I'm Heiko Winter,
a German Design Director
based in London specialising in
product design & motion.
I’m Heiko Winter – a German multidisciplinary Design Director, Art Director and Motion Graphics Artist based in London.
My work is primarily digital and interactive, but I’m passionate about design in every medium.
Previously worked as Design Director at digital creative agency AnalogFolk London. I have grown and led a 15 strong team of multi disciplined designers.
I have 12 years experience of creating innovative, entertaining and meaningful design-led experiences through working with a multitude of international agencies and global brands. Google, Skype, Spotify, Nike, PlayStation, BMW, to name a few.
And in doing so it's been a pleasure to learn from some incredibly inspiring and talented people along the way.
Outside of working hours I make music videos, design little animations, expand my photography skills and grow my ever expanding pile of personal doodles.
I’m always looking for new design challenges where I can push my boundaries and create new, inventive designs, animations and illustrations that have that extra bit of magic.
— Creative & Art Direction
— Brand Design & Strategy
— Interface Design
Freelance Design Director – specialising in product design & motion
September 2017 – present
I worked for a variety of agencies and product companies such as IDEO, Nexus Studios and Skyscanner.
Design Director, AnalogFolk London
November 2015 – September 2017
As Design Director I have grown and led a now 15 strong team of multi disciplined designers. As well as inspiring and mentoring the team I have had agency wide responsibility for leading the creative design output and promoting the importance on quality design in every aspect of agency life.
Art Director, B-Reel London
January 2015 – November 2015
As hands-on Art Director at B-Reel I worked across all accounts with the London team, helping pitch for new business and working in collaboration with other offices within the B-Reel family such as Stockholm & Berlin.
Freelance Senior Designer & Motion Designer
2013 – 2015
I worked for a variety of digital and creative agencies in London and Germany, such as Microsoft Skype, AKQA, Razorfish, Digitas LBi & OgilvyOne.
Digital Designer, Agency Republic
2011 – 2013
Freelance Designer in Germany
2009 – 2011
I worked for a variety of digital and creative agencies such as Grey Düsseldorf, 10SecondBurn Düsseldorf, BlueMars Frankfurt & HKS13 Frankfurt.
Junior Art Director / Screen & Motion Designer, Saatchi & Saatchi London and Frankfurt
2007 – 2009
Intern / Junior Art Director, Hoffmann Schalt Frankfurt, Germany
2005 – 2007
Jury Member, CSS Design Awards
January 2017 – Present
Jury Member, Awwwards Website Awards
2016 – Present
Mentoring, Metropolitan University London
January 2017 – Present
I want to invest more time in sharing my experience and knowledge with those starting out in the industry, so I am now a mentor to design graduates at Metropolitan University.
Public speaking, MobileTech Conference
The MobileTech Conference is a leading conference in mobile innovation and technology. I had the pleasure to talk at the MobileTech Conference in Munich in 2015.
I shared my experience of designing apps, talking through the whole design process of creating a new app from start to finish.
Public speaking, Digital Shoreditch
Digital Shoreditch is an industry-led community celebrating and promoting the creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent of London. I shared with the event my experiences and advice on pushing your design process with UI animation.
Awards & Recognition
and many more …