THE MIXED ELEMENTS NAME WAS BORN OF THE  alchemy THAT EXISTS IN THE brand-development PROCESS.

As with chemistry, it refers to the combination of just the right elements to create a perfect end result. We liken this to the idea of fabricating gold - a goal we aspire to in every project we undertake.

By mixing colours, fonts, textures, graphics and materials, we invent unique alchemic processes for each client, using these precious ingredients to create custom branding and irresistible design.

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our philosophy

We believe in well-crafted brands and good-looking products that connect deeply with consumers. That’s why, for 15+ years, we have ventured beyond tradition to create bold, memorable brands and signature packaging that instils trust in small companies and grows a loyal tribe of followers.

 

MARIA KRITZAS

Mixed Elements founder

I BRING HEART + SOUL TO EVERYTHING I DO, BE IT BABYLONSTOREN'S MUCH-LOVED COOKBOOK Babel, MICHELIN-STAR CHEF JAN HENDRIK VAN DER WESTHUIZENS LOERIE NOMINATED Jan the Journal OR EMOTIONAL-INTELLIGENCE BOARDGAME Smart Heart. WHETHER DESIGNING FOR RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, RETAILERS, PUBLISHERS, SKIN CARE BRANDS OR PRODUCT SPECIALISTS, MY MAIN MISSION IS ALWAYS THE SAME; TO TAKE SOMEONE'S PASSION FOR THEIR BUSINESS AND TURN IT INTO MINE.

I LOVE COLLABORATING WITH BUSINESSES WHO SHARE IN MY SENSE OF FUN AND MY INCLINATION TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. I THRIVE ON big-idea creativity AND RELISH THE VISIONARY JOURNEYS I GET TO TAKE WITH MY CLIENTS, IMAGINING EVERYTHING THAT THEIR BRANDS CAN ACHIEVE.

DESIGNED WITH SOUL, LOVE + CREATIVITY

Morning Coffee & Paper

I BRING HEART + SOUL TO EVERYTHING I DO, BE IT BABYLONSTOREN'S MUCH-LOVED COOKBOOK BABEL, MICHELIN-STAR CHEF JAN HENDRIK VAN DER WESTHUIZENS LOERIE NOMINATED JAN THE JOURNAL OR EMOTIONAL-INTELLIGENCE BOARDGAME SMART HEART. WHETHER DESIGNING FOR RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, RETAILERS, PUBLISHERS, SKIN CARE BRANDS OR PRODUCT SPECIALISTS, MY MAIN MISSION IS ALWAYS THE SAME; TO TAKE SOMEONE'S PASSION FOR THEIR BUSINESS AND TURN IT INTO MINE.

MARIA KRITZAS

Mixed Elements founder

I discovered my love of design at the age of 13, when I got my first computer. Little did I know that the posters and signage I created for my older brother’s video store would be my entry into this fascinating world of design. 

 

After graduating from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I moved to Cape Town and honed my agency skills at M&A Design, working on big and exciting corporate accounts. But my calling was to design for smaller businesses, start-up companies and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. I followed this pull and shifted into freelancing, later setting up Mixed Elements.

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passionate about 

Brand Strategy

Branding // Package Design // Art Direction //

Print + Publication Design // Social Media Graphics

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let's make some

magic

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