FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
After his graduation with honor in 2000, Niko continued his career as an art director for several Hamburg-based advertising agencies and multimedia studios. In 2001, he definitively set his focus to computer animation and motion graphics and started working for Hamburg-based company, Brand New Media. As an art director and motion graphics artist, he was jointly responsible for branding several major German TV networks, such as ZDF, RTL2 and NBC Germany. This work put his name on the map for broadcast design.
Munich-based Velvet recruited Niko to join their studio in 2003. At Velvet, he continued his work for prestigious TV Networks (such as Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera Sports, Star-hub eCity, DSF & Skysports).
Back in Hamburg, hired by Sehsucht as a Director, some of Niko’s most known work was Filmfest Hamburg 2006, Bitfilm Festival, Mercedes Benz Oil, and 10 Years of Smart. Among others, his Konzerthaus Dortmund trailer (Symphony in Red, Black Poem) won world-wide recognition and awards in Cannes 2007 and other famous festivals.
Kicking off weareflink in 2009 together with Andreas Lampe, Niko continued this successful path by directing many widely noticed projects for clients like CCTV, Skoda, BMW, Bombay Sapphire, Reebok and many others till the current day.