Hello, I am Benjamin Bertram, Illustrator and Creative Technologist based in Hamburg, Germany. 
I develop visual identities for companies and institutions, conceive and design visual worlds, logos, websites, explanatory videos, infographics, and unique visual concepts for social media, screen and print.
Interesting patterns, shapes, objects and nature inspire me, as well as social and interhuman behavior and communication. While my roots lie in traditional drawing, the digital realm claims most of my creations. Therefore bits, bytes and pixels are as interesting to me as pigments, paper and pencils. My fascination also extends to the synthetic beauty of artificial patterns and technology, nurturing a growing interest in AI-assisted design since 2018.
As an illustrator and designer I work for local and international clients from business, culture, education and research.
Since 2014 – Freelance illustrator and designer
Since 2023 – Founding partner and creative technologist at cogniwerk.ai
Spring 2023 – Research assistant and instructor Bezalel Academy of Arts Jerusalem, Department Architecture
2021-2023 – Research assistant and instructor at aiXdesign
2020-2022 – Lecturer at Akademie für Gestaltung, Münster
2016-2020 – Lecturer at FH Münster, msd - Münster School of Design
2020-2024 – Studied at HAW Hamburg, Department Design
2022-2023 – Studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem
2012-2016 – Studied at FH Münster, msd - Münster School of Design
2006-2014 – Studied at Universität Münster

Exhibitions and talks
2024 – Talk at KI-Themenfestival, nextMedia.Hamburg
2023 – Talk at KI & Kreativwirtschaft: KI & Tools, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
2023 – Talk at EMMA Creative After Work, Kreativzentrum Pforzheim
2023 – Talk at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences
2023 – Exhibition "Offen, vielfältig, multikulturell", Town Hall, Sondershausen
2023 – Exhibition at the International Conference on Urbanism and Urbanization, Jerusalem
2021 – Exhibition Borchert Heutzutage, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg
2020 – Exhibition Linien der Levante, Jewish Museum Westphalia, Dorsten
2020 – Exhibition Begegnungen, Café Elbén, Münster
2019 – Exhibition tagträumer e.V., Fyal, Münster
2019 – Exhibition Wunderfitz, Comicfestival, Munich
2018 – Exhibition ILLU18, Michael Horbach Foundation, Cologne
2018 – Exhibition Ratzefummel, RaZuFa Gallery, Leipzig
2018 – Exhibition "Wimmelbild der Zukunft", Hansa Space, Münster
2016 – Exhibition at the Lange Nacht der Illustration, Berlin

Awards and Events
2021 – Award at the SAAI Factory 
2020 – Winner of the Anfachen Award 2020 
2015 –  Award at the illustration competition of the AGV Banken
Selected Clients
Brot für die Welt e.V.
Germanwatch e.V.
Hamburger Abendblatt
Human Magazine

Neon Gold Innovations
vomHoff Kommunikation
All art work is copyrighted by Benjamin Bertram, unless otherwise attributed to the respective copyright owner. It is illegal to publish or print any such artwork or text without written permission by Benjamin Bertram or the copyright owners. Photos on this page by Valentin Pfleger and Nathalie Lindner.
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