Self portrait

Self portrait

About me

Kobolt is a small but capable graphic design agency – personified by me, Johan Siebke – based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. 

This has been my beat since 1999, although clients are both local and far-flung. During these years I have worked as a designer for Virgin Atlantic (1998–2001) and as self-employed (Siebke Design). 

In 2008 I set up Woodhouse Creative together with Paul Lawson and I'm still a partner there. If you're in need of a bespoke website, Woodhouse Creative is better suited due to its collaboration with advanced web developers and being VAT registered – get in touch.

Kobolt is a resurrection of Siebke Design, now with a shorter and sweeter brand name ("Siebke Design" is neither catchy nor easy to say!). 

When not designing for clients I practise image making with my camera, Photoshop and Illustrator. Select images are and will be uploaded to Alamy stock image library (read more here). I also practise guitar but with a more questionable result. I am still trying to figure out whether I'm left or right-handed; my pen says left-handed and my guitar right-handed. The confusion unfortunately leaves me somewhat technically challenged on this otherwise wonderful instrument. Another hobby is drinking real ales. That I can do with both hands.

There are some other outlets for my creative ideas on the drawing board as well – but we'll have to wait and see what happens... And then there is the blog which will have case studies as well as everyday musings.

Clients of all sizes are welcome – and for those smaller set-ups with limited budgets: I am not VAT registered, which will save you 20% if the same goes for you.

See also these pages: Logo design, Website design, Print design