The Shutterstock crew has been especially active in Germany this week, prepping for TYPO Berlin, which kicked off on May 15. Along with everything else that's happening during the event, the closing night party this Saturday features another amazing Pixels of Fury design battle.
Six designers will go head to head at Berlin's Café Moskau, where guests will enjoy free food, drinks, and music, plus a chance to win prizes of their own in the Pixels of Fury Napkin Sketch Contest. Judges for the event will be Shutterstock's own Philippe Intraligi and Deanna Paquette — who are also featured speakers at TYPO Berlin — and Jürgen Siebert will host.
It all begins at 10pm, with free entry to all TYPO attendees and a 10 Euro cover for other guests. Read on to meet the hopeful contestants who will create designs on the spot in an attempt to win the Furious Pixel trophy and other prizes — including a three-month Shutterstock subscription and tickets to TYPO Berlin 2015. Plus, all contestants will receive a custom Shutterstock bike!
Paul "Moritz" Schimpf
Moritz is a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Berlin, specializing brand design and typography. For five years, he worked at MetaDesign, where he developed brand identities, and he now works as a freelancer for companies and agencies in Germany and Switzerland. He is passionate about creating logos, and appreciates simple, clean, and smart ideas.
A designer and illustrator from Gustavsberg (in the archipelago of Stockholm), Anna runs a studio in a former porcelain factory. She has worked on layout, graphics, maps, illustrations, and web design in Joomla, Sanoma Utbildning, and the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, as well as kayak color design and t-shirts for Horisont kajak, where she is also an instructor.
Born in Hamburg, raised in Sri Lanka, and currently living in Berlin while studying graphic design in Lette Verein, Dilan is into book design and corporate design. When he's not studying, he works as a barista, obsessed with latte art. Design, fashion, and coffee are the three things that he can’t live without. And Berlin — so it'll have to be four.
Boris graduated from the Lette-Verein and gained experience in internships and freelance work in his hometown of Chicago. He then worked as an art director at Boros, before opening the office of Design in Berlin. He's a lecturer in typography at the Lette-Verein and the Miami Ad School Berlin, as well as a director of Berlin Offsetdruckerei Gallery Print.
Born and raised in Bern, Björn studied at the Ecole de multimedia et Art Fribourg before working for agencies like Wirz & Publicis Zurich. After many years as an art director, he retains a passion for illustration, animation, photography, and image processing. Since living in Berlin, he has worked for BBDO, but is currently focusing on a new stage of his career — paternity leave.
Polish graphic designer, illustrator, and lecturer Dawid studied Polish Philology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Multimedia Design and Communication at Aarhus Tech in Denmark. He served as a Senior Graphic Designer at EDGE – Capgemini Poland and currently works on a freelance basis. He's also a co-organizer of CreativeMornings Krakow chapter.
Deanna is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of the Graphic Design BFA program at the Fashion Institute of Technology and currently works as a Digital Designer for Shutterstock. Heavily influenced by media, events, and the full experience of design, Deanna also experiments with immersive design-centric events and visual projections.
Philippe has traveled the globe, learning from and collaborating with some of the most creative people in advertising, corporate design, and fashion. He worked at MetaDesign Berlin, adidas originals in Germany, age. in Brasil, Leagas Delaney in Italy, and Li-Ning in China. Now based in New York, Philippe is always ready for challenges and design solutions at Shutterstock.