I am Paul Eslage, a communication and type designer living and working in Hamburg, Germany. I develop and design visual identities with a focus on typography and motion as well as digital and printed media.

Design is a holistic and open approach to reach goals through visual communication. To get to the pure core of a project, I practice a design process with a variety of creative outputs in mind.

Visual identities are not only restricted to the cosmos of corporate communication. Following this idea, I aim to give a unique visual voice to each artefact being designed. In doing that I always keep an eye on well defined or even customised typography as the key element in the design.

Education

10/2019—today

Master communication design at HAW Hamburg

08/2017

Indiecon Summer School, Hamburg

2014—2018

Bachelor design at Münster School of Design (passed with distinction)

Work Experience

02/2019—today

Working student at type foundry TypeMates

10/2018—01/2019

Internship at type foundry TypeMates

2018—today

Self-employed communication designer

2017

Foundation of screen print collective Siebdruckninjas

2012—2014

Photography and post-production at Eslage Werbefotografie

04/2011

Internship at architecture firm Krause und Partner

Exhibitions

23/07/2019—10/11/2019

Vorgestellt und aufgebaut at Freilichtmuseum Mühlenhof, Münster

30/11/2018

DDC Good Design 19 at Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main

27/07/2018—29/07/2018

Parcours at Münster School of Design (as bachelor graduate)

01/12/2017—03/12/2017

Siebe und Liebe by tagtraeumer e.V., Münster

since 2017

Six Siebdruckninjas exhibitions at FF Central, Münster

03/02/2017—05/02/2017

Parcours at Münster School of Design (as co-designer of the event communication)

Lectures

04/2022

Speaker at tgm – The Making of, Munich

summer term 2021

Bachelor Coach for typography at HAW Hamburg

winter term 2020/21

Bachelor Coach for brand design at HAW Hamburg

03/2019

Speaker at EDCH – The Idea Salon, Munich

2016—2018

Tutor for spatial design at Münster School of Design

Awards

2022

Gold Winner at European Design Award

2018

University Award at DDC Good Design 19
Best bachelor project at Münster School of Design

2016

Two submissions amongst Top 10 at STI Design Award

Features

2021

FRAEK magazine
Year Book of Type 5
Typodarium

2020

Typodarium

2018

NOVUM design magazine

For inquiries say hi@pauleslage.de or speak to me personally via +49 160 845 28 89.