About OfG


Welcome! OfG / Online School for Graphic Design & Art (Online-Schule für Gestaltung, OfG) was founded 2010 in Germany as an independent educational institute and training centre for media design. Our philosophy is: creative, user-friendly, hands-on.

The OfG is Germany’s most popular online school for graphic design and creativity.

Our main aim is to provide high-value technical knowledge together with relevant practical experience.

Our teaching staff therefore consists exclusively of professionals from the design and creative sector who see their work as a vocation and are enthusiastic about passing it on to others.

The OfG addresses both beginners who want to develop their skills as well as advanced media professionals who would like to add a media production qualification to their portfolio of competencies.

We constantly seek to improve these framework conditions and look forward to hearing your views on them.

We would like to take the opportunity here to thank past participants for the confidence that they have placed in us.




Patrik Sneyd
Founder & CEO

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What makes us stand out from the crowd

At the OfG, your creativity is at the focus of attention.

So throughout the whole course you will have a personal OfG coach at your side. You can exchange ideas, have your work individually analysed and receive constructive criticism. Never mind whether you’re just getting started or you already have lots of experience — we’ll take it from where you are.

We have used the fact that the courses are location independent to design them so that they can be followed in parallel with your occupation and fitted in to your lifestyle.


Quality and fair conditions

The OfG is officially registered as an educational establishment in Germany and is therefore subject to ongoing and regular monitoring by the Central State Agency for Distance Learning (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, ZFU).

We guarantee you fair and transparent contract conditions, comprehensive rights to cancel or terminate and course fees that remain constant.

The OfG does not charge any admission or examination fees; in other words: there are no hidden costs. What you invest in the OfG is your most valuable asset: your own individual skills.

The OfG is certified according to the international DIN ISO 9001 standard and the AZAV (Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsverordnung Arbeitsförderung — Accrediting and Admissions Regulations for Employment Promotion).

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) and the European Social Fund support all OfG courses.

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We are proud to be able to count market leaders such as SAP, BMW, HUGO BOSS, RED BULL, METRO, Fraunhofer ILT, Ministère de l'Éducation Luxembourg, public sector institutions and authorities, as well as private participants from all over the world amongst our customers.

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Privacy policy

We take the protection of your data very seriously. In addition to employing security experts and operating our servers in a strongly secured (German) data centre, we also train our internal employees regularly regarding IT security and data protection.

You will also find an overview here explaining how we handle your data, what we store and for what purposes. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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We love Mother Earth. Responsible and conscious interaction with our environment represents an integral component of our entrepreneurial philosophy.

In concrete terms, this means that the power supply for our fail-safe, high-performance servers comes exclusively from regenerative sources, for instance. OfG course content and forms are made available online. This ensures that the environmental impact remains as small as possible.

Thanks to the time-independent, location-independent learning framework without attendance requirements, no journeys are involved.


Study graphic design and kickstart your creative career!

100% online

No attendance requirements

No on-campus examinations

No fixed learning times

ISO-9001 certified

State approved

Free breaks at any time

Longlife access & updates

Made in Germany