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POWERED BY PASSION PRESENTS THE CREATIVE WORK OF FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER SCHMIDT.

With a decade+ of experience in the advertising industry I have proven knowledge in digital media, traditional advertising and design.
As the international Client Creative Director for Marlboro Motorsport I gained experience across a multitude of different markets on different continents.

Take a turn through my creative work, and see for yourself how it got its name, "POWERED BY Passion" .

Design

My goal is always to create coherent and distinctive design solutions that communicate clients’ key messages.

Experience

With a decade+ of experience in the advertising industry I have proven knowledge in digital media, traditional advertising and design.

Global

As the international Client Creative Director for Marlboro Motorsport I gained experience across a multitude of different markets on different continents.

Leadership

I am just as comfortable being a team player as I am being a team leader responsible for managing teams of diverse personalities in a deadline-driven environment.

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The “Set Up“

Let's now look under the hood to see whats inside.

Multiple Channel Thinking

Design

Dialogue & CRM

Photo- & Cinematography

Shooting Experience

Extend the Idea

How about some Telemetry Data from 2015.

2467

HOURS ON TRACK
Worked for agencies
[in hours]

9

Sponsors
Agencies I’ve worked for.

1

Pit Stops
Holidays I’ve made.

4144

Burned Fuel
Liters I’ve burned on my way to work.

Success is defined by how much of your day you spend doing something you really hate doing.

The Career

Please find an overview about my different career steps like agencies & client I’ve worked for over the past years.

  • 1997
  • 1 Jun 97

    International College of Arts
    Design Factory Hamburg

    In 1996 my search took me to Paris where I made up my mind to build a career in the arts. I found the perfect place to study at the International College of Communication Arts and Interactive Media "Design Factory" in Hamburg. Studies complete, I cofounded a design studio called "LandEi Publishing" which worked alongside Hamburg University and did project work for ad agency's (FCB Wilkens and others), BMW and other smaller, local companies.

  • 2001
  • 1 Oct 01

    Art Director
    Leo Burnett Germany

    After an amazing 5 years in Hamburg I decided it was time for fresh inspiration. I found it in Frankfurt or, more particularly, at Leo Burnett Worldwide, on the Philip Morris International, Marlboro account.

  • 2004
  • 1 Sep 04

    Senior Art Director
    Leo Burnett Germany

    I had the good fortune to be part of the team that won the Marlboro Motorsport account for the agency and spent several enjoyable years working on Formula One, MotoGP and Rally Racing. I loved my job.

  • 1 Sep 04

    _/_/_/ Clients:

    Marlboro Motorsport International, Formula One Ferrari Team, Ducati MotoGP Team, Philip Morris International

  • 2007
  • 1 Jun 07

    Client Creative Director
    Leo Burnett Italy

    It must have showed because, in 2007, I was offered the opportunity to move to Italy as the Client Creative Director for Marlboro Motorsport at Leo Burnett. Rome was good to me, not least because my daughter, Lola, was born in The Eternal City.

  • 1 Jun 07

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Marlboro Motorsport International, Formula One Ferrari Team, Ducati MotoGP Team, Philip Morris International

  • 2008
  • 1 Aug 08

    Senior Art Director
    ARC WorldWide Germany

    Soon thereafter my job moved me back to Frankfurt where I simultaneously worked for ARC WorldWide (online) and Leo Burnett on Chevrolet, Fiat, Ferrari, Ducati, Samsung, Carl Zeiss, AOK, P&G, Fissler, and Philip Morris International.

  • 8 Jan 08

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Chevrolet, Fiat, Samsung, AOK, Fissler, Carl Zeiss, Lufthansa and New Business

  • 2009
  • 1 Sep 09

    Associate Creative Director
    Leo Burnett Germany

    Leo Burnett always been a great place for me to gain experience on interesting projects. Still working on international projects for Marlboro Motorsports and new product launches I had the chance to widen my horizon on market support.

  • 9 Jan 09

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Marlboro Motorsport International, Formula One Ferrari Team, Ducati MotoGP Team, Philip Morris International, Chevrolet, Fiat, Samsung, AOK, Fissler, Carl Zeiss, Lufthansa and New Business

  • 2011
  • 1 Nov 11

    Creative Director & Designer
    LAB75

    ...

  • 1 Nov 11

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Honda, New Business

  • 2012
  • 1 May 12

    Freelance Creative Director & Designer
    POWERED BY Passion

    Movement always brings change, new challenges and inspiration into my life.

    Reason enough for me to make my decision to move on and go Freelance.

  • 5 Jan 12

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Philip Morris Germany, Philip Morris International, Audi, Dunlop, ZDF, Samsung, Nissan, Kia

  • 2014
  • 1 Jan 14

    Freelance Creative Director & Designer
    defacto kreativ

    In 2013 my freelance business took me to defacto-kreativ in Erlangen to work on different CRM and Dialogue projects. After 3 exiting months I was asked to support the new Munich headquarter as the Interim Creative Director for existing clients and new business.

  • 1 Jan 14

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Philip Morris Germany, Philip Morris International, Marc O’Polo, Sky

  • 2015
  • 1 Jan 15

    Freelance Creative Director & Designer
    POWERED BY Passion

    After 12 exciting months in Munich I’ve decided to concentrate again on my freelance business to spend more time around Frankfurt agencies.

  • 1 Jan 15

    _/_/_/ Clients

    Philip Morris Germany, Philip Morris International, Mc Donald’s, Opel, Samsung, Saturn

Why you will enjoy working together with me.

Delivering the best possible work with a high demand on quality, even in a deadline driven environment. If that means late nights or weekends in order to reach the quality, than lets do it.
Team spirit can make or break a team. Creating a positiv environment is key for a greater success and positiv team spirit. Positivity has a strong impact on people's ability to think creatively, progress their careers, cope with challenges, and work with other people. For me, positive thinking is an essential ingredient for greater success in work and team spirit!
Every new brief is a new story, challenge and inspiration. Yes, I love keeping up with those challenges!

A look Inside the box ?

Here you find some selected projects which reflect the experience and passion I put into my work.

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Style Star by Dolce Gusto

Photo

Style Star by Dolce Gusto

Film, Photography

UniSort BlackEye

Film

Sant Albray

Integrated Campaign

D’Antin MotoGP Team

Design

L&M Freundeskreis 2014

Dialogue & CRM

Porsche 918 Spyder

Design

Father & Son

Interactive Design

Marc 'O Polo

Dialogue & CRM

Moodfilm Saturn

Film

Brand Film “Ich liebe Käse“

Film

Julian Smith

Design

Motorsport Store

Interior Design

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Design

Stahlstyle

Interactive Design

R107 Jersey Design

Product Design

Marlboro MotoGP Team

Design

Marlboro Motorsport F1

Design

Black Mint Launch

Design

Silver Mint Launch

Design

Harman/Kardon

Design

Product Animation

Film

Honda Wallart

Design

Audi Anual Report

Interactive Design

Photographer Portfolio

Interactive Design

DepartmentM

Interactive Design

AppVantage Hamburg

Interactive Design

Some of my Sponsors!

Get In Touch

Feel free to drop me a note if you need any support or would like to meet me in person.
I'm looking forward!

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Don’t trade your passion for glory!