The word schön [ʃøːn] is German for beautiful, nice, pretty, great, good …
My way to schön graphics ...
Since 2014: Owner of schön graphics / Hunt County Webdesign
2018 – 2021: Director of Communications
at the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce
2013 – 2015: Office Manager
at AB/JDD Plumbing in San Jose, CA
2004 – 2013: Marketing Advisor
at the publishing house Ernst Klett Verlag in Stuttgart, Germany
My main focus was planing, calculating and designing advertising materials.
2000 – 2004: Art Director
at the advertising agency da kapo in Nürnberg, Germany
My major client was Zapf Creation, manufacturer of toy dolls like the famous BABY born®.
2007 – 2013: Client consulting (on the weekends)
at one of the wine stores of Jacques Weindepot in Stuttgart, Germany
One of the best week-end jobs I have ever had
My motivation was to earn some extra money, but I also got a whole new perspective on B to C Marketing, and an extensive
knowledge of wine!
1998 – 2000: Intern
at the full service advertising agency cre art in Fulda, Germany
My main field of work: logos and business branding for smaller companies.
1998 – 2000: Student at the Akademie für Kommunikation Kassel, in Germany
Graduated as: state certified communications manager (similar to US bachelor)
1996 – 1998: Student at the Ferdinand Braun-Fachoberschule in Fulda, Germany
Major: Graphic design
Graduated: “Fach Abitur Gestaltung” (similar to US college)
Career training / seminars
Throughout the years I have attended numerous seminars like: “Producing creative direct-mailings”, “All about layouting books”
and my favorite: “Language becomes beautiful through typography” by the famous designer Erik Spiekermann.
To stay up to date on my everyday programs like InDesign and Photoshop, I frequently attend training courses.