After a happy youth in the 1960s and 1970s in the Taunus village of Bad Camberg I began my studies of physics in Frankfurt am Main, graduating with a diploma in 1984. Afterwards I worked first as a science journalist (FAZ, Robert Bosch Stiftung), then as a technical writer. In autumn 1986 I moved to Hamburg, became co-founder of the design magazine PAGE, which I headed as editor-in-chief until April 1991.

I moved to Berlin in the summer of 1991 to join FontShop, where I was involved in building up the FontFont font library (Founding Member of the FontFont Typeboard), FontBook (Editor), FUSE publication (Publisher), TYPO conference (Program Director), fontblog.de (Blogger) and many more communication and marketing projects in the following years.

From 2001 to 2010 I took over the responsibility for marketing at FontShop AG as CMO, then as CEO. After FontShop became part of Monotype in July 2014, I took over responsibility for events, social media and branding communication for the DACH region as Marketing Director. After establishing the TYPO Labs conference (2016-2018) I developed the event series Brand Days and Brand Talks. I left Monotype at the end of May 2020.

I’m the host of CreativeMornings Berlin since August 2011.

Graphic design, typography, technology & culture, and how it all fits together.

to keep track in my adapter collection (Laptop, iPad, MacBook, …)

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

To understand people

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