I am Paul Eslage, a communication and type designer living and working in Hamburg, Germany. I develop and design visual identities, typefaces, digital and print media as well as spatial experiences.
I understand design as a holistic and open approach to reach goals through visual communication. To serve the purpose of a project, I practice a design process with a variety of creative outputs in mind.
For me, visual identities are not only restricted to the cosmos of brands. I am rather aiming to give every designed artefact its unique visual identity. In doing that I always keep an eye on well defined or even customised typography as the foundation of the design.
Master communication design at the Department Design of HAW Hamburg
Indiecon Summer School, Hamburg
Bachelor design at Münster School of Design (passed with distinction)
Designer at type foundry TypeMates
Internship at type foundry TypeMates
Self-employed communication designer
Foundation of screen print collective Siebdruckninjas
Photography and post-production at Eslage Werbefotografie
Internship at architecture firm Krause und Partner
Vorgestellt und aufgebaut at Freilichtmuseum Mühlenhof, Münster
DDC Good Design 19 at Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main
Parcours at Münster School of Design (as bachelor graduate)
Siebe und Liebe by tagtraeumer e.V., Münster
Six Siebdruckninjas exhibitions at FF Central, Münster
Parcours at Münster School of Design (as co-designer of the event communication)
Talks & Teaching
summer term 2021
Bachelor Coach for typography at HAW Hamburg
winter term 2020/21
Bachelor Coach for brand design at HAW Hamburg
Speaker at EDCH – The Idea Salon, Munich
Tutor for spatial design at Münster School of Design
University Award at DDC Good Design 19
Best bachelor project at Münster School of Design
Two submissions amongst Top 10 at STI Design Award
Sombra featured in Year Book of Type 5
Three typefaces in Typodarium 2021
Two typefaces in Typodarium 2020
Article in the young talents section of Novum design magazine
For inquiries say email@example.com or speak to me personally via +49 160 845 28 89.