Eric Karjaluoto


I work at a startup called Officehours. Through it people share insight and make meaningful connections.

For the past 16 years I’ve provided strategy and design services at smashLAB (our clients include: Saltspring Soapworks, Arc’teryx, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, The Vancouver Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, Tourism Vancouver, and UMN’s Institute on the Environment). This work has been recognized by TIME, Communication Arts, Icograda, and others.

I wrote a couple of books including The Design Method and Speak Human. I also used to maintain a blog at ideasonideas. I just started a new web comic called Mastobwasto.

My wife, sons, and I live in Vancouver, where we run, hike, mountain bike, ski (skinny and wide skis), and go camping.

I enjoy helping organizations and people identify purpose, communicate values/ideas, build things, and make meaningful connections. If you need help, request a session on Officehours.

What I’m doing now, and what I don’t do.

Last edited December 22, 2016