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 have opened an artist shop at threadless in the US (worldwide shipping) where I have own designs applied to apparel and home goods and accessories. Visit the shop.

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.

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