I am a designer and illustrator covering different areas, like editorial & character design as well as film and storyboarding, but also illustration and comics. I love movies, comics and books very much. Through this media, I learned a lot about political, cultural and economic topics that I hadn’t been interested in before or whose explosiveness hadn’t been aware of. My childhood was mainly shaped by pop culture as well as games, mangas and anime like the films by Hayao Miyazaki. Later during my studies, I was fascinated by designers such as Christoph Niemann and Stefan Sagmeister.
In my free time I like to take pictures with my analog camera and continue my education in various areas. Good literature provided by my friends keeps me busy. I love people and enjoy spending time with my friends as well as cooking and mixing cocktails for my guests.
You're probably wondering what the photo in the bar is all about.
During my time working in an agency, making drinks became a hobby. Then it became a passion that made me quit my job and start working as a professional bartender in several bars and hotels. Starting in the legendary cult bar Cafe Kosmos to the Ruby Lilly Hotel and the Ory Bar at the 5 star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which was awarded as the best bar in Munich in 2019.
But don't worry, I haven't stopped working as a designer.
At the same time, I also dedicated myself to my other profession as an illustrator and worked as a freelancer for various clients like BMW. I've gained so much experience as a bartender and freelancer in the recent years that I decided to focus on my design career again. Currently I am working as a junior art director for the agency zum Goldenen Hirschen (more about that in my listing below).
A list how my design life started:
Student - September 2013 - July 2016
My journey through the world of design started at the Designschule in Munich. As students we were taught there in several areas, including design, branding, photography, film and film editing, storyboard as well as figure drawing and web design.
Verlag Werben und Verkaufen
Internship - August 2017 - March 2018
One year after graduating from the Designschule in Munich I started my Internship for the weekly magazine Werben & Verkaufen, a publisher for the communications and media industry.
Trainee Art - April 2018 - August 2018
After 8 months internship at the magazine I started my Traineeship at the german advertising agency Serviceplan Group in Munich with offices worldwide. I worked for clients like Deutsche Bahn, Concorde Filmverleih and Bachmann & Scher as well as RTL2. I worked there for 5 months.
Freelancer & Bartender
September 2018 - February 2020
After I left Serviceplan I turned my hobby into a job as a Bartender. In the beginning at the bar Café Kosmos, later in Nana Meze & Wine, the Ruby Lilly Hotel and the Ory Bar. At the same time I worked as a Freelancer on various projects, many of them in the automotive industry and thus gained experience. I think this time was the most formative in my career so far.
Graphic Designer - March 2020 - July 2020
Due to the lockdown ordered by the German government in March 2020 (COVID crisis), the agency was forced to put all employees on 100% short-time work for an indefinite period of time. From a financial and professional point of view, I had to make the decision to leave the agency after waiting for 5 months for the situation to improve.
Graphic Designer- July 2020 - July 2021
Mid 2020 I got the chance to start working as a designer at the PV Company Sungrow. My main tasks were all design decisions for Europe, video content and photography as well as all classic marketing tasks such as online banners and social media content. After working here for 1 year, I decided to change the industry in order to build up my creative portfolio.
Zum goldenen Hirschen
Junior Art Director- August 2021 - till now
I am a creative person who has always been very curious about anything that had to do with drawing, always looking for new exciting projects. Thank you for your time!