Karlssonwilker and Adobe Muse

Part of “Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet,” a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA

This webcast was recorded on January 23, 2013. Watch this session.

In this webcast, Hjalti Karlsson and Sandra Shizuka of award-winning design studio karlssonwilker share their experience working with web design software Adobe Muse to create a website for their ninth annual World Graphic Design Foosball Championship event in New York. In a demonstration by Adobe expert Dani Beaumont, Adobe Muse is utilized to create HTML websites without writing code.


karlssonwilker is the design studio of Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker from Germany, founded in late 2000 and located in the heart of New York City. Together with a small team, they work directly and independently with an eclectic mix of cultural and commercial clients, from local non-profits to global corporations. They have won numerous awards, and their work has appeared in many major national and international design publications. They frequently lecture and hold workshops around the world. Their seminal monograph tellmewhy, on the first 24 months in the design business, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. Clients include Nintendo, Puma, MTV, Diesel, Vitra, TIME magazine, Adobe, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, The Rockefeller Foundation, Museum of the Moving Image, Capitol Records, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA and Creative Time.

Hjalti KarlssonSandra Shizuka 200Hjalti Karlsson was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has studied and worked in New York for the past 20 years, and recently presented at DesignMarch Reykjavik 2012. Sandra Shizuka studied at University of Porto, Portugal and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.

Dani BeaumontDani Beaumont has been managing innovative applications in the web and design space for more than 20 years. She is currently working as the group product manager on Adobe Muse, which allows visual designers to build rich HTML and CSS-based web sites without writing any code. Before this project, Beaumont was integral in the acquisition and integration of Business Catalyst into the Adobe web solutions portfolio. She's also served as the senior product manager for Adobe Fireworks and Macromedia Director.


Callie NeylanCallie Neylan is a designer, researcher and writer who has worked in visual and interaction design for renowned design firms Gensler and Teague and nonprofit media organization NPR. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle and at UMBC and MICA in Baltimore, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in design. She is an award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by Communication Arts, I.D. and AIGA, and featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and on Gizmodo.

Callie holds an MFA in design from the University of Washington and is a senior user experience designer at Microsoft where she designs user-friendly data visualization tools.

About this series

“Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet” is a webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA exclusively for members.

Great designers need more than good ideas to succeed. Knowing this, AIGA and Adobe, the official AIGA sponsor for design solutions, have designed a free members-only webinar series to explore the ways that today’s studios are creating innovative, multiplatform experiences and the tools they’re using to achieve them.

Through visual presentations and instructive case studies, visionary designers pair with Adobe experts to offer guidance to help lead you to your next breakthrough. Moderated by educator and interaction designer Callie Neylan, each session addresses industry best practices and fresh ideas for using new technology and platforms to solve client challenges.

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