Art & Creative Director. Conceptual Thinker, Designer and Believer in making Ideas happen. Made in Germany, based in NY.

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 activation or a banner.

Work experience

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

Education

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

Awards

The solutions that I found got recognized at every major award show including Clios, One Show, D&AD, Art Directors Club NY / Europe / Germany, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Luerzer’s Archive, Red Dot, Eurobest, Effies and several Cannes Lions including Gold. If it matters to you I can send a detailed list with all 100+ awards.

Press

I love when people start talking about the work. Luckily my work has created a buzz both nationally and internationally, and has received recognition throughout the media – having been featured in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, La Parisienne, Huff Post, CNN, The Verge, The Drum, AdWeek, AdAge, Campaign, Gizmodo, BuzzFeed, AgencySpy, Creative Review, Design Taxi, Shots, Trend Hunter, Hypebeast, W Magazine, Voque, Mashable, Wired, Creativity Online, Little Black Book, FastCompany, Highsnobiety, The Inspiration Room, GQ, FHM, Bild, Stern, Handelsblatt, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Hamburger Abendblatt, Metal Hammer, transmediale.10, Design made in Germany, Page, Bloomberg Businessweek, Vanity Fair, NBC, Vox, ZDF, N-TV, VIVA and TypEmotion – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology Liverpool – ZKM Karlsruhe/MIT Press and more.

Languages

English – fluent  \  German – native language

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.