I am Karlis, a Latvian born designer, finding inspiration in everything that’s authentic and engaging. I believe that design is not surface level, it provides a free exploration of creativity that can and should branch beyond the expected.
As a brand design intern for Turner / Cartoon Network, I have taken part in projects with companies such as Nintendo, Sony, Sainsburys and more. During my second year at Cardiff Metropolitan, I was shortlisted for the Wiser’s Creative Genius award for my employer branding campaign for Lush. Throughout my degree, I have found a passion especially for branding & advertising. I embrace the opportunity to conjure emotion and atmosphere through the curation of bespoke design. I values the impact of harmonious relationships between strong ideas and visual language, which I believe is best achieved through patience, hard work and a trust in the process.
The Wisdom Of The Cave
Final Major Project
The Wisdom of the Cave is an experimental installation that discusses the very topical theme of the dangers of misinformation & filter bubbles, incorporating symbolism from Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”.
The installation invites the audience to select one of fourteen controversial topics being discussed in modern society and through the utilisation of experimental typography & visual elements, explores how misinformation can alter a society’s view on these issues. The aim of the project is to question the role of digital media in building the perception of the world around us.
The aim of the project is to question
the role of digital media in building
the perception of the world around us.
The visual language consists of multiple
3D models displayed in iridescent colours,
embracing the full colour palette of the
The Multi-Sensory Experience
The Multi-Sensory Experience is a research paper that explores the value of addressing all five senses when developing a brand identity, examining case studies from existing brands. The brief is approached like a branding project – led by a visual identity that guides the narrative.
The five symbols represent the five senses and direct the reader through the content. The visual language consists of multiple 3D models displayed in iridescent colours, embracing the full colour palette of the sensory world.