I’m Heiko Winter – a German Design Director based in London, with a focus on designing connected products, services & interactive experiences.
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.
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.
Design Director, AnalogFolk London
November 2015 – Present
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 …