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Hi, I am Cerstin.

I work as a Creative Director, specialized in brand building for startups.

From vision to market I will guide you through all necessary steps to create your rememberable brand.


The What & Why

Since the last 8 years I am self-employed. I do work for agencies as well as my own clients leading their creative teams, giving workshops & business coachings.

Bringing visions to life – that's what I love about my job!

A Decade in Advertising

I look back on over a decade of experience in advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Erickson and Publicis Group. There I had the chance to work for national and international clients such as Coca Cola, Nestlé, IKEA, o2 Telefónica, L'Oreal, MAYBELLINE New York, LIDL, and Media Markt.

Fun Facts & Insights

- 1,88 / 6'2".

- No, I don't play basketball.

- Yes, my parents are as tall as me.

Those are my answers to the top 3 questions people ask me first!


Smart tools & techniques excite me. I am into psychology and self-development. Traveling is my passion. You can always find me on some food market trying new stuff. I practice yoga and freeletics, recently started to train Muay Thai and occasionally you can catch me running a marathon...


UPCOMING Selected Participant

Developing adult toy @ Startup Accelerator 

Founder Institute Berlin / Batch Mar-Jun'23

NEW Cooperative Membership 

Die Werbegenossen eG / Interview

NEW Startup Coach / Brand Development

AVALINO / Diversity in the kids play room

Britta Kiwit – TikTok / Instagram / homepage


Creative Director & Brand Consultant

LOFINO GmbH I 2017 - 2022 I 5 years

Last Projects freelance 


FOOD BROS - Major Tacos / Copy Writer & Co-Creative

Mexican Street Food Brand / Agency: Phosphene

see project


BIANCHI Bikes / Strategist & Brand Consultant

SoMe IG Strategy DACH / Agency: MEGACULT

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CREATOKIA / Creative Team Lead & Corporate Designer

NFT Platform, Blockchain / Client: Bookwire

see project · view page


PLSR! · Dating App / Brand Strategist & Creative Director

Brand & App Development / Client: Sweet Invest 

see project · view page

SUPERFIT Fitness Clubs / Creative Director

Homepage Relaunch: Web Conception & Content Production / Agentur: Phosphene

see project

Startups & Agency Career 

> Founder / BAKERY - Brand Bakery Berlin

> Founder / CH Creative Content

> Co-Founder / FitCrowd App, Berlin

> Freelance Senior Creative / Familie Redlich, Berlin

> Co-Founder / Craft Beer Club Berlin, Berlin

> Art Directors Swap / Ogilvy, Singapore

> Junior Art Director Digital / OgilvyOne, Frankfurt

> Creative @ Pitch Unit / Publicis Group, Frankfurt

> Copy Writer / McCann M.E.C.H., Berlin

> Assistant Creation / MRM, McCann Erickson, Frankfurt


2010 DIPLOMA Communication Design Ø 1

University of Applied Sciences I Wiesbaden, Germany


2004 Graduate Art College I P.ART Design, Stuttgart

Get in touch, if...

... you are just starting your own business and need guidance on how to build a proper brand from scratch? need support in relaunching your existing brand?

BRANDING & CREATIVE WORKSHOPS for you and your team. 

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