Christian Ruess is a creative director, curator and photographer living in Hamburg and Berlin. After 12 years as an art and creative director in editorial and advertising and working as a project manager for festivals, he has brought the strengths of both disciplines into his own studio. Together with his team he collaborates with international brands, agencies and smart people, creating identities, campaigns and content, in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and automotive. Let’s say it 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. Over the years his concepts cut through the noise and gained major awards including Clio, Cannes Lions, ADC and NY Festival.
TODAY – FUTURE Creative Direction & Photography 2011 – 2018 Freelance Art Direction 2013 – FOREVER Curation Container Love Series 2007 – 2016 Freelance Project & Experience Management MS Dockville / MS Artville 2010 – 2011 Art Direction Philipp und Keuntje 2006 – 2009 Graphic Design Jung von Matt
About You, Alcina, Amazon, Amorelie, Audi, Apollo, BMW, Bosch, Beck’s, Bitburger, Bowers & Wilkins, Burger King, Bild, Campari, Descente, Deutsche Bank, Die Welt, DMAX, Eurowings, Gala, Germanwings, Hess Natur, Hornbach, Interzum, John Frieda, Lamborghini, Lemonaid, Lidl, Lipton, Løre Originals, Mercedes-Benz, Mey, Mini, MS Dockville Festival, Otto, Porsche, John Player Special, West, Sixt, Škoda, Smart, Sebastian Professional, Sennheiser, Siemens, Sky, Subway, Sparkasse, Telekom, Tom Tailor, TUI, Tchibo, VW, Vodafone, Web Summit, Wempe, Xing, XouXou, ZDF, Zalando and more
PUBLISHING & EDITORIALS
Vogue Italy, L’Officiel, Schön Magazine, GQ Magazine, Leica Magazine, Vanity Teen, Quality Magazine, 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, Neo2 Magazine, AMEN F★SHION and more
AGENCIES & PRODUCTIONS
We love Artbuying, Upfront, Tank Tank, Parasol Island, Thjnk Berlin, Thjnk Hamburg, Dokyo, Select World, Überground, Territory, Zauberberg, 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, Vice Media and more
2017 – 2019 Visual Host at Can Love be Synthie by Katja Ruge.
06.2019 Wir tun nur so by Julia Waldmann.
05.2019 Container Love Pop-Up-Gallery @Interzum.
09.2017 Container Love VI. Supported by Reeperbahn Festival.
07.2017 Container Love V. Supported by MS Dockville.
04.2017 Monster Nature. In cooperation with FRUITS.
10.2016 Container Love IV.
08.2016 Container Love III. Supported by MS Dockville.
08.2015 Container Love II. Supported by MS Dockville.
03.2015 The Big Picture, Bondi Beach, Australia.
03.2015 Month of Photography, Denver.
01.2015 Die Wanderer. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas & Jan Riephoff.
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.