Format D is specialized in digital brand experiences. We design and build user-group oriented applications at the highest technical standards. Through constant research we keep up with the latest technologies and implement them as soon as possible. Our aim is to keep our methods, tools and processes flexible so they can adapt to your needs.
One more thing: Our clients are not only our customers, but our partners. We try to work hand in hand through every step of the way to ensure that the finished product reaches the highest levels of satisfaction.
THE BENEFITS YOU'LL HAVE, WHEN YOU HAVE US
Buzzwords and clever strategical charts can be bought off the shelf. We turn things upside down. You tell us what you need. We ask questions and together as a team develop the answers. This way you will receive a clear and well tailored solution for your digital brand management.
A solution that will help you flourish in the digital world of tomorrow. Through a deep analysis at the beginning of a project and various tests after completion we make sure that you will stay on top of the game. Oh, and we also have great coffee if you fancy some barista pizazz.
UX, UI &
Creating and filing on user-group oriented information architecture is a fascinating task. And if you think otherwise… well, don’t worry! That's what we are here for. Our UI/UX designers use up so many post-its that we are already looking for a more environmental friendly alternative, but the results are simply worth it.
Going from pen to paper to wireframe and finally to design they create beautiful and elegant solutions for your new application. By using the latest software such as Figma, Sketch and InVision, information and emotion are fused together into a user friendly and easy to understand concept.
Although we have a lot of experience with a variety of systems we do not limit ourselves to them. Depending on the task at hand our developers search for the best system-independent solution for your needs and combine them with the latest technologies. Quality, data integrity and performance are always our number one priorities.
Two of our founders come from a technical background and like to get their hands dirty with the tricky bits. By the way, our developers are not hidden away in some basement on a far away continent. In fact, they can be found at various workshops and talks, since most creative ideas are driven by the technology behind them.
CMS, E-COMMERCE &
To be honest, we can’t do everything. But what we can do, we do well. If you need a corporate website backed by a content management system like TYPO3 or NEOS. Fast and simple e-commerce solutions with Magento or Shopware. Or a social intranet, online game or APP. We are more than happy to help you out. We have done it a hundred times and are still loving it.
Through our experience and projects over the years we have become well known and certified developers, guest lecturers and authors of numerous articles in professional magazines.
CASE STUDIES & CLIENTS
ALDI SUISSE mobile
Blue Cap AG
com! - Das Computer-Magazin
Cyber Risk Agency
Golfclub München-West e.V.
Hormon Zentrum München
Labor Becker & Kollegen
Molkerei Berchtesgadener Land
Munich Business School
RPC - The Retail Performance Company
SHS Viveon AG
Siemens Real Estate
Spirig Pharma AG
Virus Clothing Company AG
OUR SECRET IS NOT A SECRET AT ALL
Since Format D's founding 13 years ago, a lot has happened. The setup has gotten a lot more comfortable. Structures are more professional. The number of employees and client base have grown constantly. And we also moved. But one thing has always remained the same to this day: We still treat each project as if it were our own.
Many say that this is the secret of our success. However, for us this goes without saying. We see our clients as partners. And their problems are our problems. In the meantime, almost 20 project managers, conceptual designers, developers and designers are designing and developing innovative internet projects according to this code. Secrets? No way, just hard work!
some things we deliver on paper
APR I 19
JUL I 18
FIGMA VS. INVISION STUDIO
JAN I 17
FRONTEND-EDITING IM FOKUS
JUN I 17
ES MUSS NICHT IMMER AGILE SEIN
SEP I 16
SPÄTER SIEG DER ZETTELWIRTSCHAFT
JUL I 15
GRUNT FÜR PROFIS
APR I 13
AUG I 12
JAN I 11
Agil dank Reflection API
DEC I 08
Aspektorientierte Programmierung FLOW3
DEC I 07
Automatisierte Glückwünsche mit TYPO3
AS THE SAYING GOES: THE TEAM IS THE STAR
CEO Strategie & Konzept
What happens to an industrial engineer stationed in Mexico and Madrid? He goes to his raised flower bed and gets his hands dirty. But only after work. During office hours, he plays saxophone and is interested in art. Oh well, if he weren't just living the life as one of the founders of the agency. Christian incorporates the mix of strategy and creativity. He deals with consultation, design, personnel management, project management and organisation.
CEO Entwicklung & Qualität
He was already working on development when the vast majority of people had no clue what this Internet thing really was. He is well-versed in several systems and is focussed on TYPO3 and Magento. Roland, as one of the founders, also has a refined creative side and a graphical talent along with all of his technical expertise. He lives for his two children and family. He is also a big fan of FC Bayern.
CEO Entwicklung & Innovation
Benno holds a media management degree and is also one of the most experienced PHP developers. He can't stop tinkering even at home: Thanks to Aduino and Raspberry Pi, his cabinet lights up red on the inside when the weather is nice. Or blue when there is wind. This makes us a little bit apprehensive. But otherwise, we are really glad when he comes back from freeskiing in Canada or wind surfing.
Projektleitung & Konzept
His international studies lead him right to the pub. As an operations manager in the large-scale catering trade, he made people happy providing them with food and beverages. His interest in digital marketing finally brought him to Format D. Both our clients and us profit from his 100% service-oriented thinking, as well as his relaxed and motivated demeanour and his passion for good food.
Projektleitung & Konzept
Can a whirlwind bring the sun? And more to the point can a Croatian one? She can. No work is safe from Doris. Determined and ready-to-go with a business administration degree with a focus on marketing management, she doesn't take anything lightly. In private life, she has many interests so that she can completely focus on her job while at work. That's great for us.
Projektleitung & Konzept
To be absolutely clear: Feli is a real “Münchner Kindl” (a native of Munich at heart). That's totally true. Even though she studied in Vienna, Amsterdam, England and god only knows where else. To be precise, she studied journalism and communication sciences with a master's degree in New Media and Digital Culture. And by the way, she added China's Politics and Global Governance. Simply amazing. Occasionally, there were also internships at Campari, XING events and with a big hamburger chain. And incidentally she established a cool event series in Vienna: Mixwoch Vienna, which is well known from films, radio and television. And now, she's back in her homeland for the long haul. That is to say, she's with us.
Projektleitung & Konzept
This qualified media computer scientist is a top-class professional. She has already worked in leading roles in IT consulting and project management for different agencies. And whenever an extra pair of hands was needed, she would even jump into development and graphics. She continues to demonstrate her versatility and experience at our company. That is, if stalwart soccer team TSV 1860 Munich isn’t playing at home or if Oktoberfest isn’t on. During these events, she will probably not be here at the office, but out there, following her passions with the same unstinting ambition. The same can be said of her more domestic hobbies: she loves tinkering around with hanging drying racks or cooking up the perfect pizza.
Thanks to lots of international experience, Simone has made international cuisine her hobby. You will also often see her out privately with one of the managing directors. Oh, so why is she here again? Of course: business administration degree with a focus on advertising, budget director at various agencies, among others, Jung von Matt and Serviceplan, lots of experience as a consultant with a good feel for communicating between the lines. Responsible for getting new blood at the agency. I.e. those who are still a bit wet behind the ears. (P.S.: freelancer)
No mountain is safe from Elisabeth. It doesn't matter whether it's summer, winter, near or far. Courses of study are the same: Swiss federal diploma as an advertising manager from SAWI Biel. Master of Mediation University of Klagenfurt. Business and Project Mediation University Klagenfurt/Graz. Many years of agency experience, among others, as a managing director of Jung von Matt Munich. Great for us: She has such a wide area of interests that she always has the right tip to give. (P.S.: freelancer)
Text & Konzept
One of the most brilliant and talented text artists, his genius is without measure, also very attractive by far. He began his career as a ghost writer for classmates who paid him their allowances to write love letters in grade school. Award-winning creative director at large agencies, board and presidium member of ADC Deutschland, guest professor for conception at FH Salzburg. And no, he didn't write this, what do you think? (P.S.: freelancer)
Screendesign & Usability
On her journey at different digital agencies, Livie has grown from a good to an excellent screen designer. She is also a brilliant digital illustrator. She continues to delight our customers and us again and again with what she conjures up on the screen. Somewhat irritating though is her enthusiasm for such romantic and typically girly genres such as Mafia films and series. The more concrete under the feet the better.
UX / UI Design
Sometimes, life is simple: While looking at the images of our #WOOODAY (Working Out Of Office), Victoria noticed that she wasn’t in any of them... So she let us know right away. Now she works with us as a UX / UI designer. Victoria also has a wealth of experience in print media and has done a lot of work for luxury hotels and in gastronomy. In addition to her training supervisor qualification gained from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Munich (IHK München), Victoria is also a passionate Pokémon trainer; our juniors find this particularly exciting! This actually comes in handy as it means she can teach us all a thing or two.
UX / UI Design
Lisa simply grabbed hold of an opportunity with both hands and didn’t let go. She wanted nothing more than to go on to become a designer after completing her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Following a short detour to the Hochschule der Medien of Stuttgart, she headed off to Amsterdam to study at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam to obtain her Minor in UX Design before landing a role at Format D (where else?), where she completed her masters thesis. She had fallen head-over-heels in love with Holland. Here’s the catch: Format D isn’t in Holland... it’s here. Lisa fell in love with us too, we’re happy to say. In her personal life, she cultivates plants as well as her illustration and drawing talents. We’re pretty pleased about that too.
Ivona has conceived many campaigns, as an Art Director in advertising agencies, until she brought her best idea into the world: Nina and Emil, two up-and-coming creative minds. Apart from both of them, her heart beats faster for print. She is our specialist for everything that can be printed, looked at and touched. A master of visual implementation, a sommelier-level paper lover, so to speak. A similar situation can be observed when she is cooking: Her dishes are incredibly photogenic. And they are even supposed to taste good! (P.S.: freelancer)
Her web development degree and several years of experience haven't just made Sabrina a good PHP developer. But rather a PHP developer who regularly challenges management to a push-up competition. Dance floors are also not safe from her and streets neither, when she´s on the road with her Harley. The same goes for high scores in various games.
No one grumbles as nice as Tom. As an experienced senior developer, he serves the agency as a wandering encyclopaedia, excuse me – walking Google. He loves crystal-clear processes and collects old whiskeys. We have not yet really been able to find a connection between the two. In any case he is dry. His humour that is.
Simon started programming when he was 13, probably because he was already aiming to clinch a job at Format D at a young age.He completed his training to become an IT specialist for application development with top marks, combined it with a few development roles and independent further education and boom – now he’s here, supporting the team with an expertise that catches even our oldest hands off guard sometimes. Simon enjoys photography and is a great listener, though we should mention that we actually do most of the listening – and not just when he’s playing music.
No frontend has been scrutinized so thoroughly as under his watch. Emrullah has been with us from the very beginning and is very faithful to the agency. His serenity defuses even the most stressful situations and he has a motivating effect on the team. Similar to the yummy Turkish food made by his wife, by the way.
She is concentrated and focussed with a degree in media design and application development: Our lady from the mountains. The all-round talent for all situations. The fact that she is a developer is certainly noticeable because Petra is more the quiet type – but stillness brings strength. She probably gets it from Lake Kochelsee where she comes from.
She studied communications science and has many years of experience as a consultant at a large advertising agency. She is an indispensable part of Format D. She is the one who makes everything happen. You could say that she is the "good spirit" of the agency, only prettier. She pulls it all together before it all flies off into different directions. Whether as a management assistant, invoicing support company excursion support or setting the right tone at reception. Her second favourite things are books and movies.
After baking two hundred thousand cakes of his own creation, Mathew thought it might be time for something new. He quit his job as a pastry chef and dedicated all his time to programming, which he did with that much talent and enthusiasm, Australia just couldn’t hold him. So Mathew traveled the world, until he met his wife in a club in Munich. This lucky lady played a major role in our being able to seal the deal with this first-class developer in Obersendling.
Josef left Mexico to study hydrogeology in Prague and then left Prague for Germany. There are no records on whether he used a Cessna 150, 152, 172 or a Piper 28-181 for any of these moves, but he can fly ‘em all. Josef is a fan of Elon Musk and loves cats, though we don’t know if these two things are related. One thing we do know: Josef is an exceptionally skilled developer.
WE LOVE MONDAYS
No. We are not workaholics. We just love what we do and the enviroment we can do it in.
And to make sure it stays that way we try to be kind to each other, at least most of the time.
Want to give it a shot? At the moment we are looking for people with the following qualifications: