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My Name is Mike John Otto and I am a Digital Creative Director. Build year 1973. Twenty years and one or two twists later, I started working as a Designer and moved to London to freelance under my label stereoplastic.
After a couple of months with daily fish and chips I moved to Hamburg to start working as a Senio… Read More
My Name is Mike John Otto and I am a Digital Creative Director. Build year 1973. Twenty years and one or two twists later, I started working as a Designer and moved to London to freelance under my label stereoplastic.
After a couple of months with daily fish and chips I moved to Hamburg to start working as a Senior Designer at Razorfish, then as an Art Director at Elephant Seven, followed by the position as Creative Director at BBDO Interone. Then I moved on to become a founding partner and Head of Creation of BlackBeltMonkey, a digital design studio in 2008.

In 2011, I started running the first Hi-ReS! studio in Germany as Managing & Creative Director. Since February 2014 I joined PUK / Philipp und Keuntje, a 18o people strong 360° Hamburg based Agency as Unit Director Digital Creation working for clients such as Sennheiser, Audi and Lamborghini.

In addition to my studio based practice, I am member of the Art Directors Club Germany, D&AD and lecturer at various national design schools for Interaction Branding.

In short. I am Creative Director with a purpose based marketing approach, specialising in digital campaign work, innovation and storytelling. Author, speaker and design consultant for consumer brands, advertising agencies and filmproduction companies.

I currently have no pets but a little son. My favourite time of day is dusk and I truly believe that two wheels are better than four but prefer them to be motorised and from the 60s. I try not to stereotype, ironically my favourite youth culture are mods and I am a Northern Soul lover. Well...
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  • Unit Director Digital Creation
    Philipp & Keuntje — Hamburg, Germany
  • Creative & Managing Director
    Hi-ReS! — London, United Kingdom
  • Founder & Creative Director
    BlackBeltMonkey — Hamburg, Germany
  • Creative Director
    interone — Hamburg, Germany
  • Senior Art Director
    Elephant Seven — Germany
  • Senior Designer
    Razorfish — London, United Kingdom
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AWARDS:
11x ADC (Art Directors Club)
5x Cannes Cyber Lions
22x New York Festivals
12x IF Design
3x Epica Gold
8x DDC (Deutscher Designer Club)
22x Annual Multimedia
5x DMMA (Deutscher Multimedia Award)
11x Eurobest
22x Golden Award of Montreaux
1x World Media Award

CLIENTS
adiidas, Sennheiser, MINI, BMW, Adi, Jäger… Read More
AWARDS:
11x ADC (Art Directors Club)
5x Cannes Cyber Lions
22x New York Festivals
12x IF Design
3x Epica Gold
8x DDC (Deutscher Designer Club)
22x Annual Multimedia
5x DMMA (Deutscher Multimedia Award)
11x Eurobest
22x Golden Award of Montreaux
1x World Media Award

CLIENTS
adiidas, Sennheiser, MINI, BMW, Adi, Jägermeister, Montblanc, Hyundai, smart, Schöffel, Lamborghini.

JURY WORK
* Judge *
Art Director Club ADC 2007,Digital Jury
Art Director Club ADC 2008,Digital Jury
Art Director Club ADC 2009,Digital Jury
DMMA 2011, Digital Jury
D&AD 2011, Digital Design Jury
D&AD 2013, Digital Design Jury
Art Director Club ADC 2013, Event Jury
DMMA 2013, Digital Jury
Art Director Club ADC 2014, Digital Jury

PUBLICATIONS
* Taschen, PAGE, IDN, WEAVE *
Web Design Flash Sites (Taschen Verlag)
Web Design E-Commerce (Taschen Verlag)
Web Design Games (Taschen Verlag)
Advertising Now Online (Taschen Verlag)
Hamburgs Kreative 2010
Selection Yearbook 2011
Page Various Introductions & features
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WORK EXPERIENCE

* 2014 - now *
Unit Director Digital Creation / Philipp & Keuntje

* 2011 - 2013 *
Managing & Creative Director / Hi-ReS!

* 2008 - 2011 *
Managing & Creative Director / BlackBeltMonkey

* 2007 *
Freelance Creative Director
Mother London, North Kingdom, Neue Digitale, Sehsucht,
Jung von Matt, Pu… Read More
WORK EXPERIENCE

* 2014 - now *
Unit Director Digital Creation / Philipp & Keuntje

* 2011 - 2013 *
Managing & Creative Director / Hi-ReS!

* 2008 - 2011 *
Managing & Creative Director / BlackBeltMonkey

* 2007 *
Freelance Creative Director
Mother London, North Kingdom, Neue Digitale, Sehsucht,
Jung von Matt, Publicis, Syzygy, Hi-ReS!

* 2004 - 2007 *
Creative Director / Interone Worldwide

* 2003 *
Art Director / Elephant Seven

* 2001 - 2003 *
Senior Designer / Razorfish Read Less
Member Since: Mar 2, 2009