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.

Education

since 10/2019

Master communication design at the Department Design of HAW Hamburg

08/2017

Indiecon Summer School, Hamburg

2014—2018

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

Work Experience

since 02/2019

Designer at type foundry TypeMates

10/2018—01/2019

Internship at type foundry TypeMates

since 2018

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)

Talks & Teaching

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

2018

University Award at DDC Good Design 19

07/2018

Best bachelor project at Münster School of Design

2016

Two submissions amongst Top 10 at STI Design Award

Publicity

2021

Sombra featured in Year Book of Type 5

2021

Three typefaces in Typodarium 2021

2020

Two typefaces in Typodarium 2020

12/2018

Article in the young talents section of Novum design magazine

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