3Hounds is a boutique design studio based in South Africa and Mauritius.
featured works

some of our
featured works.

featured works

brand design concept
hypermelon clothing
brand + packaging design
copper coffee
our services

we find simple solutions to complex challenges.

graphic design

we strive to find the best designs to suit your business needs from above-the-line to below-the-line.

motion graphics

we seamlessly combine footage and animation to create motion, we composite various elements together for use in video's, tv projects and social media.

web design

we design and develop front-end websites, emailers and also offer digital design.


3Hounds offers 3d and 2d animation, from animating logos, title design to building your products in 3d.

art direction

thinking outside the box and looking for the unusual in everyday life, we can turn the mundane into the extraordinary. we have experience in commercials and still shoots, including production design and set design.

app and ui design

new apps require a lot more than just software development. user interface design helps the user navigate the app seamlessly and logically.

meet happy clients.

“Kirstin is one of the finest designers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. It's not just that she gets the brief, it’s what she does with it. Whatever I've asked the result has always surpassed the request. If you want to work with someone creative as well as fast, you've got the right person. She is always first on my list and I'm certain once you work with her you'll add her to yours.”
“3Hounds has supported nVisionIT effectively and professionally over a number of years. It is rare to find the combination of creative excellence and professional execution and we value our relationship with 3Hounds.”
“Kirstin (3Hounds) has taken over the responsibility of design and implementation of all of our product and service brochures, business identity work (newly designed logo, business cards) and other smaller advertising projects. Her design work is excellent, she has great knowledge and skills – from suggesting new, fresh ideas, all the way to the finished product. We will continue to make use of 3 Hounds’ services because of the quality, willingness, creativeness, professionalism and dedication to the improvement and promotion of our brand. Thank you Kirstin for a job well done!”
“I am a huge fan of Kirstin’s work! I met Kirstin more than 15 years ago and at that time worked with her on a few projects for a young IT company. Her creative input has been spot-on despite the fact that I might have been conflicted on what I needed/wanted at the time. Kirstin not only provide you with the options you ask for but often present an additional option of creative genius to consider. As I have taken on different challenges in various companies and industries, I continued to use Kirstin (3Hounds) for all my creative design work. Her creativity remains current and translates well for any industry, mine included IT, healthcare and business consulting and she never failed to deliver projects timeously and of consistent high standard. I highly recommend Kirstin’s services and appreciate that no project is too big or too small for her to take on.”
“Kirstin - owner of 3Hounds created the website for my company. My request was for her to change the face of my company branding so that I could attract a more professional, high end target market. I have managed to do exactly that with my new website. It has been a game changer for me and my business. Kirstin really listens to your vision and she goes all out to give you exactly what you want. I really feel that she went the extra mile giving me just enough options to choose from as well as images sized for all the relevant platforms. I highly recommend Kirstin at 3Hounds as she is meticulous and takes pride in what she does, she is reliable, attentive and delivers on time.”
“I have worked with Kirstin on a range of business ideas and design concepts, and have found her service to be creative, timely and accurate. When I have requested new designs - there has never been a problem. Her passion for what she does, along with her willingness to engage my businesses, have helped me develop and enhance my marketing material.”
“Kirstin has designed brochures, flyers for print and e-flyers for us and her work has been innovative, fresh, exciting and of a very high standard and quality. We have been very happy with the ideas she has presented and accepted them all without hesitation! You don’t get this sort of service, quality and value for money very often!”
“I have known Kirstin for 18 years. She worked for me for the first 8 years. I have since used her on a freelance basis on numerous productions. She is incredibly talented as a designer and an art director, brimming with fresh new ideas and concepts. I could not do without her. From our biggest TV shoots [like Tsogo Sun] to smaller 1 day shoots, her input and enthusiasm is unique. Art Directors, like Kirstin do not get the credit they deserve. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody.”
“We have been using 3Hounds for around a year and can only sing praises on the services provided. 3Hounds has got a perfect mix of skill, quality and affordability. 3Hounds has provided services to us including new logo design, web design, shop fronts and business advertising and conceptualising. All of these service were delivered with a very quick turnaround together with impeccable quality and vision, far beyond what we had expected on every service rendered. All of 3Hounds designs and concepts have proven to be very effective and we can only give the highest recommendations to anyone wanting to use them. We will continue to use them for all of our relevant needs.”
“Kirstin has been doing all our flyers, broadsheets and our website for over 10 years now and I have never been disappointed. We have always been amazed by the concepts that she has come up with and really appreciated the speed and utter professional manner that she has put into on all the projects that we have been involved with together. Nothing has been too much effort for her, I would recommend her to anyone without the slightest of hesitation.”
“I love my website! Gorgeous design and easy to navigate. 3Hounds delivered on time, with a "nothing is impossible attitude". I would recommend 3Hounds to anyone.”
“We’ve had the most outstanding service and quality of work from Kirstin @ 3Hounds. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation!”
100 %
years experience
+ 2920
days in business
cups of coffee

we think outside of the box.

3Hounds will make your idea come to life, no matter how big or small. We have passion and creativity for any size project.

  • we develop brands from logo design to animation
  • need an explainer video? 3Hounds can help
  • we find creative ways and mediums to portray any subject

Kirstin McKenzie
3Hounds, Director
PurR Manager
I.T & M.E.O.W Manager
Maneki-Neko a.k.a Lucky Cat
Fortune Manager
3Hounds Herald

news, trends and freebies.

news February 27, 2019

Freelancing Resources

trends October 14, 2018

Top Graphic Design Trends 2019

freebie January 28, 2019

10 Free Art Deco Geometric Patterns

Johannesburg, South Africa