Hi, my name is Rico Noël, I’m a freelance Creative Director based in Germany.
I’ve spend the main part of my career at the independent agency Jung von Matt where I most recently held the position of Executive Creative Director. I built the international business and was responsible for clients including Hyundai, Genesis and Mercedes-Benz.
I know how to roll-out a pitch-winning single idea to a global campaign, tailored for different markets and assets. With a passion for craft and remarkable visuals, my work has developed and shaped great brands.
My previous stations were Possible, Buenos Aires (former Conrad Caine) as well as DDB, Berlin and bplusd, Cologne.
I help with brand strategy, brand consulting, campaign concepts, film scripts and craft –  alone or with selected strategy and copy partners. (for example Justin and Brandan)

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UN DPI Award (United Nations Department of Public Information)
ADC Germany
1x Gold, 4x Silver, 7x Bronze, 12x Merit
ADC Global 6x Shortlist
D&AD 1x Graphite, 2x Wood Pencil, 3x Shortlist
London International Advertising Awards 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 2x Bronze
SXSW Innovation Award Finalist
Cannes Lions 2x Silver, 9x Shortlist
ONESHOW 1x Silver, 7x Merit
New York Festivals 10x Merit
Clio Awards 1x Silver, 1x Bronze, 1x Finalist
Clio Sports 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 2x Bronze
Webby Award Best Social Campaign 2022
Lovie Awards 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 1x Shortlist
MAD STARS Korea 3x Gold, 3x Silver, 1x Bronze, 1x Crystal
Red Dot Award 3x Winner
Aurea Award for Impact (Excellence in VR&AR)
Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation
Epica Awards 1x Silver, 1x Bronze
Creativ Club Austria 1x Gold, 2x Silver, 1x Bronze
Adam&Eva Award 1x Gold
Eurobest 1x Silver
The Caples 1x Silver, 1x Bronze
ADC Europe 1x Finalist
DMMA Onlinestar 1x Bronze
Max Award 1x Bronze
Deutscher Digital Award 3x Bronze
German Design Award Special Nominee

Member of the ADC Germany and the New York Festivals Advertising Jury

Award-Winning projects:

Arthelps “Rebuilt from memories”, Social-Bee “Refugee Resume”, Social-Bee “Soft-Skills”, Hyundai “The bigger crash”, Hyundai “I’m in charge”, Genesis “Designed for your mind” eyd “Make the invisible visible”, DKB “We have a stream”, Nike “Catch the Flash”, Taiberg packaging


Jung von Matt/NECKAR (Stuttgart), DDB (Berlin), POSSIBLE / Wundermann Thomson (Buenos Aires), bplusd (Cologne)

Freelance: Thjnk, STAN Studios, Bonaparte Films, FRST agency, Scholz & Friends Berlin 


Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Genesis, Volkswagen, DKB, Wella, Hugo Boss, Siemens

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