kHyal + Karl

Partners by Design
since 2007

Welcome! We’re kHyal and Karl, Creative Activators that leverage art and design to problem-solve, boost local economies, craft our own professional careers — and train a new workforce using proven methodologies that help individuals at any age or stage thrive at what they do best.

our work

Our Work

Events, Product and Service Design, Education, Public Art and Design, Coaching

our work

Our Brands

Select Projects

MM12
How we helped create a sold-out VIP event for Bert Stern’s never before seen prints from his last sitting with Marilyn Monroe.

SoNo Block Party
Our brand activation for Palace Digital as they launched their first feature film starring Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd.

Teaching

We teach individually and as a team in the USA and internationally.
For more granular detail, check out Karl Heine and kHyal on LinkedIn.

Illustration Summer Residency Program
School of Visual Arts
New York, NY

Undergrad Design Program
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Graphic Design Program
School of Arts
Anhui Polytechnic University
Wuhu City, China

Graduate Design Program
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA

Virtual Design Program
Aurora College
Shanghai, China

Product Innovation and Creation
Graduate Advertising Program
M.AD School of Ideas
Miami Ad School
New York, NY

Packaging Design Program
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY

Graphic Design Program
SUNY New Paltz
New York, NY

Graphic Design Program
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Industry Experts

We are often called upon as design and advertising judges, jurors and critics.
Below are a selection of our team efforts.

Jurors
Le Book Connections
New York, NY

Guest Lecturers
Michael Graves College
Robert Busch School of Design
Kean University
Union, NJ

Reviewers
5th Annual Portfolio Reviews
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Connecticut Chapter
Stamford, CT

Presenters
HOW Design Live
Creative Freelancers Conference

Boston, MA

Judges
51st Annual Awards
New Jersey Ad Club

Judges
Design Awards
Design Arts Museum
School of Arts, Anhui Polytechnic University
Wuhu, China

Judges & Award Designers
Project Upcycle Sustainable Design Awards
Hasbro
Pawtucket, RI

Guest Lecturers
School of Arts, Anhui Polytechnic University
Wuhu, China

Guest Lecturers
The Creative Circus
Atlanta, GA

Advertising Conference Committee
Advertising Women New York (AWNY)
New York, NY

Guest Lecturers
Industry Heroes Program
M.AD School of Ideas
Miami Ad School
New York, NY

Guest Lecturers
Branding, Marketing and Social Media for Designers
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
New York, NY

Guest Lecturers
Industry Heroes Program
M.AD School of Ideas
Miami Ad School
Miami, FL

Coproducers / Presenters
Student Conference
Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC)

Presenters
Get Worked Up Conference
AIGA Upstate New York
Syracuse, NY

Guest Critics
Graphic Design Program
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Material Jurors
Material ConneXion
New York, NY

Resume and Portfolio Clinic Subcommittee
Advertising Women New York (AWNY)
New York, NY

Media Partners
Better World by Design
International Design Conference
RISD / Brown University
Providence, RI

Jurors
IDSA Student Merit Awards
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Industry Heroes
Advertising Workshop Teaching Residency
M.AD School of Ideas
Miami Ad School
Miami, FL

Presenters
Tips for Professional Success
AIGA Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Industrial Design Critics
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Guest Lecturers
New Media and Digital Design Program
Fordham University
New York, NY

Reviewers
Think:FWD
Behance Portfolio Reviews
New Haven, CT

Presenters
Student Conference
Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC)
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

Judges
Portfolio Awards
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Judges
Big W Awards
Westchester Ad Club
Westchester, NY

Portfolio & Resume Ninjas

We have collectively reviewed thousands of design portfolios and resumes.
Here are some of the places we’ve been invited.

  • Advertising Women New York (AWNY)
  • AIGA Connecticut
  • AIGA Design Educators
  • AIGA Rhode Island
  • AIGA Upstate New York
  • Anhui Polytechnic University—China
  • Art Directors Club—New York
  • Carnegie Mellon University—Pittsburgh
  • Central Connecticut State University—New Britain
  • Cleveland Institute of Art—Cleveland
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC)
  • Fashion Graduate Week—London
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—NYC
  • Gateway Community College—New Haven
  • Graphic Artist Guild—NYC
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Hong Kong
  • Hygienic Artist Academy—New London
  • ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University—NYC
  • Kutztown University—Pennsylvania
  • Le Book Connections—NYC
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design—Boston
  • M.AD School of Ideas (Miami Ad School)—Miami
  • M.AD School of Ideas (Miami Ad School)—NYC
  • Marist College—Poughkeepsie
  • Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University—NYC
  • New York City College of Technology—NYC
  • Noble Desktop—NYC
  • Portfolio Center—Atlanta
  • Pratt Institute—NYC
  • Parsons The New School for Design—NYC
  • Quinnipiac University—Hamden
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)—Providence
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)—NYC
  • Sacred Heart University—Fairfield
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design—Bridgeport
  • School of Visual Arts (SVA)—NYC
  • SUNY New Paltz—NY
  • SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program—NYC
  • Syracuse University—NY
  • The Creative Circus—Atlanta
  • The Portfolio Center—Atlanta
  • The One Club for Creativity—NYC
  • Think:FWD, Behance Portfolio Reviews
  • Tyler School of Art at Temple University—Philadelphia
  • University of Bridgeport—Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut—Storrs
  • University of Hartford Art School—Hartford
  • University of the Arts—London
  • USC Roski School of Art and Design—Los Angeles
  • VPA School of Design at Syracuse University—Syracuse
  • Western Connecticut State University—Danbury

Our Personal Art + Photography

kHyal’s Art
Website: kHyal.net
Instagram: @MegaGlamster

Other kHyal Channels
Instagram: @MegaGlamStyle @GetfiZz @WeathersKwirl
LinkedIn: kHyal

Karl’s Photography
Website: KarlHeine.com
Instagram: @KarlHeine

Other Karl Channels
Instagram: @DesignerJournals
LinkedIn: Karl Heine

Other kHyal + Karl Channels
Instagram: @kHyalandKarl @SECTIONculture

locations

Places We’ve Worked

United States

  • Atlanta
  • Block Island
  • Boston
  • Bridgeport
  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Cincinnati
  • Detroit
  • Hartford
  • Jersey City
  • Joshua Tree
  • Las Vegas
  • Long Island City
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • New Haven
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Pittsburg
  • Philadelphia
  • Providence
  • Palm Springs
  • Portland
  • Queens
  • Rochester
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Syracuse
  • Washington, DC

Argentina
– Buenos Aires

Belgium
– Antwerp
– Brussels

Canada
– Montreal

China
– Beijing
– Hong Kong
– Nanjing
– Shanghai
– Wuhu

Costa Rica
– Escazu
– San Jose

France
– Cannes
– Paris
– Toulon

Germany
– Berlin

Italy
– Fabriano
– Florence
– Milan
– Venice

Japan
– Tokyo

Panama
– Panama City

Mexico
– Mexico City

Norway
– Oslo
– Bergen

Sweden
– Stockholm

Switzerland
– Basel
– Zurich

UK
– London

locations
clients

Who We’ve Worked With

clients

Colleges, Universities & Schools

  • Anhui Polytechnic University—China
  • Brown University—Providence
  • Carnegie Mellon University—Pittsburgh
  • Central Connecticut State University—New Britain
  • Cleveland Institute of Art—Cleveland
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—NYC
  • Fordham University—NYC
  • Gateway Community College—New Haven
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Hong Kong, China
  • Hygienic Artist Academy
  • ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University—NYC
  • Kean Univeristy—New Jersey
  • Kutztown University—Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design—Boston
  • M.AD School of Ideas (Miami Ad School)—Miami
  • M.AD School of Ideas (Miami Ad School)—NYC
  • Marist College—Poughkeepsie
  • Michael Graves College—New Jersey
  • Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University—NYC
  • New York City College of Technology—NYC
  • Portfolio Center—Atlanta
  • Pratt Institute—NYC
  • Parsons The New School for Design—NYC
  • Quinnipiac University—Hamden
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)—Providence
  • Robert Busch School of Design—New Jersey
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)—NYC
  • Sacred Heart University—Fairfield
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design—Bridgeport
  • SUNY New Paltz—NY
  • School of Visual Arts (SVA)—NYC
  • SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program—NYC
  • The Cooper Union—NYC
  • The Creative Circus—Atlanta
  • The Portfolio Center—Atlanta
  • Tyler School of Art at Temple University—Philadelphia
  • University of Bridgeport—Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut—Storrs
  • University of Hartford Art School—Hartford
  • University of the Arts—London
  • USC Roski School of Art and Design—Los Angeles
  • VPA School of Design at Syracuse University—Syracuse
  • Western Connecticut State University—Danbury

Industry Associations

  • American Marketing Association
  • Advertising Women of New York
  • AIGA Connecticut
  • AIGA Brand Central
  • AIGA Philadelphia
  • AIGA Rhode Island
  • AIGA Upstate New York
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • ANA Educational Foundation
  • Art Directors Club New York
  • Bookbuilders of Boston
  • Book Industry Guild of New York
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club
  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • Independent Creative Club of CT
  • New Jersey Ad Club
  • The Art Directors Club, New York
  • The One Club
  • Type Directors Club New York

Art and Design-related Entities

  • A2A Studios
  • A Better World by Design
  • Adobe MAX
  • Bert Stern
  • Carbon War Room
  • Carriage Barn Arts Center
  • Clementina Arts Foundation
  • CreativePro
  • Creative Tech Week New York
  • Designers & Books
  • Eggo Arte Buenos Aires
  • Emily Cohen
  • Fabhaus
  • Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
  • Franklin Street Works
  • Frieze, the Americas and Asia
  • Fuseproject / Yves Behar
  • Graduate Fashion Week, London
  • GraphicDesign.com
  • How Design Live Boston
  • How Design Live San Francisco
  • Housatonic Art Museum
  • Ilise Benun
  • Leaders in Software and Art
  • Lynda.com
  • Noble Desktop
  • Northlight Fibers
  • Material ConnecXion
  • Mohawk
  • Morning Salon at FIT
  • Norwalk 2.0
  • Ocean View Foundation
  • Palace Digital
  • Photoville
  • R/GA
  • Solange Guez + Arte Contemporaneo
  • STORY New York
  • Tate Americas Foundation
  • The Connecticut Forum
  • The Design Observer Group
  • Wakeman Boys & Girls Clubs
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Contact Us

kHyal + Karl
AmFab Studio #4-304
1069 Connecticut Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607
+1 (203) 838 7772

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    Hire us! We’re available for:

    • Brand Activations
    • Speaking Engagements / Podcasts / Interviews
    • Teaching
    • Workshops
    • Event Ideation + Launches
    • Content Development
    • Public Art + Design Projects
    • Career Coaching
    • Resume + Portfolio Consulting
    • Creative Economy Initiatives
    • People Ops
    • Talent Recruitment
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