Karl Bassil

Born in Beirut in 1967, Karl Bassil is a designer and author. He lives and works between Beirut and Doha.

In 1993, he graduated from the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels. After returning to Beirut, he cofounded Mind the gap, a multidisciplinary design and communication agency of which he is Creative Director.

He is a member of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation and sat on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the Advisory Board of House of Today and was also a member of that of Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts. He is a founding member of the Syndicate of Graphic Designers and Illustrators in Lebanon of which he was Vice-President. He was a part-time instructor at the School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut and later a member of the school’s Advisory Board,  

He has been involved in the publishing field since 1997 and is coeditor of several books, including Becoming Van Leo (2021), Akram Zaatari: Earth of Endless Secrets (2010), Hashem El-Madani: Promenades (2007), Hashem El-Madani: Studio Practices (2004), and Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography (2002).