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.
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.
Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
Tara was born and raised Burlington, Ontario and currently lives in St. Catharines. She attended Niagara College, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design. Tara joined the Kaiser Design crew after graduating and is the perfect addition to the creative team.
Her role as a Graphic Designer and Project Manager involves many diverse tasks. Tara manages several client accounts, from the creative design process, to customer service, to internal and external production coordination. She has an innate ability to manage both artistic and pragmatic design solutions to ensure the highest quality of work.
Tara enjoys abstract painting and drawing from her imagination. She is drawn to bold, unique design elements and favours web design and building vector graphics.
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 12 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!
Diploma in New Media Web Design
Anya was born in the Ukraine and speaks fluent Russian and Ukrainian, as well as some Vietnamese. After growing up in the Ukraine to parents who immigrated from Vietnam, she left her home county to explore her passion for web design in Canada. With a unique mind that is both creative and analytical, Anya is able to achieve a harmony between user experience design and dynamic programming functionality. A recent graduate from Niagara College in New Media Web Design, Anya is passionate about exploring motion design techniques and new trends in web content development. She favours elegant, contemporary design with state-of-the-art functionality. Her hobbies, however, tend to be less cutting-edge and include knitting, sewing, cross stitching, biking and swimming.
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.