I’m Kimi Mischke (Mish-key), Brave & Co’s owner/designer. I help clients who do good work for people and the planet succeed in their missions by designing visual branding and materials that help them connect with their audiences.
I founded Brave & Co in 2016 after over a decade with other design firms. I’m driven by both my passion for powerful visual storytelling and a desire to contribute positively to the world. I work with both for-profits and non-profit organizations, but I have extensive experience with educational and arts/culture organizations.
My career in design began 13 years ago at a brilliant little stationery company called iota. Four years later, I moved on and opened a design studio with two partners. For almost eight years, I worked on countless branding and rebranding projects for all sorts of clients, from construction firms to cafés, bike shops to non-profit organizations. In 2016, I went solo and took my business online. And now, I'm using my design skills to help businesses and nonprofits on a mission to make the world a better place
I show up. I get things done. I am honest almost to a fault. I am not always perfectly primped and pretty. I've had a grey streak in my hair since I was in my twenties, and it's spreading rapidly. I’ve decided to own it instead of dying it. Living with joy, courage and kindness are hugely important to me. I love graphic design, almost as much as I love my family. Outside is my happy place, but reading a good book on the couch is nice, too. I am not a great cook, but I try my best. I care deeply about people and the planet. I'm a recovering perfectionist, and I believe that life is too short for any of us to spend it doing things that don't feed our souls.
place of birth
# years lived overseas
17 total in Germany, Japan & Morocco
married & MOT (mother of twins)
skiing, skinning, cycling, hiking, reading, being with family
fuel of choice
coffee, spinach, bacon & dark chocolate
claim to fame
to this day, I am known as the logistics coordinator at the Colorado Outward Bound School who's truck was stolen while she was sleeping next to it