Justus was born in Tokyo and grew up in Japan, France and Greece.
Educated in visual communication in Munich, Germany, Justus Oehler began his design career in 1985 at Büro Rolf Müller. In 1988 he attended the Central School of Art and Design in London and graduated with a Master’s Degree in graphic design. In 1989 he joined Pentagram and in 1995 was invited to become equity partner in the firm.
Justus has been involved with the development of corporate and brand identity, and the application and implementation of these identities across all media.
He has designed and developed logos and brand identities for the German Museum für Kommunikation, the Deutsche Kinemathek, the World Economic Forum, Italian Fashion House Trussardi, the autonomous Italian region Sardegna, Tiscali, the Premier Automotive Group (the Ford Motor Company’s Portfolio of premium car brands) Vivantes (Berlin-based communal health and hospital group) and for the world’s largest airline network, the Star Alliance.
His work has been selected for Communication Arts, D&AD (British Design & Art Direction) and Graphis annuals and has been awarded by the German red dot, the New York TDC, the Tokyo TDC, the German DDC and many others. He is also a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).