Jochen Rädeker was born in 1967, and studied graphic design. In 1996, together with Kirsten Dietz, he founded the Strichpunkt design studio, where he is currently general manager. He has been a committee member of the Art Directors Club Deutschland since 2003, and has filled the position of speaker of the management and of the executive board since 2009. He is one of the most distinguished creatives in the German-speaking world, and in addition to his work at the agency he has written numerous specialist books on design, corporate communications and the production of company reports. Rädeker teaches typography at Stuttgart Kunstakademie, is frequently asked to serve on awards juries in Germany and abroad, and has presented his opinions at more than 300 seminars and lecture events in Germany, Europe and the USA.