Christiane is a bilingual creative hybrid. Part art/creative director, part filmmaker, part writer, part producer. She has lived and worked in Hamburg, London, New York, Berlin, San Francisco, Thiruvananthapuram (capital of Kerala in the south of India that is) and travelled to many other cities on all continents.
She shot her first documentary on Super-8 in the Great Indian Desert of Rajasthan. The film 'The Bishnois - Be Fruitful and Multiply' was screened at film festivals in Madrid, Teheran and Czechoslovakia. During this time Christiane studied graphic design and film at Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design in London.
She prefers coffee over tea, real conversation over small talk, oceans over mountains. Yet she can also be enthusiastic about a spicy tea, a silly story or a splendid hike. Despite Germans’ stiffish reputation, she does have a sense of humour. Freedom lures her to continuously open to all that comes her way.
S P E C I A L I T I E S
Loves storytelling. Capacity to enchant viewers and inspire engagement. Excellent management skills.
Conceptual, strategic team player in creating cohesive and visual strategies. Fosters collaborative efforts among big and small brands and not-for-profit partnerships.
Provides ideas and solutions for lifestyle and social issues in ever changing environments –especially within the advertising and travel industry.
Generates narratives and integrated media to showcase services and products.
Mentors students, leads workshops.
E X P E R I E N C E
2011 – present
HAMBURG | INDIA | USA
Freelance art director & director | Embracing the World, African Bikers, Thjnk, Jung von Matt, Facebook Creative Shop
2009 – 2011
Full-time art director | TBWA
2006 – 2009
HAMBURG | BERLIN | INDIA
director and freelance art director | TBWA, CZAR, Embracing the World
2005 – 2006
documentary and commercial director | Amrita TV
2002 – 2005
BERLIN | HAMBURG | INDIA
commercial director | Kadar Film, Embracing the World
1997 – 2002
full-time and freelance art director and director | Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, ADC, Berlin Cameron, Paul Meijer’s the mind
1992 – 1997
HAMBURG | AMSTERDAM
freelance art director | Jung von Matt, Springer & Jacoby, Scholz & Friends, BüroX, Wieden & Kennedy
work and shooting experience in:
USA, UK, India, Laos, Cambodia, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Germany
E D U C A T I O N
1993 – 1996
College ‘Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design’, Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in graphic design/film