About me Portrait

Axel Kippenberg

me, myself & I


After receiving my graduate degree in Communication Design (Master of Arts) in 2003 from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences,
I worked for well-known design and advertising agencies like Jung von Matt, Springer & Jacoby Design, Factor Design AG, weigertpirouzwolf
and PhilippundKeuntje Design.

My special skills range from building and rebuilding existing and new brands, design consulting for Marketing Departments, to Art Direction
for film and photo shootings, as well as websites or social media campaigns.

Editorial design for magazines or consumer magazines, on- or offline, and designing books are some of my favorite exercises. All in all I describe
myself as a multichannel Designer and Art Director with main interests in photography, typography and digital media.

Due to my experience in leading a creative team to successful and ambitious results for over 3 years at Factor Design AG and PhilippundKeuntje
Design on the one hand and the fact that I have always been involved in the production processes (printing, programming and converting) of
creative output I have gained in-depth and comprehensive knowledge in both areas – creative and production.

Working with Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is still my daily business even after … 14 years (yes, of course before Indesign I started out on


Reaching 14 years of working in advertising and design in the sections print, packaging, digital media, internet and movies I have co-founded
the bureau collective buerobureau in Hamburg, St. Pauli, nearby Millerntor stadium of famous football club FC St. Pauli.


I’m actually looking foward to new experience with integrated brand projects over a longer term. Building up a long-term relationship with the
client and creating or recreating new strong brands.

Client list

aac, adidas, Audi, A&W, BDI, BMW, Canyon, Commerzbank, Cream Colored Ponies, Factor Design, gmp-Architekten, Haasenstein, HIRZL, JWT, LIGALUX, Marius Fahrner Design, Mercedes-Benz, Messe Düsseldorf, MUTABOR, NDR, OSRAM, PAX Stadt Augsburg, Pony & Kleid, Rat für Formgebung, smart, Stadt Wolfsburg, Stevens, Süddeutscher Verlag, ThyssenKrupp, Tom Tailor, TV Movie, Unilever, …


2017 iF Design Award – Canyon magazine »L’Hommage«
2016 red dot Award – Canyon magazine »L’Hommage«
2010 red dot Award – Audi brand book
2008 iF Design Award – A & W designer of the year
2008 iF Design Award – Design Deutschland, poster
2008 ADC Silver – Faktor Design monthly
2007 DDC – PAX Augsburg, poster
2005 ADC Bronze – BMW Ad »Verdeck«
2000 ADC Auszeichnung – Minolta Ad »Dynax 9«

Other Projects

Axel Kippenberg – Photography