K-Tiv is an Impact Hub Berlin-founded freelance collective delivering storytelling and design services in English, French and German.
Who We Are
Founded around three creative professionals, K-Tiv and its extended range of freelance partners will help you to amplify the impact of your societal and environmental projects. We shape stories that deserve to be discovered!
Pauline de Langre
After co-founding a communication and marketing agency in Cambodia, Pauline now creates visual solutions as a freelancer, ranging from promotional data-visualisation for caresyntax® (hospital technologies) to illustrated infographics for GERES (Group for Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity) or illustrated educational materials for Ligue de l’enseignement (an organisation promoting access to schooling in France).
Inspired by social entrepreneurship, science/tech for good, and responsible travel, he works to spread the inspiration through journalism and brand storytelling. After a print journalism debut in Antarctica and New Zealand, he has written solutions-focused articles for publications ranging from MIT’s Innovation Stories to The Guardian and worked on editorial and communications projects across four continents — recently with Berlin-based NGO Your Public Value, the GIZ initiative Make-IT in Africa, Europe’s cleantech communications agency Life Size Media and the Impact Hub Global Network.
Michael has extensive experience with designing brand identities and visual communication tools, but is first and foremost a passionate photographer. He shoots portraits, events, products and reportages for European clients such as Nata Y Limon Berlin (Interior Design), Additiv Architektur (architecture), Kleinerdrei Blog (Berlin based blog), Spitäler Schaffhausen Switzerland (hospital), Impact Hub Global, Vorwärts Beratungen (consulting), Gebrüder Käppeli and E. Bieri AG (both gastronomy).
We realise the potential of your idea with clever storytelling and beautiful design. We provide a comprehensive range of services, including consulting, project management and copyediting, design—from the very start to the published product.
Better Together Award (Impact Hub Berlin, GIZ, BMU)
The Better Together Award is an international competition seeking out collaborative innovations solving local climate challenges, and making these successful partnerships between start-ups, SMEs or NGOs and local governments visible to the world. It gave K-Tiv the chance to co-design a visual identity from scratch, create a matching website and develop content aimed at convincing collaborative climate innovators to apply. Additionally, we shaped both the content and appearance of the accompanying trend report ‘Collaborative Innovation for Urban Climate Futures’, which was released at the final stage of the awards, at the ICCA 2019 International Conference on Climate Action in Heidelberg.
Sustainability Report 2018 Weinrich Chocolate
K-Tiv worked with the pioneering Fairtrade chocolate makers Weinrich Chocolate (Ludwig Weinrich GmbH & Co. KG) to create their first sustainability report. It tells the story of this fourth-generation family business, one which has been a progressive player in the chocolate industry for more than 120 years, and looks to drive the transition to a chocolate industry that is fair for all (and create the highest-quality chocolate). We worked closely with Weinrich staff to develop the storyline and content in German and English, carried out on-site photography and designed the report to completion, including custom illustrations and printing.
Impact Report Make-IT in Africa for GIZ
The GIZ-implemented tech entrepreneurship initiative Make-IT in Africa has promoted digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in Africa since 2016. In 2019, Make-IT contracted K-Tiv members to help tell the story of their impact in successfully promoting tech entrepreneurship and the innovation ecosystems of Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Tunisia. We built on the existing Make-IT visual identity for their first impact report — expanding their visual repertoire — helped with specific copywriting elements and edited the report.
Graphic Design and Editorial for NATA Y LIMÓN
NATA Y LIMÓN is a social design label that creates artisan interior fabrics by partnering with indigenous weaving cooperatives in the highlands of Guatemala, thus empowering women weavers through fair work. K-Tiv has been involved with NATA Y LIMÓN since their early days as a social start-up based in Impact Hub Berlin, providing services ranging from the complete graphic and content overhaul of their website, product photography, the design and production of flyers, and German-English translation and editing services.
Impact Report for Impact Hub Global
The Impact Report 2018 was a collaboration with the communications team of the Impact Hub Global network. This globally-connected network of 100+ purpose-driven innovation ecosystems has never had the chance to tell the full story of the impact it’s had in enabling the growth of entrepreneurs with social and environmental goals. On the editorial side, K-Tiv worked with the comms team, Impact Hub members and executive staff in uncovering inspiring stories of change, setting these stories within a cohesive narrative, and editing the report to completion. For design, we built on Impact Hub’s established visual identity, creating an arresting new identity that bought the report to life, completed a satisfying layout of the desired content and took care of printing.
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We would love to hear from you. Creating positive impact through storytelling is what we live for.