As a creative entrepreneur, I deal with many aspects of creativity. From design and coding to illustration, writing and video. My professional as well as private life is centered in the west of Bielefeld.
Here is an insight into the main focuses of my creative work:
Design and Internet
I prematurely completed my studies of visual communication at the FH Bielefeld in the mid-1990s in favor of a successful lateral entry into the media industry, where I was able to combine my creative work with my second passion “computer” as an expert for interactive media (“multimedia”) and, from 1995 on, especially with the World Wide Web.
In 1996, as a freelancer, I co-founded the “Screenhouse”, an association of companies in the communications industry united under one roof, where I became managing director of the – now dissolved – PentaMedia GmbH, based in Verl. In 2000, I moved to code-x GmbH in Paderborn, where I first joined the management board in 2003 and was one of three managing directors from 2006 to the end of 2011.
At the beginning of 2012, I returned to freelance work and, together with my wife, founded the Designbüro Freise in Bielefeld. There we deal with the topics graphics, internet and illustration.
Painting, Illustration and Comic
In addition to my full-time work in web design and internet, I have always worked as an artist and illustrator. The main focus is on nude art with watercolors, storytelling, comics and graphic novels. Various publications can be found here (German language mainly).
Commercial commissions in the field of illustration are naturally part of my offer. Please contact me via email.
In the early 2000s I discovered the Poetry Slam for myself. More about it on the page Poetry Slam in Bielefeld. Various publications can be found here.