Creative Director Heimat Berlin, Germany
Arne was born and raised in Wuppertal, Germany. In 1999, he dropped out of high school to become a graphic designer. He was really bad at drawing, so he assembled a portfolio from layouts he created on a pirated version of PageMaker. A small shop in his hometown took him on as an apprentice. In 2002, he started studying design in Dusseldorf. He gained experience by working at AlmapBBDO in 2006. Two years later, he graduated magna cum laude.
Being interested in the culture of creative industries, Arne visited 14 of the most famous agencies worldwide for his master's thesis. He interviewed legends like Serpa, Hegarty, Bogusky and Silverstein. Later on, he co-founded the Blog "Innovation Stuntmen" and tried to explain the formulas behind the success of the world’s most creative entrepreneurs.
For a few years Arne ran a small agency with a friend. They scored clients like T-Systems, Bayer and the Art Directors Club. Since he preferred creating to managing, Arne left his shop in 2010. That gave him more freedom to be creative, and to travel. He freelanced for agencies such as BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Jung von Matt on clients like Axe, BMW, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Samsung, smart and Volvo. In 2014 Arne joined Heimat.
Arne has won many awards in most major award shows. His award list contains dramatically more bronze than gold, though. So he still feels like a drop out when he reads the bios of other industry talents.