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Studio für Mediangestaltung, Wien, Austria
Oliver Kartak, born in Vienna in 1968, has been working in the fields of brand identity, communication design, photography, and film direction for 20 years. In the early 1990s he established DMC Vienna together with Hubert Schillhuber and Neville Brody. As creative director and designer he was in charge of the channel identities of television stations VIVA, VIVA2, TM3, HOT and PREMIERE Digital. In 1996 he opened his own office in Vienna; directing jobs for advertising films, the music industry, and television magazines followed. Photographic works were published in Purple Magazine (Paris), Baby Magazine (Amsterdam), and Dazed and Confused. In 2006 his first feature film was broadcast by Austrian broadcaster ORF. As professor, Kartak has been in charge of the graphic design class at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (www.klassekartak.com) since 2007. In 2008 he designed the corporate identity for Red Bull Mobile Television. In 2009 the Redesign of TV1000 Viasat and in 2010 the Redesign of ORF Eins in cooperation with DMC Munich. He has received numerous awards for his work from CCA, Art Directors Club Germany, ARC Award NY, Trend Austrian Annual Report Award, and the Art Directors Club NY. (January 2011)