Born in 1981, Thomas Wirtz lives and works in Düs­sel­dorf as a free­lance designer. Dur­ing and after his stud­ies for Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design, Mas­ter of Arts, he worked as Art Direc­tor in sev­eral agen­cies. His mas­ter the­sis, com­pleted in 2016 under super­vi­sion of prof Philipp Teufel and prof Gabi Schillig at the Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences in Düs­sel­dorf, received var­i­ous inter­na­tional awards and rep­re­sents the method­i­cal basis of his uni­ver­sity lec­ture­ship.

He applies his exper­i­men­tal approach of com­bin­ing typog­ra­phy and phys­i­cal phe­nom­ena in dis­ci­plines like Cor­po­rate, Edi­to­r­ial, Exhi­bi­tion or Motion Design to make infor­ma­tion, mes­sages and brands more approach­able and per­cep­ti­ble for the viewer.


Berlin University of the Arts
Institute of Transmedia Design, summer semester 2018
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
Communication Design, since winter semester 2018|19
Selected publications

Adobe Create Magazine | Designboom | Design made in Germany | Étapes | Fubiz | Novum | Page Online | Plot Magazine | The Creators Project, VICE
Fair & exhibition

Open Source Festival Congress
Düsseldorf 07|2018
Adobe MAX Creativity Conference
Las Vegas 10|2017
MCBW Munich Creative Business Week
Munich 03|2017
DDC Gute Gestaltung 17
Frankfurt 11|2016
Red Dot Design on Stage
Berlin 11|2016
Open Squares, Open Source Festival
Düsseldorf 07|2016
Erfurt 06|2016

European Design Awards
Exhibition Design: Bronze Award, 2018
ADC – Juniorwettbewerb
Silver Nail, 2017
European Design Awards
Miscellaneous Categories: Gold Award, 2017
Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers
Category Communication Design, 2016
DDC – Gute Gestaltung 17
Kategorie Future: Gold Award, 2016
Red Dot Communication Design
Best of the Best, 2016
Golden Award of Montreux
Talent Award Design, 2016