In a nutshell
1994 Designed in Wiesbaden, GER
2014 - 2018 Bachelor of Communication Design RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Plenty of knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, XD, Wordpress, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, Social Media and prepress spiced with pinches of Cinema 4D, Sketch, HTML and CSS.
Thirst for knowledge, team spirit, independence, file management, automation, fascination for overall concepts and detail, eye for the big picture, love to learn new stuff and to solve problems the right way.
A brief history of myself
2018 — Freelancing Art Director Team Fresh ad agency Wiesbaden
2017 — Internship and Freelancing wenkerottke. Berlin
2016 — Internship Karsten Thormaehlen Photography Frankfurt
since 2013 freelancing as Raphael Zydek PHOTO & DESIGN
A little #whataboutism for your comfort …
My name is Raphael Zydek and I am 26 years old. In 2018 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since then I have worked as a freelancer for several agencies and businesses. Although this makes up most of my bread and butter, at heart I am an artist who expresses himself primarily through photography.
Currently I am travelling through beautiful Australia to learn more about myself.
Good Communication is everything for me and I use my extraordinary passion to achieve it across a variety of creative fields. I design and communication are my tools to tell stories efficiently and highly aesthetically. I develop concepts and solve problems, always aware of the impact my work has.
When working on a design project, it is not about what type of medium should be used. It is all about finding the right mix of traditional and digital to deliver the message to the right people in the perfect way.
This way of thinking is also very apparent in my photography. It has always been an artistic medium of aesthetics for me (even though I do also have a commercial background). I play with its ability to relentlessly document the world in order to capture the truth behind it. Abstraction plays a major role in that, while I rarely use image editing to achieve it. I am looking around to capture and communicate the visual essence with my camera. To some regard my photos could be viewed like a painting. A composition of shapes lines and formes resulting in an artwork.