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BORN IN 1987. RAISED IN A SMALL VILLAGE IN GERMANY. DESIGNING FOR BIG BRANDS SINCE 2010

 

Hi, I’m Christoph Gey a freelance Art Director, Illustrator & Visual Wanderer from Germany. I work remote or in-house for agencies and clients in the fields of automotive, lifestyle products, beverages, food, insurance and whatever needed and sounds interesting to me.

I love to help people and brands with good design – starting with concepts, continuing with design and finishing with the delivery of assets. I’m used to work solo as well as part (or lead) of a huge team. I like to deal with open, honest and warm people who love what they do and are willing to learn and to teach.

I enjoy a good cup of coffee, traveling the world with a small backpack, dancing tango, driving motorcycle, playing drums, taking photos, experimenting with design or sketching in nature.

CORE COMPETENCE

CORPORATE DESIGN

I’m focused on the development of corporate designs and (digital) manuals as part of the corporate identity. This also includes finding a unique style, logo development, image/color conception, UI branding, employer branding, the production of corporate content and much more.

UI/UX DESIGN

I design user interfaces and different digital touch points such as websites, microsites, landing pages, apps, wearables, platforms … I also provide user experience design, conception, wireframes … which is the foundation of every good digital design outcome.

ILLUSTRATION

I create business illustrations, corporate illustrations, characters, infographics, iconography, editorials, advertising … They can be done as digital vector illustrations or with haptic materials such as pencil, paper, water/acrylic color, feathers, chocolate, fabrics, wood …
LOVELY CLIENTS
AWARDS

D&AD “BEST OF YEAR”, 2x ADC AWARD, 2x RED DOT AWARD, DEUTSCHER DIGITAL AWARD, CORPORATE DESIGN PREIS, …

Awards are a good way of advertising and client conviction. There is no doubt about that. That’s the reason I put them here. But besides that I’m not to sure if awards are important. I make good design because that’s my passion and not because I wanna win a fancy dust catcher. I keep showcasing my work on social plattforms but I won’t participate actively in any competitions.

Stefan Sagmeister about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„I like his work. Especially the Campari Site. I am sure he will do well.“

Stefan Sagmeister,
CEO of „Sagmeister & Walsh“ and world known designer & artist

Philipp Brune about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„His honesty and high quality standards fit perfectly to us. Anytime again.“

Philipp Brune,
Managing Director of „Strichpunkt Design“

Michael Brand about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„He truly understands the clients wishes and can translate them beautifully.“

Michael Brandt,
Manager Design of „SapientRazorfish“

Daniel Koennecke about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„Super guy. Super designer.
It’s fun to work with him“

Daniel Koennecke,
CEO of „FCB Germany“

Jeers Zabel about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„An excellent UI and UX designer. I like his calm nature and ability to take back his ego.“

Joerg Zabel,
Managing Partner of „changeworkZ“

Amy Fleming about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„One of the most efficient, professional and adaptable artists I have worked with.“

Amy Fleming,
Head of communications at „deepstreamHUB“

David Petrikat about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„His talent is overwhelming and brings a new spin to every topic.“

David Petrikat,
Director of marketing at „relayr“

Mark T. Lee about the freelance graphic designer Christoph Gey who is specialized in branding, user experience, user interface and illustration

„Not often can you find someone with such talent so easy to work with.“

Mark T. Lee,
Office Assistant at „Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations“

CAREER

STRICHPUNKT, SEVENVAL, ISOBAR, HAVAS, ZUM GOLDENEN HIRSCHEN, MCGARRYBOWEN, NEWCAST, …

Before I started working for fancy agenies and my lovely clients, I’ve made my Bachelor of Arts (hons) with first class honours at the “Middlesex University” in London, United Kingdom. Before that I’ve studied communication design at the  “Kölner Design Akademie” in Cologne, Germany, I live a good life.
ATTITUDE

ATTITUDE

 

I think the most important thing as a designer is not the sensitivity when it comes to proportions, colors and moods. It’s also not about operating Photoshop, Sketch and what so ever like a mad man. These are skills necessary for doing a good job – not for doing an excellent one.

It all comes to a humbled heart. You must trap your ego and all the dreams of prestige and money, that fucking ruins it all. You have to become quite, focused and curious. Listen to the people your working for. Learn from them, serve them and than have fun, keep it real and fucking do the job like there is no tomorrow.

PHILOSOPHY

 

I consider myself a „visual wanderer“. I love to travel (in mind and body) and to learn about different cultures, lifestyles and visuell languages. Every land, agency and client has it’s own history and visual characteristics. On the one hand, I love to discover and understand them. On the other hand I respect them and like to work with and to develop them further.

On my pathway I’m blessed with meeting many inspiring friends, which teach me in knowledge and wisdom. So I’m getting better from project to project. I haven’t reached the point where I want to be, yet. But I will.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

When I get booked I see it as my responsibility to pass on the financial blessing. The income gives me the chance to support 3 godchildren in Africa on a constant basis and aid agencies such as „Doctors without borders„, „Engineers without borders„, „Compassion„, „Plan„, „SOS Kinderdorf„, „Weihnachten im Schuhkarton“ and „Brot für die Welt„.

DOWNLOAD

Portfolio PDF & Business Card

Here you can download my PDF Portfolio to review my work offline and to store me in your Freelance-Library. The portfolio contains selected work under the Copyright of Christoph Gey. You will also get a business card (vcf format) with my contact details. Can’t wait to hear from you.