Malte Knaack
Bornemannstraße 2
29614 Soltau
Phone: +49 (0) 177 – 45 93 650

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Kleine Rittergasse 11
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69. 75 66 55 – 0

I am a German illustrator and art director with a background in editorial design and business. Before starting out as a freelance illustrator I worked several years for Gruner & Jahr Wirtschaftsmedien as editorial designer and illustrator. I designed pages for Financial Times Deutschland and its supplement „enable“. For about two years I was responsible for the look of the weekly supplement Weekend. During this time many of my illustrations were published by Financial Times Deutschland and the economic magazines Capital and Business Punk. Since 2011 I am working as a freelance illustrator and designer for several publishing houses as well as for  advertising agencies and other companys. My focus is still (but not exclusively) on business themes, conceptual and editorial illustration. My works have been awarded by the Society of News Design and the European Newspaper Award.


1999 – 2005 education at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
2004 continuing education at the  School of Visual Arts, New York
2005 diploma (bachelor degree) at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
1999 – 2005 grafic designer for Philipp und Keuntje
2006 – 2009 Layout & Illustration for Financial Times Deutschland
2009 – 2010 Layout & Illustration for Gruner & Jahr Wirtschaftsmedien
since Januar 2011 freelance illustrator and designer
2021 – 2022 Lecturer in typography and layout for illustrators at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg