cd:z
creative directions:zacharias

For more than 20 years Birgit Zacharias has been a creative partner for global branded companies operating in the segments “Beauty & Lifestyle“ and “Health & Care“. From classic advertising to digital media: a broad market and brand expertise provides innovative concepts for creating, establishing and further developing successful brand and product personalities. In the long term.

beauty + lifestyle

For years the cosmetics market has seen steady growth. At the same time it is determined by high volatility and product density. An extremely competitive territory where deep market insight and unique brand positioning are essential to capture and maintain a market share.

health + care

Dermo- and nutricosmetics continue to gain ground. Scientists all over the world keep developing innovative concepts and products. Tolerability, naturalness, holism and lasting effectiveness are the decisive criteria the brand and product identity has to embody.

– Market and brand expertise. Conservative and innovative. In the long term. On direct way.

– is an owner-run creative agency relying on a well-established team that reacts with flexibility and precision to the pace and speed of specific market processes. With creativity, yet always precise in daily tasks. Thus innovative solutions are promptly realized on conceptual, artistic and technical level. And: on direct way.

classic


Brand Creation


Product Design


Character Design


Corporate Design


Packaging Design


Illustration


Product Photography


License Promotion


On-pack Promotion


POS Design


Exhibition Design


digital


App Development


Screen Design


Web Design


GUI Design


CRM


Digital PoS


Multimedia Presentations


2D + 3D Animations


Backend Programming


– Creative in concepts. Precise in daily tasks.

Birgit Zacharias

Owner
Director
CD Art

Willi Sachs

CD Text + Concept

Michael Leier

AD Interactive
Team management

Caroline Stern B.o.A.

Junior AD

Eva Marie Ehrig M.A.

Text
Proofreading
Translation

Anita R. Wyes

Final Artwork

Yvonne Zacharias M.A.

2D, 3D Artist
Animation

Ben Whitehouse B.o.A.

Character Illustration
Animation
Photography

Daniel Schüßler

Development

Birgit Zacharias

Owner, Director, CD Art

bz@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 80

Typographer, designer and Mac expert of the first hour. After a position as a teacher at a technical school Birgit has started her career in the advertising business realizing projects for Ferrero, RWE, Vorwerk and: L’Oréal. Thus also her faible for beauty and medical brands arose very soon. Her more than 20 years of expertise in the cosmetics segment – that’s the crucial competence of cd:z “beauty + lifestyle“, “health + care“.

Willi Sachs

CD Text + Concept

ws@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 80

Willi has started his career as advertising conceptionist back in 1994 and soon became Creative Director. Since 2000 he has been a creative consultant for agencies, local business start-ups, medium-sized enterprises and companies such as Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Dr. Oetker, Lindt & Sprüngli, Eckes Granini, Pelikan, Siemens, Ruhrgas und Birkart Globistics. Now Willi has taken over the management of our creative team.

Michael Leier

AD Interactive, Team management

ml@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 81

Micha first worked in the digital segment at BBDO where he did projects for E-Plus and Masterfood. He then joined BMZ and supported interactive projects for Lexus, Toyota, Radprax, Vaillant and Marriot. He has become team leader of our digital atelier in 2012.

Caroline Stern B.o.A.

Junior AD

cs@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 83

In 2013 Caro received her bachelor’s degree with a thesis about “Photography and the symmetry of the human face“. After working as freelance photographer and graphic designer she joined cd:z in 2014 soon becoming an asset for our art direction. Her tasks: graphic design, photography and image processing.

Eva Marie Ehrig M.A.

Text, Proofreading, Translation

ee@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 80

Eva Marie has a master’s degree in humanities and linguistics and is a language specialist. She has worked for renowned agencies, publishers and artists for over 15 years now. With her clear sense for the appropriate style and the right word she takes care of the cd:z text manufactory and makes sure we always find the best way to address specific target groups.

Anita R. Wyes

Final Artwork

rw@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 82

More than 15 years of experience make Anita our perfect authority on final artworks. She has organized all final artwork processes at cd:z since 2013. She insists on high accuracy and hardly ever loses her patience. Thank you, Anita!

Yvonne Zacharias M.A.

2D, 3D Artist, Animation

yz@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 83

Yvonne took her master’s degree in MultiMediaArt and soon entered the 3D film business. After a position as an assistant professor for digital art and composing at Vienna Film Academy she became part of the cd:z team and is now our specialist for animation and visual effects.

Ben Whitehouse B.o.A.

Character illustration, Animation, Photography

bw@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 83

Still life photographer, character designer, illustrator – Ben is our all-round talent. He creates works for renowned publishers like Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Oxford University Press or Igloo Books. Relying on Ben’s fine arts cd:z offers unique logo, brand, product and character illustrations.

Daniel Schüßler

Development

ds@cd-z.de
+49 (0) 2 11 . 3 11 08 81

As programmer Daniel works for renowned advertising agencies and for direct clients such as Porsche, Sony, ASUS, VOX and Telekom. He has become member of our team in 2013 enabling cd:z to offer backend development beyond state-of-the-art standards. “Any problems? No problem!“

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