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Company Name

Karlsson Wilker, Inc.

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Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

karlssonwilker inc. is the New York-based design studio of Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker specializing in identity and branding, environmental and experiential design, digital animation, graphics, and print for clients who appreciate an innovative and non-traditional approach to design. Hjalti and Jan started karlssonwilker inc. in 2000 and quickly became harbingers of progressive design. They collaborate directly and closely with their clients to create work that is internationally recognized and awarded. karlssonwilker’s output is engaging and unexpected, and satisfies clients’ marketing objectives. Hjalti Karlsson is from Reykjavík, Iceland. He studied at Parsons The New School for Design and has been working in New York for the past 20 years. In 2013, Hjalti was the recipient of the highest-endowed design prize in the world, the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize that acknowledges outstanding Nordic designers. Hjalti is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). Jan Wilker is from Ulm, Germany. He received his masters at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany and came to New York in 2000. Jan frequently lectures about design and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, and Cooper Union. Jan is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). Clients include Adobe Anne Klein Group Art Directors Club Bloomberg Businessweek Capitol Records Carmina Campus Creative Time 55DSL/Diesel Friends of the Highline Goldman Properties Guggenheim Museum Harvard GSD Interactive Africa Leeser Architecture L’Oreal MINI/BMW MTV Networks The Municipal Arts Society Museum of Modern Art Museum of the Moving Image New York Times Magazine Ninetendo Princeton Architectural Press Puma Skirl Records The Rockefeller Foundation TIME Magazine Viacom Vitra Warner Bros. Wolf-Gordon