Carl Robertshaw is a unique multidisciplinary designer and artist, working with an inclusive approach at the intersection of performance, engineering and fine art.
Over the past 25 years Carl has enjoyed collaborating with artists such as Bjork, Kylie Minogue, Hussein Chalayan, Take That, Peter Gabriel, Anohni, Coldplay, Editors and Ellie Goulding. Carl’s work has been celebrated on world stages such as The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Manchester International Festival and the 2012 London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.
Carl is a Graduate of Central St Martins School of Art and Design with a BA Honours' degree in Graphic Design. He is also the 5-time World Sport Kite Champion.
Carl’s passion extends beyond kites through a spectrum of science, art and nature that feeds directly into his work. He has made installations for The Hayward Gallery, ArtEvento Italy and The London Design Biennale that explore movement, specifically fluid dynamics and wave patterns in light and air.
Carl was instrumental in developing and designing The Hatchling, potentially the worlds largest non mechanical flying puppet in the form of a dragon that roamed Plymouth and then flew away across the ocean.
Carl enjoys an ongoing relationship with Oxford Space Systems developing deployable satellites with designs currently operating in Low Earth Orbit.