Curriculum Vitae Hjalti Karlsson.

Hjalti Karlsson
917 297 2294
[email protected]
karlssonwilker inc. New York
2000 to present, Founding Partner
Founded in 2000 award-winning design firm Karlssonwilker in New York.
Client projects cover wide range of disciplines; branding, corporate identity,
signage, wayfinding and branded environments, information graphics,
motion graphics, exhibit design, book design, web design, product design
and advertising. Project highlights include branding and interactive design
for Vitra ID Chair, Eastern European roadtrip to launch 2012 MINI Coupe,
creative direction for information graphics for redesigned Bloomberg’s
Businessweek (42 issues), corporate identity, wayfinding, website and
interactive user interface for The Museum of the Moving Image. branding
and motion graphics for MTV Networks, art direction and design for Al
Gore’s Our Choice, The Young Reader’s Edition, information graphics and
cover design for Time Magazine’s end of the year Top Ten Issue. In 2003,
Tellmewhy, a book about the first two years in business was published by
Princeton Architectural Press. The partners frequently judge, lecture and
give workshops on design internationally.
Clients (selected); Adobe, Al Gore, Anne Klein Group, Art Directors
Club, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Capitol Records, Creative Time, Inc.,
Dreamworks Records, FIA Belgrade, Goldman Properties, GOOD Magazine,
Guggenheim Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Interactive
Africa, Lamborghini, L’Oreal, Men’s Health, MINI Cooper, The Municipal Art
Society, Museum Of Contemporary Art, MoMA, Museum of Moving Image,
MTV Networks, New York Times Magazine, Nike, Nintendo, Princeton
Architectural Press, Puma, Rockefeller Foundation, TIME Magazine, Vitra,
Warner Bros.
Röhsska museet
Visiting address: Vasagatan 37–39
Postal address: Box 53178
se- 400 15 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel +46 -31- 368 00 00, 368 31 50
Fax +46 -31- 368 31 78
e-mail [email protected]
Sagmeister inc. New York
1996 to 2000, Designer/Art Director
Lead designer and art director for Stefan Sagmeister. Managed and
oversaw all the studio’s projects. Projects included CD packaging and
branding for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, Pat Metheny, David
Byrne and Skeleton Key, ad campaigns for HBO Productions, packaging for
Unavailable and Lucky Strike, identities for Ben Cohen’s (of Ben & Jerry’s
ice cream) Move Our Money Foundation, book designs for Lou Reed’s Pass
Thru Fire (The Collected Lyrics), David Byrne’s Your Action World (Winners
Are Losers With A New Attitude), American Photography and the studio’s
own monograph, Made You Look.
SiegelGale New York
1995 to 1996, Senior Designer
Designed and implemented all branding and marketing materials for
Warren Paper.
Arnell Group New York
1994 to 1995, Designer
Designed and art directed ad campaigns, in-store graphics, point-ofpurchase and fragrance
packaging for Banana Republic.
Additional Experience. New York
Pentagram 1994, Freelance Designer
Museum of Modern Art 1994, Contract Designer for MoMA store products
Comedy Central 1993 Freelance Designer
Press (selected)
Creative Review (UK) (featured on the cover), IDEA (Japan) (featured on
the cover), Creativity (US) (featured on the cover), X Funs (Taiwan) (featured
on the cover), inform (Denmark) (featured on the cover), novum (Germany)
(featured on the cover), Grafik (GB), YouthVision (China), o2 (China),
NewGraphic (China), Art & Design (China), Etapes (France), ID Magazine
(US), Print (US), How Magazine (US), The Drama (US), Communication
Design (US), Design Indaba (S. Africa), Azure (Canada), Form (Germany),
Röhsska museet
Visiting address: Vasagatan 37–39
Postal address: Box 53178
se- 400 15 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel +46 -31- 368 00 00, 368 31 50
Fax +46 -31- 368 31 78
e-mail [email protected]
Page (Germany), Design Studio (Latvia), Ambijenti (Serbia), ELLE Decor
(Serbia), Tecknaren (Sweden), Morgunbladid (Iceland), Vikan (Iceland), BG
Magazine (Ecuador), LaRevista (Ecuador), Addmagazine (Belgium), Identity
(Russia), Nytt Lif (Iceland).
Exhibitions (selected)
“Curious Minds: New Approaches in Design” (Israel Museum, Jerusalem,
2012, group)
“karlssonwilker = wilkerkarlsson” (The Design Museum of Iceland, 2009, solo)
“IDGB 2008” (Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China, 2008, group)
“1% Water & Our Future” (z33 Gallery, Belgium, group)
“karlssonwilker galore” (K Suns Gallery, Riga, Latvia, 2007, solo)
“Serbia Remixed” (O3one Gallery, Belgrade, and 12 other Serbian cities,
2006, solo)
“SAFE—Design Takes On Risk“ (MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York,
2005, group)
“12 Years Publikum Calendar Project”, (The One Club, New York, 2005, group)
“100 Years of Icelandic Design” (Reykjavik, 2004, group)
“” (Berlin, 2003, group)
“Young Guns 3”, Art Directors Club (New York, 2001, group)
Design Judging (recent)
“Red Dot Awards” Essen, Germany 2010, 2011.
“CLIO Design Awards” Chairman of the Jury, 2011.
“tellmewhy—The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company”
(2003, Princeton Architectural Press, New York)
“karlssonwilker’s 12 Days In Serbia” (2005, Publikum Publishing, Belgrade)
Parsons School of Design. New York
1989 to 1992, BFA, The Herman Schiller Merit Award.
The Icelandic Art School College of Art and Crafts, Iceland
1988 to 1989, Foundation
Columbia Business School, New York
Röhsska museet
Visiting address: Vasagatan 37–39
Postal address: Box 53178
se- 400 15 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel +46 -31- 368 00 00, 368 31 50
Fax +46 -31- 368 31 78
e-mail [email protected]
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