We are basically a team of friends with a lot of computing power. We love what we do and we do what we love – as corny as that may sound.
That’s why all of our clients have always been stoked on the final product we ship. We have been delivering first-class design made in Germany since our founding in 2013 by Dirk Schuster and Benjamin Simon.
In our early years, we focused on still images. Today's work is all about the conception and implementation of key visuals, animations and storytelling as crisp, high-end illustrations.
We like to add a little attitude and whimsy here and there. Our clients are agencies, companies, magazines and publishers from around the world.
And, sure, maybe you've never heard of our little hometown of Trier – but we can assure you: great design doesn't need big city lights.
If you can’t stop by our studio in the middle of Germany's oldest city, you can find us all over the world: come see us at one of our talks, lectures or conferences – or invite us over for a portfolio show at your agency or shop. We'd love to meet you.
Benjamin Simon & Dirk Schuster
Seizstr. 2-4, 54290 Trier, Germany
We are always happy to meet talented people with diverse specialties – designers, animators, illustrators or creators of any kind – and work with them in our studio in Trier. Get in touch, become part of the crew and help us to keep our work beautiful and exceptional. Send your portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All you need is skill! We're more impressed with your work and passion for creativity than whatever your degree might be. We usually offer paid internships for a period of 4 months or longer. So, if you are in your last year of study or have recently graduated, we'd love to hear from you. Send an email to email@example.com
3D-Typography & Lettering
Editorial & Cover Illustration
Concept & Style Development
Storyboarding & Animatics
Werkschau Hoschschule: Trier – Germany, May 20th, 2023
Huiput Creative Festival: Helsinki – Finland, May 16th, 2023
OFFF Sevilla: Sevilla– Spain, December 2nd, 2022
Adobe "Future of Creativity": Berlin – Germany, June 15th, 2022
OFFF Barcelona: Barcelona – Spain, May 6th, 2022
The Open End: Luxembourg – Luxembourg, Jun 8th, 2019
Edge Design Talks: Cluj-Napoca – Romania, Mar 2nd, 2019
Imagination Day 8: Warsaw – Poland, Nov 19th, 2018
Animago: Munich – Germany, Oct 26th, 2018
OFFF Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv – Israel, Oct 14th, 2018
Forward Sessions: Munich – Germany, Nov 23th, 2017
Portfolio Workshop Hochschule: Trier – Germany, Nov 17th, 2017
Brief Festival: Madrid – Spain, Oct 27th, 2017
OFFF London: London – UK, Sep 29th, 2017
OFFF Barcelona: Barcelona – Spain, Apr 6th, 2017
44hours - Beyond Routine: Hamburg – Germany, Nov 18th, 2016
Adobe European Creative Jam: Bilbao – Spain, May 6th, 2016
Zirkel Vortrag Hochschule: Trier – Germany, Dec 3rd, 2015
The Open End: Luxembourg – Luxembourg, Sep 19th, 2015
Faux Images XVII: Berlin – Germany, Sep 1st, 2015
Apple, 2K Games, Adobe, ADAC, Amazon, ARD, AT&T, Bank of America, Base, British Airways, Carrefour, California Avocados, Chupa Chups, Constantin Film, Das Erste, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Desperados, Deutsche Bank, Eizo, Eis.de, Edeka, Eurowings, Evonik, FritoLay, Galeries Lafayette, Gamescom, Google, Hugo Boss, HSBC, HypoVereinsbank, Ikea, Innocent, Keurig, Klarna, Kellogg's, Lays, LG, Lidl, Lindt, Lyft, Media Markt, Mentos, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, Nvidia, O2, PayPal, RedBull, Reebok, Rewe, Samsung, Size?, Snapchat, Swatch, Sephora, Spotify, TalkTalk, Telekom, Toyota, Twitch, United Airlines, Unitymedia, Vodafone, Volkswagen, World Vision, WWF, Xbox, Xiaomi, ZDF
AKQA, Butter, BBDO, BBDO Proximity, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, Chi and Partners, David&Goliath, DDB, DOJO Berlin, Edelman UK, Grey, Grabarz & Partner, Grimm Gallun Holtappels, GUD.berlin, Heimat Berlin, Hearts & BBDO, Jacobsonrost, Jung von Matt, Jimmy Lee, Kolle Rebbe, Leo Burnett, McCANN, MullenLowe U.S., Mutabor, NHB, Organic, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Elmos, Scholz & Friends, Schöne Neue Kinder, Serviceplan, Sid Lee, Strichpunkt, TBWA, Thjnk, VSA Partners, Y&R
Magazines & Publishing Houses:
Abrams Books, Axel Springer, 20 Minutes, Billboard, Capital, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Dorling Kindersley, Grid Magazine, Handelsblatt, Scientific American, Fast Company, Fortune Magazine, Focus, Investor View, L'Express, Metropolitan, Men’s Health, MacMillan, Newsweek, Page, Seattle Met, Strategy & Business, Taenk, Time Out, The Verge, Stylist, Washington Post, Wired UK