Christian Kahl is a full stack creative marketer and founder of Art Noir. He holds undergraduate degrees in Media Design and Marketing, and is a post-graduate in International Business Administration & Management. He likes lemons, snow and music.

Summary

Art Noir is the digital home of Christian Kahl, a full stack creative marketing punk from Germany. Currently working as a Creative Director for major brands and corporations, he was also fortune enough to produce full stack product marketing and design services as Head of Marketing & Design for various clients, startups and brands in Germany, USA and Finland. He studied Media Design, Advertising & Marketing Communications and International Management (MBA) in Germany, Canada and Singapore and is a veteran of 21TORR, familee, M-Way Solutions, Uusi Thedas/New Factory, Fondon, MetaDesign, INSYS, ColliMe, Verwegen, Goingfast, Digi-Druck Store and PuzzleFox Design.

Christian was awarded with different scholarship programs administered by the European Commission or by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In addition, he contributed to award-winning products, projects and web strategies as a marketer, concepter and designer.

Christian played as a live and studio musician for various bands, anually playing on approximately 60 – 80 concerts in over 40 German and European cities. He also lived and worked with people with mental and physical disabilities on a voluntary basis and pursues an active and creative lifestyle as a calisthenics addicted, photographer and artist. Christian likes lemons, snow and music.


Recommendations on music and life

Listen to the music of Hammock, Helios, Stellardrone, M83, Stravinski, GusGus, Björk, Asura, Talk Talk, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, The Twilight Sad, Nine Inch Nails, Kari Bremnes, The Warm Graves, Ane Brun, Dead Can Dance, Weather Report, Richard Bona, The Cure, The Smiths, Morrissey, Marilyn Manson, Burzum, Kastis Torrau, Goldmund, Gorgoroth, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Don Henley, Satyricon, Tardigrada, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Frederic Chopin, Miles Davis, Richard Strauss, Thomas Köner, Dynatron, A-Ha, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Cult, Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, U2, Simply Red, Tears for Fears, Nirvana, Oasis, Pulp, Zoot Woman, Coldplay, White Lies, Com Truise, French Films, Death Cab for Cutie, The Tamper Trap, Kings of Leon, Keane, Taake, Muse, Pet Shop Boys, Echo & the Bunnymen, Type O Negative, Christopher Young, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, Brad Fiedel, Bruce Hornsby, Carol King, Bon Iver, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, R.E.M., Enigma, Sting, Nirvana, Low Roar and Gustav Mahler.

Read the words of Osho, Peter Russell, Paulo Coelho, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Mann, Michelle Heulebecque and Eckhard Tolle. Look after Floria Sigismondi, Wolfgang Joop, Willi Baumeister, Max Bill, Lucas de Groot, Hans Peter Willberg, Kurt Weidemann, Marc Chagall, Jeff Koons, Hans Rudolf Bosshard, Cameron Moll, Alexander Dorn-Lehmann, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Jeremy Keith, Neville Page, Jeffrey Zeldman, Derek Lea, Mike Mignola, Aarron Walter, Scott Robertson, Dave Shea, Dan Margulis, Käthe Kollwitz, Simon Collison, Andy Budd, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Robert Jaso, Dan Cederholm, Joshua Davis, Erik Spiekermann, Eric Jordan, Mike Mignola, Christo, Bert Monroy, David Fincher, Chris Cunningham, Edward Hopper, Egon Schiele, Harry Clarke, Rankin and Gerhard Richter.

Earth is our dear mother and a great place to be. I try to live as simple as I can with all respect to life and earthlings that share this beautiful earth with us. Switch off your television and open your mind to new thoughts, ideas and people – there is more in life than just a top 10 of things, opinions or life styles. Don' t compare yourself to others but to the person you were yesterday. Pursue an active, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Love truly, work smart and live simply, so that others may simply live.


Awards & nominations

  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2017),
  • Design Nominees: Nomination Award (2017):
  • Art Noir: »Art Noir // Full Stack Creative Marketing – Website«
  • DESIGNANDDESIGN International Award (2016):
  • PMS Mobility Services: »Corporate Design«
  • Design Nominees: App of the Day Award (2017),
  • Design Nominees: Nomination Award (2017),
  • German Design Award Nominee 2017 (2016),
  • IT-Innovationspreis 2016: Best Of 2016 Award (2016):
  • familee GmbH: »familee parents & kids App – iOS/Android App«
  • DESIGNANDDESIGN International Award (2016):
  • familee GmbH: »familee App – App & Branding«
  • DESIGNANDDESIGN International Award (2016):
  • »Stuttgarter Enterprise Mobility Forum 2015 – Branding«
  • Design Nominees: Nomination Award (2017),
  • Awwwards: Nomination Award (2016),
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • One Page Love Design Award (2014):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH »Connected Vehicles – Website«
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2015),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2015),
  • One Page Love Design Award (2015):
  • familee GmbH: »familee App – Website«
  • Enterprise Mobility Award 2015 (2015): 2nd Place EMM:
  • »Relution Enterprise Mobility Suite«
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2015),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2015):
  • Coodriver GmbH: »Schutzranzen App – Website«
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2015),
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »Relution EMM Suite – Website«
  • QuadAward: Best of the Best Award 2015 (2014):
  • Drink o Mat GmbH: »Drink o Mat – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014),
  • CSS Awards: Nomination Award (2014),
  • CSS Garden Award 2014: Design Award (2014),
  • One Page Love Design Award (2013),
  • One Page Mania Design Award (2013),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2013),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2013):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »Browzr – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014),
  • CSS Garden Award: Design Award (2014),
  • One Page Love Design Award (2013),
  • One Page Mania Design Award (2013),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2013):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »M-Way Apps – Website«
  • CSS Garden Award: Design Award (2014),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • One Page Love Design Award (2014):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »The-M-Project – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2014):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »Mobility Platform – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014),
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2014):
  • CSS Garden Award: Design Award (2015)
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »Vitamins Mobile CRM – Website«
  • CSS Reel Design Award: Nomination Award (2014),
  • CSS Garden Award: Design Award (2015),
  • CSS Garden Award: Design Award (2015),
  • CSS Winner Design Award: Nomination Award (2014):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH »Approval Mobile App – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award 2015 (2014):
  • M-Way Solutions GmbH: »Mobile Enabling – Website«
  • QuadAward: Winner Award Half-Year 02/2014 (2014):
  • Wellway Sports: »Wellway Sports – Website«
  • German Design Award (2014),
  • Jahrbuch der Werbung 2013 (2014),
  • iF-Design Award: iF Communication Design Award (2013),
  • Annual Multimedia Award: Silber Website/Portal (2013),
  • Corporate Media Award: Master of Excellence (2012),
  • 21TORR Interactive GmbH: Rolf Benz »freistil by Rolf Benz«
  • Uusi Thedas/New Factory & Konecranes Group (2012):
  • Ranked in top 3 finalists in Demola Academy Fall 2012
  • Jugendmedienpreis »medien@sehnsucht« (2004):
  • Nominee in the »Best Picture« category: A Biotope
  • Nominee in the »Best Picture« category: Imperceptible