Mike John Otto (aka Blackbeltmonkey).
Build year 1973.
Creative Director with a digital heart.
„I create handsome information & radical content
for brands – as desirous and meaningful as their products.“
I am a Executive Creative Director with design thinking and a purpose based marketing approach. My strength and passion lies in identifying problems, generating insights and creating relevant solutions with a mainly creative and interactive focus. I always look for the story to tell, how to tell it and where to tell it. Having a strong digital vision and not afraid of being hands-on make. I wish to change the way brands communicate: putting the user in the center of their communication.
In addition to my agency based practice, I am member of the Art Directors Club Germany, member of the D&AD and lecturer at various national design schools for Interaction Branding. I believe in „Freiheit statt Freizeit“ (google it). That is why I see my Agency work as one part of the story and my Art as the other part. Both are able to survive peaceful side by side.