Matthias Spaetgens

Matthias Spaetgens

Partner & Chief Creative Officer at Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH
Berlin, Germany

About me

Matthias Spaetgens is Partner and Managing Director Creation at Scholz & Friends Berlin.

Since 2010 he heads the department of Communication Design as a professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna/Austria.

He studied graphic design in Munich and afterwards worked as a designer there. In 1997 he started his career at Scholz & Friends with stations in Hamburg, Zurich and Berlin. Since 2007 he is Managing Director Creation and responsible for the creative performance of the Berlin office.

Matthias Spaetgens numbers among the most awarded German creatives. His work, amongst others for A. Lange & Söhne, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, HLX, jobsintown.de, Mercedes-Benz and Weru, was awarded at various award shows, amongst others with more than ten Lions in Cannes and six times the Grand Prix at international creative festivals.

From 2007 to 2009 he attended the international School of Creative Leadership graduating as Executive MBA. He is a member of the Art Directors Club of Germany and Switzerland as well as the British D&AD.

Awards

Positions

Partner & Chief Creative Officer
Berlin, Germany
August 2015 - Present (4 years 11 months)
Partner & Managing Director
Berlin, Germany
2007 - Present (13 years 6 months)
Executive Creative Director
Berlin, Germany
2000 - 2007 (7 years)
Art Director
Berlin, Germany
1997 - 1999 (2 years)

Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2008 - 2009 (1 year)

Other professional activities

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Univ.-Prof.
September 2010 - Present (9 years 10 months)

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