Conceptual thinker, designer and believer in making ideas happen.
I love to create solutions that give brands a bigger purpose. I love new technologies and digging for buried truths. I love to create concepts that touch and involve people. No matter what it is. A story, an app or a banner.
June 2016 – Today \ Fred & Farid, NY, USA \ Intl. Associate Creative Director
Working directly together with the founders Fred Raillard and Farid Mokart \ Establishing Fred & Farid’s newly opened NY office together with the small core team and building the creative department \ Leading junior to senior-level creative teams \ Creative lead for Marriott, Google, Sea Shepherd and Air France \ Also worked on HP, LouisXIII, elit Vodka and a lot of new business \ Played key roles in winning major new business accounts like Google \ Won a bunch of awards including Cannes Lions \ Startup character, love it
Mar 2015 – May 2016 \ Freelance Intl. Associate Creative Director, NY, USA
Collaborating with digital and advertising agencies on integrated projects as well as new business \ Worked for clients like American Express, United Airlines, Cirque du Soleil and Dell
Mar 2011 – Jan 2015 \ Jung von Matt Fleet, Hamburg, Germany \ Senior Art Director and Creative
Worked in a small and powerful unit for exceptional creative tasks within the agency group \ Art Direction and creative lead for Mercedes-Benz, General Electric, Home24 and Rivella, a Swiss beverage \ Also worked on the Zalando, Sixt, Doppelherz, Rockwool, Der Spiegel, Nikon, Nivea, Vodafone, Reporters without Borders and WWF accounts, and new business for Sennheiser and many others \ Helped the agency to win several new accounts like General Electric, Rockwool and Rivella \ Lead mid-level, junior and intern creative teams \ Won plenty of awards including Cannes Lions
Jan 2008 – Feb 2011 \ Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany \ Art Director and Creative
Worked in ‘Family 4’ – the main unit of Scholz & Friends \ Art Direction and creative lead for Saturn (Europe’s biggest retailer for consumer electronics), Stihl and Werder \ Also worked on the Vodafone, Metro Group, FAZ, INSM, Manager Magazine, Vaude and Festina accounts, and new business \ Played a key role in reshaping the Saturn brand, which gained a lot of international attention within the industry \ Lead junior and intern creative teams \ Won a bunch of awards including Clios
2014 \ JvM-Academy in cooperation with Good School, Hamburg, Germany
Hands-on-lectures in Digital Communication (strategies and technologies)
2002 – 2007 \ Bauhaus Dessau – Anhalt University of Applied Sciences – Department of Design, Dessau, Germany
Studies in Interdisciplinary Design, Communications Design and Advertising \ Diploma in Interdisciplinary Design
2006 \ RIT – School of Design, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Rochester, NY, USA
Study Exchange Scholarship for the most talented students – Interdisciplinary Design, Communications Design
German – native language
English – fluent
Visa Status for the United States
Holder of a self sponsored Green Card for extraordinary abilities (first-preference EB-1, category E16), no visa sponsor needed.