I work with agencies, businesses and production companies to help creating communication that touches, entertains and ideally even has an impact on people’s lives. 
I love ideas and good design. In my opinion the essential starting point for both is a strong insight and a clear strategy. My aim is to bring even the most complicated briefing into a simple and fascinating idea – well executed, no matter if online or offline.
In each and every project I contribute my expertise with digital and classic projects for many national and international brands. I did concepts and art direction for websites, digital advertising, global integrated campaigns, films and stills for Philipp und Keuntje, kempertrautmann (thjnk) and Kolle Rebbe/ Part of Accenture Interactive.
Now I am independent and happy to support you and your projects with my services.
Concept

Creative brand strategy together with planning
National and international campaigns 
Concept for online, offline and integrated communication
New business / competitions
Innovative ideas for all channels (or creating a new one if required)
Activation and experience marketing
Creative direction / mentoring for teams
Art Direction

Look and feel for brands and campaigns​​​​​​​
Supervision for productions / shootings / post
Digital design / layout
Brand and corporate design 
Team lead and mentoring

My work was honoured with 200+ awards like Cannes Lions, ADC, Clio Awards, OneShow,  Webby Awards or FWA Site of the Month. I am Member of the Art Directors Club Germany and Judge for the ADC and Mobius Awards.
I still love learning: on the job, while working as a teacher and mentor in art schools or taking class myself. For example Masterclass digital acceleration at Hyper Island in Stockholm or Digital transformation at the Good School in Hamburg.
My journey so far:
Since 2020
Independent Creative Director
Freelance based in Hamburg 
2015 – 2019
Creative Director
Kolle Rebbe / Accenture Interactive
Hamburg 
2011 – 2014
 Creative Director / Art Director 
Philipp und Keuntje
Hamburg 
2007 – 2011
Art Director / Junior Creative
kempertrautmann (Thjnk)
Hamburg
2006
Intern Art
Springer & Jacoby
Hamburg 
2005
Intern Digital Design
Freelance Creative Director
Dubai, V.A.E. 
2002
Intern Creative & Strategy
TBWA \BFS
Vancouver, Canada 


Education

2017
Masterclass Digital Acceleration
Hyper Island 
Stockholm, Sweden 
2010
Digital Transformation
Good School (OMR)
Hamburg 
2002 – 2007
Communication Design
Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
Kiel ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Clients I worked for:
Clients_Simon_J_Philipp
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