Our team – experienced design professionals

Learn from designers with passion and expertise. 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. We mentor and guide you to design and graduate with a portfolio of your best work.


Patrik Sneyd

Founder & CEO

Certified Graphic Designer
Freiburger Grafik Schule (FGS)

Patrik is the Founder and CEO of the OfG. He lives and works as art director and creative director in Karlsruhe, Germany. He studied communication arts in Stuttgart (FKS) and graphic design in Freiburg (FGS).

He has been CEO of the 'SNEYDesign' design studio since 1998. The studio specializes in graphic design, branding, artworks and UI/UX design.

He has been Managing Partner of Audiocation GmbH since 2008 and founded the OfG in 2010. Patrik Sneyd was also Art Director and deputy Editor in Chief of the print magazine music & pc.

The list of clients includes CEBit Sounds, Fachverlag Schiele & Schön, University of Bern (CH), University of Freiburg, Heinkel Process Technology GmbH, HfWU and many more.

His book project — The @ Book (the world's first book about the @-sign, featuring Luigi Colani) — has been downloaded thousands of times since 2006.


Marie Steiert

Graphic Design Coach


Certified Graphic Designer
Freiburger Grafik Schule (FGS)

Since graduating Marie has worked for several design studios in Germany, Canada and the U.S. She now lives in Boston where she works as a senior graphic designer for the creative services agency Egg Design Partners. 

Her work focuses on branding, concept development, interface design, and events. Clients include: Philips Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Cybex, EDC, Financial Times, Harvard University, Thermo Fisher Scientific and others.


Svenja Lyon

Graphic Design Coach


Certified Graphic Designer
Online-Schule für Gestaltung

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
Berufskakademie Mannheim

Svenja is a creative director and graphic designer who lives and works in New Jersey, USA.

She graduated from DHBW Mannheim, majoring in Marketing. Upon graduation, Svenja worked at Evonik where her focus was marketing and graphic design. Since 2010, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer for agencies and direct clients, as well as running her own graphic design business. Svenja was recently named Creative Director for Zoetis petcare, the world's largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock.

In 2018, Svenja officially became a certified graphic designer at OfG. Her primary skills are: Corporate Design, Branding, Web Design, Campaign Planning, Graphic Design and Book Design.


Sina Cristiano

Graphic Design Coach


Certified Graphic Designer
Freiburger Grafik Schule (FGS)

Design Award:
2007 - Jahrbuch der Werbung (advertising yearbook)

Following her studies in graphic design, which she completed with distinction, Sina was a successful Art and Creative Director in various advertising and branding agencies, dealing with clients such as BMW, Carlsberg, Ducray, Franke, Haufe, Lexware, Renault, Teva and many more.

Since 2014 she has been doing freelance work based in Freiburg. Regular assignments include mainly corporate design and corporate identity development as well as holistically envisaged communication concepts.


Jenny Habermehl

Graphic Design Coach


Master of Arts in Graphic Design
Diploma University of Applied Sciences

Design Awards:
2019: Nominated for the German Design Award
2020: Nominated for the German Design Award

After completing studies to become a media designer for digital and print media in 2010, Jenny worked full time as a Junior Art Director in one of the top three owner-managed agencies in Baden-Württemberg while studying for her B.A. in graphic design in her spare time. Shortly before completing this course in 2016 she started freelancing and subsequently embarked on a course leading to the award of her Master's degree in September 2019. Her main areas of work are company and brand communication, communication design (especially for print media) as well as business photography, food photography and professional image retouching.

She freelances for public authority clients, medium-sized companies, self-employed people and company start-ups, gastronomic businesses as well as regional artists, galleries and congresses. These include the Azteca Mexicana Mannheim, Döbele Kunst Mannheim, Cellirium, Schlegel und Partner, Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe and team4innovation.

Further educational work at the Karlsruhe Academy for Communication in the areas of media technology, image processing technology and communication design as well as giving workshops in graphic design since 2017.


Frauke Swienty

Graphic Design Coach


Master of Arts in Exhibition Design
edi – Exhibition Design Institute

Graduate Designer
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

Frauke graduated from the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences with her thesis entitled '1900–2000 | The History of Exhibition Design'; Master's course at the edi – Exhibition Design Institute Düsseldorf, research topic: 'New Exhibition Design 1900–2000'; Art Director and Exhibition Designer at Atelier Brückner Stuttgart amongst others; numerous museum and exhibition projects; contributions to the 'New Exhibition Design 01' and 'New Exhibition Design 02' book series; author and editor of 'New Exhibition Design 1900–2000'.

Freelance designer for exhibition and communication design since 2012. She analyses, drafts, constructs, loves paying attention to detail and works enthusiastically in all areas of visual communication, focussing mainly on exhibition design, visual identities, book design, editorial design and wedding concepts. Her work is characterized by the close contact she maintains with clients as well as dialogue with creatives and professionals from many different disciplines.

Her clients include major companies as well as small ones, private individuals, cultural foundations and institutions.


Karin Meyer-Haussner

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Designer
Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

Following her degree course in communication design, Karin Meyer-Haussner worked for many years as a graphic designer, art director and creative director, customer advisor and project leader in various design and advertising agencies. One focal point of her work was the development and implementation of sustainable communication concepts in the fields of corporate design and B2B marketing.

Her agency work included services to medium-sized companies from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, IT and interior design sectors.

Karin Meyer-Haussner has been freelancing as a lecturer in graphic design and typography for the past 10 years. She lives and works in Karlsruhe.


Gundula Schmidt-Moskob

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Designer
Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

After having studied visual communication, Gundula Schmidt-Moskob worked as a freelancer for several agencies and design offices, with commissions for Deutsche Telekom AG, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, LBS, Siemens AG etc.

Working from her own 'Feingestalt' design office, she has been providing services to companies, institutions and organizations mainly from the IT, industrial, social services and cultural sectors for many years now. Her main areas of work are corporate design development, editorial design as well as company and brand communication.

In addition to her work as a designer, Gundula Schmidt-Moskob also has many years of experience as a lecturer for graphic design and typography.


Inga Reineck

Graphic Design Coach


Certified Graphic Designer
Blocherer Schule

Inga gained experience in design agencies and classical advertising assignments before launching her own design office called IdeeUndGestalt in Munich.

She has been living in Melbourne with her husband since 2009, working on projects as Art Director for German, Australian and international clients in the areas of corporate design, corporate communication and graphic design. She has been a tutor at OfG since 2014.


Carina Linnemann

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Designer
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

Design Awards:
2011: ADC Award
2010: DDC Silver Award
2010: Red Dot Design Award
2009: BCP Silver Award
2009: Absolventa Scholarship

Three-year training as media designer for digital and print media, diploma in communication design / visual communication from the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. General and agency experience in New York, USA. Many years of professional experience gained in various agencies: kaune sudendorf, Cologne / JJC, NYC / known_sense, Cologne/ FGK branding agency, Düsseldorf / Liedler GSW worldwide, Cologne

During her agency work, she has worked for the following clients: ASS Spielekarten, Telekom, Wallraff Richartz Museum Cologne and many more.

As a freelancer, she has worked for IKEA, Lido Magazin and many other clients.


Sara-Lena Goebel

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Designer
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

Design Award:
2011: ADC Silver Award

Has been living and working in Düsseldorf since 2004. Studied at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, graduation thesis: 'Design Reportage Buenos Aires'. She was awarded the Art Director Club's Silver Award in 2011. She obtained further practical experience in New Zealand and Argentinia.

Since 2011, she has been doing freelance work as a communication designer in Düsseldorf.

Her work focuses on analysis and concept design, corporate design, corporate events and communication, editorial design, book design, web design, graphic design, campaign planning, development and implementation of holistic communication systems.

She has gained professional experience in various agencies, offices and publishing houses: Ogilvy and Mather, Havas Worldwide, Zora Identity and Interaction Design, Verlag Handelsblatt – Wirtschaftswoche, 21Media.

References: Base, Bofrost, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Esprit, edc, CentrO Oberhausen, FONA (Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklungen (Research for Sustainable Development)), Jever, Nedap Retail, Radeberger, Rosenau – First Christmas, Stiftung Zollverein, Technikwelten, VDI (Association of German Engineers), VDIni-Club.


Anita Hartmann

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Graphic Designer
Ravensburg University of Applied Sciences (SFG)

Anita lives and works near Lake Constance. Amongst other clients, she works for the Dumont-Verlag and for print magazines and clients such as Starbucks in Thailand. In 2000, she founded her first design and advertising agency: 'form 03' in Ravensburg. She was CEO of the agency and worked for it as Art Director.

Since 2005 she has been running her own design and advertising agency in Bad Waldsee, pxl design. The agency's main focus is on corporate and brand identity, website design, print and information presentation.

Her clients include medium-range companies and industrial clients.


Yann Bertrand

3d Design Coach


Animated Cartoon Director
Diplom LISAA, Paris

Has been living and working in Paris since 2000. Since 2004, he has freelanced for architecture projects assigned by clients such as Atelier Lion, Wilmotte, Trevelo & Vigier-Kohler. Compositing and FX artist for advertising films and music videos, amongst others for the Metalblade music label (USA).

His personal work includes projects such as 'Virtual Body – Augmented Body' — a concert for a robot orchestra in cooperation with the composer Suguru Goto (IRCAM) and the dancer Ippei Hosaka for the live performance.

After the multimedia project 'Chrysalide' (2004) (film, sculpture, photography), two more short films followed for Arte in cooperation with the CNC (French film association): 'Silken' (2008) and 'Asomnie' (2009), that were produced and are distributed by the Oscar prizewinning production company Autour de Minuit.


Martin Hahn

Web Design Coach


Bachelor of Multimedia Arts
SAE Institue

State examined Communication Expert

Martin Hahn has been working successfully as a web designer for medium to large companies for many years. He has an intimate knowledge of the needs and challenges of the market.

He has been engaged by various educational establishments to give courses in web design, and has developed the skills to present the content lucidly and practice-oriented.

The online course for web design is designed to meet current professional requirements and focuses on the basic essentials.


Claudia Wiens

Photography Coach 


Master degree in photography
University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund

Claudia is an internationally known photographer, artist, author and photographic workshop director. She has already quartered the world for her work and is now living in Seville, Spain. She has executed assignments on an international level, amongst other things as Director of a Photography Technology Workshop for the Goethe Institute and the Robert Bosch Foundation in Cairo and in Sudan. She has also directed professional photography workshops in Istanbul. She was awarded a diploma in photographic design from the University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund.

Claudia Wiens has published several illustrated books with photographs and regularly passes on her knowledge through international photography workshops.

Her clients include international magazines, newspapers and agencies such as GEO, GEO Special, GEOlino and many more.

Companies and organizations with which she has worked include GOOGLE, Airbus, UNICEF etc.

At OfG she tutors the graphic design online course.


Carolin Treml

Social Media

Certified Graphic Designer
Online-Schule für Gestaltung (OfG)

After completing the OfG course in Graphic Design with distinction, Carolin Treml did freelance work for various agencies before setting up her own design studio early in 2019: Coralinart Studio.

Her work stands out on account of its minimalistic style, harmonious use of colour and modern details. Her core areas of competence cover corporate design and corporate identity development as well as high-quality editorial design.

Her passion for forms and colours has to compete with her love of writing; she started her own lifestyle blog as long ago as 2011.

At OfG Carolin is responsible for Social Media and Graphics.


Jessica Spohn

Graphic Design Coach


Graduate Graphic Designer
Ferdinand-von-Steinbeis-Schule Ulm

Jessica graduated from the School of Arts in Breslau/Polen (CREO), majoring in advertising and design and writing her thesis on the specialist field of artistic advertising. This was followed by a three-year course of study at the prestigious Ferdinand-von-Steinbeis-Schule in Ulm, from which she obtained a diploma as graphic designer.

She has worked for a number of advertising and design agencies (with clients such as Somfy and BMC). She has worked for Breuninger, the well-known fashion and lifestyle store in Stuttgart, as a graphic designer in the decoration and design planning department, and was responsible for the entire seasonal indoor/outdoor design.

Currently, she does graphical work as well as working for the international fashion concern Hennes und Mauritz (H&M) in the visual merchandising sector.


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