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Philipp Zurmöhle is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Portland, Oregon USA. Working freelance he is available for commissions and exciting projects that include Branding, Logo Design, Illustration, Apparel Graphics and Graphic Design. Originally from Hannover, Germany Philipp lived in Oslo and Nürnberg before he moved to Portland in 2016.

He previously worked at Mission Design in Oslo, where he was involved in building inspiring identities for a wide range of Norwegian clients. Being employed as a Graphic Designer at adidas headquarters for three years Philipp created apparel illustrations for the global market. He was also taking care of the curation and creative direction of the adidas Performance Urban Artist Series that featured well-known illustrators and artists.

Philipp’s freelance design experience ranges from branding projects to illustrative work. For example, designing the new logo for German glassware brand Leonardo, the complete identity for Hamburg-based Architects Schaltraum, apparel graphics for clothing brand Soft Gallery from Copenhagen, several projects with adidas and a comprehensive illustrative concept for the German Telekom Group. In his personal art projects he likes to express himself using graphite and aquarelle. Take a look at some images from Philipp’s recent exhibition Gathering Fortunes.

Read an interview with Philipp (in German) on Design made in Germany.



2012 – present / Self-employed Illustrator and Designer
2013 – 2015 / VON & ZU BUCH Book Shop Owner in Nürnberg, Germany
2009 – 2012 / Graphic Designer for apparel at adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany
2009 / Work as an independent Graphic Designer in Hannover, Germany
2007 – 2009 / Graphic Designer at Mission Design – Oslo, Norway
2007 / Graduation at the University of Sciences & Arts – Hannover, Germany / Title: Dipl. Des.
2006 / Internship at Mission Design – Oslo, Norway
2005 – 2006 / Work at Treibwerk Design – Hannover, Germany
2005 / Studies at Hiroshima City University – Hiroshima, Japan – 6 months, Scholarship of DAAD
2004 – 2007 / Freelance design work for Global Mind Network – Kassel, Germany
2002 – 2007 / Communication Design studies at the University of Sciences & Arts, Hannover
2001 / Academic high school graduation – Hannover, Germany
1981 / Born in Hannover, Germany


Gathering Fortunes – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Laurentiu Feller – Nürnberg, Germany 2015
Jagdfieber Group Exhibition – Die Kunstagentin – Cologne, Germany 2012
Compressed Group Exhibition – Neonchocolate Gallery / HBC – Berlin, Germany 2012
Stroke Artfair – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany 2011
adidas Urban Artist Series Exhibition – Westberlin Gallery – Berlin, Germany 2011
Happiness and other Monkeys – Neonchocolate Gallery – Berlin, Germany 2011
Konkrete Utopien Art Project – Bäckerei – Innsbruck, Austria 2010
Home Group Exhibition – Artelier Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany 2010
Out of Office Group Exhibition 2009 – Artelier Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany 2010
YDMI Days – Ambiente – Frankfurt, Germany 2009
Threesome Group Exhibition – Nice Nice Exhibition Space – Hannover, Germany 2009
Custom Kicks Event – Spui Plein – Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008
Landliebe Group Exhibition – HCU – Hiroshima, Japan 2005


Deutscher Designpreis 2010 Nominee
Visuelt Award 2009, silver
iF concept award communication


Co&Co Magazine 2016 – Schaltraum Identity
Co&Co Magazine 2011 – Ding 3000 redesign
Novum 5/08 – Works showcase
Slanted Magazine #5 – Generate Magazine feature
Novum 6/07 – Generate Magazine feature
DE:BUG 111 4/07 – Generate Magazine feature
Plugged 3/07 – Generate Magazine feature
Novum – Diet Riot article
Design Report 4/05 – Past Forward article
Novum – Past Forward article
Design Report 6/04 – Designsport feature


Behind Illustration by Index Books
“Fresh 3 – Cutting Edge Illustrations, Print“ by daab Books
Custom Kicks – Sneaker Book by Laurence King Publishing
OFFF conference catalogues 2008 & 2009
Zeixs “Graphic Design, Logos 1 & 2, Illustration”

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