What Powers Us

In orbit since 1995, Sputnik combines exceptional design with a firm commitment to nurture client relationships based on responsiveness, honesty, enthusiasm, humor, respect and reliability. Sputnik means “Traveling Companion”. We see our clients as partners on a voyage to discover and create new possibilities in whatever world they have placed themselves. We work WITH our clients to create the best communications solutions possible.




A graduate of Ontario College of Art (OCA) and a Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), Karen applies her unique outlook on design to bring life to all Sputnik’s earthly communications. Her revolutionary vision launched Sputnik into orbit 23 years ago.

Karen provides creative direction, design management and design within the Sputnik studio. She is a past Vice President of the The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) where she served as Education Chair and currently sits on the Communications Committee. Karen has served on the assessment panel for York/Sheridan University graduating class for over 16 years. She has taught at OCADU (Ontario College of Art & Design University) and has judged for a number of design and visual arts competitions including Applied Arts Magazine.



Since graduating from Sheridan College, David’s 27 years in corporate communications has given him extensive expertise in a full range of visual communications including government, corporate, educational and retail sectors. He has developed numerous multi-dimensional retail marketing, corporate identity and branding programs as well as annual reports and websites. In addition to superior design skills, David provides creative direction and design management within the studio.

Driven by passion and powered by imagination, David offers exceptional organizational skills that add to the excellence of Sputnik’s creative forces. David joined Sputnik at its inception in 1995 and created a spark that would ignite a powerful design partnership with Karen Satok. He has served on the assessment panel for York/Sheridan University graduating class for over 16 years.