About Me

Hi! My name is Thomas Carls from Hamburg/Germany. I have been working in design and advertising for over ten years, since 5 years as a freelancer. I offer creative & art direction for brands, agencies & startups. Sometimes I do everything from beginning to end, sometimes as a small gear. I have a background in print but have moved towards digital stuff, that´s what I do most. Every now and then I work as photographer.

In my last permanent position I worked as an art director and later as digital creative director for Kolle Rebbe on clients like Nike and Lufthansa. Beside that I climbed every summit of Germany´s 16 states, creating content for the german railway company with the project “16 Grüne Gipfel“. I curated the retro game exhibition “We Love 8 Bit” featuring more than 40 artists in Hamburg, which could also be seen in Vienna/Austria and Berlin.

Skills

Art & Creative DirectionClassic campaigningCreative LeadUI / App Design (Sketch, Zeplin, Principle)BrandingPhotographyAnimation (AE, C4D)

Agencies

Kolle Rebbe, Plan.net, Serviceplan, Isobar, DDB Hamburg, Markenfilm, Philipp und Keuntje, OMD Fuse, thjnk, Publicis Pixelpark, Yours Truly, Interone, Uwe, Elbdudler, Leagas Delaney, Deepblue, Goodmates, Staud Studios, Wynken Blynken & Nod...

Automotive

AudiBMWMercedesMiniSkodaPeugeotPorscheVW

Retail

BlistexBoschEdekaEddingH&MHansaplastKaldeweiKosmosLabelloMarco TozziNikeNintendoNiveaPumaSamsungThalia

Food

CarlsbergDanoneFerreroGerolsteinerGolden ToastHardenbergJägermeisterLeibnizRauchSchweppesVilsaWarsteinerZentis

Services

ArteBikini IslandConstantin FilmDeutsche BahnDekaEnBWE.ONNetflixLufthansaTuiTKVGHVisa

Communication

CongstarO2SwisscomTelekom

Startup

ExactagM-TribesMaister