Where creativity, curiosity, problem solving, athletics, open hearts + open minds live under one roof.

KHD, yo.

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I was made in Sweden, but now live in San Diego, CA and I’m somewhere between an American and a Swede – although…my heart will always be with Sweden.

You see, around the interwebs, I’m known for minimalistic and thoughtful design. Form blended w/ function is where it’s at, if you ask me.

In other words, my days are filled with helping driven folks like you stand out, look as brilliant as the services you provide while creating a strategy that will get you connected with whom you want to serve. 

If you have a big vision, but you’re not sure how to put it together  – I’m your gal.

But, how did I get here?

As a youngin, I spent all my time figure skating, making costumes with my mom and competing all over Europe. There was always something creative going on, whether it was painting, developing new products (oh yes, I had a “club” that designed solutions and things to be more functional, at like 11 years old…?!)

What got me here to the states though was….Golf! Yep, I got a golf scholarship after playing on the Scandinavian tour. I was certain that’s what I wanted to do, so when I got paid to come play in the U.S. – I was all in.

But, when I arrived at a small university in New Mexico, I had a slight wake-up call … not exactly what I envisioned in my head.  I learned a lot – quickly.

Then my life took a turn. I was in a motorcycle accident wearing no helmet, no leather and no common sense at all. I was tossed 30 yards off the bike and…survived. I was airlifted to a hospital that could handle all my injuries; I had broken or shattered almost every bone on the right side of my body.  The recovery process was grueling, but there was never a second thought. I knew what I wanted.

Right there and then life changed, forever.

After recovery, I finished my BFA degree in Computer Art and Design and even though I was slightly lost on how to apply my degree, I knew I was here to do something bigger. After all, I was given a second chance in life.

Now I know, my “bigger thing” – my why – was and is helping others design and build their grand visions to make a greater impact.  For me that is to share my knowledge on how to build a strong foundation, how doing things the right way from the beginning sets you up for the long run, how using your unique skills make you come “alive” figuratively and literally and lastly how having a clear vision will set you up for tremendous growth.

My crew, yup I'm nothing without them.

Erin Riley

Graphic Designer
Erin is born and raised in San Diego, and has spent her career in design. She sees design as a chance to think in different lanes and explore a concealed meaning in things that often go unnoticed. She strives to encourage purpose and expressiveness in her work and design process. Erin achieved her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from CSU Chico and was involved with the student chapter of AIGA. While not designing, you will often find her enjoying the outdoors, in the ocean, traveling, eating burritos, and live music.

Jonathan Blankenberg

Web Developer
Jon has a passion for problem solving and a sense of determination that keeps him working into the late hours of the night. He has over a decade experience in web development and works with many languages, most often html, css, php and javascript. When he isn't hard at work solving difficult problems, you can find him cooking, laughing with friends or looking for buried treasure.

Malory Weber

Community Manager
Malory is a people and dog person who is very outgoing and grotesquely optimistic. She is trilingual. She speaks English, American Sign Language and French, and is currently learning Spanish. Malory received her BA in International Studies with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Utah. When she’s not doing marketing strategy and connecting with clients for KHD, you can often find her hiking in the mountains around her home in Salt Lake City, writing or in the gym lifting weights.

Randy Fraser

Tech Guru
Randy is the kind of person that can build something from nothing; there are almost no problems that he can’t find solutions for. He has extensive knowledge as a Web Programmer. HTML, CSS and PHP are his jam. He is thorough and has an organized approach to his work, which keeps “normal” folks on their toes. Whether Randy is coding and/or problem solving on the job or away from his desk, he is sure to be making those around him laugh. He is a beer connoisseur and would rather reef a sail or grind a winch than just about anything else.

How we see it...

Vibrancy
To live colorfully, be bold and give it your all.
Authenticity
To be direct, transparent, and fair.
Grace
To treat ourselves and others with kindness and respect.
Silliness
To add a dash of fun in everything we do.
Adventurous
To approach life with an open mind and heart. To never stop exploring.
Curiosity
To continue to learn and grow. To not judge, but to listen.
Mindfulness
To be present because its power is eye-opening.
Active
To lead an active life which we believe is key to staying creative, focused, healthy and balanced.
Purpose
To make people feel, be, and do better – honestly, that is it.
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Social Impact

One of the biggest reasons I became an entrepreneur was so I could use my business to make a greater impact, and we wouldn’t be pushing you to give back if we didn’t first do it ourselves. So, for every brand project purchased at KHD we will sponsor a child’s education. Therefore, when you invest in your future, you also invest in someone else’s.

What do you say...

shall we build some goodness together?