Creative director / Designer
Karl is a founding partner, creative director and designer at K&i. With over 15 years of design experience in print, brand development and campaign work, Karl is the creative head at K&i. He has a talent for developing design solutions that help define and advance our clients’ uniqueness. By challenging the norm, questioning the evident, Karl creates emotional connections using visual communication. He has worked across a wide range of sectors in different countries, with clients such as Unicef, Vodacom, Grolsch, Standard Bank and Samsung. Karl’s work has been featured in numerous publications, blogs and exhibitions.
Karl was born in Durban, raised in Johannesburg, and studied graphic design at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. He graduated with distinction, receiving Cum Laude and the Sappi Think Ahead Award for his final year work. Prior to his studies, Karl spent the year of 99 with his head in the clouds. He acquired his pilot’s license with the addition of night rating and conversion on 4 aircrafts.
He later moved to London to work, and subsequently fell in love with a Swede, Ida, whom he married in 2006. They later relocated to Cape Town to establish K&i.
Karl has a keen interest in street art, succulents, 80’s hip-hop and strong cheddar.