Joachim Kortlepel, Executive Creative Director at Jung von Matt AG, Hamburg.
Joachim studied Social Sciences in Bonn, Germany and Pittsburgh, USA and started his career as a journalist in Washington D.C., joined BBDO as a Copywriter before becoming a Creative in Brand Experiences.
After working at BBDO from 1996 - 2000, he founded Jung von Matt/relations in 2001 as an agency for Integrated and Innovative Brand Experiences, where he worked as Executive Creative Director for all Jung von Matt clients including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, NIKON, MINI, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Huawei, EDEKA, Volkswagen, DHL, CDU and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Joachim has won over 200 awards in his career including Grand Prixs, Agency of the Year, Strategy and Campaign of the Year Awards, making him one of the most awarded German Creatives in Brand Experiences.
His agency was top ranked in Brand Experience in Germany for years. He is a long term member of the Art Director’s Club (ADC) in Germany, the Art Directors Club Europe, D&AD, Lecturer, Juror and Speaker at Festivals and Seminars.
He loves ideas and is a strong believer in creativity which basically – in his eyes - can solve every problem in the world. He is a father to three kids, lives in Hamburg, enjoys music, sports and writing.