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Christian Ruess is a Creative Director Art based in Berlin, working all over the universe. Conceptualizing and executing at the same time, he considers himself as a hybrid with wide experience in art direction and photography. He creates identities, campaigns and social content, for brands, products and smart people, from draft to realization – in short: ideas and experiences across all platforms. His intention is to overlap different subjects like advertising, design and art, and transform them into one individual piece of awesomeness. Chris mostly works with agencies as well as he collaborates with magazines, photographers, artists and intelligent people, to initiate and promote projects pretty much independently – no matter if campaigns, editorials, exhibitions or mega events. Beyond that, his concepts cut through the noise and gained major awards including Clio, Cannes Lions, ADC and NY Festival.

TODAY – FUTURE  Creative Director Art & Photographer  2011 – 2016  Art Director  2013 – FOREVER  Founder & Curator Container Love Series  2007 – 2016  Project & Experience Manager MS Dockville / MS Artville  2010 – 2011  Art Director Philipp und Keuntje  2006 – 2009  Graphic Designer Jung von Matt


AGENCIES  Tank Tank, Parasol Island, Thjnk Berlin, Thjnk Hamburg, Dokyo, Select World, Überground, Pacific Entertainment, Jung von Matt / Alster, Jung von Matt / Brand Activation, Jung von Matt / Elbe, Jung von Matt / 365, Philipp und Keuntje, Leagas Delaney, Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Heimat Hamburg, Heimat Berlin, Zum Goldenen Hirschen, Freunde des Hauses, Schipper Company, Teravolt, Kopf & Steine, Vice Media

BRANDS  Alcina, Audi, Apollo, All About, A-Rosa, Asstel, Auto Bild, BMW, Base, Bosch, Beck’s, Bitburger, Brandenburg (State), Burger King, Bawag, Bild, Böhringer Ingelheim / Finalgon, Campari, Carlsberg Pilsener, CDU, Deutsche Bank, Die Welt, DMAX, DSPACE, Eurowings, EnBW, Fischer, Fa, Flensburg (City), Gala, Germanwings, GoFeminin, Gelbe Seiten, Hornbach, HaSpa, HapagFly, Herr von Eden, Heinemann, ING DiBa, Immonet, Intercontinental Berlin, John Frieda, KarstadtQuelle, K-Fee, Kühne, KWS, Lamborghini, Lemonaid, Lidl, Lipton, Läufer & Gutenberg, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mey, MINI, Microsoft, MTU, MS Artville, MS Dockville, Museum f. Kunst & Gewerbe, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, NDR, OBI, Otto, QTom, Praktiker, R+V, RWE, Reemtsma / John Player ­Special, Reemtsma / West, Sixt, Škoda, Smart, Sebastian Professional, Sennheiser, Siemens, Sky, Subway, Schwäbisch Hall, Sparda Bank, Sparkasse, Telekom, Thommy Zhong, TUI, Travel IQ, Tipp24, Tchibo, Tetra Pak, VW, Vodafone, Vergiss Aids nicht e.V., Wempe, Whyte and Mackay, XING, XBox, ZDF, Zalando and more

PUBLISHING & EDITORIALS  GQ Magazine, Leica Magazine, Vanity Teen, Quality Magazine, Vogue Italy, L’OFFICIEL, Croco Magazine, Œ Magazine, Odalisque Magazine, Ryker Magazine, After Nyne Magazine, Beautiful Savage Magazine, Durst Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Loved & Found Magazine, Cyte Magazine, Imute Magazine


Cannes Lions, Läufer & Gutenberg „Erasure“ 2008 Jung von Matt · Cresta Award, Läufer & Gutenberg „Erasure“ 2008 Jung von Matt · New York Festivals Outdoor, Läufer & Gutenberg „Erasure“ 2008 Jung von Matt · New York Festivals Business Prods, Läufer & Gutenberg „Erasure“ 2008 Jung von Matt · Art Directors Club, Mercedes-Benz AMG „Mountains“ 2009 Jung von Matt · Effi, OBI, 2009 Jung von Matt · Eurobest, „The soft t-shirt“ 2010 Philipp & Keuntje · Art Directors Club, Vergiss AIDS nicht „Cock Out“ 2011 Philipp & Keuntje · DMMA Onlinestar, Vergiss AIDS nicht „Cock Out“ 2011 Philipp & Keuntje · New York Festivals, Vergiss AIDS nicht „Cock Out“ 2011 Philipp & Keuntje · Annual Multimedia Award, Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2015 · Red Dot Communication Design Award, Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2015 · Art Directors Club, Rookie Agency of the year 2017 Überground · Die Klappe, Lidl “SantaClara” 2017 Überground/Big Fish · Clio Award, Lidl „SantaClara” 2017 Überground · German Digital Award, Lidl “SantaClara” Lidl 2017 Überground · Art Directors Club, Lidl “SantaClara” Lidl 2017 Überground · Piaf Award, Lidl “SantaClara” Lidl 2017 Überground · Spotlight Festival, Lidl “SantaClara” Lidl 2017 Überground · Gosee Awards 2018 Shortlist “Sons of the sea” · Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 Shortlist “Kitchen Games” · and more


2017 – TODAY  Visual Host at Can Love be Synthie

  Container Love VI. In cooperation with AdeY, Amandine Kuhlmann, Anderson Zomer, Andrea Galad, Annika Weertz, Anton Shebetko, Berber Theunissen, Birk Thomassen, Christopher Sherman, Daantje Bons, Kostis Fokas, Laurence Philomene, Loreen Hinz, Manuel Scrima, Paul Peter, Rainer Torrado, Ruslan Isinev, Sam Scott Schiavo, Stefan Gunnesch, Sven Serkis, Tania Bohuslavska, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Schall & Schnabel, Dominik Bliefert, Emily Roberts. Special guests: WHOISJJ, Antje Schomaker, Marie Bothmer, Lea-Marie Becker, Lina Maly. Supported by Reeperbahn Festival

07.2017  Container Love V. In cooperation with Laurence Philomene, Kostis Fokas, AdeY. Supported by MS Dockville

04.2017  Monster Nature. In cooperation with FRUITS

10.2016  Container Love IV. In cooperation with Kostis Fokas, Karolina Hanulak, Anton Shebetko, Nicolas Gavino, Laurence Philomene, Ruslan Isinev, Birk Thomassen, Daria Nelson, Rebecca Ruetten, AdeY, Armando Frezze Durand & Leo Adef. Music by Saint One, Katja Ruge, Yeşim, DirrtyDishes, Robert Mycer & B.O.X.E.R.

08.2016  Container Love III. In cooperation with André Carlos, Paul Peter, Sven Serkis, Ruslan Isinev, Karolina Hanulak, Daria Nelson, Ohlalagirl, Anton Shebetko, Birk Thomassen, Kostis Fokas, Scott Ramsey Kyle, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert. Supported by MS Dockville

08.2015  Container Love II. In cooperation with Sabrina Rynas, Loreen Hinz, Lotta Doll, Malte Niklas Thomsen, GuapoSapo, Katrin Schöning, Vierfotografen, Antje Merkel, Victor Mateos Arellano, Carina Crenshaw, Lars Gay, Katja Ruge, Sven Serkis. Supported by MS Dockville

03.2015  The Big Picture, Bondi Beach, Australia. In cooperation with photographer Loreen Hinz

03.2015  Month of Photography, Denver. In cooperation with photographer Loreen Hinz

01.2015  Die Wanderer. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas & Jan Riephoff. Sponsored by Herr von Eden & Yello. Music by Mona Mur & En Esch, Niemand

11.2014  Lost in Life. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas and stylist Melanie Bessler

07.2013  Container Love I. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas

Photo Per Kasch

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