Bjoern Altmann
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Bjoern Altmann

Senior DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Bjoern Altmann

Senior DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I'm Björn, a senior branding designer from Germany. Since I moved to London 12 years ago I have worked for small and big agencies with a focus on branding. I have extensive experience in this field which includes identity design as well as the creation of guidelines (anything between 20 and 220 pages). You might have come across my work when buying a can of Relentless – I've designed their typeface together with Erasmus Partners. I've made illustrations for the National Theatre as well as Anthropologie and have created wall graphics for several offices. Clients include: BMI (rebrand won gold at the Transform Awards), Masternaut (rebrand won silver at the Transform Awards), Fiberweb, Barco, Al Widyan, Rockwool, Aviva Investors, Insignia, Tata Communications
Projects
  • 100 Races Formula 1 book
    100 Races Formula 1 bookThis is a book that celebrates 100 races Formula 1 with Tata Communications as the Connectivity Provider. I have designed the cover artwork and the dividers and also oversaw the choice of materials and production. 1000 were printed and then sent to VIPs.
  • Found type
    Found typeWhen I travel I keep an eye out for interesting type on shopfronts. Often it's already old and neglected and might soon disappear. I then redraw it and thereby liberate it from its fate.
  • Illustrated pads for KnockKnock
    Illustrated pads for KnockKnockThese pads are made of identical sheets that one tears off after use. They have a magnet on the back so they can be stuck on a fridge. I did the illustrations by hand first and then used Illustrator to vectorise and colour them. They were sold by Knock Knock Inc.
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Work history
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    Designer, illustrator, font designerBjoern Altmann Graphic Design
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    JogDesign, Turquoise, FreshBritain, Erasmus Partners, Saentys, Mother and National Theatre. Jobs included logo design, typographic logo finalisation, design of a custom font for the energy drink Relentless, wall illustrations, graphics for a YUBZ telephone receiver and work for an NT poster for the play “One man, two guvnors”.
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    Senior DesignerMcCann Enterprise
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Numerous branding and brand development projects. These included logo design, identity development, custom font design, design of corporate publications as well as brand guidelines development and management. In this role I have overseen artworkers and junior designers. Branding projects ranged in size from charities to multinational companies. As an extracurricular activity I have also provided ongoing training on typography as part of the McCann Worldgroup learning programme, including a talk at the IPA.
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
  • Font Design
  • Branding Design
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Hand Drawing
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Fontlab
Education
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    Graphic and Media DesignUniversity of Technology, Business and Design
     - Wismar, Germany
    Diploma (with distinction) Subject: titling version of the Clarendon (ClarendoNeo) and a book on the history of the slab serifs (Tutors Profs. Bernard Stein, Hanka Polkehn). Student assistant jobs: photographic lab, computer lab, archive, library. Member of the faculty board (2 years).
Awards
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    Transform Award GoldTransform magazine
    This was a team project at McCann Enterprise. The BMI project won Gold in the category "Best brand architecture solution". I worked on the entire guidelines document and the creation of assets as well as the branding from start to finish (two years). The Transform Awards consistently set a stronger benchmark for work in brand development while reflecting the growing significance of brand in strategic corporate communications. The corporate brand – and its implementation, positioning and creativity – has become one of the most valuable assets a business owns.
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    Transform Award SilverTransform magazine
    This was a team project at McCann Enterprise. The Masternaut project won Silver in the category "Best Visual Identity in Transport and Logistics for Masternaut". I took the project on with an unfinished logo and two colours and then developed the look and feel together with the assets in tandem with the guidelines. The Transform Awards consistently set a stronger benchmark for work in brand development while reflecting the growing significance of brand in strategic corporate communications. The corporate brand – and its implementation, positioning and creativity – has become one of the most valuable assets a business owns.
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