We are Full Concept, Design & Execution

Kartwheel’s designs, led by Creative Director David Clark, address the creative needs for a variety of clients. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to cast a wide net so that we can lend our style and expertise to a variety of projects that walk through the door. Based in Austin, Texas, we accept projects from around the globe.

Background + Expertise

Kartwheel stands on the strength of founder David Clark’s skill, passion, and specific vision that he brings to each job. His handpicked staff collaborates on projects and together the company builds-out custom projects from initial concept to final build. Each project pulls from the diverse skill set of each Kartwheel member, through which our work finds its direction.

Beyond his manufacturing talent, David’s creative insight is fueled by extensive experience in art direction and a degree in graphic design. Kartwheel capitalizes on these capabilities and excels in transforming conceptual branding objectives into dynamic 3D spaces.

Building custom furniture honed his focus on detail and consistent quality. Experience leading construction projects built his knowledge in project management and prioritization of timelines and working within a budget. Kartwheel rose out of the repeated success of this hands-on education.

Strong family ties set the roots for David’s work with Kartwheel. His mother, an interior designer, and his father, a furniture designer, raised him with an innate understanding of spaces and the impact they have on people. Originally from North Carolina, David has lived and worked all over the country. Today, he divides his time working on Kartwheel projects between Austin and Los Angeles.

David Clark
Creative Director // Founder

Services

We have a high level of experience across a variety of design, manufacturing, and fabrication services.
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Furniture Design
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General Contracting / Project Management
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Concept / Design

We listen to our clients’ needs and intentions in order to create spaces that remain true to brand identity, while demonstrating how their goals will meld with the aesthetic particulars of a Kartwheel creation.

Custom Art Pieces & Installations

For commercial or residential clients, Kartwheel can deliver individual art pieces or boutique installations that breathe life into existing spaces where a full renovation is either impractical or unnecessary.

General Contracting / Project Management

In addition to developing concepts for clients, Kartwheel also works with partners that already have defined visual brands but seek a specific collaborator to execute their ideas at the highest level of quality. Before we could run our business as a full-service design firm, we learned to walk by cranking out high-quality general contracting work and we still excel in this field.

Furniture Design

Kartwheel excels in custom furniture design that offers soulful accessories to amplify your space or product line.

Clients

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Working with David and Kartwheel was really fantastic. They helped us think through a difficult conceptual system in a very thoughtful, methodical manner, and we ended up with something that’s both distinctive and really functional. David went above and beyond trying to help us. This thoroughness, care and raw passion helped make us a happy client, and we wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to them again in the future.

Aaron Moulton | Director of User Experience, TreeHouse (Retail)

It’s hard to find vision, reliability, service, passion and excellence as stand-alones in any business model, but Kartwheel and David Clark bring the thunder with all five. Will be watching what they create and hope to get more work by them in the future.

Cody Cowan | General Manager, Mohawk (Nightclub)

Kartwheel’s work on our corporate office provided the perfect finishing touches to create an innovative work environment. The blend of Kartwheel’s unique style and an understanding of ours led to a space that embodies Topgolf’s Core Values. Kartwheel balanced the architectural vision and the project realities beautifully. We look forward to future collaboration with Kartwheel!

Cory Lukens Bowen | Director of Client Relations, Topgolf (Retail)

We were beyond pleased with every detail of our experience working with Kartwheel. David helped to evolve and elaborate our conceptual ideas in a perfectly executed reality that pleased YES as well as our clients, Topgolf International. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Kartwheel again soon.

Erika Yeaman | Principal, YES Associates (Interior Design and Consultancy)

I’ve worked on multiple projects with David and his team. They operate at a hyper level of professionalism. His studies at SCAD gives him the ability to speak and understand a design language, which means nothing is lost in translation. David understands aesthetic better than any contractor I have ever worked with and has the taste and experience to guide your job from idea to beautiful finished product. But if you don’t have a distinct vision for your project, you can happily hand the reins to Kartwheel and take advantage of the best work happening today.

Geoff Peveto | Owner, The Decoder Ring (Graphic Design) and Frank (Restaurant)

Kartwheel jumped in head first to our projects and executed perfectly. Even without proper designs or drawings, David was able to make sense of what we wanted and, even more importantly, anticipate our needs.

Josh Corey | Senior Project Director, SET Creative (Agency)

No matter the project size or scope, you can always count on David and Kartwheel to bring boundless creative energy and expert execution to the table. He cares as much as you do about the final product.

Steve Shuck | Owner, Stag Provisions for Men (Boutique)

For a company that was founded to find the soul in brands and business, we needed a space with soul. David delivered in every way with insanely good design, wildly thoughtful details and next-level quality execution. He pours his heart into it and his sense of humor.

Seth Gaffney | Partner, Preacher (Agency)

Kartweel is building a legacy. David and his team offer a service that other contractors fail to compare to in today’s commercial market. David is both honest and reliable which is a breath of fresh air in retail construction. His team is full of smart designers, builders, and fabricators that truly partner with their clients from design to completion. Filson builds 5 retails stores across the country a year and wishes each could be built by this amazing team. I have no doubt that Kartwheel will continue to be successful in any endeavor they pursue.

Kara Samac | Store Development Manager, C. C. Filson (Retail)

I’ve worked with David on several projects and he has never failed to deliver quality work on budget by the deadline required. His eye for design and in-depth knowledge of materials allow him to quickly understand the project brief, and collaborate to develop detailed design solutions from basic concepts to realize the vision of the client or designer.

Paul Valentine | Owner, Small Office (Agency)

Learn more about working with Kartwheel Studio.