places top talent throughout the greater New York metro area and key locations throughout the country. With 30 years creative recruitment and management experience we’ve developed a highly effectual talent evaluation method ensuring perfect matches for our candidates and clients.
We’re a boutique agency with big ideas and obsessive attention to detail. And, we’re heavy on industry expertise. We know great creative when we see it, and understand the business environments of our clients. From short-term freelance production to the permanent placement of entire creative teams we’ve helped build top brands and agencies who mak their mark with our talent. We have deep experience in all levels of premium recruitment within design firms, corporations, advertising agencies and technology companies.
Call Karl Heine at 203-838-7772 or email for immediate requests. We invite new clients to complete our Talent Request Form
at any time.
Heine has more than thirty five years experience in the marketing communications sector 30+ years in the field of creative professional recruitment and the development of all levels of talent for major brands, agencies, design firms, corporate communications and companies. Heine has remained hands-on as a creative professional throughout his career, winning numerous design awards and accolades. He lectures frequently at design institutions and industry associations.
Past engagements include: AIGA UPState, AIGA Rhode Island, AIGA Connecticut, How Conference | Freelancers Roundtables, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Creative Circus, Syracuse University, Miami Ad School, Portfolio Center, Graphic Artist Guild, Noble Desktop, Carnegie Mellon SASD/University of Bridgeport, University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Art Directors Club, Independent Creative Club, Advertising Women of New York and the American Marketing Association.
2018 – present Ready, Set, Go! — a one day workshop for emerging students created for CADC. Karl and kHyal offer real world advice and collectively develop two distinct panel to share their experiences when exploring opportunies now and how to approach the design community.
Heine served as Adjunct Professor — Fashion Institute of Technology (Starting a Small Business for Packaging Designers), SASD, University of Bridgeport (Business Practices and Ethics for Designers and co-taught Studio V with Emily Larned) and Anhui Polytechnic University, China (Design Thinking, Typography, Studio II), State University of New York at New Paltz (Design Application/Business Practices and developed Entrepreneurial Portfolio), Miami Ad School, NYC (Product Creation and Innovation), Miami Ad School (Grad Student Advertising Workshop, Industry Hero Program). Workshop/Instructor, SVA Summer Residency Program 2015–present, Workshop Producer/Instructor, DesignerJournals™ Custom Notebook Workshop, The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, The Wadsworth Atheneum, 2014 Workshop Producer/Instructor, Digital Publishing and Branding 6-Month Workshop Series, The Amistad Center for Art and Culture, The Wadsworth Atheneum, 2013–2014. Cofounder/ Instructor, PUSH Design Camp for Creative Professionals, Block Island, 2011/2012 Instructor, “Social Media Bootcamp”, Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Annual Advertising Conference Committee, FIT, NYC, 2008/2009
Way back Illustration at the University of Bridgeport in the early 90s.
2014 – 2018 Heine served as a Director-at-Large, TDC/Type Directors Club membership Chair/SWAG Guru, 2016/Co-Chair of TDC/62 Competition. An active Member of the AIGA | NYC Chapter, was a Founding Board Member of the AIGA BrandCentral formerly Metro-North Chapter | CT and served as the Recruitment/Events Chair from 20092010, ADC, Spark/NYC, CADC | Connecticut Art Directors Club served as a Board Member twice 19952000 and 20052008 and received a life time achievement award in 2019.
In 2007, Heine co-founded PUSH Workshops with kHyal. PUSH is a hybrid design education model the duo created to inspire, educate and inform creative professionals at all levels, through workshops, salons and events. In 2008, they co-founded TalentEd a career development venture for creative professionals featuring resume consultation, portfolio review and coaching.
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