Michael Bernhard

Designer, Entrepreneur

Profile

I am a Designer, Art Director, Production Artist, and Creative Consultant living in Hong Kong. I've been a Designer for over 17 years doing a wide variety of work for companies large and small. I have been a part of and led creative teams for complex projects and events - always neatly within the budget and always successful. While at ease with deadlines and high pressure situations I always maintain a strong ability to influence thinking and build consensus.

Skills

Creative & Critcal Thinking

Creativity is enhanced by the ability to detect connections between ideas.

Project Direction

Proven ability to lead and manage a wide variety of design and development projects in team and independent situations.

Time Management

Prioritizing, Scheduling, Balancing, and Delegation. Reliably meeting deadlines is crucial - for everyone involved.

Experience

Twentyfourseven Limited Hong Kong

Founder, Director

2010-present

Good Judgement. Taking risks and responsibility in proportional measure.
Creativity and Curiosity. Be smart, but flexible, always open to considering the other perspective.
Courage, Passion, and Honesty. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.

studioA Frankfurt, Germany

Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Creative Director

2002-present

Concept and creation of high-quality, high-resolution, atmospheric visuals and animations of both interior and exterior spaces within tight deadlines.
Working closely with architects and interior designers to develop and interpret their creative vision.
Build up new client relationships and successfully maintain existing relationships. Vast knowledge and experience in all aspects of architectural visualization from architectural competitions to real estate marketing.

Pixomondo Pfungstadt & Frankfurt, Germany

Creative Director, Production Manager

2005-2009

Responsible for the successful production of Motion Design, Animation, Experience Design, TV commercials projects.
Experience leading visual effects production teams of up to 20 people, monitoring project costs in line with production progress and overall budgetary targets.

Loewenherz Offenbach, Germany

Concept Design, Art Director

2003-2005

Designed exhibitions according to the available space and as per the exhibition layout.
Designed all phases of exhibit from concept line drawing to color rendering. Created concept 3D renderings and animated design presentations.

Escape GmbH Frankfurt, Germany

Art Director, Screen & UI Design, 3D Artist

2002-2004

Created concept, mock ups and final game environments.
Visual design and implementation of user interface elements.
Developed 2D and 3D animations and graphics for games.

Atkon AG Frankfurt, Germany

Screen Design, Video Compositing

2000-2002

Created digital effects, graphic designs & title sequences for high-profile projects, commercials & TV programs.
Integrated generated images into live action footage.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany

 

Industrial Electronics Engineer

4 years of dual professional education, Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG

 

 

Technical
Skills

  • 3DS MAX
  • Cinema 4D
  • VRay
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • InDesign & Illustrator
  • Wordpress
  • HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript
  • Windows & Linux

Michael Bernhard — 247ltd@gmail.com — +852 6317 9080