about us

3Hounds is a boutique design studio
based in joburg, south africa.

3Hounds was founded in 2011 by me, Kirstin McKenzie. I was fortunate enough to attend the National School of the Arts and it was here where my creativity flourished. I further studied graphic design & animation. My first job was a 3D artist for a South African computer games company called Celestial, having just finished their very successful game "Toxic Bunny" I joined them to make their next game, The Tainted. I then moved onto art directing and animating for various TV Production Houses and Advertising Agencies. I am mostly self-taught and believe in constantly improving my skills.

I have worked on campaigns and commercials for various corporates throughout South Africa like Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank, Colgate, Plascon, Tsogo Sun and Peermont to mention a few. I have also done work for FNBQ in Nigeria and helped smaller businesses in New Zealand, UK, Thailand and America. I do a lot of design work for smaller businesses in South Africa, where I develop their corporate brand and animate explainer videos for the services or products they offer.

If you would like to collaborate with me please don't hesitate to contact me, Kirstin McKenzie @ 3Hounds.

creative direction

We will guide you through the creative process and take your ideas to the next level.

attention to detail

We strive on our attention to detail, its the small things that make the difference.

fresh ideas

We will inject new life into your brand by giving you a fresh, new way of looking at the problems you want to solve.
our skills

why the name 3Hounds?

3 is a magic number. It’s been a close and dear friend of designers for as long as anyone can remember. There’s just something about 3 that works across all mediums, all formats and sizes. 3 is beauty, 3 is symmetry, 3 is design. I started my business from my home 8 years ago and the complex was called Houndstooth, we lived in #3, and I wanted to always remember where I started so I took the "hounds" from Houndstooth and so 3Hounds was born.
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