Christoph Gey

Freelance Art Director, UX/UI Designer & Illustrator

Cologne, Germany
I'm Christoph Gey – an award winning, Freelance Senior Art Director, Illustrator and Visual Wanderer. I'm focused on Branding, UI/UX and Illustration.

Corporate Design:
I’m focused on the development of corporate designs, pattern libraries as part of the corporate identity, GUI Kits. This also includes finding a unique style, logo development, image/color conception, UI branding, employer branding, the production of corporate content and much more. I'm also familiar in creating "Visions" for companies.

UX/UI 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, visions, 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 …

Tools I use:
Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Invision, Zeplin, Keynote, Wacom Tablet, Nikon Camera, Pencil & Paper ...

Currently living in Cologne and Leipzig, Germany.

More on:
www.christoph-gey.de

Work Experience

Freelance Senior Art Director And UX/UI Designer

Freelance Senior Art Director Digital, UX/UI Designer & Illustrator

Clients:
Audi, Best of Content Marketing, Codecentric, Damovo, DeepstreamHub, Dentsu Aegis Network, Ferrero (kinder Schokolade, kinder Maxi King), GEDANKENtanken, Ingenieurbüro Petrick, Pernod Ricard (Absolut, Havana Club, Chivas, The Glenlivet, Strathisla, ...), Peugeot, PMC, rapidmail, Scholl Fußpflege, Vara Design, Vegetaria, Volvo, Wacom

Agencies:
Strichpunkt Design, Sevenval, Havas Worldwide, Isobar Germany, United Digital Group, Zum Goldenden Hirschen, wrw united, Design Instanz
January 2015 - Present Germany

Sevenval Technologies

Freelance Senior UX Designer

Clients: HDI, Postbank, StepStone, Opel, PMA, Otto Office
October 2016 - Present Germany

Strichpunkt

Freelance Senior Art Director Digital

Client: Audi
December 2015 - August 2016 Germany

Wrw United

Freelance Senior Art Director

Client: Vegetaria
July 2015 - August 2015 Köln, Germany

United Digital Group

Freelance Senior UX Designer

April 2015 - June 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany

Zum Goldenen Hirschen

Freelance Senior Art Director

Client: Pernod Ricard
October 2014 - March 2015 Köln, Germany

Havas Worldwide

Freelance Senior Art Director

Pernod Ricard
July 2014 - September 2014 Düsseldorf, Germany

Isobar Germany

Art Director

Clients:
Campari Soda, Cinzano Asti, Dorma, Ergo Direkt, Goldwell, Mc Donald's, Nintendo, Nivea, Rolls Royce (Power Systems, MTU, Bergen)
July 2014 - Germany

Newcast

Junior Art Director

Clients:
Astor, DriveNow (Carsharing by MINI & BMW), Generali, Maurer und Wirtz, Mercedes-Benz, Postbank, Toyota, Zewa
March 2013 - June 2014 Germany

Media Consulta

Junior Art Director

Clients:
ALK-Albelló, Deutsche Krebshilfe
September 2012 - February 2013 Germany

Rubinmedia

Graphic Designer/Screen Designer

Clients:
Deutscher Bundestag, Das Erste, ZDF, Arte, Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Europäische Zentralbank
August 2010 - August 2011 Germany

Education

Middlesex University

Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design)

First Class Honours
August 2011 - July 2012 United Kingdom

Kölner Design Akademie

Diploma

First Class Honours
August 2009 - August 2011 Germany

Languages

German (Native),
English (Advanced),
French (Beginner),
Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

Deutscher Digital Club

"Silver" in Digital Media

2018

Deutscher Digital Club

"Silver" in Identity

2018

Art Directors Club - Europe

"Silver Nail" in Corporate Design / Corporate Identity

2017

Art Directors Club - Europe

"Silver Nail" in Digitale Medien - Website Microsite

2017

Red Dot Awards - Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

"Best of Best" - Corporate Design & Identity

2017

Red Dot Awards - Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

"Best of Best" - Brand Design & Identity

2017

Corporate Design Preis

Global Branding for Audi

2017

Deutscher Digital Award

"Bronze" for the global rebranding of Audi

2017

German Design Award

"Gold"

2017

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Drawing, Illustration, InVision, Sketch, UI, Ux, Zeplin,

Clients (excerpt)

Audi,
Astor,
BMW,
Campari,
Codecentric,
Das Erste,
Damovo,
Dentsu Aegis Network,
Deutsche Krebshilfe,
Deutscher Bundestag,
Ernst Strüngmann Institut,
Drive Now,
EZB,
Ferrero (kinder Schokolade, kinder Maxi King),
Generali,
Goldwell,
HDI
Ingenieurbüro Petrick,
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Mc Donald,
Mercedes Benz,
MINI,
Nivea,
Opel,
Pernod Ricard (Absolut, Havana Club, Chivas, The Glenlivet, Strathisla, ...),
Peugeot,
Postbank,
rapidmail,
Samsung,
Stepstone,
Toyota,
Vara Design,
Vegetaria,
Volvo,
Wacom,
ZDF,
Zewa