Kevin Yuen Kit Lo is a graphic designer, educator, visual artist, and community organizer based in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke.
He is the principal and creative director of LOKI, a small, multidisciplinary design studio working at the intersection of graphic design and social change. The studio’s practice is rooted in social justice principles, focusing on collaboration and community building, cultural production and publishing, activist research and political mobilization. LOKI works extensively in editorial and book publishing, seeing it as a critical and contested space for social struggles and the creation of collective memory. They are deeply invested in questions of (self)representation and how to build from the margins.
For over a decade, Kevin published Four Minutes to Midnight, an experimental literary arts zine that brought together writers, designers and visual artists around issues of language, poetics and radical politics. Experimental in content and form, the zine played a central role in the vibrant underground print culture of Montreal and beyond (2004–2014).
Prior to founding LOKI, Kevin spent many years as a designer and art director at various international communications/advertising agencies and as design director at a high-end fashion company, racking up accolades and awards. In parallel, he created agitprop for grassroots social movements while theorizing design’s potential for revolutionary change. LOKI was founded to bring these experiences together under one roof.
Kevin holds a MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Printing, and a Graduate Certificate Degree and BFA from Concordia University in Montréal, where he currently teaches in the Design and Computation Arts department.