“If you think that good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

- Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover

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The three main asks every client requests at the start of a project are:

Our rule is that we can only deliver on two of the three requests at once:

*and we won’t take it on

“If a team can’t be fed by two pizzas it’s too big.” — Jeff Bezos

Let us start by introducing ourselves, we’re Studio Malvah a boutique studio made up of three passionate creatives and one powerhouse project manager. We specialise in branding, motion and digital design — which basically encompasses crafting brands, mobile apps, websites and everything in between.

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“Born through passion, fixated on progress.” — Studio Malvah

The two pizza theory

We’ve tested the pizza theory and provided Tim has had his oats and isn’t ravenous by lunch-time, our team is happily fed by two pizzas.

Of course this isn’t really about pizzas, it’s about the agility, productivity and cohesion that exists in a small team. It’s understandable that popular belief dictates that a larger team means more ideas, more hands on deck, achieving goals more swiftly. But more of the good (ideas, brainpower, workforce) also brings more of the bad (mistakes, communication lapses, laziness). …



We're a small Cape Town based design studio born through passion and fixated on progress. We create unique brand experiences on screen and on paper.

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