Christoph Rauscher

Hello, I’m Christoph Rauscher: a designer, illustrator, writer and visual thinker based in Berlin, Germany.

Selected design work

  • Village One Cooperative

    Village One Cooperative

    In 2022, I co-founded the design and tech studio Village One. As a worker-owned cooperative, we build digital tools and infrastructure. My role: All things design!

  • Sovereign Tech Fund Website

    Sovereign Tech Fund

    As Village One, we are working with the Sovereign Tech Fund on their brand and website, to strengthen Open Source software infrastructure.

  • Zeit Online – Website design

    Zeit Online Design

    For the past years, I’ve been responsible for the design of Zeit Online, Germany’s renowned news site.

  • Berlinale Talents 2021: A Möbius band as key visual

    Berlinale Talents 2021

    For the film festival Berlinale Talents, I created the 2021 edition’s key visuals, running under the topic of DREAMS.

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My writing practice

I teach a a yearly summer workshop called Writing = Design at UdK Berlin. For form design magazine, I wrote a column about digital nostalgia. I’ve been blogging since 2006, and sometimes, I even make books.

Writing is an integral part of design for me. And—once you took the leap—it can be fun!

From the sketchbook

Drawing: Akropolis and a foot

Drawing: Andrea in the park

Drawing: Me in the carpet

Drawing: Phone falling on your face in bed

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About me

Christoph Rauscher during a workshop

I’m Christoph, a designer, illustrator, writer and visual thinker based in Berlin, Germany. I collaborate with companies big and small to visualize their ideas and push projects into the right direction. In the past, I’ve worked as a design director at Edenspiekermann and as the art director of ZEIT Online.

My work ranges from design direction and strategic design to hands-on visual and UI design. I also do illustration, editorial and book design, and I write for magazines and corporate publications.

I believe that design is changing its role constantly, and I enjoy adapting to it. From describing pixel-perfect mockups, design has been shifted to a broader field of projection: Basically, everything can be designed — which defines the role of the designer as a mediator between needs, ideas and stakeholders. I use design as a tool to connect people, and make invisible thoughts tangible.

Selected Clients

I’ve worked with great people on great projects, such as: DIE ZEIT & ZEIT Online, Edenspiekermann, Insel Verlag, Rowohlt verlag, Carl-Auer Verlag, Falter Verlag, Third Wave Berlin, WDR, Berlinale, STATE Design Consultancy, Stan Hema, DOK Leipzig, frieze, Ringier, jetzt.de / Süddeutsche Zeitung, TLGG, BCG, Phineo, and more.

Here’s what I can help you with:

  • Strategic design and consulting: Where is your idea or project headed? Let’s find out in a joined ideation session.
  • Website design: From concept and architecture to interface design, making responsive websites is my jam.
  • Writing: Interviews, reports, corporate text, tone of voice or content strategy – I can help you find the right words.
  • Illustration: I draw key visuals, explanatory imagery and editorial illustrations. Check the sketchbook for examples.

Say Hello

If you have an interesting idea to share or collaborate on, I’d be happy to hear from you! I enjoy team work, enthusiasm, literature, watching animals, and meaningful conversation:

I’m also on Mastodon, Instagram and LinkedIn.