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 strategy consultant with about 8+ years of experience in marketing and user experience design, preferably in the media, digital marketing and IT industry. Currently working as a strategy and business consultant, 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 D-A-CH region, USA and Finland. He studied in Germany, Singapore and Canada, and holds technical and undergraduate degrees in Media Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications and is a post-graduate in International Management (MBA).

He drives for creative excellence for clients and dedicated teams. With a toolbox of strong digital strategy and business consulting skills, knowledge of the principles of marketing and sales, Christian also has a great understanding of all parts of the design process as well as the importance of a great user experience. Awards and nominations include IF Communication Design Award, German Design Award, Enterprise Mobility Award, IT-Innovationspreis 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 has a busy mind and runs side projects that contribute to a better world, i.e. he was living and working with people with mental and physical disabilities on a voluntary basis for four years. He also worked as a live and session musician for various rock and jazz bands, annually playing on approximately 60–80 concerts in over 40 German and European cities. Next to owning two small businesses he 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, Arvo Pärt, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Stellardrone, M83, GusGus, Jon Hopkins, Björk, Max Richter, Nils Frahm, Agent Fresco, Kari Bremnes, Talk Talk, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, The Twilight Sad, The Warm Graves, Ane Brun, Tycho, Kiasmos, Mazzy Star, Hælos, Dead Can Dance, The Cure, Vök, The Smiths, Goldmund, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Frederic Chopin, Richard Strauss, Thomas Köner, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, She Past Away, Zoot Woman, White Lies, The Tamper Trap, Keane, Muse, Christopher Young, Hans Zimmer, Mazzy Star, Elliot Goldenthal, Brad Fiedel, John Williams, Aphex Twin, Aurora, Chvrches, Low Roar, Electric Youth, Jonathan Bree and Gustav Mahler.

Read the words of Osho, Michelle Heulebecque, Peter Russell, Paulo Coelho, Hermann Hesse, Heinrich Mann and Eckhard Tolle.

Look after Floria Sigismondi, Wolfgang Joop, Willi Baumeister, Max Bill, Lucas de Groot, Hans Peter Willberg, Kurt Weidemann, Hans Rudolf Bosshard, Alexander Dorn-Lehmann, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Neville Page, Derek Lea, Mike Mignola, Scott Robertson, Dan Margulis, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Robert Jaso, Erik Spiekermann, Mike Mignola, Christo, Bert Monroy, David Fincher, Michael Levin, Chris Cunningham, Edward Hopper, Egon Schiele, Harry Clarke, Rankin, Andreas Weidner, Chris Krey and Gerhard Richter.

Love truly & live simply.


Awards & nominations

  • Adobe Creative Jam 2017, Stuttgart: 2. Place (2017),
  • 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),
  • JDW 2013 Shortlist der Jury, Digitale Medien (2013),
  • Corporate Media Award: Master of Excellence (2012):
  • 21TORR Interactive GmbH: Rolf Benz »freistil by Rolf Benz«
  • JDW 2012, Digitale Medien (2012):
  • 21TORR Interactive GmbH: s.Oliver, Website 2011 »s.Oliver Website 2011«
  • 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