Christian Kahl is a full stack creative and founder of Art Noir. He shares a passion for great ideas and a unified professional implementation. Interested in working together? Get in touch!

Summary

Christian Kahl is a strategist, designer, producer and developer who shares a passion for good ideas and a unified professional implementation. Currently working as a strategy and business consultant for forward thinking brands and corporations, he also led the marketing and creative department as a Creative Director and Head of Marketing & Design for various clients, startups and brands in the DACH region, USA and Finland. He studied in Germany, Singapore and Canada, and holds undergraduate degrees in Media Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications and is a post-graduate in International Business Administration & Management (MBA).

Awards and nominations include IF Communication Design Award, Annual Multimedia Award, Corporate Media Award, German Design Award, Jahrbuch der Werbung, Awwwards, DESIGNANDDESIGN International Award, IT-Innovationspreis, Enterprise Mobility Award, One Page Love Design, QuadAward and various web awards. He was also awarded with different scholarship programs administered i.e. by the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research or by the Baden-Wurttemberg Foundation.

Christian played as a live and session musician for various rock and jazz 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 an adventure addicted, landscape photographer and digital artist.

You can follow him on Dribbble, Instagram and Twitter.


Recommendations on music and life

Listen to the music of Hammock, Helios, Kauan, Stellardrone, M83, GusGus, Björk, Asura, Talk Talk, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, The Twilight Sad, Kari Bremnes, The Warm Graves, Ane Brun, Dead Can Dance, Weather Report, Richard Bona, The Cure, The Smiths, Morrissey, Goldmund, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Frederic Chopin, Miles Davis, Richard Strauss, Thomas K├Âner, Dynatron, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Tears for Fears, Zoot Woman, Coldplay, White Lies, Com Truise, French Films, Death Cab for Cutie, The Tamper Trap, Kings of Leon, Keane, Muse, Type O Negative, Christopher Young, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, Brad Fiedel, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, 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, Andreas Weidner and Gerhard Richter.

Love truly, work smart & live simply.


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 innovative projects 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