My name is Karl Theimer and I have a passion for creating beautiful, innovative and effective designs.

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Hi, I’m Karl Theimer, a Creative Director working for a publishing company in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. I have over 28 years of experience in graphic design. Born and raised in Chicago, I grew up loving art and design, pursuing this throughout my career.

My work involves heading up the creative direction of online projects from initial discovery sessions through standard based HTML5 and CSS. I have a keen eye for good composition and can build a balanced design which I then work up with measured detail, trying to make those extra touches to improve my work as often as possible. Web standards are important to me and, like most modern web designers, I strive to have compliant, valid and semantic code behind my designs.

I enjoy other areas of design as well, I have completed various email marketing campaigns, and I have undertaken a number of print projects. I enjoy keeping up-to-date with new web trends and technologies through blogs and attending conferences and expos.


I’ve enjoyed working with clients of all sizes and profiles. Here are some of my latest projects.


“Karl is a talented, diligent team player. He worked directly with me for ten years in a fast-paced agency setting. I recommend Karl as a valued addition to any marketing team.”

Steve Durning
Creative Director

“Karl is a diligent team player with a great talent for graphic design. He has served our company well over the years, showing an eagerness to cultivate his skills and accept new challenges.”

Dan McNamara
Independent Consultant

“Karl is a very capable designer and it was a pleasure to work with him.”

Nicole Ferguson Hanna
Senior Editor R&R Newkirk

“Karl is a focused designer who knows his stuff. He always is professional and completes projects quickly and accurately.”

Anthony Meneghini
Website Content Specialist

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