Philipp zurmoehle

Get in touch → mail@​philippzm.​com

I am Philipp Zurmöhle, an Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Visual Artist and Educator living in Portland, Oregon USA.

Growing up in Hannover, Germany I studied Visual Communication at Hochschule Hannover. I spent a semester at Hiroshima City University in Japan as an exchange student. Since then I couldn’t help but move to exotic places.

I lived in Oslo, Norway for two years to work for the branding agency Mission Design. After that I moved to Nürnberg, took a job at adidas in Herzogenaurach and designed apparel graphics for three years.

Going solo, I started my own design business in Nürnberg and opened an art and design book shop called VON & ZU BUCH.

In 2016 I moved to Portland, Oregon. Working independently I collaborated with some of the local agencies like Jolby & Friends, Supermorebetter, Mutt Industries or Upswell.

I also teach design classes at Portland State University School of Art and Design.

My design experience ranges from branding projects to illustrative work. I created a new logo for Leonardo, one of Europe’s market leaders in glassware. I developed a comprehensive identity for Hamburg-based Architects Schaltraum. Being excited about packaging design I branded a Canadian beer called Lokal and developed intricate scenic illustrations for the German brand Pure Tea.

Furthermore I was commissioned for several design projects with adidas, a comprehensive illustrative concept for the German Telekom Group and editorial illustrations for Rolling Stone Magazine.

CV:

  • 2012 – present / Independent Illustrator and Designer
  • 2019 – present / Adjunct Instructor at Portland State University School of Art and Design
  • 2013 – 2015 / VON & ZU BUCH Book Shop Owner in Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2009 – 2012 / Illustrator and Graphic Designer at adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • 2007 – 2009 / Graphic Designer at Mission Design in Oslo, Norway
  • 2007 / Graduation at Hochschule Hannover in Hannover, Germany / Title: Dipl. Des. (→ M.A.)
  • 2006 / Internship at Mission Design in Oslo, Norway
  • 2005 – 2006 / Graphic Designer at Treibwerk Design in Hannover, Germany
  • 2005 / Studies at Hiroshima City University, Japan → 6 months, DAAD Scholarship
  • 2004 – 2007 / Freelance design work for Codelab in Kassel, Germany
  • 2002 – 2007 / Communication Design studies at Hochschule Hannover
  • 2001 / Academic high school graduation in Hannover, Germany
  • 1981 / Born in Hannover, Germany

Exhibitions and Events:

  • Gathering Fortunes Solo Show → Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Laurentiu Feller – Nürnberg, Germany 2015
  • Jagdfieber Group Exhibition → Die Kunstagentin – Cologne, Germany 2012
  • Compressed Group Exhibition → Neonchocolate Gallery / HBC – Berlin, Germany 2012
  • Stroke Artfair → Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany 2011
  • adidas Urban Artist Series Exhibition → Westberlin Gallery – Berlin, Germany 2011
  • Happiness and other Monkeys → Neonchocolate Gallery – Berlin, Germany 2011
  • Konkrete Utopien Art Project → Bäckerei – Innsbruck, Austria 2010
  • Home Group Exhibition → Artelier Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany 2010
  • Out of Office Group Exhibition 2009 → Artelier Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany 2010
  • YDMI Days → Ambiente – Frankfurt, Germany 2009
  • Threesome Group Exhibition → Nice Nice Exhibition Space – Hannover, Germany 2009
  • Custom Kicks Event → Spui Plein – Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008
  • Landliebe Group Exhibition → HCU – Hiroshima, Japan 2005

Magazine Features:

  • Co&Co Magazine 2016 – Schaltraum Identity
  • Co&Co Magazine 2011 – Ding 3000 redesign
  • Novum 5/08 – Works showcase
  • Slanted Magazine #5 – Generate Magazine feature
  • Novum 6/07 – Generate Magazine feature
  • DE:BUG 111 4/07 – Generate Magazine feature
  • Plugged 3/07 – Generate Magazine feature
  • Novum – Diet Riot article
  • Design Report 4/05 – Past Forward article
  • Novum – Past Forward article
  • Design Report 6/04 – Designsport feature

Book Features:

  • Behind Illustration by Index Books
  • Fresh 3 – Cutting Edge Illustrations, Print“ by daab Books
  • Custom Kicks – Sneaker Book by Laurence King Publishing
  • OFFF conference catalogues 2008 & 2009
  • Zeixs Graphic Design, Logos 1 & 2, Illustration”

Awards:






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