Hi, my name is Johannes Billey and I am a designer based in Hamburg, Germany. Currently I am working as Art Director Digital at local advertising company Scholz & Friends, after graduating from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Communication Design.
I always had a thing for art - especially Graffiti - which turned into graphic design when I first got to try a copy of Photoshop at the age of fifteen. Through my high school years I decided that I need to help in shaping the way things look and behave around humans. I set my sight on advertising- and interaction design at the HAW and found love in creating clean user interfaces and websites.
I'm passionate for everything crisp, sophisticated and minimal - from design to furniture, cars, music and movies. When travelling I'm constantly on the hunt to freeze the perfect moment into a photograph.
Fun fact: You might know me from my days at deviantART - as I'm probably responsible for most of those colored irises you see in photographs - my "Eye Color" photoshop action has been downloaded more than 234k times. I also created a special B&W action counting 355k+ downloads.
Art Director Digital at Scholz & Friends
06/2015 – Present Hamburg, Germany
Jr. Art Director Digital at Scholz & Friends one:zero
03/2014 – 06/2015 Hamburg, Germany
Student Assistant Art at Scholz & Friends one:zero
09/2013 – 01/2014 Hamburg, Germany
Art Intern at Scholz & Friends
03/2013 – 08/2013 Hamburg, Germany
Design Intern at AS grafik.design
02/2010 – 03/2010 Stralsund, Germany
Bachelor of Arts – Communication Design at HAW Hamburg
09/2010 – 01/2014 Hamburg, Germany
Bachelor Thesis: A minimalist approach to prototyping. Grade: 1,0