Christian Bircher, Creative Director (Art based)

My first major step was with an agency that won a €200 million budget from Mercedes to launch the ‘Smart’ small car in nine different countries across Europe. I worked in Zurich, Vienna, Berlin and also Kuala Lumpur for a short time. I oversaw shootings from New Zealand to Tunis and Wall Street in New York, finishing up in the Andes mountains of Argentina. Awards I have won range from the New York Advertising Festival and One Show to the London International Awards and Silver in Cannes and finally I made it into the Guinness World Records Book.

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2012 - 2018 Creative Director, Leo Burnett Switzerland
2008 - 2012 Freelance CD Art, Ogilvy Vienna, Lowe Vienna, Contexta Bern
2005 - 2007 Senior Art, Director Demner, Merlicek, Bergmann, Vienna
2002 - 2004 Art Director, Weber, Hodel, Schmid, Zurich
2000 - 2001 Art Director Weber, Hodel, Schmid, Vienna and Berlin
1997 - 1999 Junior Art Director, Weber, Hodel, Schmid, Smartfactory
1996 - 1997 Junior Art Director, JvM/Limmat Zurich
1992 - 1996 Education as Eidg. dipl. Graphic Designer at School of Art and at Aebi/BBDO

International Awards:
1 Epica Gold 2016
1 ADC Europe Nominee 2015
2 Epica Gold 2015
10 Cannes Lions Shortlist 2014
1 Facebook-Studio Award Bronze 2014
1 One Show Merit 2014
3 New York Festival Third Prize 2014
1 Cannes Lions Shortlist 2012
1 Golden Drum Gold 2012
1 Silver Golden Drum 2012
1 Silver Golden Drum 2010
1 Cannes Lion Silver 2010
1 London International Award Silver 2010
1 Nomine ADC Europe 2010
1 Gold Eurobest 2010
2 Cannes Lions Shortlist 2008

National Awards:
1 Bronze ADC Switzerland 2017
3 Shortlist ADC Switzerland 2017
1 Shortlist ADC Switzerland 2016
2 Bronze ADC Switzerland 2015
3 Shortlist ADC Switzerland 2015
5 Bronze ADC Switzerland 2014
3 Shortlist ADC Switzerland 2014
2 Silver CCA Austria 2013 
1 Bronze ADC Switzerland 2013
2 Shortlist ADC Switzerland 2014
1 Bronze ADC Switzerland 2012
1 Bronze Creative Club Austria 2011
1 Shortlist Creative Club Austria 2011
1 Silver Creative Club Austria 2010
3 Bronze Creative Club Austria 2010
1 Shortlist Creative Club Austria 2010
1 Silver Creative Club Austria 2009
1 Bronze Creative Club Austria 2008
1 Gold Creative Club Austria 2006
2 Bronze Art Directors Club Switzerland 2004
1 Silver Creative Club Austria 2003
1 Bronze Creative Club Austria 2002
1 Shortlist Creative Club Austria 2002
1 Silver Creative Club Austria 2001
1 Shortlist Creative Club Austria 2001

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