The studio



Kurz Gestaltung is a Berlin-based graphic design practice founded by Carolin Kurz (now Carolin Jap Lim) accompanied by a cast of further specialists. We create printed and digital graphics for businesses and cultural organizations in the British and German markets. We are proud to maintain long-term partnerships with many of our clients. Every project, whatever its size or complexity, gets the same high-level dedication and care. The use of typography is a strong focus.


Carolin studied visual communication at the Royal College of Art, London, the London College of Communication, and the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York between 1994 and 2000. She worked for art and design publisher Booth-Clibborn Editions in London before moving to Berlin in 2001. Here she set up a design studio, initially in partnership, then solo since 2007. She has over twenty years’ experience working with the corporate and cultural sectors.



For every project, we assemble a bespoke team of experts from our pool of associate designers, photographers, illustrators, copywriters and programmers; for every client we are focused on developing made-to-measure outcomes.

Consulting, concept development and art direction

  • Editorial design
  • Visual identity
  • Brand development
  • Website design

Design and realisation

  • Advertisements
  • Artists’ publications
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Logos
  • Magazines
  • Posters, billboards
  • Signage
  • Stationery
  • Websites


Project management

  • Job costing
  • Timeline management
  • Production management

A selection of our clients

Authors & artists

  • Astali / Pierce, Berlin
  • Bernd Trasberger, Berlin
  • Daniel Pflumm, Berlin
  • DD Handon, Frankfurt / Main
  • Eve Sussman & the Rufus Corporation, New York
  • Fernando Botero, New York / Paris
  • Georg Baselitz, Salzburg
  • Klaus-Martin Treder, Berlin
  • Marcus Weber, Berlin
  • Mario Asef, Berlin
  • Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Berlin
  • Peter Duka, Berlin
  • Peter Jap Lim, Berlin
  • Raïssa Venables, New York
  • Sonja Klee, Schwäbisch Hall
  • Sonya Schönberger, Berlin
  • Zoë Mendelson, London


  • ArbeitGestalten Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Ahlhoff, Berlin
  • Radiologische Praxis Hofbauer Danz Fischer (Radiology practice), Sindelfingen
  • KLH Sustainability, London
  • KURZ blumen (Flower wholesale company), Stuttgart
  • Lambsdorff Rechtsanwälte (Law firm), Berlin
  • Meyer-Köring Rechtsanwälte | Steuerberater (Law firm), Berlin / Bonn
  • Momentum structural engineers, London / Bath
  • Villa Grisebach Auctions, Berlin
  • Vastint Holding B.V.
  • Wembley Park, London

Galleries, museums & publishers

  • Barbican Art, London
  • Bayer Kultur, Leverkusen
  • Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
  • Booth-Clibborn Editions, London
  • carlier | gebauer, Berlin
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
  • Dummy Verlag, Berlin
  • Galerie Neu, Berlin
  • Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart / Berlin
  • KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
  • Kunsthaus im Kunstkulturquartier, Nürnberg
  • Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld / Berlin
  • Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Photography Now, Berlin
  • Prestel Verlag, München
  • Royal College of Art, London
  • Sammlung Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
  • Stadtmuseum Berlin


  • AGD (Alliance of German Designers), Braunschweig
  • Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • Department of Culture, Media and Sport, London
  • Designing Buildings Wiki, London