Partner and design director of the KD1 design agency, and a professor of communications a the Münster School of Design (MSD) at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. Von Deyen studied visual communications in Düsseldorf. He was art director of the Handelsblatt Group at Gruner + Jahr. Among other panels, he has served on the juries of the “Best of Corporate Publishing” and LEAD awards. He was a guest juror for the BRAUN prize and initiated the FOX Visuals special prize at the FOX Awards.
He is a founder and director of Neudenken.Now, a studio for research, communications, and design at the MSD.
Patrick Marc Sommer is co-publisher and editor of the magazine Design made in Germany. He works freelance in Berlin, specialising in publication design and production, with a focus on typography. His projects have included books, magazines, and annual reports, among others. Sommer was a member of the jury for the European Design Award from 2013 to 2018, as well as for the Stiftung Buchkunst competitions “Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2016” and “Die Schönsten deutschen Bücher 2017”.