Freelance Art Director from Cologne
Hi, I‘m Christoph Gey a Freelance Art Director from Cologne, Germany.
Since 2015 I‘m working as a fulltime freelance art director, won several awards and met incredible gifted people. What a blessing! I’ve worked with so many interesting clients. Starting from individual persons and start ups up to family business and global player. Some of them do things, I didn’t even know exist. With a humble heart and sensitivity I try to reveal their spirit and visualize it in a creative and aesthetic way, so they meet their business goals and calling. Sometimes it‘s like trying to catch the wind but it’s so much fun!
During the last years I‘ve specialized in corporate design, webdesign and illustration. I‘m working as a Freelance Art Director, User Interface Designer, User Experience Designer, Creative Director and Illustrator. Every day I sit in front of my computer with a big smile on my face, thankful about the possibility to create awesome shit for people I like, love and respect.
As freelance art director I use specific software like Sketch, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Procreate, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and many more.
I have had number of clients as a freelance art director from Cologne. Such as Audi, DFL, Bundesliga, Volvo, Toyota, BMW, Drive Now, Nintendo, Nivea, Samsung, AXA, HDI, StepStone, DHL, Aktion Mensch, Wacom, GEDANKENtanken and many more.
As a freelance art director I’m focused on the development of corporate designs as part of the corporate identity. This includes finding a unique visual style, creating artificial intelligence personalities, logo development, image/color conception, UI branding, employer branding, pattern libraries, design manuals and much more.
User Interface and User Experience
As a freelance art director I create design systems, artificial intelligence systems, user interfaces, pattern libraries, GUI Kits and different digital touch points such as websites, microsites, landing pages, apps, wearables, platforms, in-car screens, e-commerce shops … I also develop visual visions, wireframes, concepts and so on.
As a freelance art director I draw 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, ….
My lovely design clients
Awards I won as a freelance art director
As a freelacne art director I’m not aiming for winning awards but the satisfaction of my clients. Nevertheless I got some in my pockets.
2x Art Directors Club „Silver Nails“, 2x Red Dot Design Award „Best of Best“, D&AD Best of Year, 2x Deutscher Design Club „Silver“, Annual Multimedia Award, Corporate Design Preis Award, Deutscher Digital Award, German Design Award, Middlesex University „First Class Honours“, work featured on the Apple Store, on Behance, …
Strichpunkt, Sevenval, Cheil, Isobar, HAVAS, Zum goldenen Hirschen, Newcast, UDG, UX&I …
Freelance Art Director inquires by: Google, Jung von Matt, Ogilvy, Heimat, Denkwerk, Mutabor, Peter Schmidt Group, TWT Interactive, Grey, BBDO, Demodern, Butter, webmatch, Michael Page, buntebrause, Palmer Hargreaves, OBI next, …
Unfortunatelly I was already booked out.
Middlesex University in London, UK and Kölner Design Akademie in Cologne, Germany
At least the quadruple of time I spend in museums studying the old masters, watching interviews of designers and legends, making tutorials online, experimenting offline, browsing design plattforms, reading specialist articles, talking to colleagues, testing software and hardware … I still continue that.
“I like his freelance art direction work. Especially the Campari Site. I am sure he will do well.”
CEO of “Sagmeister & Walsh” and world known designer & artist
“His honesty and high quality standards fit perfectly to us. Anytime again.”
Philipp Brune, Managing Director of “Strichpunkt Design”
“His creativity and strategic thinking are wonderful in combination with his aesthetic sensitivity. Very impressive.”
Tatiana Smorodina, Head B2B Product Management of “StepStone”
“He truly understands the clients wishes and can translate them beautifully.”
Michael Brandt, Manager Design of “SapientRazorfish”
“Super guy. Super designer. It’s fun to work with him”
Daniel Koennecke, CEO of “FCB Germany”
“An excellent UI and UX designer. I like his calm nature and ability to take back his ego.”
Joerg Zabel, Managing Partner of “changeworkZ”
“He is very creative and has great analytical abilities. He quickly understands new clients and is able to work very structured and independently.”
Markus Stuhr, Director UX Design of “Sevenval Technologies”
“One of the most efficient, professional and adaptable artists I have worked with.”
Amy Fleming, Head of communications at “deepstreamHUB”
“He’s an organized and customer-service oriented person. Moreover, he’s not only a reliable and forward thinking UX professional but also an inspiring team player.”
Marius Wurster, Senior Project Manager at “Sevenval Technologies”
“His talent is overwhelming and brings a new spin to every topic.”
David Petrikat, Director of marketing at “relayr”
“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”