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 stand out and 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 knack for creating striking imagery, gorgeous color palettes and exceptional typography 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, watching GOT & VEEP
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