Carolyn King Bio
Bio | Carolyn King
Carolyn has 25 years’ experience in graphic design, interface design, information architecture, branding and communication for online and print media.
Carolyn came to Australia from England at the tender age of 4, growing up in the beautiful Blue Mountains near Sydney. After completing a degree in Visual Communication (Sydney College of the Arts) she worked in graphic design for the educational publishing market.
In the mid 1980’s Carolyn was designing screens and information structure for an online Australian travel system based on videotex technology, well before the general public had even heard of the Internet.
She moved to the UK in 1986 and spent a number of years working for a Cambridge communication consultancy. At that time, Cambridge was the centre of a technology revolution, nicknamed “The Cambridge Phenomenon”. Initially, Carolyn was designing user guides, posters and screen interfaces to help people use new technologies. Then the consultancy merged with a large IT company, and her role focused on planning and implementing communication strategies for corporate change management programmes.
When the World Wide Web became a reality in the early 1990’s, Carolyn jumped ship from her successful management consultancy role to work for a start-up web design business. That business grew quickly and she was able to use this experience when she moved to another agency to establish a web design service there. The agency’s clients included big corporates such as BT, IBM, Coca-Cola Schweppes, KPMG, Ford and others.
After a few very productive years at the agency, Carolyn decided to establish her own freelance business so she could concentrate on the work she loves – visual design and communication. She moved back to Australia in 2004 and continues to run a freelance design business, servicing local and international clients (www.cazazz.com). Carolyn is a part-owner of new Australian search engine clickfind™ and lives in the scenic Samford Valley near Brisbane with her family.