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


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


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.