The Idea-Conference for Editorial Design, Visual Storytelling and Digital Content

Inspiration pur für Gestalter aller Art – Europas größte Editorial Design Conference EDCH wird 2019 zum Salon der Ideen. Im spannenden Dreieck zwischen Editorial Design, Visual Storytelling und Digital Content entstehen die innovativsten und erfolgreichsten Ideen für Marken, Kommunikation und Vertrieb. EDCH spürt die Erfinder, die Visionäre und Macher auf, blickt mit ihnen gemeinsam hinter die Kulissen und über den Tellerrand. 2019 erstmals in der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF).

Vier hochkarätige Workshops*, Ausstellung, Sessions, Party, Performances and more

*Workshops am Donnerstag, 14. März 2019:
Masterclass – Edel Rodriguez (siehe Video weiter unten!)
Infographics – Simon Scarr
Cover Thinking – Stefan Kiefer

Die EDCH ist eine Non-Profit-Conference. Sie wird veranstaltet von der EDCH Foundation e.V. in Kooperation mit der Typographischen Gesellschaft München (tgm) mit Unterstützung von Kochan & Partner im Rahmen der Münchner Designwoche MCBW (Munich Creative Business Week). Unterstützt von bayern design und gefördert durch das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung, und Energie.

Gekaufte Tickets können nicht storniert werden, sind aber übertragbar. Bitte geben Sie uns vorab Bescheid.


Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, HFF
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München


Donnerstag, 14. März bis Samstag, 16. März 2019


Edel Rodriguez

Artist, Anti-Trump Illustrator (der Spiegel)

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. In 1980 Rodriguez and his family boarded a boat and left for America during the Mariel boatlift. They settled in Miami where Rodriguez was introduced to and influenced by American pop culture for the first time. Rodriguez has received commissions to create artwork for numerous clients, including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Der Spiegel, The New Yorker. His work regularly appears in ad campaigns, book covers, and art shows world wide. Rodriguez's artwork is in the collections of a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., as well as in numerous private collections.
Join his Masterclass-Workshop On Thursday, March 14.

Michael Wolff


Michael Wolff (*1933) ist kreativer Designer mit 50 Jahren Erfahrung, einem offenen Geist und einem riesigen Talentnetzwerk. Er war Mitgründer einer der weltweit berühmtesten Designagenturen, Wolff Olins, und gilt heute als führender Markendenker. Wolff hält Vorträge auf der ganzen Welt, ist Schirmherr des »Inclusive Design Challenge« des Royal College of Art – wo er auch als Senior Fellow aktiv ist, Mitglied der »Design and Technology Alliance against crime«, Gastprofessor an der »University of the Arts« in London und Initiator wie Begleiter unzähliger visionärer Gestaltungsprojekte. Außerdem berät und gestaltet er mit »Michael Wolff & Company« in London Kunden wie 3i, Mothercare und Ministry of Sound in Großbritannien, Citibank und Citigroup in den USA und eine neue Bank in Russland.

Kate Ashton

Art Director, Beyond Words Studio

Kate is the Art Director at Beyond Words Studio, which specialises in creating narratives with data. With over twelve years of experience, she has worked with clients such as The Gates Foundation, Wired, Lonely Planet, Time Out, and Bloomberg.

Simon Scarr

Deputy Head of Graphics, ThomsonReuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider. Simon is responsible for directing information graphic products, managing the graphics desk in Singapore and working closely with teams in London and New York on projects ranging from breaking news to investigative reports.
The Reuters Graphics team have been recognised with a number of prestigious information graphics, data visualisation, and design awards by organisations such as the Society of News Design, the Global Editors Network, WAN-IFRA, the Society of Publishers in Asia, and more.
Am Donnerstag, 14. März findet ein ganztägiger Infographics-Workshop mit Simon statt.

Natassa Pappa

Publisher, Desired Landscapes

Born in Athens, Natassa Pappa is a graphic designer using the city as a source or as a medium. After 10 years of working in the graphic design field, she now runs a small publishing house under the name [Street] (Design) [Words] with editions that explore and question the representation of the urban experience. With ongoing projects such as “Into Stoas”, she expands her design spectrum through writing, walking lectures and urban research workshops. Her works have been awarded and featured in Greece and abroad and she is currently the co-ordinator of the Graphic Design Program at Deree – The American College of Greece, where she also teaches. Her latest brainchild Desired Landscapes magazine is distributed in selected stores around the world.

Jan von Holleben


“I once ruled the worlds. Not just one, but many. I ruled them with mirrors and lenses. I ruled them with light and shadow and time. Sometimes I ruled with a trick of the eye. Through my camera, an entire cosmos took shape, and each world within it seemed to operate by a certain unfamiliar logic, like a sort of magical clockwork.”
Jan photographs for commercial as well as editorial clients. His books are mainly published by Beltz Verlag, Thienemann Esslinger, Thames & Hudson as well as Little Steidl. His work is exhibited worldwide and won him numerous prestigious awards.

Valentina Egoavil Medina

Founder and Editor, Suspira Magazine

Valentina is a writer, editor and creative director based in London. She is the founder, editor and creative director of award-winning Suspira Magazine, a feminist horror publication that dissects sinister subjects through a feminine lens. In addition to that, Valentina is also co-founder of Dreadful Press, an independent publisher and brand consultancy that specialises in print publications, brand identities, social media and content strategies.

Eric Rodenbeck

CEO and Creative Director, Stamen Design

Stamen Design builds beautiful, playful, technically sophisticated projects for clients from Digital Globe to the Dalai Lama to scientists around the world. Uniquely interdisciplinary, his work also intersects with the world of fine art, has been exhibited worldwide & is in the permanent collection of MoMA & the Smithsonian.

Martin Grödl und Moritz Resl

Partners and Creative Directors at Process — Studio for Art and Design

Moritz Resl works at the intersection of graphic design and software development. He is interested in the creation of new visual tools for artistic exploration and in how an experimental approach can influence and inform the design process. His work has won international awards including Type Directors Club, ARC and LACP Vision awards. He has been featured in design publications like Dezeen, The Type Directors Club Annual, Gizmodo and The New York Times among others. 

Martin Grödl participated multiple times in Google’s Summer of Code working on further development of the Processing programming language and was guest artist and researcher for Motion Bank in Frankfurt. He taught courses including Introduction to Programming, Physical Computing with Arduino and Generative Graphic Design for Printmaking at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and tutored courses including Data-modelling, Database systems, Distributed Systems and Semi-structured Data at the Vienna University of Technology. His work has been featured in WEAVE magazine, Motion Bank: Starting Points & Aspirations and others.

Larry Buchanan

Graphics editor, The New York Times

Larry Buchanan is a journalist at The New York Times. He’s skiied with Mikaela Shiffrin (he fell), been on a balance beam with Simone Biles (he almost fell), diagrammed Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest, and flown a drone over the Panama Canal. As a part of the graphics desk at the Times, Buchanan has published more than 100 pieces of journalism in many different forms. He also serves as an adjunct at the School of Visual Arts, where he teaches a course on information graphics.

Mary Michel Rizk

Visual Designer

Mary Rizk is a visual designer whereby research and data visualization become a strong foundation to investigate different social issues. Once she acquired her Master studies in Integrated Design, research played an important role in her process to develop reliable insights to her visual outputs. You will often see her talking about how design in journalism can change people’s views on today’s world issues.

Tiziana Alocci

Co-founder of Market Cafe Mag and freelance information designer

Tiziana is an 'award-waiting' information designer (DensityDesign Alumni) and Visiting Lecturer at London College of Communication (LCC). She is the co-founder of Market Cafe Magazine, the world's first mag dedicated to data visualization. Her studio is based in London where she works independently with international award-winning agencies and high-profile clients to bring their data to life.

Piero Zagami

Co-founder of Market Cafe Mag and freelance information designer

Piero is an award-winning graphic designer who enjoys transforming data into meaningful and compelling narratives; he also enjoys writing up about it in magazines, or letting other people talk about it in events he curates. Piero currently works as freelance information designer from his studio in London.

Hassân al Mohtasib

Art Director

Born in Amman (Jordan). Studied communication design in Kassel and at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart under Hans-Georg Pospischil. After a work stay in Cairo (Egypt) for a book publishing house, worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich (Germany) as an infographic editor and designer and participated in creating the weekend volume of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Later as freelancer for die ZEIT in Hamburg. Between 2016 and 2018 Art Director of WirtschaftsWoche in Düsseldorf. Since 2018 works as a designer for book publishers and cultural institutions and as a lecturer for visual journalism in Munich and Hamburg. Multiple European Newspaper Award winner, Red Dot Award, Lead Award, Dpa Infographic Award, and was nominated in 2018 for the Henri Nannen Prize with a group project.

Audrey Fondecave

Artist and Co-Founder, TOO MUCH Magazine

Born in France, Audrey has lived and worked in Tokyo since 2001 where she shares her time between working as an art educator for children, her own artistic practice and writing articles for magazines and books. Audrey helped design and curate the music and culture magazine OK Fred, and in 2010, Audrey co-founded TOO MUCH: Magazine of Romantic Geography. TOO MUCH Magazine is reflective of many of Audrey’s interests in art and design — particularly in regards to the symbiotic relationship between people and the cities in which they live. Audrey frequently combines her work as an art educator and editor at TOO MUCH Magazine through conceptualising and artistically directing events such as The Mirage and the Migrant at The Center for Cosmic Wonder and The Romantic Geography Public Study with Masanao Hirayama at Tokyo Cultuart by Beams.

Roderick Stanley


Roderick Stanley was editor of Dazed & Confused magazine for seven years (2005–12), has written for a variety of other magazines and newspapers including The Times and AnOther Magazine, and two years ago launched Good Trouble, an annual broadsheet newspaper about the intersection of arts and culture with protest and activism, designed by Richard Turley. The first issue won a D&AD award in 2017, and the second issue won Magazine of the Year at the 2018 Stack Awards.

Johannes Erler

Designer, Art Director

Johannes Erler, *1965, studierte Kommunikationsdesign und arbeitete für Lo Breier, Erik Spiekermann und Neville Brody, bevor er 1993 Factor Design mitgründete und zu einem der meistausgezeichneten, deutschen Designer wurde. 2010  gründete er BJE Bureau Johannes Erler, das in den Bereichen Corporate Design und Editorial Design für Unternehmen, Institutionen und Verlage aus Wirtschaft (z.B. Mercedes-Benz), Politik (z.B. Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg) und Kultur (z.B. Staatstheater Stuttgart und Deutsche Oper Berlin) arbeitet. Von 2012 bis 2014 war Erler auch Art Director des Magazins Stern. Erler ist Herausgeber und Autor verschiedener Bücher über Design (z.B. Monografie Erik Spiekermann), Kolumnist des Designmagazins PAGE, Sprecher auf Konferenzen und Mitglied verschiedener Designjurys. Er lebt mit seiner Frau, zwei Söhnen und Hund in Hamburg.

Ralf Grauel

Wirtschaftsjournalist, Publizist und Berater

Ralf Grauel ist Wirtschaftsjournalist, Publizist und Berater. Er ist Erfinder und Herausgeber des Sachbuch-Bestsellers »Deutschland verstehen« und hat zehn Jahre als Redakteur und Autor für »brand eins« und »brand eins Wissen« gearbeitet, davor als Reporter für das »Zeit Magazin«. Grauel lebt in Berlin und entwickelt mit seinem Team Bücher, Magazine und Kommunikations-Plattformen für Marken, Regionen und Institutionen. Arbeiten, die Grauel für Kunden und Agenturpartner entwickelte, haben zahlreiche nationale und internationale Preise gewonnen (ADC Deutschland, BCM, DA&D, One Show, Fox, Mercury, Red Dot und German Design Award). Ralf Grauel ist Mitglied im Art Directors Club Deutschland und seit Jahren Juryvorsitzender für Corporate Publishing. Aktuelle Kunden: Bosch, bulthaup, Die Staatstheater Stuttgart, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Walter Knoll, Wempe.

Andreas Volleritsch

Creative Director

Andreas Volleritsch ist Mitbegründer und Creativ Direktor des Editorial Design Büros NEUBAUDESIGN das sich auf die Konzeption, Beratung und Neugestaltung von Magazinen, Zeitungen und Büchern spezialisiert hat. Der Österreicher lebt und designed nach dem Motto: Nur wer Neues wagt, Dinge ausprobiert, andere Wege geht – und dabei das Scheitern mit einkalkuliert – wird etwas verändern und wirklich Neues hervorrufen, im Großen und im Kleinen. So entstanden auch die sehr ungewöhnlichen Projekt: »GG Das Grundgesetz als Magazin« und »Das Neue Testament als Magazin.« Zur Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2014 gestaltete Volleritsch eine Magazin-Serie, die in seiner Wucht und Großzügigkeit begeisterte. Volleritsch ist Mitglied im Art Directors Club (ADC) und seit 2004 Dozent an der FH Joanneum in Graz für Editorial Design. Zu seinen Kunden zählen: AZ Medien in Zürich, Bauer Verlag in New York, Burda Verlag in München, Dahler & Company in Hamburg, Design Offices in München, u. v. m.

More Speakers to be announced soon ...

Simultaneous Translation

The Conference will be translated simultaneously on Friday and Saturday, German – English and vice versa.
Headphones will be available at the registration.

Kaffee & Tee

Fees include coffee and tea and snacks during the breaks (lunch on your own).

Pop-up Store

SODABOOKS Pop-up Store will be available upstairs at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, HFF. Follow the signs.


Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, HFF

Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München
Tramhaltestelle Karolinenplatz oder Pinakotheken

   Impressions of EDCH-Conference 2018

   Photocredit: Michi Bundscherer, Susanne Goertz, Norman Posselt


Detailed program will be published soon. Thanks for your patience. Stay tuned.

Thu, March 14


Thu, March 14


Thu, March 14

End of Conference-Day 1 / Get Together

Fri, March 15


Fri, March 15

Opening Note

Fri, March 15


Fri, March 15

End of Conference-Day 2

Sat, March 16


Sat, March 16

Opening Note

Sat, March 16


Sat, March 16

End of Conference-Day 3

Sat, March 16

Conference Party

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