I think that in order to win people’s hearts, we have to translate the complexity of sustainability into comprehensible messages. I have been working as consultant and communication advisor for large corporations, but also associations, SMEs and NGOs for more than 12 years, creating and implementing communication strategies. I am a trained biologist with a Master degree in environmental sciences and an engineering degree in biotechnology and am working on a PhD in science communication but have also always been a journalist and activist. For our projects, I have worked in Indonesia, India, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Australia and of course many European countries like France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, … I speak German, English, French and Dutch fluently and a bit of Spanish and Portuguese.
Above all else I am an enthusiast. That means I get excited and passionate very easily. And you know what they say about that? One passionate person is better than 10 people who are merely interested. My background? In the last 18 years I have been a marketeer for a major international agency, a serial digital entrepreneur with my own startup and an award winning film maker. I joined sustentio because I don’t believe that “idealist” is an insult.
Die Frau hinter den Kulissen:
DFK used to do the book-keeping for the German band Kraftwerk, now she keeps the sustentio team in line. “Actually,” she says whilst blowing clouds of smoke from her pipe “sustentio is probably better than showbiz”. Now our clients profit from her mad skills as much as we do.
sustentio is awesome! I am a trained event manager and have moved well beyond planning events into communication and marketing. For a long time I worked in radio and that teaches you lightning fast reflexes and to take responsibility, and later I was responsible for regional marketing for a car brand. Now, I am focussing on everything social media. My dream project would be to work for a United Nations project. I would also love to give Alexander Gerst a smashing high-five.
I am a trained media designer. Outside of my work for sustentio I sometimes shoot music videos for Berlin gangsta rappers and other musicians. Most of the time, I do the shoots as well as all the editing, colour correction and sound editing. I am a video bad-ass. With these skills I create motion picture content for sustentio’s clients using Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.
Why I work at sustentio? Because it enables me to have an impact to make the world a better place. Sustainability became a major aspect of my life when I studied socio-economics at the University of Hamburg. Since then I have worked in a major CSR consultancy and as project manager. I love the sustentio roof garden because my foster dog Sally can pop her nose into the fresh breeze anytime she likes. I manage the team at sustentio and consult clients on their sustainability communication strategy.
My work is to find correlations between ideas and design. I then define a core concept that transforms these ideas into meaningful and estethic forms.
Design is my access point to information relevant to distinct disciplines. It broadens my capacity of keeping a critic eye on my surroundings and gives me sensibility to beauty, detail, and meaning. Strong emphasis on research and a free, open communication are key factors for my work values.
I make design & code (& other things). Things I care about: Inclusivity, Accessibility, Usability, Performance, Aesthetics.
My aim is to simplify and demystify the whole process of building, designing, using, and maintaining a website for people, organisations, and companies who want to be responsible for and have full, uncomplicated control over their website.
I am a multimedia artist and I take great interest in social and ecological issues. I have two degrees, one in communications and one in new-media arts. At sustentio I do everything related to animations. In this way I can do something I love for a cause I can support. But honestly: I also wouldn’t mind making a ton of money with the arts.
A single bee can visit up to 5000 flowers in a day. On each of her excursions, she visits only one plant species. Bees don’t just produce honey, but also wax, propolis and royal jelly – several of nature’s most extraordinary and useful substances. That makes them the ideal sustentio mascot. In fact, from spring on, we are keeping two colonies on our rooftop garden!