Studio

»Aesthetics are regarded in a philosophical sense, communications in a social context and design in an experimental manner.«

Fons Hickmann m23 was founded in 2001 in Berlin and is run by Bjoern Wolf and Fons Hickmann. The staff originates from around the world and varies a lot in size and scope.

The design studio focuses on the design of complex communication systems and is working mainly in the cultural field, ranking among today’s most awarded design studios worldwide. The studio lends its expertise to everything related to events, communication and visual identity. Its activities include corporate design, book and poster design, magazine design and web design.

Fons Hickmann studied photography and communication design. He has taught at several universities, held lectures and workshops around the world and is a professor at Berlin University of the Arts. He is a member of the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York and the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Portraits by Sebastian Donath

Fons Hickmann

Bjoern Wolf

Raúl Kokott

Lizzy Onck

Miriam Rech

Piotr Zapasnik

Max Edelberg

Melissa Lücking

Rebecca Balogh

Charlotte Rohde

Awards & Publications

Clients

100 beste Plakate e.V, 2und50, AIAP, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Alliance Graphique International, Amnesty International, Axel Geis, B8, Bayer Foundation, Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Borgmann Liqueur, Bund Deutscher Architekten, Bundesministerium für Finanzen, Büro für soziale Innovation, Busse & Geitner Architekten, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Connecting Talents, Create Berlin, Design Report, Deutsches historisches Museum, Diakonie Düsseldorf, Doctors without borders, Dummy Magazin, Einstein Foundation Berlin, Embedded Art, ewo, Festival d’affiche de Chaumont, Fête du graphisme, Forum Typografie 13, Gabriele Rothemann, Gerdes, Gestalten Publisher, Grafic Europe, Graphisme dans la rue, Greenpeace Media, Grotrian – Steinweg Pianos, Hauschka, HFG Offenbach, Humboldt Forum, ifa, Impulse Theater Festival, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Katholische Frauengemeinschaft Deutschlands, Kieler Woche, Klasse Hickmann, Berlin University of the Arts, Kunstgewerbe Museum Dresden, Kunsthalle Bremen, Labor für Soziale und Aesthetische Entwicklung, Lass uns Freunde bleiben, Les Ballet de Monte Carlo, LUK, Markus Steur Photography, Mercedes Benz Museum, Miriam Vlaming, Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Museum of the Image, Museum on the Seam, Museum on The Seam Jerusalem, Natural Recall, Neubad, Nonex, Papyrus Paper, Red Dot Award, Rias Kammerchor Berlin, ROC Berlin, S.I.G.N.A.L., Sador Weinsčlucker, Schloss und Park Pillnitz, Semper Zwei, Semperoper Ballett, Semperoper Dresden, Semperoper Junge Szene, Shutterstock, Slanted, Sony Classic International, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Stiftung Buchkunst, Stummfilmtage Graz, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Theaterhaus Düsseldorf, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, V-Day Berlin, Vox Nostra, Weltformat, Wiesbaden Biennale, Woollaa

Staff since 2001

Fons Hickmann M23 was founded in 2001 in Berlin by Simon Gallus, Gesine Grotrian-Steinweg and Fons Hickmann.

Sabina Albanese, Rebecca Balogh, Barbara Bättig, Scarlett Bang, Johannes Bissinger, Martin Blättler, Miriam Bröckel, Anna Bühler, Anne Baier, Markus Büsges, Franziska Cordes, Bianca Courtenay, Kenan Darwich, Max Edelberg, Vincenzo Fagnani, Kerstin Finger, Tansu Firatli, Iris Fussenegger, Jenna Gesse, Simon Gallus, Salina Gandji, Áine Gibbons, Carsten Giese, Marco Gjergja, Alexander Govoni, Christina Graeni, Gesine Grotrian-Steinweg, Salomé Guyot, Carolin Hansen, Heike Hansen, Fons M. Hickmann, Lea Hinrichs, Seb Holl-Trieu, Birgit Holzer, Andreas Hucks, Julian Humm, Sabina Keric, Martin Kerschbaumer, Adli Klein, Daniel von Klippstein, Melanie Köcheler, Raúl Kokott, Sabine Kornbrust, David Krause, Anaïs Krebs, Ilka Kremke, Thomas Kronbichler, Daniel Künzner, Julia-Sophie Kuon, Felix Lindacher, Sven Lindhorst-Emme, Jonas Löffler, Melissa Luecking, Cathrine Mason, Carla Matthes, Anke Meier, Guillaume Mojon, Laura Moor, Adrien Moreillon, Franziska Morlok, André Müller, Christof Nardin, Nina Nicolaisen, Lizzy Onck, Mandy Ozdi, Verena Petrasch, Miriam Rech, Paul Roberts, Charlotte Rohde, Julia Rompel, Björn Rüther, Nicole Schade, Josh Schaub, Ute Schindler, Viktor Schmidt, Viola Schmieskors, Sebastian Schöndorfer, Thomas Schrott, Lisa Schweizer, Susanne Stahl, Sabrina Staudinger, Susann Stefanizen, Danilo Steffen, Ulf Stein, Martin Sperling, Carla Streckwall, Sandra Teschow, Jan Totzek, Annik Troxler, Thies Uthmöller, Cindy van der Meijden, Monique Voigt, Tabea Wachsmuth, Sabine Wilms, Bjoern Wolf, Piotr Zapasnik

Work with us

We offer a 6 month internship for motivated, enthusiastic people. Send your application to work@fonshickmann.com. Please note, we can’t reply to every application. Thanks for your understanding!

The next internship starts in March 2018
We are happy to see your portfolios!