Raban Ruddigkeit is a Designer, Editor & Illustrator who lives in Berlin. After ten years as a graphic designer & another ten years in classical advertising, he has brought the strengths of both fields together in his own atelier. Great ideas & excellent executions are united here as well as digital & analog technologies.
More than 150 international awards, worldwide lectures & teachings at the UdK Berlin, the HfG Offenbach & the MSD Münster are as much a part of his daily work as the development & editing of Freistil–The Book Of Illustrators, Typodarium & Photodarium (both with Lars Harmsen) as well as the Berlin Design Digest (with Robert Eysoldt).
Raban Ruddigkeit was a member of the Art Directors Club Germany & board member of the interdisciplinary design initiative Create Berlin. Since 2015, he publish every Sunday a so-called Graphic Comment in the German newspaper DER TAGESSPIEGEL, which deals with current political & social issues.
Photo by Mick Pedaja, 2019
Awards & appreciations. More than 150 national & international awards make us just as proud as the invitations to exhibitions, book participations & conferences. One highlight was certainly the invitation to the Designfriends at the Luxembourg MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne in spring 2018. Thank you Designfriends!
Awards 2018: The Type Directors Club New York presented an award for typographic excellence to 2018 Freistil-The Book of Illustrators. Congratulations to the designer Sarah Schnurbus. In 2018, the Frankfurt Book Fair's calendorear awards for the best graphic concept go to our Typodarium (designed by Florian Hauer) & the Berlin Type in silver to Photodarium & Photodarium Privat (designed by Boris Kahl).
1998 - 2018: ADC Rookie Agency 2012 by Art Directors Club Germany & KfW Banking Group, Visual Lead Award in Gold, Cannes Design Lions, European Design Award, Eurographic CMYK Award, ADC Europe, ADC for Germany, DDC Deutscher Designerclub, Schönste Bücher, Berliner Type, CLIO, Cresta, Eurobest, London Intl. Festival, Cristal Festival, Moscow Int'l Adv. Festival, Poster Grand Prix, The Best Posters, Best New 18/1, Das Plakat, Die Anzeige, Gregor Award, Airport Award, German Comic Open etc.
Our work has been presented in the following international publications;
50 Friends – 50 Designers, 50 Encounters, 10 Years of Design Friends, Design Friends asbi, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-2-9199462-7-3, Layout Now – The Arrangement of Text & Graphics, SendPoints China, 2017, ISBN 978-988-77573–5-1, Shenzen International Poster Festival, China, 2016, ISBN 978-988-845-3207, Magical Geometry – Patterns in Graphic Design, SendPoints China, 2016, ISBN 978-988-14703-9-3, No Words Poster, Edited by Armando Milan, RIT Press New York, USA, ISBN 978-1-939125-09-5, Anschlag Berlin – Zeitgeistmedium Plakat, Edited by Fons Hickmann, Sven Lindhorst-Emme & Weltformat, Seltmann+Söhne Germany, 2015, ISBN 978-3-944721-56-9, Shenzen International Poster Festival, China, 2015, ISBN 978-988-8371-44-4, Box It Up – Graphic Express, Basheer Singapore, 202014, ISBN 978-981-09-0379-4, Project Sunshine for Japan, Edited by Mansoureh Rahnama, Bettler Germany, 2013, ISBN 9-783862-062195, Black & White – New Monochrome Graphics, Dictionary Hong-Kong, 2012, ISBN 978-988-19439-5-8, One By One, Hesign China & Germany, 2011, ISBN 978-3-9814557-0-0, Buchdesign Heute, stiebner Germany, 2004, ISB 3-8307-1289-8
Lectures on illustration & design have led us here;
Designcode, Designfriends, Luxembourg, 2018, Graphic Comments, Illu16, Köln, 2016, Designcode, Forum Mediendesign, Köln, 2015, 2 Secrets of Successful Design, Forum Gestaltung FH Münster, 2012, Signs are Wonder, New Museum New York, 2009, German Contemporary Illustration, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, 2009, The Language of Pictures, Typo Berlin, 2006