Kai Bernau (born 1978) Born 1978 in Germany, came to The Hague to finish his studies in 2004. Has not managed to leave. Married to his business partner Susana Carvalho. Started Atelier Carvalho Bernau in 2005. The couple have a kid, she’s five. Since 2011 Kai has been teaching at MATD in ÉCAL, he has also been a guest teacher at HFBK Hamburg. Kai makes pretty good cocktails.
Atelier Carvalho Bernau designs reading experiences, from typeface to graphic interface, for culture and commerce. Research projects lead us to new starting points for our self-initiated work and for commissioners. Any assignment is an opportunity to question the role and understanding of design, each project is a tight-rope walk between applied realism and free-form optimism.