Karl Fountaine

Karl conceived two things in the year 2000: Firstly, his own business, and secondly, his first child.
His philosophy: ‘nothing like a little pressure to make a diamond’

Today he’s our Creative Director and the proud dad of three great kids. Entering the design arena in 1992, Karl worked in advertising and design agencies before leaving for a stint in Australia, training in computer assisted design and working for Walt Disney as an illustrator. Returning to New Zealand in the mid-90s, he worked as Creative Director of a national advertising agency and marketing company (working predominantly with tourism related accounts), before founding Fountaine Design.

When Karl’s not in the office he can likely be found wandering the banks of a high country stream with his fly rod. Or of course, enjoying the company of the lovely Nerelle and children.