Karim
Charlebois-Zariffa

DESIGNER & DIRECTOR
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Karim’s artistic vision as a director is a vibrant and playful one. Known for his distinctive art direction, he works in a bold color pallet with handmade tangibility and in-camera magic, both in his TV commercials and a wide variety of multi-disciplinary design based projects. His award-winning work has taken him around the world to work with the biggest brands out there. He loves to work closely with agency creatives to develop concepts together. His body of work is fun, creative and smart, just as is his approach to life.

Client list

  • Google
  • Master Card
  • Target
  • Air Canada
  • AOL
  • HP
  • Verizon
  • Nokia
  • BMW
  • Kleenex
  • Coke
  • Sagmeister
  • Little bits
  • Moo
  • Illinois lottery
  • The NewYorkTimeMagazine
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • La Presse
  • Bic
  • Videotron

Selected Awards

  • 2015 -- Design Museum - Designs of the year (field experiements)
  • 2013 -- LE Grand prix Grafika 2013 (air canada)
  • 2012 -- Grand prix LUX categorie objet (yota)
  • 2012 -- JuryFAU Florida University
  • 2011 -- Gemini award for opening of (La Liste)
  • 2011 -- Grand prix CREA artisant (fête national)
  • 2011 -- Concours Grafika animation (de père en flic)
  • 2010 -- Concours Lux (de père en flic)
  • 2010 -- Jury for the concours Grafika (CANADA)
  • 2010 -- Print Magazine 20 under 30 (all)
  • 2010 -- Grand prix Grafika animation (stm)
  • 2010 -- Jury for ADC Young guns (USA)
  • 2009 -- Grand prix grafika site web (karimzariffa.com)
  • 2009 -- Applied Arts young guns (all)
  • 2008 -- Grand prix grafika animation (mtl 12)
  • 2008 -- Gemeni award (mtl 12)*
  • 2008 -- Boomrang award (karimzariffa.com)
  • 2008 -- Grand prix grafika étudiant (index)

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