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Managing Creative Director, Ex Scholz& Friends, GERMANY

The last seven years, has been working as Managing Creative Director of Scholz & Friends Hamburg, responsible for the overall creative vision of the agency and international clients such as Opel, Siemens, Henkel and Vodafone. In his career, Markus has worked with clients such as Citroën, Coca-Cola, Evian, Kraft Foods (Mondelez), L'Oréal, McDonald’s and Sixt.

As a member of ADC Germany and British D&AD, he won numerous awards at creativity and efficiency award shows such as the Cannes Lions Festival, the D&AD, The One Show, the Clio, LIA, the New York Festivals, Effie and ADC.

Grown up in Bavaria in a family of artists and film-people, Markus became interested in design at his early age. He graduated at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan with a degree in Design and Photography.

His career covered several agencies and countries, but he spent most of his professional life in Germany.

He started his professional career in Cologne at Lüders (today Lüders BBDO) with such clients as IKEA and Villeroy & Boch. After that, he held positions at Heye & Partner (DDB) in Munich and Euro RSCG HAVAS as art director and later as creative director.

Since 2007, worked at Scholz & Friends, one of the leading creative agency groups in German-speaking countries. Scholz & Friends offices are located in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf and are represented in other European markets.