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kilde in a nutshell

kilde communications is a design agency based in Hamburg, Germany, focussing its services for small and middle sized companies, agencies and consultancies as well as for business sections of large enterprises.

Among the national and international brands and clients we have worked for are Beiersdorf, DaimlerChrysler, edding, Eucerin, kulturpalast, MAGTOUCH, Studio Hamburg and Yogi Tea.

Our core competence is crossmedia visual communications. Key to our success is the ability to combine down-to-earth arts and crafts with the creative and innovative power of the internet.

Content, design and usability are the three pillars of the emotional and functional unity of our output. Our agency's strength lies in a complete approach: profound analysis and consultancy, detailed planning of the process and first class realization.

We have handled tasks and developed projects in traditional design realms of brand identity, corporate design and packaging design. Our most recent projects focus on the development of web applications and interface usability.

kilde has initiated sitelupe ( This web based platform secures usability and quality of web sites with minor budgets by enhancing and simplifying the review process for expert web site testing.

kilde has evolved from the design studio KilDe - Kilian Design in 2000. Today we are a small team plus a well established network of freelance experts. In the 1990s founder and owner Joerg Kilian was gathering experience as art director and designer in Hamburg based agencies.

Since 1985 he has explored digital design: teaching in international design schools and writing articles and books. In the late 1990s he was art director and consultant for inhouse communication projects in major multinational enterprises.

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Joerg Kilian

Curriculum Vitae
Joerg Kilian

born 1958 in Hamburg, Germany

1983 Studies of graphic design (MA) Bergen, Norway. Exploiting first digital design and multimedia techniques using computer graphics, AV and video.

1989 Designer and Art Director in advertising and design agencies in Hamburg, Germany. Establishing the first Macintosh based DTP services and networks.

1993 Founding design studio KilDe – KILIAN DESIGN in Hamburg focussing on the emerging technologies of the internet. Teaching digital design at german and norwegian art colleges.

1998 Art director and consultant for major multinational enterprises realizing inhouse communication projects including the development of expositions, print and online activities. Intranet and internet sites for Beiersdorf.

2000 Founding of Hamburg based design agency kilde communications GmbH i.L.. Projects in the traditional design realms of Brand Identity, Corporate Design and Packaging Design are frequently supplemented by a broad spectre of challenges in the fields Web Design and Usability.

Since 1995 articles on digital publishing and software books on "Dreamweaver" featuring web design and usability.

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for feedback on our web site or emerging business proposals.

Joerg Kilian, CEO
Founder and owner

kilde communications GmbH i.L.
Bussardweg 21
22527 Hamburg, Germany

Fon +49 40 88 91 58 04
Fax +49 40 88 91 58 06

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