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Björn Bartholdy

Cologne Game Lab
Björn Bartholdy studied communication design (diploma) at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart and media design (diploma) at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He also worked as a freelance designer for Bayerischer Rundfunk, RTL, VOX and VIVA. Since 2003 he has been responsible for the department of audiovisual media at the KISD, Köln International School of Design (TH Koeln) and since 2006 he has been course convener of the Bachelor in European Design. Björn Bartholdy is a long-standing member of the “Eyes and Ears of Europe”, the European association for design, promotion and marketing of audiovisual media. He has published three books: SHOWREEL.01 and .02 on audiovisual design and has also written “Broadcast Design”, an account of current TV design. He has also contributed various articles to the Design Dictionary (Birkhäuser) Magazines and other Publications. In 2006 he started the initiative to found the Cologne Game Lab, where he starts to teach Media Design as a full time professor summer term 2014. He co-directs the institute together with Prof.n Dr. Gundolf S. Freyermuth.