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Welcome to Dusseldorf!

Dusseldorf is the capital of North-Rhein Westphalia, Japantown and international exhibition city.
Full of bars, pubs and cafés. And of all the companies listed on the stock exchange.
Dusseldorf is the most profitable German location: for advertising and fashion, consultancy and law.
Dusseldorf ist glamour, beauty, life-style and, according to Mercer, the sixth best city in the world on the quality-of-life list.

DESIGNERDOCK Dusseldorf

Birgit Bischoff
Benrather Strasse 10
40213 Dusseldorf
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Telephone: +49 211 310 70 09
Telefax: +49 211 310 70 66
ddorf@designerdock.com

Birgit Bischoff
Management/Owner in charge of Personnel Consulting, Customer Care, New Business

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At one time it was the old milk shop in Dusseldorf's Kronprinzenstrasse, where not milk but specialities of a different nature passed over the counter. Since February 2007 nothing much has changed, except that the little milk shop has moved to Schadowstrasse 70. Here it's a little bigger, a lot brighter and very important nice and warm. The simple recipe of the milk shop remains of course the same: only the best make it into Lars and Birgit Bischoff's file. Both bring to the job the kinds of qualifications that separate the chaff from the wheat. From the renowned Pieke on up, Birgit has learned everything there is to know as an experienced designer. After making her start at DDB Needham, she moved on to Art Director at Grey. But then, heeding the call of the blue and white Bavarian metropolis, she and her husband packed up and moved to Munich. There she earned her daily bread as Group Head in the ad agency Stawicki - but only until Eiler & Riemel heard about this and snatched her away. At some point Birgit realized, however, that one steady relationship in life is enough and promptly joined the ranks of the freelancers. It turned out to be a brief liaison. Since May 2002 Birgit and Lars have not only been back in Dusseldorf, but solidly tied to their Designerdock. Of course this leaves Birgit with absolutely no free time on her hands, and in the near future this is not likely to change. But should it ever, then she will have to seriously consider a hobby. She can't even go back to the stove, since this is already husband Lars's revier. In order to be 1000% present on the market in North-Rhein Westfalia Birgit needs an equal partner ...

Lars Bischoff
Management and Personnel Manager for Copywriting, PR, Conceptual Design and Account Manager

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... and to provide this support Birgit Bischoff looked to none other than her own husband. But those who might be thinking nepotism á la Cologne Kölsch clique have got it wrong. Lars Bischoff possesses the same advertising expertise as his wife. He is not only an experienced copywriter who learned the ropes first as a trainee at Grey in Dusseldorf, switched to Ogilvy & Mather and then wrote copy for Sixpack before moving with Birgit to Munich, where he landed at Eiler & Riemel. At DESIGNERDOCK he's on the lookout for the best and most talented copywriters, conceptual designers, customer consultants and strategists for advertising, PR and design in and around Dusseldorf. And of course the Cologne clan down the road are allowed to come knocking in Kronprinzenstrasse too. Lars decided long ago that he's the better cook. It would be interesting to hear how Birgit's taste buds react to that. They both agree on one point, though: pasta is the recipe for happiness!

André Sendel
Senior Graphics Recruitment Consultant (Art Directors, Designers, Illustrators – print and online)

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What happens to a college dropout after 4 semesters of communication design at the Folkwang University of Arts? He works for 18 years as a passionate communications designer in diverse agencies! After beginning at Rempen & Partner, Grey & Bates Germany, André Sendel worked for a number of years as Senior Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. His outstanding online promotion and classic ads for brands such as Ariel, T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Toyota, Lexus, the Senckenberg museum and Voltaren garnered awards at NY festivals, Eurobest, Clio and Cannes Lions.
As of January 2014 André has been recruitment consultant at DESIGNERDOCK Düsseldorf where he passionately seeks out and mentors creative individuals.

Denise Fischer
Student Assistant

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Denise Fischer initially filled a student-job position at DESIGNERDOCK Dusseldorf in June 2014. Meanwhile she spent a whole six months studying abroad in New York where she scored an internship with an international fashion label. Denise still studies fashion and design management in Dusseldorf. If you think she’s a "fashion victim" you'd be wrong - at only 20 years old Denise is more mature, structured and keeps a cooler head better than some do with 50. Hopefully she'll keep studying for a long time, so we can enjoy her company for a much longer.