graphic design

creating functional artwork that successfully communicates with your intended target audience

printing solutions

we’ll handle all the stress so you don’t have to

photography

a team of highly skilled photographers, offering the best photographic services

desktop publishing

creating high-quality printable documents using our page layout skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Image Manipulation and Retouching
  • Printing
Allied Steelrode – LT20 Brochure

Allied Steelrode – LT20 Brochure

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Crawford Fourways – Yearbook 2015

Crawford Fourways – Yearbook 2015

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SAVCA – New Frontiers Magazine

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SAVCA – Dealing in Abundance Magazine

SAVCA – Dealing in Abundance Magazine

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Crawford Italia – Yearbook

Crawford Italia – Yearbook

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SAVCA – Venture Capital Survey Magazine

SAVCA – Venture Capital Survey Magazine

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Allied Steelrode – ASSM Brochure

Allied Steelrode – ASSM Brochure

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LRC – Education Conference Booklet

LRC – Education Conference Booklet

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"Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in
successive outer layers of the product or service” – Steve Jobs

Welcome to AUCOURANT

AUCOURANT (pronounced oh koo-rahn) is a graphic design studio and media agency situated in Ruimsig, Johannesburg, established to offer its new and existing clients with the highest quality and standard of work at competitive prices.

“It is our attention to detail, our perfectionist nature, keen eye for design and most importantly, devotion to our clients' satisfaction that results in our success. We pride ourselves in the fact that we approach every client on a personal level, taking care of their individual design needs.” - Kyle John Behrens, CEO

This is a company run by people who are passionate about design. 

services

AUCOURANT offers 360 degree turn around solutions, offering our clients a large variety of services,
making us a “one stop, got to design company.”

Logo Design

Logo Design

Not to be mistaken for branding, a logo is a representation of a company in its simplest form. AUCOURANT uses one or more of the following graphic elements – a name, symbols, icons, specified colours and logotype, to create a finished logo, the most important tool that a company uses to communicate its brand.

Corporate Identities

Corporate Identities

The physical and graphical elements of a company, typically influenced by the design of the logo. These are all materials that come in contact with customers or clients. AUCOURANT will not only create your CI, but also ensure your CI remains consistent, setting rules and guidelines that will govern how all graphic design elements are used.

Brand Development

Brand Development

Brand development is the process whereby we develop a company’s brand and brand material, which will be used to define that company and differentiate it from its competitors. Whether your company is in its conceptual stage, or just in need of rebranding, we have the skills and passion to make your brand work for you.

Graphic Design & Layout

Graphic Design & Layout

Design is the amalgamation of words, symbols and images in order to create functional artwork that successfully communicates with the intended target audience. AUCOURANT covers all your design and layout needs for point of sale displays, promotional items, trade show exhibits, retail package designs, outdoor signs and more.

Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing is the process whereby we create high-quality printable documents using our page layout skills, ensuring that all documents adhere to internationally recognised printing standards.

Image Manipulation & Retouching

Image Manipulation & Retouching

AUCOURANT offers a unique approach to “all” digital and scanned images using seamless retouching and image manipulation of the highest international standards, innovative “Show Through” techniques and state of the art Image Isolation.

Web Design & Interface Layout

Web Design & Interface Layout

AUCOURANT combines visual and interactive communication, creating an enhanced, easy-to-use and visually striking experience for your users or website visitors. Websites have become the meeting place for new business opportunities – make sure your virtual office doors are always open.

Social Media

Social Media

Social Media has no doubt become an integral part of online marketing, an opportunity for your business or brand to extend its influence further with the use of applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the list goes on. AUCOURANT offers professional services to assist you and your company in setting up Social Media pages, while offering additional advice and maintenance options thereafter.

Promotional Branding

Promotional Branding

Due to the nature of our business, promotional branding has become an integral part our services on offer to our clients. We have sourced the very best suppliers for gifts gadgets and clothing. Annual visits to the marketing expo in Johannesburg and regular meetings with our suppliers ensure that we always have the latest and greatest products on offer to you. Be surprised at the quick and explosive rate at which we will affix your logo to anything, no matter the size of your order, small or large.

Photography

Photography

With so many things to say, a few pictures can go a long way in promoting your brand while communicating to your consumers what you’re all about. AUCOURANT has a team of highly skilled photographers, offering both great photographic services, as well as professional photo editing.

Printing Solutions

Printing Solutions

AUCOURANT has an extensive network of printers at its disposal and are capable of managing all your print jobs from start to finish. From acquiring multiple quotes to ensure you get the best quality prints at competitive prices, to proofing and finally the collecting and delivering of completed print jobs, we’ll handle all the stress so you don’t have to.

Adobe Creative Suit Training

Adobe Creative Suit Training

Are you a Graphic Designers, Desktop Publishers or Photographer looking to further refine your existing skills? AUCOURANT offers training which will cover a variety of essential skills to further advance your understanding and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite Programs (Mainly: Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat Pro) helping you master the basics as well as more advanced techniques to take your image manipulation and layout skills to the next level.

our values

Creative Leadership
Creative leadership through innovative ideas and design
Working Together
Working together as a team to achieve our goals
Desire for Perfection
A readiness to approach all our jobs with integrity, passion and a desire for perfection
High Standard of Work
The ability to satisfy our clients with a high standard of work, great attention to detail and a fast turn- around time

our team

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if your playing a solo game,
you’ll always lose out to a team.”
– Reid Hoffman

Kyle John Behrens

Kyle John Behrens

CEO

Imaginative and creative, has an abundance of artistic talents, is confident in making bold decisions and carrying them out and has the ability to endure difficulties and overcome obstacles. He is highly responsible, possess remarkable willpower and has a strong drive to succeed.

 

Babalwa Dludlu

Babalwa Dludlu

Chairman

Babalwa is a conventional, yet critical thinker with great problem solving skills. She has a friendly, outgoing personality and is always ready to meet any demand. She has a keen eye for new business opportunities and is enthusiastic about growing mutually beneficial business networks.

Trevor John Behrens

Trevor John Behrens

Director

Trevor is creative, innovative and an original thinker, always striving to improve his techniques on all levels. He takes pride in his work, is open, friendly, honest, enthusiastic, has good general knowledge and a good sense of humour.

Byron Brad Behrens

Byron Brad Behrens

Senior Designer

Belinda Kay Behrens

Belinda Kay Behrens

Production & Financial Manager

 

b-bbee

African Women Owned 51%
AUCOURANT is a level 3 B-BBEE Contributor

“The best partnerships aren’t dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality,
desire, and no small amount of passion.” - Sarah MacLean

growing business's through mutually beneficial relationships

contact

contact us

aucourant cc van Dalen Street
Ruimsig,
+27 (0)11 958 2019

kyle john behrens

trevor john behrens

byron brad behrens

belinda behrens

 

clients

testimonials

First of all a compliment from my side. This is one of the best CD-confirming brochures of a foreign agency I saw till today.

Albrecht Werner – Head of Graphic Design, Voith Engineering

This is just to say that I am thrilled with the WPC Annual Report 2011/12! In my humble opinion it is the best so far!

Peet JJ Drooling – Technical Support Consultant, WPC Programme

In the short time that I have dealt with Kyle and the team at AUCOURANT, I have been extremely satisfied by the results of their creativity, dedication to detail and enthusiasm. I can highly recommend them.

Jeff Collins – Art Direcor, Ideas Institute

Our dealings with AUCOURANT have impressed us. They are skilled, creative and able to translate a brief into excellent design. They are willing to go the extra mile and we will definitely be using them again.

Juliette Jenner – Director, Dynamic Voice Company

AUCOURANT have been a pleasure to deal with. They have more than exceeded our expectations and have not only met the brief we gave them but have done more than we expected. They have gone to extremes to make sure we are happy with their work and are always obliging no matter how many changes we make! Would not deal with another design company.

Jackie Mallen – Owner, Yogurbeat