What's your story - Close-up of the title
What's your story book spine
half-title of Bertelsmann Book "What's your story"

CREATING A BOOK ABOUT THE BERTELSMANN GROUP

We talked to teams and individuals within the Bertelsmann Group and asked them “What’s your story?”
From this, we created eleven fascinating stories: from an author who has signed 150,000 books, to a remarkable interview with Pelé, to shrimp fishermen in Alaska.

Creativity starts in the mind. Artists channel that creativity and shape it on the pages of their notebooks.

I took the aesthetic of an artist’s sketchbook and combined it with a more traditional book layout. The sketch-like illustrations and photographs, classically-staged with added coloured brushstrokes, combines loose, preliminary sketches with more refined design elements for a complete and imaginative final product.

CLIENT

Bertelsmann


AWARDS

Fox Award – Gold/International 2015


WORKING WITH

Territory

A stage for ideas – employees in the spotlight

The success of Bertelsmann as a media company rests on the creativity of its employees. Whether they are program makers, producers, publishers, journalists, entrepreneurs or engineers, their ideas inspire millions around the world. We brought the people behind this success into the spotlight.

Individual portraits for individual minds. Always in the right setting - whether they are program makers, series pioneers or digital visionaries.
Icons for the eleven different chapters
Eleven stories – eleven icons
Sketch of the RTL's show of shrimp fishermen in Alaska
I illustrated the articles with sketches that reflect the unique qualities of each story.