Christian Hanke
Partner & Creative Director


Christian Hanke is a Partner of Edenspiekermann and works as a Creative Director in the field of Digital Editorial and Brands.

His clients range from from global brands such as Red Bull, to Media Outlets like Zeit Online and startups like GetYourGuide. Leading agile teams he aims for useful and beautiful experiences – grounded in high respect for the user, rich narrative formats and true love for craft.

Furthermore he teaches, talks and judges design. His work has received numerous awards, including the red dot design award »best of the best«. 

Christian Hanke studied visual communication and typeface design in Berlin, Leipzig and Chicago/USA and has received grants from the Fulbright Commission and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.



BDZV: Design Thinking for Content Teams, Berlin — 09/26/2017
Interactive West: Evolving UX, Bregenz – 07/04/2017
SRF: User-Centered 10foot Design, Zurich – 06/26/2017
Digital Innovators Summit, Berlin — 03/20/2017
SXSW Panel: Digital Disruption and Transformation in Sports, Austin/USA – 03/12/2017
ARD Academy: Design for Young Audiences, Munich – 11/09/2016
Deutsche Welle: Design Thinking in Editorial, Bonn – 09/30/2016
VDZ Academy: Mobile Storytelling, Berlin — 05/03/2016
VDZ Academy: Design Thinking for News, Berlin — 04/06/2016
DJS – German Journalism School, Munich — 03/09/2016
Quo Vadis Editorial Design Conference, Munich — 02/25/2016
People in Betahaus Festival, Berlin — 08/28/2015
ReporterForum, Hamburg — 06/06/2015
Haus Wellensiek, Bielefeld — 01/27/2015
Creative Morning, Berlin — 09/19/2014
TYPO Design Conference, Berlin — 05/22/2014
Quo Vadis Editorial Design Conference, Munich — 
CXI Branding Conference, Mainz — 
The Modern Craft Project, Ketel One — 02/28/2013
Webfontday Conference, Munich — 11/10/2012
University of Applied Sciences , Augsburg — 04/26/2012
QUBIQUE / Out of the Box, Berlin — 10/27/2011
CrossCultureBranding #2 , Stuttgart — 06/29/2011
TYPO Design Conference, Berlin — 05/19/2011
Gutenberg University, Mainz — 12/21/2010
EO Germany - West, Frankfurt/Main — 11/18/2010
Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem/Israel — 10/19/2010
EINSICHTEN, HTW Berlin — 07/06/2010
TYPO Design Conference, Berlin — 05/20/2010


What drives me? I just love to invent, develop and change.
I feel close to everything around digital editorial, lean branding and how our role as designers evolves in this world.

If this sounds interesting to you there are three options:
Join our team at Edenspiekermann
Let’s do a project at Edenspiekermann
Invite me to talk at your event

Read my reads on my deeeepthoughts tumblr.

Elsewhere: Twitter, Instagram, Edenspiekermann, LinkedIn, Xing, Sites We Like, Jury DMIG Award, Teaching, Lecturer