"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.
AUCOURANT offers 360 degree turn around solutions, offering our clients a large variety of services,
making us a “one stop, got to design company.”
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.
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 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
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 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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
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 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 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
Belinda Kay Behrens
Production & Financial Manager
AUCOURANT is a level 2 B-BBEE Contributor
news and updates
April 14, 2016
51% African Woman OwnedFrom its humble beginnings, AUCOURANT has grown substantially in the last few years since it was established, and although that success is largely attributed to our passion, commitment and dedication to quality service, we are also very grateful to all of our loyal client...
November 30, 2015
Importance of Online MarketingIn our day and age, the internet is more accessible than it ever has been before, especially since mobile platforms such as smart phones and tablets have become commonplace in today’s society among people of all age groups. With that in mind, it’s easy to esta...
November 5, 2015
Photographic Devision Expands“Its with great pleasure that we announce our photographic services are expanding!” AUCOURANT now has a team of highly skilled photographers, offering both great photographic services, as well as professional photo editing. The decision was made when AUCOURANT...
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Albrecht Werner – Head of Graphic Design, Voith Engineering
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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.