Kirsten Dietz is a designer, typographer, photographer and author. With her agency Strichpunkt she has been one of the most successful creative people in Germany for years. She studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, is a member of the Type Directors Club New York, of the ADC Germany and of D&AD London. She has collaborated on many books about design and communication, including »The Book of Independence«, »Reporting«, »Finest Facts & Figures«, »It’s a boy, it’s a girl« and recently »Good design is a tough job«. Strichpunkt has collected more than 500 international awards in the last ten years, including the title »Best Agency of the Decade«.