Hi there! My name is John…

… I’m a 27 year-old German/American Art Director, currently based in Berlin. Before launching my career in advertising at Miami Ad School, I studied “International Business with Spanish” for my BA at Regents University London and “Brands, Communication and Culture” (MA) at Goldsmiths University (in London). I also worked for the renown concert hall “Jahrhunderthalle” in Frankfurt, Germany, as a social media content manager, among other professional work experiences.

Thanks to growing up along the German/French border, I am a fluent French-speaker, and I believe my trilingual (+ basic Spanish) and culturally diverse upbringing might be of great benefit in any future position!

The reason for my pusuit of a career in advertising is, that I would like to creatively communicate solutions to fight social inequalities and problems surrounding us in our every day life.

I believe that it is the responsibility of the advertising industry is to move away from the “old way” things were, and to pioneer and move towards a more inclusive, diverse and just environment, in which we care for each other and our planet! I am also certain that the consumer culture is moving away from mindless consumption, and that the values representing a brand are the driving factor behind which product/brand makes it in the market. Ideally, I would like my contribution to advertising to reflect this!

Outside of advertising, I am a big fan of everything art (hence the website theme)! I also follow nearly every professional sport in Europe and the U.S., and I love travelling and exploring new places.

If you think that us working together might be a great match, feel free to contact me under: john.gergen22@gmail.com

Or hit mit up on social media: Insta, LinkedIn.

Language Proficiency:

German (mother tongue)
French (fluent)
Englisch (fluent)
Spanish (B2 level acc. DELE)

What I can use:

Adobe Creative Suite
Maxon’s Cinema 4D
Blender 2.8
Basic HTML/CSS
Mac and Windows O.S.

How we can get in touch:

john.gergen22@gmail.com
+49 (0) 15124096154

LinkedIn
Instagram

Education & Qualifications 

Miami Ad School, Berlin, Germany (2019-present) 
Portfolio Programm „Art Direction“

Goldsmiths, University of London, London, U.K. (2017-2018)
Masters (MA) in Brands, Communications and Culture

University of the Arts, London, U.K. (2017)
„Introduction to Graphic Design“

NY Film Academy, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (2016)
4 Week Filmmaking Course

Regent’s University / European Business School,
London, U.K. (2012-2016)

Bachelor degree in International Business with Spanish

Warminster School (Boarding School), Warminster, U.K. (2010-2012) 
International Baccalaureate (I.B.) 

Professional Experience / Internships

Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (2017)
Social Media Manager 

Anixter, Sarreguemines, France (2013)
Communications Intern with Tunnel Fastener and
Components Manufacturer

Interior Architects Lorentz-Systeme GmbH,
Saarbrücken, Germany (2008)

Assistant to Managing Director 

Medialink, Broadcast PR Agency, London, U.K. (2007)
Production Department 

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me!