Haus Kato is an independent graphic design studio based in Basel, founded by Samira Liebendörfer and Dominik Denzler. We work conceptually and leave ample space for experiments. Our interests connect the accidental and the intuitive with clear approaches to the solution. In regular exchange, we develop a set of rules which are adapted to the requirements, seeking to achieve appropriate solutions, mostly by means of reduction.

Our services include:

Web Design and Programming
We specialize in the conception, design, implementation, and support of websites. We build these on a modern Content Management System (CMS) and ensure that they function and display flawlessly on all end devices. Our website implementation takes place according to the most technically advanced standards.
Our services cover everything from the transfer of an existing website into a modern CMS, to a complete web redesign. We also specialize in the customized execution of all backend programming. Thus we respond flexibly to customer requirements and are able to efficiently automate processes.

Corporate Design
The starting point for the development of any new corporate design or brand is the conceptual phase. The needs and requirements of the company are analyzed in close collaboration with the customer. From this exchange, we derive foundational parameters for the design. After being applied to the required media, the corporate design is made visible and effective to the outside world

Art Direction
Art Direction includes the conception, development, and implementation of mostly multimedia projects. Project leadership and management are often part of the task. We define visual requirements which are implemented according to exact specifications defined by ourselves, or in collaboration with outside experts from the fields of visual communication. The goal is always to create a common vision.

Editorial and Book Design
For various content types we determine a suitable format and medium. We develop and define the layout, the visual language, the typography, and the format. The whole work is unified by a consistent visual language. For recurring publications, the layout can be designed as a series. To this end, we create a concept and if desired maintain the content on a recurring basis. Furthermore, we also work together with copywriters, photographers or illustrators to refine the work.

Our studio specializes in typography. Thus, we attach great importance to the careful matching of fonts and format with the required application. In order to accurately communicate the vision and nature of a company, brand, or person, it is necessary to use fonts that unmistakably convey that identity. Our typography services include the design of lettering, word marks, or logos, as well as layout and format.

Want to work on your next project with us? Have an idea for an exciting collaboration? We are happy to invite you for a coffee to discuss your project without obligation. Please write to and we will get back to you.

Haus Kato GmbH
Bärenfelserstrasse 40
CH-4057 Basel
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+41 61 691 00 07


Thank you to our clients:

Ariane Koch and Sarina Scheidegger
Atelier für Architektologie
Axanto AG
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bosco Möbel
Bossard & Geiser
Division of Cultural Affairs Basel-Stadt
DOCK Archiv, Discourse and art space
Dr. Kuckucks Labrador
Equine Osteopathy of Southeast Switzerland
Förderverein Neues Orchester Basel
Gabriel Heusser
Gymnasium Bäumlihof Basel
Institute for Drone Work
Kunsthalle Basel
Musikschule Riehen
FHNW School of Education
Simon Denzler
SOL Management Solutions
Sommer & Sons

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