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– 20+ years of experience


Katrin Gerner

Hello, I am a designer working with companies all over the world to give products, services, events and fairs, the right significance. I have been commercializing and adding value to consumer-focused products and services for 20+ years.

While living in 4 countries, and speaking 5 languages, I have added value to 100´s projects in categories including industrial and consumer goods, events and fairs, the well-being and food industry, accessories and fashion. With 12 years of experience working directly with operators and manufacturers.

My experience and understanding of human-centered design, strategy, and manufacturing give me a fully-rounded understanding for what it takes to create a high-value product/service.

Extensive experience in design (web and print), multimedia and marketing goes along with my exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities.


I am highly skilled in client relations; and talented at building and maintaining partnerships. A passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements that bring measured return on investment.


I am specialized in branding, CI and logo design, both website and print design, art direction and designing all arrangements for events and fairs, recently into AR/VR combined with virtual venues.


Outside of design, you’ll find me traveling, practicing yoga, modern dance and massage techniques, hiking in nature, spending time with family and friends, and running around with my dog Carlotta.

I always try to understand the "WHAT" and "WHY" before I start with a new project or task.



Excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
Experienced with Typo3, Wix, Jimdo, MS Office, Keynote.


Katrin Gerner
20. August 1977

November 2008 – now :: Freelancer

Art Directions for Web/Print and Events
National and International
February 2008 – Janury 2009 :: Open University
Art Studies Darmstadt/Germany
October 2006 – July 2008 :: Milcap Media Group

Art Director for Online Media

March 2005 – June 2006 :: Birke und Partner GmbH

Communication & Design

Art Director for visual communication print/web
September 2002 – January 2005 :: Orangefizz bv

Communication & Design

Art Director for visual communication print/web

September 2003 – September 2004 :: Worldtrip

(Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America)

April 2001 – July 2002 :: Falk Werbeagentur GmbH

Communication & Design

Art Director for visual communication print/web

October 2000 – March 2001 :: NetlinQ Framfab AG

Advertising agency for webdesign

Art Director for visual communication web


January 2000 – September 2000 :: New Concept GmbH

Communication & Design

Graphic Designer



Further Training:
Google Workshop – How to reach your customer with Social Media 2016
Google Workshop – How to reach your customer online – 2016
Google Workshop Web Analytics – 2016
Art studies – Open University Darmstadt – 2009
Trainer aptitude examination – Stuttgart – 1999 

Fragrance composition course – Stuttgart – 1998

Photography course – Stuttgart – 1998

Serigraphy course – 1995

Postgraduate Studies 1997 - 1999

Degree Diploma Designer
 National School of Paint and Design 

Apprenticeship 1994 - 1997

Visual Merchandiser, Hertie department store, Germany


Certificate – High-School Diploma
 (Emphasis on Economics), Germany


German first language; 
English fluently
; Dutch fluently

Spanish advanced
; Greek advanced

– Mantra –

There is a lot of grey between black and white.

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