I'm a London based graphic designer with a particular focus on font design and illustration. Those two come together in hand lettering, which is one of my specialties. You might have come across my work when buying a can of Relentless Energy – I've designed their new typeface. I've also designed graphics for one of the YUBZ artist series handsets. If you're going to MediaCity in Manchester, have a look at the typographic walls in the new Booth's flagship store which I've designed (AD:Debrah Smith, Smith & Village) Please feel free to contact me.

Work Samples

  • Booths Manchester

  • New York wall graphic for McCann

  • Illustrated pad for Anthropologie, USA

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    • McCann Enterprise
    • Sep 2011 - Present (6 years 3 months)

    Bjoern began his career at Lowe Hamburg. After graduating with distinction in Germany he came to London to work for Fortune Street, AddisonGroup and Mother London. Clients have included The National Theatre, Coca-Cola, TNT and ASICS.

    Since joining McCann Enterprise in 2011, Bjoern has worked for clients including Toshiba, McKinsey Solutions, Tata Communications, ArcelorMittal, and JLL.

    Apart from a keen eye for graphic design he has specialist skills as a font designer and illustrator. Recently he has given a talk on typography at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.

  • Illustrator and type designer

    • Bjoern Altmann Graphic Design
    • 2009 - Present (8 years)

    Typeface for the Relentless rebrand together with Erasmus, illustrations for Anthropologie and Knockknock (Los Angeles), artist edition of a YUBZ handset (Chicago), wall graphics for office interiors in London, Manchester and Amsterdam.

  • Illustrator

    • National Theatre
    • Jun 2011 - Jul 2011 (1 month)

    Some explorations for the play "One man, two guvnors"

  • Type designer

    • Mother
    • May 2011 - May 2011

    Designed a custom font

  • Designer and Illustrator

    • Addison
    • Jan 2011 - Apr 2011 (3 months)

    During this assignment I've designed and illustrated for the TNT annual report and a strategy book which explains the demerger and the future of the the new separate companies. Additionally I've created a hand drawn font for this project.
    Please visit http://group.tnt.com/annualreports/annualreport10/

  • Illustrator

    • Deliverers Consultancy Ltd.
    • Dec 2010 - Dec 2010

    Designed wall graphics for their office

  • Type designer

    • Erasmus Partners
    • May 2010 - May 2010

    Worked on the new font for Relentless Energy Drink

  • Designer

    • Fresh Britain
    • Apr 2010 - May 2010 (1 month)

    I've worked on a book for ASICS that was sent as an invite to dealers who meet certain requirements. It showed them what the advantages of the different levels of memberships are.

  • Illustrator

    • Compass Group UK & Ireland
    • Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

    Commission to make illustrations for a 7-metre wall and other areas in the Design Centre of the Compass Group

  • Designer

    • Turquoise Branding
    • Dec 2009 - Dec 2009

    My task was to finalise the new logo which required my typedesign skills. Furthermore I had to design a European logo equivalent for an existing Arabic sports channel logo.

  • Designer

    • Jog limited
    • Nov 2009 - Nov 2009

    The task was to design an intranet web site for this investment bank. The previously used intranet interface was Microsoft Sharepoint. The new intranet site consists of five colour coded sections with an editable info section. For this I've designed several icons.
    The main goal achieved was to give easier and faster access to the relevant sections of the existing intranet.

  • Designer

    • Compass Group UK & Ireland
    • Sep 2009 - Sep 2009

    Part of the Compass Group, Eurest Services is the leading provider of food and support services in the UK. –The task was to develop a folder design for tender documents to come. The folder, the dividers and the box in which the folder would be delivered would be pre-manufactured to enable a very quick response. I did designs for the box, the folder and the dividers as well as some sample spreads.
    Furthermore I was involved in the choice of
materials and production.

  • Junior Designer

    • Fortune St.
    • Nov 2007 - Aug 2009 (1 year 9 months)

    Branding and brand development. Guidelines, logo design, custom font design, illustration for a magazine, corporate publications, illustration for interiors, exhibition design and signage.


  • University of Technology, Business and Design

    • Diploma Typography, bookdesign, posterdesign
    • 2002 - 2007
  • Universität Kassel

    • Book design, poster design
    • 2006 - 2006

    I attended courses with Prof. Christof Gassner and Profs. Ott+Stein

  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

    • Law studies
    • 1999 - 2002

    Papers equivalent to intermediate exam



Lilienthal Design Award My book "ClarendoNeo: History and evolution of the slab serifs" can be viewed at the St. Bride Library, London The ClarendoNeo is available at FontShop and Linotype