Mark1 Labs


Mark1 Labs is a design studio specialising in user-centric design and the creative use of digital technology.

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Mark1 Labs
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We Design VR & 360 Rich Media Web & App Ads Print Branding VR & AR


Mark1 Labs is a design studio specialising in user-centric

Mark1 Labs is a design studio specialising in user-centric

design and the creative use of digital technology.

Ad Design

Online banners have been getting a bad rap for way too long, and we believe we know why. Generally, these banners are an afterthought- and often are repurposed print ads. This is the reason the banners are usually too busy and don’t clearly get the message across. We tailor our banners for the intended websites and target audiences, in either HTML5, JPG, GIF or PNG formats.


Rich Media

This ad format increases the user engagement and brand recall by creating a unique and memorable experience. Rich media is a digital ad that supports online features such as: video, galleries and store locators that encourage people to interact with the content. We build these ads using scalable, cross-screen, HTML5 technology, which allows us to create something that is extremely light and can adapt to multiple devices and screen sizes.


Web & App Design

The most important point of contact between you and your consumer is the internet- specifically your website. Not having one, or even worse, having a bad one- does more harm than good. The first thing your customers want to see is your website. We Incorporate the most current UX principles into our design process to create a website that your consumers want to be on.

See the website we made for 365 Digital

Digital Marketing
& Branding

The consumer’s brand perception is as important as the brand itself. Our digital branding guidelines will characterise and differentiate your company- ensuring your consumers will see you the way you intend. We offer a variety of online advertising services that will get your brand in front of the right eyes. Our offerings include Programmatic media buying, Google and Social Media across desktop and mobile.

See the branding we did for MiWater


VR & 360

Today's consumers demand more from brands and more from ads. They don't just want to be told a story, they want to be a part of it! Virtual Reality and 360° video content creates an immersive experience that allow brands to engage with their audiences for up to 9X longer. We create content that can seamlessly work across Facebook, YouTube and Programmatic ad inventory.

See the VR & 360 experience we created for KFC


Who are we?


We strip away the usual agency bureaucracy and confusion to keep our process cooperative and agile.

Award Winning

We are proud to already have won two awards and multiple nominations from digital, advertising and mobile awards.

Data Driven Design

We use data to drive our insights and insights to guide our designs.


We are a bunch of uniquely diverse and experienced people with a wide variety of skills.

Relationships building

We believe that a good relationship results in the best work, so we’re here to stay.


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what people say

The creative is contemporary, slick and chic for effective results on all my campaigns. They are proficient in turnaround time and a pleasure to work with.
Mala Augustine
Group Online Strategist
Educor Online Brands
Mark 1 Labs offer an exceptional service at a very affordable price. They are always willing to go the extra mile to assist a client and can deliver and exceptional quality product in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend them.
Elaine Bergenthuin
Managing Director
De Beer
Thank you for your great work!! Your professionalism is refreshing and I am very impressed.
Rein Fourie
Mark1 are MasterCard's preferred programmatic partner and when we launched the MasterPass App locally, the Mark1 Labs were an excellent resource to have to assist in the development of creative formats that needed to inform, educate and entertain a technically savvy millennial audience.
Sian Cohen
Digital Account Manager
Carat South Africa
The Mark1 team is a real pleasure to work with. Not only have they assisted in developing innovative and creative solutions for my clients but have also become a strategic business partner by supporting us in driving media solutions that deliver against the brand objectives.
Jarred Mailer-Lyons
Digital Media Strategist
The Mediashop
We have worked with many design shops and none come close to the proficiency and professionalism of the Mark1 Labs team. We always feel at ease working with them. Top notch!
Julian Jordaan
Commercial Director
365 Digital
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