Designer Profile: Lukas Haider

Designer Profile: Lukas Haider

Lukas Haider is a next level freelance designer that hails from Graz, Austria.

His style — a mix of bold typography, compelling geometric shapes and fascinating colour palettes — creates impactful, crisp and interesting work that simply resonates within me.  I contacted Lukas recently to gather an insight on his process, as well as his inspirations and aspirations.

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself, something we wouldn't find on your website.

I'm in my early twenties, the second oldest of 4 children and I have a cat named 'Moritz'.

Lukas Haider Poster Design

Poster design for Joyce Muniz, a Vienna-based, Brazilian DJane, vocalist and producer by Lukas Haider

What is the process you generally pursue for each project?

Each project needs its room for individuality but the general procedure is always the same: the project starts with a briefing, then the main followup procedure and finally the finished work.

In terms of creativity and new and unconventional solution approaches, some projects challenge me more and some less. However, in the end the client has to be satisfied and the solution approach deducible.

There's one thing that I can't miss while working: Putting on my headphones and listening to some good music.

Your projects have a unique and striking colour palette - do you always choose this yourself? How do you go about doing it?

I try to reflect certain moods and emotions by using different colour schemes. Sometimes photos help me by picking matching colors.

Lukas Haider Poster Design

Poster series for the regularly held event Adana Night at Club Ego by Lukas Haider

Which designers are you inspired by and why?

Keith Davis

I like his solid and minimal approach in dealing with lines and shapes.


Leif Podhajsky

He worked with artists such as Foals, Mount Kimbie and Lykke Li. I am especially fascinated with his experimental look, which is a combination of digital and analog elements.


What's the craziest thing a client has asked you to do?

What still surprises me the most are some client's low appreciation for projects and also the request to work for free.

What is your dream project to work on?

To be honest I don't really have a specific dream project that I would like to work on. It's important for me to work on exciting new projects that also challenge me. It doesn't really matter if they're a big or small piece of work.

You can view his online portfolio at lukashaider.com, designed and developed by the equally talented Philipp Rappold.