Mike John Otto

Designer, Artist, and Creative Director in Hamburg, Deutschland

Mike John Otto

Designer, Artist, and Creative Director in Hamburg, Deutschland

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Mike John Otto (aka Blackbeltmonkey).
I am a designer, artist, and Creative Director currently living in Hamburg, Deutschland.

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My interests range from design to entrepreneurship. I am also interested in arts, innovation, and crafts.

I am a Executive Creative Director with design thinking and a purpose based marketing approach. My strength and passion lies in identifying problems, generating insights and creating relevant solutions with a mainly creative and interactive focus. I always look for the story to tell, how to tell it and where to tell it. Having a strong digital vision and not afraid of working hands-on, I wish to change the way brands communicate: putting the user in the center of their communication. What I am: I am a visual engineer and brand shaper.

What I do.

I am working for entrepreneurs, agencies and companies in the field of creative strategy, film, branded content, UX and visual design. I work hands-on and am experienced as well in leading complex projects and teams in all sizes and structures. My clients work directly and close with me creating a more personal working relationship. From initial ideas to moodboards, storyboards and prototypes to high-end execution, I offer creative brand consultancy and craft the certain epic look and feel that fits to your brand and products.

My work has received numerous international awards, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIAA, New York Festivals, eurobest, Effie, Clios, ADC and counting.

How I work.

The most important question is how to provide something meaningful or valuable to my clients, their audience and followers. Valuable means a teaching moment, an inspiration, or something entertaining. If you know your brand and know your users, the passion point is the overlapping field to start working and creating concepts.

The Question is how to provide something meaningful or valuable you you and your audience, target groups and users? Get in touch and we find it out.

  • Work
    • Independent Creative Director
  • Education
    • Münster University of Applied Sciences