With nearly two decades of experience at diverse agencies (in USA & Germany), as well as a long-term consultant, I am able to provide excellent graphic design, art-, design- & creative-direction to you. Six international awards in 2011 & 2012, years of experience, proven success, and professional service, both on staff and independently, make me a valuable asset to any project or company. My ATL & BTL capabilities include…

• Branding (Brand-Strategy, -Design, -Management)
• Corporate Identity
• Advertising
• Direct Mail & Intergrated Campaigning
• Convention & Exhibition Design

I have extensive experience across various media:
• Print
• Websites, Interactive & New Media
• Broadcast

Capabilities & Service
• 15+yrs experience inDesign-, Art-, Creative-Direction and Grafic Design, Advertising, ATL/BTL, Strategic Brand Creation & Management in agencies and as a consultant in the USA and Germany
• digital & classic media knowledge of planning, designing and producing for all communication vehicles
• creative, high impact concepts and unique visual ideas
• planning,creating and implementation of branding, advertising and marketing initiatives and campaigns, ATL & BTL, multi-channel
• diverse range of design and artstyles as well as typographically acclaimed
• efficient, self-motivated worker, highly organized and efficient, precise in following process as well as data correctness
• photo shoot experienced professional, including budget-, photographer-, location-, prop- and model-planning and on-set direction of shoot and shoot-list completion
• hands-on-production of art-work for print and digital media as well as knowledge of design requirements and planning processes for digital media development and programming (extensive knowledge of wire frame production, story boarding, navigation & information hierarchy development, including linking different media and content – excellent team work with programmers and developers as well as basic knowledge in HTML, CSS & WordPress)
• strategic Brand knowlegde, including, research, opportunity modelling and positioning ,brand platform & creative brief creation, naming, design, guide line and implementation
• extensive knowledge of project management, including ability to maintain all functions of PM

• English and German, fluent in writing and verbally

• reliable, motivated, and very organized
• team-oriented and proven team player
• expertise in leading teams, guiding and supporting junior creatives and project managers, as well as interns
• efficient and reliable team work with creative directors, team-leaders, and Project & Account-Managers
• proven client handling skills, including informative guiding of client through any (complex) project and campaign, good effective presentational skills (planning, conducting, reporting)

• fluent in current design software versions and design-tools, on Apple or PC platforms
Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat – QuarkXPress – Microsoft: Word, Powerpoint, Excel
• HTML, CSS, basic knowledge
• WordPress & Typo 3 admin & management

Oct. 2006 – present
Freelance & Consultant
global, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Clients:

Mr. Finn Contents Works Advertising Agency, New York City
Ondigo Advertising Agency, Berlin
etage3 Advertising Agency, Frankfurt
planB Advertising Agency, Wien
DHL Express US, Fort Lauderdale, inhouse, Mar. – Dec. 2010
StratusPrep, New York City
Rennert, New York City
Mark Wolin & Associates Attorney, Miami
La Preserve Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale
Skywater, Fort Lauderdale

Nov. 2004 – Oct. 2006
Miami, Art/Design Direction, Clients:

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Destination Miami (GMCVB)

Jan. 2004 – Sep. 2004
Starmark International
Fort Lauderdale, Art/Design Direction, Clients:
• NCL Cruise Lines, Orient Cruise Line
• Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum

Apr. 2003 – Dec. 2003
Freelance & Consultant

Fido Telecom, Montreal
Mark Ramsay Company, New York City
DAAIR Pharmaceuticals & Vitamins, New York City

Dec. 1998 – Apr. 2003
New York City, Art/Design Direction, Clients:

• Sirius Satellite Radio
• Nationwide Insurance
• First USA, Liquid Visa
• Bank One
• BMW Financial Services
• Ameritrade
• iScraper
• OAG Flight Schedule
• Omnicom

May 1998 – Nov. 1998
Freelance & Consultant
New York City, Art Direction, Clients:

• Egypt Tourist Board
• Turkish Airlines
• Mastercard
• Samsung
• Merrill Lynch
• Coca Cola

Jan. 1994 – Apr. 1998
Scholz & Friends Berlin
Art Direction, Clients:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Newspaper)
Berliner Zeitung (Newspaper)
Fed. Assoc. of German Banks
Trade Fair Frankfurt
Dresdner Bank

Aug. 1989 – Dec. 1995
• University of the Arts Berlin
Master-Degree: Visual Communication, Grafic Design

References & Testimonials

“Because of the great work of K. Freed, A. Frasher and Michael Kunhenn (Brand Platform & Identity Creation) on the Liquid Visa Project for First USA, Interbrand contracted the BankOne Brand Creation on a six figure day.”
David Martin, President North America Interbrand
Kim Hoechst, First Vice President, First USA Bank NA

“Thank you for your professional advice and lead through the Product Brand Creation process on the global Alphera Financial Services project.”
Bill Donnelly, CFO BMW Bank of North America
Michael Kunhenn creating Alphera & Premium Financial Services at Interbrand NYC

“Thank you for a great Brand Identity.”
Blas Garcia Moros, Founder & CEO, C O L L E X I U M
Co-Founder of Microsoft
Michael Kunhenn creating Collexium at TURKEL Total Brand Management, Miami

“A very good, experienced Design, Marketing, Brand Management professional with a passionate commitment to excellence. Michael Kunhenn has come through for me on many difficult deadline projects.”
Peggy Marion, Director of Marketing, Rennert Bilingual NYC

Bruce Turkel, Owner TURKEL Total Brand Management