FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES
Best things happen incidentally.
Same with my career. I decided to not become an architect, because I saw people running around with suits and calculators, I thought being a designer would be awesome.
I started an internship at Repro Ringel printhouse in Berlin, but was sure that's not my type of business after riveting 200m of a huge Peugeot banner for two weeks.
Learning Photoshop offered me free entry to parties I did the flyer for and seemed to be a good thing to stick with.
With a trainee like knowledge of the Adobe design suite I started another internship at Omstudios. Instead of doing flyers and posters, they taught me how to animate my graphics and within one year they made me a solid motion designer.
While working at Omstudios I applied at the University of Arts at Weissensee. Getting rejected was kind of a downer, but I decided to give it a second try at the UdK and a couple of weeks later I became a visual communication student.
While studying I did the layout for the proud magazine, which was founded by two friends of mine. After 26 issues I was quite into editorial design again and worked as a freelancer in print as well as motion design.
After doing graffiti as a teenager I wanted a more adult like typography-hobby. I crafted my first own font and called it Belgrad. After more than 200.000 downloads on Dafont I tried the next level with a calligraphic font named Bukarest.
I liked the weird color pattern of the Berlin tube seats and produced some sportsbags with an alike looking cloth. Not only me seemed to fancy the idea and I sold over 2000 Tarnbeutel. After an agreement with BVG they now produce a whole series of merchandise using the pattern.
As a Jack of all trades, I started to fool around with interface and web design. Still not being a programmer, I got familiar with the leading portfolio CMS systems like Cargo Collective, Squarespace, WordPress and ReadyMag which are filling the gap between design and the final coded website.
Together with Guille Comin and Steffen Knoesgaard I founded the Random Collective where I'm working together with an international crew of highly talented motion designers, illustrators and 3D artists.
Within the last 10 years, I had the pleasure to work with clients like:
Google, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Allianz, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, PayPal, Vice, Carlsberg, Veltins, Coca Cola, Asos, Uniqlo, Adidas, Wacom to name just a few.