Alex got his first break in advertising at age 12 when he discovered the lucrative world of eBay. Alex, or KoolKid1000 as he was known by his clients, honed his craft for persuasive writing whilst selling such products as snow globes, his sister’s stationery and anything else he believed his family members wouldn’t miss.

Despite his early success online, Alex went on to further study and completed a Diploma of Advertising at RMIT, as well as Australia’s renowned AWARD School. His 97.2% Seller Rating and industry awards has since earned him positions at several respected agencies.
 

 

Ad story

McCann New York

Ogilvy Melbourne

AWARD School Melbourne Tutor

AJF Partnership

Fenton Stephens

 

Awards

 D&AD Impact - Education - WOOD PENCIL - 2017

Clios - Innovation - SILVER - 2017

Clios - Product Design - BRONZE - 2017

Clios - Digital/Mobile apps - FINALIST - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data integration - GOLD - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Use of Real-time Data - SILVER - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Driven Product - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Collection/Research - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Lions - Media - Corporate Social Responsibility - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Lions - Mobile - Utilities - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Lions - PR - Use of Web Platform & Apps - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Lions - Mobile - Activation by Location - SHORTLIST - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Enhancement - SHORTLIST - 2017

Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Technology - SHORTLIST - 2017

Cannes Lions - Digital Craft - Curation of Data - SHORTLIST - 2017

ADMA AC&E Pinncacle Award - Innovation - 2017

ADMA AC&E Award - Data Strategy - 2017

ADMA AC&E Award - Mobile Marketing - 2017

Spikes - Mobile Apps - GOLD - 2017

Spikes - Digital Craft - BRONZE - 2017

Spikes - Direct - Use of Mobile - SILVER - 2017

Spikes - Direct - Use of Data - SILVER - 2017

Spikes - Promo/Activation - Use of Technology - SILVER - 2017

Spikes - Mobile Activation - BRONZE - 2017

Spikes - Promo/Activation - Corp Responsibility - BRONZE - 2017

Spikes - Media - Real Time Data - BRONZE - 2017

Spikes - PR - Financial Products - BRONZE - 2017

AdStars - Mobile - Product/Service - SILVER - 2017

AdStars - Mobile - Mobile Craft - SILVER - 2017

AdStars - Mobile - Applications/Games - SILVER - 2017

AdStars - Design - Design Craft - BRONZE - 2017

AdStars - Design - Product/Service - BRONZE - 2017

Cannes Young Lions National Winner - Cyber - 2017

Cannes Young Lions National Finalist - Cyber - 2017

Best Ads - TVC of The Week - AAMI Woop Woop - 2017

Ad News Young Guns List - 2016

Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Cyber - 2016

AdStars - Puma Big Shot - Finalist (Outdoor) - 2016

AdStars - MCEC Break Conventions- Finalist (Design) - 2016

APAC Effies - Officemax - A Day Made Better - Bronze - 2016

ADMA Young Creative of the Year - 2015

Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Digital - 2015

2015 - Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Print

Young Glory International Winner Round 2 - 2013

Melbourne Art Directors Club Award – DM Self Promotion - 2012

RMIT Most Outstanding Student - 2010

Clemenger BBDO Seven Brains Finalist - 2010

RMIT Most Outstanding Student - 2009

 

 


 

As a young freelance designer, Karsten worked hard to satisfy his clients and even harder to evade proper 9 – 5 employment - with rumours that he surfed more mid-week waves than any other creative in Melbourne.

Since succumbing to the “real world”, Karsten's  work has been awarded around the world in film, digital and innovation categories. Most recently, his work for Australia's largest insurance brand was awarded a Cannes Gold Lion in Creative Data.

He, and his partner Alex, also became Cannes Young Lion Australia winners and ADMA’s Young Creatives of the Year.

 

 

Ad story

McCann New York

Ogilvy Melbourne

AWARD School Melbourne Tutor

The Brand Agency Melbourne

Freelance Designer

 

Awards

2017 - D&AD Impact - Education - WOOD PENCIL

2017 - Clios - Innovation - SILVER

2017 - Clios - Product Design - BRONZE

2017 - Clios - Digital/Mobile apps - FINALIST

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data integration - GOLD 

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Use of Real-time Data - SILVER

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Driven Product - BRONZE

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Collection/Research - BRONZE

2017 - Cannes Lions - Media - Corporate Social Responsibility - BRONZE

2017 - Cannes Lions - Mobile - Utilities - BRONZE

2017 - Cannes Lions - PR - Use of Web Platform & Apps - BRONZE 

2017 - Cannes Lions - Mobile - Activation by Location - SHORTLIST

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Enhancement - SHORTLIST

2017 - Cannes Lions - Creative Data - Data Technology - SHORTLIST

2017 - Cannes Lions - Digital Craft - Curation of Data - SHORTLIST

2017 - ADMA AC&E Pinncacle Award - Innovation

2017 - ADMA AC&E Award - Data Strategy

2017 - ADMA AC&E Award - Mobile Marketing

2017 - Spikes - Mobile Apps - GOLD

2017 - Spikes - Digital Craft - BRONZE

2017 - Spikes - Direct - Use of Mobile - SILVER

2017 - Spikes - Direct - Use of Data - SILVER

2017 - Spikes - Promo/Activation - Use of Technology - SILVER

2017 - Spikes - Mobile Activation - BRONZE

2017 - Spikes - Promo/Activation - Corp Responsibility - BRONZE

2017 - Spikes - Media - Real Time Data - BRONZE

2017 - Spikes - PR - Financial Products - BRONZE

2017 - AdStars - Mobile - Product/Service - SILVER

2017 - AdStars - Mobile - Mobile Craft - SILVER

2017 - AdStars - Mobile - Applications/Games - SILVER

2017 - AdStars - Design - Design Craft - BRONZE

2017 - AdStars - Design - Product/Service - BRONZE

2017 - Cannes Young Lions National Winner - Cyber

2017 - Cannes Young Lions National Finalist - Cyber

2017 - AWARD Awards - The AAMIs - Finalist - Film Craft

2017 - Best Ads - TVC of The Week - AAMI Woop Woop

2016 - Ad News Young Guns List

2016 - Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Cyber

2016 - New York Festival - The AAMIs - Finalist - Film  (Art Direction) 

2016 - Spikes Asia - The AAMIs - Finalist - Film (Art Direction) 

2016 - AdStars - Puma Big Shot - Finalist (Outdoor) 

2016 - AdStars - MCEC Break Conventions- Finalist (Design)

2016 - Axis - The AAMIs  - Finalist (Animation/Design/Visual Effects)

2016 - APAC Effies - Officemax - A Day Made Better - Bronze

2015 - ADMA Young Creative of the Year

2015 - Ogilvy Excellence Award

2015 - Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Digital

2015 - Cannes Young Lions National Finalist – Print

2014 - Ogilvy Rookie Award

2013 - Cannes Lions - Media - Use of Special Events - BRONZE

2013 - Cannes Lions - Media - Charities, Public Health & Safety - BRONZE

2013 - Spike Asia - PR - Corporate Responsibility - BRONZE

2013 - One Show - Design for the Greater Good - In Book

2013 - Melbourne Award School Top 10