Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark, and was inspired to take on graphic design as a result of his life long passion for skateboarding. He began at an early age to develop his skills, inspired by skateboard-art and album covers. Growing up in Denmark, the long tradition of scandinavian functional minimalism, is inevitable and the result today is a unique artist with brilliant ideas running a studio, a clothing/surfing brand and exhibiting in art-galleries all over the world.
He is motivated by a simple goal that resonates throughout his work: ”I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day. Nobody else can do that for us. Have fun, do what you love, love what you do. We might get thrown off this spinning ball of iron and mantle tomorrow.”
He currently lives and works in Barcelona.
I’m Barcelona-based graphic designer and art director.
I work on both printed and digital media, focusing on art direction, corporate and visual identities, books, magazines, web design and typography. My field of work also includes conceptualization, signage systems, development of campaigns as well as other media communications.
In recent years, I have worked for studios such as Folch, Clase and Firma. Currently, I am Head of Design at Séptimo, a branding and design office based in Barcelona. I also cater to national and international clients across an open range of fields providing freelance art direction and graphic design. Some of the most renowned clients I've worked for as freelance are Nike, Lacoste or Bershka.