Michael Karst is a senior design consultant in Toronto specializing in branding, user interface design, graphic design and digital illustration.

Equipped with more than 18 years professional experience in graphic design and a strong background in math, science and the arts, I have been working as an independent design consultant in Toronto since 2003. Since the age of ten, my education has always involved an even balance of math, science and the fine arts, starting with St. John Fine Arts School in Calgary and continuing with the program until high school.

In 1991, my family moved to Southeast Asia where I studied in Malaysia for the next three years at both British and Canadian international schools. Upon completing my high school diploma, I returned to Canada to study at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, where I completed a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Design, Major in Communication Design.

I began my career as a graphic designer at Spencer Francey Peters in Toronto, where I worked with a wide variety of blue-chip clients for more than five years, specializing in corporate branding, information design, user interface design and developing identity standards manuals before striking out on my own in 2003.

As a freelance consultant, I have had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including corporate identity and brand implementation, web application and user interface design, environmental graphics, advertising, packaging, event promotion and digital illustration.

I am a strong believer in creating simple and effective design solutions that not only achieve the project objectives, but also help to strengthen a client’s brand. If you would like to discuss an opportunity for collaborating on a project, please let me know.

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