling, the courage to adopt an innovative digital business model, and a consistent mindset.

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KMS TEAM is taking an

award break in 2018

02/14/2018 | We will not be submitting any projects for creative award consideration this year. In addition to working on current issues, we will focus on developing success strategies for the future. In the second half of the year, we will be doing this in our brand new office – located at Gabrielenstrasse 9 in Munich. Our focus is on the brand as an interaction pattern and a tool for strategic corporate management in our digital world. It ensures the future viability and success of companies and organizations. #KMSTEAM #fullspeedahead

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Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo. Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo. Das Siegel der Universität und das Schriftzeichen »Universität Heidelberg« einschließlich des Claims »Zukunft seit 1386« bilden in Kombination das Logo.

University of Heidelberg

Corporate design

We developed the brand architecture for the departments at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. The solution strengthened the visual connection between the departments under the umbrella of the university while maintaining the individuality of the institutions. The university seal is the primary element.

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Energy that inspires

KMS TEAM develops a new brand identity for MVV Energie

04/28/2017 | Mannheim-based energy company MVV has been a pioneer in energy transformation for years. KMS TEAM translated this momentum into a new brand identity. The first step in the process was the question: How can we rethink energy and bring it to life? How can the MVV clearly and confidently communicate its own standards as an innovative service provider and driver of future energy systems?

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Corporate Design

Our starting point for the new Audi corporate design was to take a truly holistic approach to creating design principles for analogue and digital applications. Our goal was to replace the complex system of CI rules with dynamic principles – allowing the brand to communicate quickly, flexibly and creatively with people across all touch points in the age of digital transformation.

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A new Agenda for Strategic Brand Management

12/19/2017 | Today’s brands are identities that define entire companies – far more sophisticated than the simple products or services that stood in their place a century ago. They counter the complexity of the digital revolution with their identity-forming qualities. In the future, we will interact with brands in specific theme-based patterns using innovative new interfaces.

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Universität Heidelberg

Research magazine »Woman & Man«

High heels or high performance. Whether we are born as a girl or boy, this central category plays a major role in defining our identity. But what makes us a man or a woman? Why are there two genders? Do women not have the will to power? Why do men die earlier than women?

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Award Winning

01/30/2018 | We have four reasons to celebrate: We received iF Design Awards for the Audi brand platform in the »Website« category, the new MVV Energie corporate identity in the »Corporate Identity / Branding« category, our illustrations for Diakonie Deutschland in the »Campaigns / Advertising« category, and our KMS TEAM sticker book »Let's stick together« in the »Magazines / Press / Publishing« category.

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Brand Design

Strategies for the digital world

01/23/2018 | Out now: »Brand Design – A Guide for Brand and Communication Strategists«. In their article, titled »From Strategic Positioning to Design«, our Managing Partners Simon Betsch and Patrick Märki show what’s most important when translating a strategy into design in our digitized world. After all, good brand design is no accident. It is based on the strategic positioning of the brand, its identity, and customer expectations. And it leaves room for creativity and constant evolution.

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Why the felt pen marked a revolution

10/25/2016 | German designer Knut Maierhofer founded branding agency KMS TEAM in Munich 32 years ago. Today, KMS TEAM is a leading international company focused in the areas of brand strategy, design and communication. Clients include Audi, Canyon, Porsche Motorsport and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.

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Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Corporate Design

KMS TEAM developed the new visual identity for Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from two starting points – its position as a strong international brand, and as a museum with a unique collection.

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Brand Strategy as critical success factor

10/26/2017 | Our dossier, »The role of the Brand Strategist at KMS TEAM«, explains why a sustainable brand strategy is a critical success factor for companies and organizations in the digital age.

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Diakonie Deutschland

Brand development, corporate design

Diakonie aims to strengthen its presence in society as a whole through its values and mindset, and embrace its evangelical identity with ideological diversity. As an organization, Diakonie focuses specifically on people, their needs, and abilities. With one million full-time and volunteer employees, it is one of Germany’s largest and most diverse employers.

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Bardehle Pagenberg


From corporate image website to knowledge platform: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is one of Europe’s largest law firms specialized in the areas of industrial and intellectual property. As such, the company’s new website needed to meet very high standards, including communicating top quality content as well as the employees’ specific expertise.

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