Kaiser Design is comprised of a select team of creative designers, developers and writers who place great value on helping talented and driven organizations communicate their brands through design. They consider it a privilege and priority to have clients achieve their goals and offer a unique perspective on design by establishing and maintaining important links from the initial concept through completion. Their expertise combined with an extensive list of third-party suppliers, including award-winning photographers, videographers, and illustrators from around the world, ensure client brands come alive through exceptional design.
Meet the team
bachelor of technology, graphic communications
Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Maximilian grew up in and among the many vineyards and wineries that still flourish today. After graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management, with a focus on Business and Technology, Max decided to combine his education and lifelong familial knowledge of Niagara wines to open his own design and full service printing facility, where he catered to the needs of Niagara’s many small and medium sized wineries for 20 years. Wanting to focus his attention on design and marketing, Max left the production side of his business foundation to establish Kaiser Design. Connecting with many small business owners in Niagara becomes a means for Max to personalize the Kaiser Design experience even further. And of course he enjoys his small staff of creative individuals! He currently is an educator in Advanced Photoshop & Digital Imaging at Niagara College.
Andrew brings more than 3 decades in design and art direction to the Kaiser Design team. Spending much of his career in new home and condo marketing, he has participated in some of the most successful development projects in Canada. In addition to working with agencies in Toronto, Atlanta and Niagara, Andrew owned his own strategic communication firm, has taught design at Niagara College and served as a mentor with the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. His design work has been recognized with multiple awards in both Canada and the United States. Aside from design, he is distracted by architecture, mid-century furniture and most things automotive, mechanical and old.
Art Fundamentals, Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Production
St. Catharines-born Megan Doherty has been working alongside Maximilian Kaiser as a Graphic Designer for over six years. With a Diploma in Art and Design Fundamentals – Graphic Design Production and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Niagara College, Megan’s experience and passion for art manifests daily in her creative work at Kaiser Design. As someone who likes to stay within the lines, Megan’s love of ink and watercolour art allows her to step outside those lines and into a world where creativity reigns supreme. Megan enjoys working at Kaiser Design because each day brings a new assortment of creative projects from a wide range of clientele. As many of our clients can attest, Megan is a truly unrelenting force in the world of production and design.
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, Visual Arts
Certificate in Digital Media
Kaitie grew up for the most-part in St. Catharines. After attending Brock University and obtaining her BFA in Visual Arts with Honours, she moved to Toronto. There, she ran an art gallery while working towards a Certificate in Digital Media at OCAD University, with a focus in Graphic Design and Web Design / User Experience. Kaitie moved back to St. Catharines in 2015 and began working with Max and Megan at Kaiser Design. She loves her job, especially creating layouts, websites, labels and custom illustrations. She is thrilled to be back in the Niagara Region and working closely with those in the wine and event industries.
Tech, Design & Development
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, Economics / Minor in Computer Science
Rodrigo grew up in Mexico and lived in Ontario since September 2002. He has over 13 years of professional experience in the marketing and advertising industry with a fair understanding of graphic design as well as vast knowledge of a diverse array of web development platforms and technologies combined with a warm and friendly approach to customer service. He worked as a Network Assistant at McMaster University while attaining a double Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Psychology and a minor in Computer Science, which provide a well rounded background to his career in marketing as well Information Technology. Some of his hobbies include playing squash, chess, guitar, kayaking and cooking a mean Mexican burrito!
Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
Audrey Peters is a creative force, and we are proud to have her on the Kaiser design team. She studied at Niagara College and obtained an advanced diploma in Graphic Design with Honours.
Her preferred medium is pen and ink illustration, which is present in her Graphic Design style.
She is a serious music enthusiast, has attended over 70 concerts, and listens to almost any genre of music.
Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
Born and Raised in Fonthill, Caleigh Ellis studied at Niagara College and obtained an advanced diploma in Graphic Design with honours.
Caleigh’s main love at Kaiser Design is working with vector illustrations, minimalism and abstract designs, however she has a huge role in giving clients their voice through e-marketing.
When not at work, she enjoys painting on canvas with acrylic and oil paints in a very abstract style and has been learning about AR to bring them to life.
Photographer / Videographer
Jose Jacob is a commercial photographer currently based out of Kaiser Design Studio in Niagara. He specializes in product, food, architecture and lifestyle photography. With a passion to paint with light Jose strives to create images which are aesthetically pleasing and commercially viable. He was awarded the Nikon Portfolio of the year in 2017 and has worked for various publications as a travel photojournalist. Combining his education, experience and his personal passion, Jose is making his mark in commercial photography. Jose picked up a camera 12 years ago and it has since become a part of who he is today. Hailing from a small town from South India his passion took him to exciting places and connected him with amazing people around the country and abroad. When not in studio Jose can be found exploring new food places and shares an equal passion for movies and music.