Hi, nice to meet you!
I am Cerstin Hannestad,
a passionate Berlin based Creative Director.
Who Am I?
Since the last 7 years I am self-employed.
I am working as a freelance Creative Director
for agencies and my own clients.
I support startups in brand building, positioning their products on the market and lead their creative teams.
I look back on over 10 years experience in international advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather,
McCann Erickson and Publicis Group.
I have worked for national and international clients such as Coca Cola, Nestlé, IKEA, o2 Telefónica, L'Oreal, MAYBELLINE New York, LIDL, MediaMarkt Germany, DM, TOTAL as an Art Director Digital and Content Creative.
High quality work ethics & standards characterize me.
I did learn to deliver quick & dirty, too - as you wish!
I love to work with people and am known for my great communication skills. I am reliable, focussed and caring.
I know myself well, with all talents and flaws.
New situations and environments excite me.
I love to learn new tools & techniques.
Meeting new teams and challenges fuel me.
In my private life am a passionate foody.
Traveling is my passion.
You can find me on all around the world
- trying new food 'at least once'!
I am drawn to people, psychology & coaching.
I love to organize fueling events to experience with friends.
Living a healthy lifestyle is important to me.
I am a sporty spice. I run. I exercise.
I practice yoga, mindfulness and mediation.
Always ready for the next adventure!
Clients with in food & beverages, fitness & health – welcome!
I am excited! How can we actively enrich our lives?
What happened so far?
This November I am CCO for Sweet Dates Gmbh & co. KG, creating their new online dating brand. I also started do support the Frankfurt Agency Geometry as a Creative Director Digital. Since August 2020 I do work as a freelance Digital Conceptionist for the Berlin advertising agency EDDB Erntedank die Brandenburgs. Still supporting the LOFINO GmbH as their CMO, leading their creation team.
I traveled the world & worked remote.
5 continents, 45 locations as a digital nomad. Ask me about it!
2017 - 2020
I started to work as Creative Director for the LOFINO Startup.
A B2B mobile tax app which digitalizes employee benefits.
I co-founded Craft Beer Club Berlin.
Facebook event calendar for all events around Craft Beer in Berlin.
I co-founded the company FitCrowd.
A mobile sports app to find training partners nearby.
I moved from Frankfurt to Berlin to start my own business.
2009 - 2014 Art Director @ Ogilvy, Frankfurt
2012 - 2013 Art Director @ Ogilvy, Singapore
2010 Diploma Communication Design (1,1)
University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden
2009 Art Director @ Publices, Frankfurt
2006 - 2009 Art Director @ McCann Erickson, Frankfurt
2001 - 2004 Art College & Assistant Creation P-ART, Stuttgart