Matthias Reichwald

Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

On paper, I am a graphic designer. In practice, I am a hybrid. Blessed with a career rich in entrepreneurial experiences I learnt to appreciate a much more holistic meaning of branding. From event organiser, researcher, administrator, culture officer, to proposal writer, recruiter and operations manager. My head has witnessed multiple hats, shaping my belief that a brand is the outcome of great things people do collectively towards a greater goal, far beyond its visual expression. In times where the beauty of identity and diversity is misused to drive humanity apart, I am passionate about how creativity and branding in particular can bring diverse groups of people together to create positive impact. In fact I see it as a responsibility for designers of my generation to use their skills to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. In my role as a graphic designer I seek to help groups and individuals find their truest self expression and make it visible to the outside world. Giving its owners a new confidence and allowing them to bring their brand to life through even bolder actions.

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Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Print Design
  • Branding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Content Curation
  • Photography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Pentagram

    Pentagram

    • Design
  • I

    Interbrand

    • B

      Brandcommsgroup.com

      • H

        Harambeans.com

        Work history

        Currently

        Co-founder / Board Member

        Harambeans.com

        Jun 2009
        • United States
        • Freelance
        • Harambe is an ecosystem of over 300 young African leaders, Harambeans, who are scaling social and business ventures across sectors. To date, the network has spawned a series of tech-enabled ventures such as Andela.com, Yoco.co.za and Fibre.com. Collectively, Harambeans have generated over 3,000 jobs, raised over $400m from Google Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Jack Ma, among others, and in the process established a pan-African network of startups valued at over $1bn.

        2019

        Graphic Designer

        Brandcommsgroup.com

        Jul 2013 - Jan 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2012

        Graphic Designer

        Interbrand

        Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship

        2011

        Graphic Designer

        Pentagram

        May 2011 - Sep 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship

        Education

        2008

        (BA hons) Graphic Design

        University of South Wales, Newport

        Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
        • Newport, United Kingdom

        Awards

        2018

        Best implementation of brand across multiple markets – Bronze

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Commercial Bank

        2018

        Best implementation of brand across multiple markets – Highly commended

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Mobile App

        2018

        Best development of new brand within existing brand portfolio – Bronze

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Commercial Bank

        2018

        Best rebrand of a digital property – Gold

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Mobile App

        2017

        Best implementation of brand across multiple markets – Gold

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Move on Up

        2017

        Best implementation of brand across multiple markets – Bronze

        Transform Awards MENA

        • Ecobank Mobile App

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