Birnbach, Heribert (Prof.)

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Heribert Birnbach studied Visual Communication, Political Science, History and Psychology in Düsseldorf and Bonn from 1976-1982. He then worked for several years as graphic designer, art director and later as freelancer for advertising agencies and design studios in Düsseldorf and Cologne. He started his own design office in 1988, working in the fields of corporate communication and corporate design, poster design and advertising. He has received numerous national and international awards, his posters feature in the collections of several German and International museums.

Heribert Birnbach taught Visual Communication at the FH Düsseldorf between 1985 and 1994. Since 1995 he had been professor of graphic design and typography at the University of Wuppertal. In 2009 he became professor at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. He was selected member of the AGI in autumn 2000. He is also member of the German professional association AGD (Allianz deutscher Designer) and the New York TDC (Type Directors Club).