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About

Rainer Jürgens

I’m a designer focused on brand identities, logos, web, illustration, packaging and pretty much anything related to Communication Design.  

I knew that I wanted to become a designer while taking Turbo Pascal programming classes in high school. As my teacher asked for the code to produce sheets of data, I was more interested in how to display that data; what stylings and colors I could apply to the boring white on black content.

The realization that the way things are displayed makes something as boring as a spreadsheet look interesting and engaging was the initial step to a path that I have followed in my life.

I perceive the world with an eye for design constantly inspiring me.

I’ve been very lucky to travel and work with various people from different countries and to experience first hand the richness in our many cultures.

WORK

15-Present


[FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR]  syllo./ GERMANY

14-15


[CREATIVE DIRECTOR] FLESHYMIND INC./ P.T.Y
Focusing on web design, identities, print, installations and packaging design.

12-14


[FREELANCE] ABIERTO CORP./ P.T.Y
Directed and designed assets in print, digital, 3D, look & feel, and video for Festival Abierto in Panamá. Worked on Corporate Identities and presentations.

09-11


[ART DIRECTOR] SAATCHI & SAATCHI X/ U.S.A 

  • Worked for global, US, Latin American applications, designing digital and physical instore shopper experiences including flagship store design and 3D visualizations.
  • Navigated different cultures to develop region specific communication and design.
  • Helped in the start-up process of offices in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
  • Lead the new in-store guideline development for Koleston (P&G’s leading international hair coloring brand).
  • Designed P&G’s 2020 global hair coloring shopping vision.

08


[FREELANCE] NAZCA SAATCHI & SAATCHI/ U.S.A
Print campaigns for Sony Ericcson.


07-09


[CREATIVE DIRECTOR] GLASSSHADOWS, LLC./ U.S.A
Created of identities for various companies including web presence and print media.

07


[ART DIRECTOR] RESTORE®Clothing/ U.S.A
In charge of brand identity, website design, print, photography, and illustration.

CLIENTS & BRANDS

Freelance & Employee

A Pure Life Nutrition
Affectiva (MIT)
Alice & Chains Bespoke Jewelry
American Mule
Arcor
Ariel
Bodega Aurrera
Burt’s Bees
C&A
Cadbury
Coca-Cola
Corona
Corprensa Internacional
Costco
Cuquita Cookita
Diageo
Doral Bank P.R.
Drinkphilly
Festival Abierto
Fossil
Fremo Aloe
Gilette
Harley-Davidson
Head & Shoulders
Hemmes
Humo Panama

Hurom
J&B
Johnny Walker
Jose Cuervo
Koleston
LG
Lowe’s
M.D.V
Maito Panama
P&G (Procter & Gamble)
Pagnifique
Paydirek
Pillsbury
Pringles
Publix
Reprico S.A.
Smirnoff
Sony Ericcson
Tortugas Open Mall
Tracfone
Walmart
Wella Professional
Wendy’s

SKILLS

SOFTWARE:
PHOTOSHOP / ILLUSTRATOR / INDESIGN / DREAMWEAVER / AFTER EFFECTS / MS OFFICE SUITE

WORKING KNOWLEDGE:
SKETCHUP | MAYA 5+ | CINEMA 4D

PEOPLE:
Team player with experience managing designers and web developers.

AWARDS

14


TODO ES DISEÑO ES TODO / PANAMÁ
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
EXHIBITION

09/10


SAATCHI & SAATCHI X
EXCELLENCE IN ACHIEVMENT/ U.S.A / MEX

OUTSTANDING DESIGN
Koleston’s Global FMOT Design

ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM
Koleston’s FMOT Global Guidelines &

Goddess Initiative
OUSTANDING DESIGN
Pagnifique US Hispanic Team

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
H&S – Hard Candy, Latin America Team

ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM
Latin American Team

BREAKTHROUGH SHOPPER INSIGHT
Cadbury Supercenter “Candy as Currency”

HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS/ U.S.A / P.R
Doral Bank Presentation Design for D-Museo Ruta Pink PR 1 Platinum & 2 Gold Hermes Creative Awards / 2 Honorable mentions & Sabre PR award.

THE GREEN BUSINESS COMPETITION N.Y.
SEMIFINALIST/ U.S.A
RESTORE®Clothing
Design / Branding / Concept

08


INPUT:OUTPUT MAGAZINE/ GERMANY
Published Design Competition
Harley-Davidson Korea

07


PARSONS RE:D MAGAZINE/ U.S.A
21 Designers reflect the past present and future

06


SPACE MAGAZINE/ KOREA
2nd Place

FASTER AND BIGGER MAGAZINE/ KOREA
Hylomorphic Architecture

05


HENRY WOLF SCHOLARSHIP/ U.S.A
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Portfolio works

EDUCATION

04-06


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN COMMUNICATION DESIGN
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
NEWSCHOOL UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK
Awarded full scholarship
Graduated with honors
Special communication design award

02-04


ALTOS DE CHAVON, DESIGN SCHOOL
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FOUNDATION YEAR
Graphic design
GPA: 4.0

WORKSHOPS

04


PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO BRIGITTE DE SOCIO
Editorial design & art direction
Altos de Chavón
Dominican Republic

LANGUAGES

English
German
Spanish