Somewhere caught between the analog and digital age, between technology and design, between storytelling and strategy, Philipp creates advertising campaigns that extend across content genres, have a strong connection to what’s out there ︎ and hopefully never feel like, well... advertising.

Philipp is an award-winning creative director, designer and director specialized in creative development, writing, art direction, directing, strategy and branding for fully integrated creative campaigns and design platforms.

He led work across various applications including broadcast, social, digital, out-of-home, influencer, experiential marketing, emerging tech and media for a wide span of industries such as automotive, fashion and lifestyle, beauty/CPG, tech and entertainment — from young start-ups to globally established brands.

Philipp has worked at some of world’s best shops including Saatchi & Saatchi, AKQA, David & Goliath, HUGE, DDB, Jung von Matt and Springer & Jacoby.

He is a member of the global ADC and D&AD, a judge at the FWA and the Shorty Awards and a mentor for the One Club One School.

Recently, Philipp created and directed FAIL. A film format featuring his friends’ most fatal failures. The pilot was released in 2020.



James Cohen
Group Creative Director
David & Goliath

“Philipp is one of my favorite partners of all time. An excellent human being and a top-shelf creative director. His approach is surgical and efficient, and his energy is infectious. Everybody loves him. Philipp has a brilliant eye for design, ridiculously good taste, and an aesthetic that will make even mediocre copy look like it’s brilliant. He can even write, which is saying a lot, coming from a lifelong writer. I am proud to be a friend, a fan, and a former colleague. I’d be lucky to work with him again. Until then, I’ll live vicariously through his stunning work and mesmerizing photography. Oh, also, he happens to be very funny, despite being German.”
Chris DeNinno
Creative Director
David & Goliath

“When I heard about this guy named Philipp. I was like, 'What’s up with the extra P?' But when I met Philipp, I instantly understood why. Philipp gives it his all. And then some. I was lucky enough to work as partners with him at David & Goliath. Hands down, he is one of the friendliest, smartest, bravest, funniest, most -estiest guys I know. Throw a superlative at him and he wears it like a pro. He has an inextinguishable craving for his craft. Solving problems with surgical precision. And presenting to clients with honesty and ease. If you ever get the chance to work with Philipp, do it. He’s worth every P he’s got. Philipp is a great guy with amazing talents, and I can’t say enough good things about him.”
Jon King
Associate Creative Director
Saatchi & Saatchi

“Philipp is a pain in the ass. He’s not shy about calling bullshit on something. He’s willing to kill his own work at the 11th hour if he doesn’t feel it’s as good as it could be. He’s more than ready (and able) to call out a poorly chosen adjective. He seemingly has a strong, inviolable opinion on just about everything. He fights, pushes back, argues, and refuses to lower the bar. The result of all this is better work, happy creative directors and clients. And a copywriter who appreciates his passion.”
Bahador Pakravesh
Creative Director
Jung von Matt

“Philipp is one of the most efficient people I have worked with in my career. He was my partner at Jung von Matt and DDB. His brilliant and clear skills in strategic, analytic and creative work in all relevant channels have always impressed me. But above all that, he became a good friend of mine. And he has an excellent taste when it comes to finding the perfect lunch location. Thank you for everything, buddy.”
Kelly Henson 
Editor
Cut & Run

“The most fun you’ll ever have in an edit bay. His creative - solid AF. He’ll be your new best friend. But if you’re watching your waistline, it’s all over for you. He’ll stuff you so full of ramen and street tacos you’ll never be able to fit in your fav pants ever again. 5 stars. Would totes recommend.”
Kate Watts
Managing Director
Huge

“Philipp is not only an incredible creative talent, but he is damn fun to work with. He is collaborative, open-minded, experimental, and whip smart. His approach is methodical yet fluid. His range is vast and profound. He is always several paces ahead of everyone else — building momentum quickly by seeing the final vision unfold across all channels/emerging technologies at first blush of an idea. A true gem!”