Hello. Welcome to the site of graphic designer Karl Carstensen

A little bit about me
I have been tinkering with computers for as long as I can remember. It is an addiction that I can’t imagine departing from. I built my first website in the 7th grade. I am passionate about good design. I am interested in all things interactive, web, and new media. I have worked in the advertising industry for about 7 years now, and have loved every second. I work hard. Obsessively, some would say. And I am always striving to find new ways to improve myself and my skills.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Minor in Fine Arts from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. My studies there emphasised Information Technologies and Internet Marketing for my major, and Photography, Digital Media and Graphic Design as minors. My traditional studies included photography, pastels, oil, & sketch while my non-traditional studies entailed digital media, advanced Photoshop manipulation, web design & Flash.

Extensive knowledge of the entire CS5 family as well as Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Live Type, and After Effects.
Advanced knowledge of HTML, Javascript, Actionscript, XML, CSS. I have worked with Perl, JQuery, and sIFR. I also have experience with content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.

I started freelancing so that I would have an opportunity to work directly with my clients. Please click here to contact me to have a discussion about your project or to receive a quote. I am happy to provide references and samples of my work.

Thanks for taking the time to look,

Karl Carstensen