OPEN HERE FOR DESIGN is a graphic design studio with specialist knowledge in corporate identity, brand identity and packaging design, founded in April 2012 and based in Johannesburg.

Dairin Ashley believes in designing beautiful, simple and effective creative solutions. Be it corporate identity, brand identity, a logo or a complete range of packaging, OPEN HERE FOR DESIGN has the expertise to create a unique brand image for the business or product. Each project is analysed and assessed according to it's own specific needs and requirements.

OPEN HERE FOR DESIGN strives to deliver creative solutions that generate the ‘desire response’. This ‘desire response’ is called the 'first moment of truth'. In this 'moment' the customer will either choose your brand or not. People resonate strongly with what makes them feel good, and will be loyal to brands that consistently deliver a message that builds their trust. Delivering a positive and consistent message is what cements a lasting relationship with a brand.

OPEN HERE FOR DESIGN is committed to excellence and delivering on promises. Dairin strives to make the process from concept through to production as easy and hassle-free as possible. A very personalised service is offered along with a vast technical knowledge of materials (paper, plastics, metal, glass), production and printing method's, as well as long term relationships with suppliers and manufacturers, to enable the best results.

Where it serves the best interests of the client, Dairin will collaborate with other skilled associated professionals, such as marketing and communications specialists, website designers, photographers, copywriters and illustrators to provide an effective and seamless design service.


  • Corporate Identity
  • Brand Identity
  • Packaging Design
  • Name Generation
  • Visual Language
  • Identity Guidelines
  • Logo Design
  • Stationery
  • Brochures, Leaflets, Folders, Menus
  • Branding : Posters, Banners, Vehicle Signage
  • Signage
  • Photographic Direction

BEE Status 2017

OPEN HERE FOR DESIGN qualifies as a Exempt Micro-Enterprise - Level 4 compliance.


It's important to establish clear and easy-going working relationships, because the best things happen when everyone involved is on the same page, and are happy and getting along well. To make things easy, please read the short and sweet stuff about 'HOW THINGS WORK'


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