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Profile picture Alexandra Helmgens Art Direction & Grafik-Design

I'm glad you noticed me!

I have a degree in communication design (FH) and, as you can see from my CV,
I have gained a lot of experience in various agencies in Cologne, Berlin and Düsseldorf over the last few years.

For a long time, my focus was on editorial and corporate design, but over the years I have added direct marketing, planning and carrying out photo shoots as well as communication in the room and at the POS.

I'm particularly fond of clients from the interior design sector, but now I also know my way around cars. Yet I don't drive a car myself. Well, I don't own a Villeroy & Boch or a KEUCO bathroom. But what is not now could become true in future. ;-)


since 01.2021

Freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer

since 01.2021

Founder Bureau SoSo® – Sustainable Graphic Design

04.2021 – 11.2021

Parental Leave

04.2018 – 01.2021

Art Director at Saatchi & Saachti, Düsseldorf
Client: Renault Deutschland AG

01.2016 – 04.2018

Art Director at smartin advertising, Cologne
Clients: TARGOBANK, edding, TUI Cruises, O2

11.2014 – 01.2016

Freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer
Clients: Eine-Welt-Netz-NRW, grintsch communications, Klubhaus, Prime Objects, 
Zum goldenen Hirschen 

11.2013 – 11.2014

Communication Designer at beeline Group, Cologne
Brand: I am

09.2012 – 09.2013

Art Director at Kontrast Communication Services, Düsseldorf
Client: KEUCO GmbH & Co.KG

05.2011 – 08.2012

Junior Art Director at SelectNY.Berlin, Berlin
Client: Villeroy & Boch AG, Bathroom & Wellness Division

09.2009 – 05.2011

Freelance Communication Designer, Berlin
for own clients as well as for the architecture publisher DOM publishers 
and the design agency Culture Form

04.2009 – 09.2009

Intern Design at MetaDesign, Berlin
Client: Commerzbank AG

08.2008 – 03.2009

Communication Designer at Culture Form, Berlin
Client: VEGA Gastronomiebedarf

07.2006 – 08.2008

Freelance Graphic Designer (during studies), Cologne
Clients: Doppelpunkt Kommu­­­­­­­­­ni­kation, Hoffnungsträger, Kreativkontor and Mobivention

09.2004 – 07.2008

Studies in Visual Communication at University of Applied Sciences Aachen; Degree: Diploma 

08.1999 – 07.2002 

Vocational training as media designer for digital and print media
specialising in media design, at graphodata AG in Aachen; with IHK qualification