Profile

anschlaege.de is a Berlin-based creative agency. Our work centers on communication, design and »phorschung«. We offer individual solutions for clients with the courage for change. anschlaege.de is an owner-run business founded in 2005 by Axel Watzke, Christian Lagé and Steffen Schuhmann.
Communication

Communication won’t make a mountain out of a molehill. But it will make an idea into public opinion, chewing gum into revenue, an inside tip into a full house. For those who have something to say, we supply a platform. A full service with every effort that seems useful - whether it be an exclusive print product, Corporate Design, an image campaign or a complex communication concept.

Design

There’s a yardstick for design: functionality. Good design makes for easy cleanup; it makes books readable and complicated ideas understandable. No position is sacred, and no cow is set in stone. The only thing that’s sacred is deadlines. And quality. Other than that, anything goes. If we’re going to do the best we can on your job, then we have to look at it critically. Which means we ask a lot of questions. Including stupid ones. And awkward ones. Don’t be scared! We can learn a lot from each other when we’re honest.

»Phorschung«

»Phorschung« means: experimentation and lightheartedness in the search for new methods of sustainable communication design - radically analog and intelligently online. We don't do it alone. We collaborate with experts, whether they're scientists, poets or grocers. Design is not always a solution. Not every question can be answered with design. We look for the most sensible and appropriate solution to your problem. Not the prettiest. Because we're excellent designers, we can also find answers to your questions outside design.

Principles

We have Principles. We update them regularly.
Human dignity is inviolable.

We have Principles. We update them regularly.

Periodic nonsense has normative power.

There’s method in our madness. If you want to go beyond the standard, then you’ll have to break habits, bend rules and cross boundaries with us. Not every risk needs to be taken – especially for its own sake. We keep things in proportion. There’s only one danger we fear: lack of courage.

You can still think when the power’s out.

A smartphone is a multipurpose tool perfectly fitted to the human hand. So is a stone handaxe. You already know what you need? Good. But give us a chance to think outside the box together.

No position is sacred, and no cow is set in stone.

The only thing that’s sacred is deadlines. And quality. Other than that, anything goes. If we’re going to do the best we can on your job, then we have to look at it critically. Which means we ask a lot of questions. Including stupid ones. And awkward ones. Don’t be scared! We can learn a lot from each other when we’re honest.

Design is not always a solution.

Not every question can be answered with design. We look for the most sensible and appropriate solution to your problem. Not the prettiest. Because we’re excellent designers, we can also find answers to your questions outside design.

"We want to make ourselves useful, but we’re not useful idiots."

We’ll work with you to plan your project in detail so you can follow every step of our collaboration. We want you to sleep soundly at night. Which goes for us too. We don’t work nights or weekends. We know what our work is worth. And we value what you do.

We work on designs for a better world.

We want to use design to make the world fairer, more beautiful and easier to understand. Your world. Ours too.

Team

anschlaege.de is neither a cube farm nor a one-man show. Along with the five partners, our core studio staff also includes long-standing relationships with a number of freelancers we enjoy working with, and we call on them as projects require.
  • Christian Lagé

    Managing Partner
    Concept
  • Simone Schöler

    Managing Partner
    Art Direction
  • Rik Watkinson

    Managing Partner
    Art Direction
  • Prof. Steffen Schuhmann

    Partner
  • Axel Watzke

    Partner
  • Sarah Johannsen

    Studio Manager
  • Beate Brüggmann

    Accounting
  • Nele Herzog

    Social Media
  • Simon Hassler

    Graphic Design
    Freelancer
  • Eva Kretschmer

    Graphic Design
    Freelancer
  • Gerald Wagner

    Graphic Design
    Freelancer

Jobs

We are hiring. You are a resilient and flexible person with excellent organizational and communication skills. We are looking for you.
Praktikant/in



Wenn du Student/in im Hauptstudium (Kommunikationsdesign, Visuelle Kommunikation, Mediendesign, Grafikdesign…) bist und Lust hast, dich mit Mut und Neugier in die Arbeit zu stürzen, freuen wir uns auf deine Bewerbung.


Deine Aufgaben:

Konzept
Entwurf und Produktion
Recherche
Ideenfindung
Bildbearbeitung
Layout
Reinzeichnung

Tätigkeitsfelder:

Corporate- , Editorial-, Interfacedesign
Kampagne
Kommunikation (analog und digital)

Was du mitbringst:

Abgeschlossenes Grundstudium
Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
Fünf bis sechs Monate Zeit

Was wir bieten:

Faire Bezahlung
Geregelte Arbeitszeiten
Freundliche Kollegen
Mitarbeit an interessanten Aufträgen in allen Projektphasen (Konzeption, Kreation, Produktion, Projektmanagement)

Sende deine aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit Arbeitsproben im PDF-Format oder Link zum Online-Portfolio an Simone Schöler (staff@anschlaege.de).