Kirk Warren, CGD

Kirk Warren is a graphic designer, illustrator, educator and the principal of Kirk Warren Studio.

Kirk Warren completed his undergraduate degree, a BFA Honours in Graphic Design, at the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1992 winning several awards as a student.

Kirk worked at Grandesign for three years before leaving to start his own studio and do freelance work for several local studios. Since then he has created strategic partnerships within publishing and both interior and landscape/environmental designs where he enjoys the multi-disciplinary approach.

In 1995, Kirk Warren started teaching graphic design at the University of Manitoba School of Art and, in 1999, started teaching in the Faculty of Architecture eventually becoming Coordinator for Communications. In 2000, he became Area Chair for Graphic Design. He was an Assistant Professor/Area Chair for Graphic Design at the University of Manitoba School of Art until his return to professional practice.

In 1996, Kirk started working with illustration agency Rita Gatlin Represents (San Francisco). He no longer employs an agent but still considers illustration as a significant part of his work. He completed a masters degree (MA Illustration) at Syracuse University in 2003.

Kirk Warren, through Kirk Warren Studio, has worked on numerous publishing projects, corporate identity campaigns and environmental graphic systems including the 1999 Pan Am Games and the sign system for the Winnipeg Trails Association which won recognition in several international design awards annuals and exhibitions.

Kirk Warren was born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada and now resides in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg, Manitoba with his partner and two children.

He spends a lot of time looking and thinking about what he sees.