Essen, Germany

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I am a brand strategist based in Essen, Germany. If you need assistance with design & branding – message me.
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I started out my design career in 2012 and founded my own company in 2018. After 10+ years of professional experience I am currently working with brands on an international level. Creating worlds and feelings through design is what I love. I never stop exploring new ideas and innovations. My journey helped me being the allrounder that I am today. With a broad overview and an entrepreneurial mindset I am a safe bet when you need a smart solution.

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recent work


AlDI Nord
January 2023 – current

– aldi nord, essen

In January 2023 I joined the forces of ALDI Nord in Essen, Germany to support as a brand specialist in the international brand mangement department. Obviously at ALDI – 'the inventor of discount' – everything needs to be as cost and time efficient as possible. I manage a handful of private labels and close the gap between brand development and artwork rollout.

May 2018 – current

– pottwatch gbr, ruhr valley

Me and my two homies Lucas & Jason developed and successfully launched two watch collections to create 'Ruhr Valley's first original watch brand'. Our products build a bridge between the history and future of our region. Every timepiece contains the last-mined original black coal from Germany – the main resource of the 'Wirtschaftswunder'.

September 2021 – December 2022

– contact gmbh, oberhausen

I started working for 'the biggest communication & event agency of Oberhausen': CONTACT in September 2021 as a freelancer and later on as an employee. I managed and produced different solutions for various clients. My main focus was the redesign and development of brands and corporate design systems.

Freelance Design
Oct 2014 – September 2021

– remotely, essen

Since 2014 I worked on a diverse set of projects in different positions: first on I served as a graphic designer – by now I am valued as a strategic consultant. I specialize in brand design and love to build around visual identities. My wide skillset allows me to create designs for multiple applications.

Tresohr Studios GbR
January 2015 – September 2018

– tresohr studios gbr, oberhausen

As was always passionate about music – I found a way to combine my work and passion at the Tresohr Studios in Oberhausen, Germany. Multiple studio spaces hand you all the opportunities. I was not only supporting the agency with graphic design – as a sound-assistant I learned about the music industry and audiovisual concepts all-around.

Twenty One Media GmbH
June 2012 – September 2014

– twenty one media gmbh, oberhausen

I started out my journey in the summer of 2012 at Twenty One Media: The self-titled 'brand agency for urban places'. They do not only help with strategic marketing but create brand concepts for the biggest real estate projects worldwide. I applied my design mindset and gained multi-disciplinary industry insights. Besides digital & print design I assisted in film productions and got to be a part of big campaigns like the expansion of the Centro Oberhausen in 2012 (e.g.).