Boris Kochan

Co-Chairman Main Jury, President

Boris Kochan (b. 1962) designs and creates companies, organisations, relationships and networks. He does so in his capacities as entrepreneur, journalist, designer, maker of books and consultant. Following his training in the field of layout and typography at studio Sternagel, he began his journalistic career at German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung and continued expanding his technical expertise in typesetting, offset and screen print shops. In 1981, together with friends, he co founded KOCHAN AND PARTNER. Initially a studio for graphic design and copywriting, the company now counts more than 60 employees at its offices in Munich and Berlin, making it one of Germany’s ten largest owner-operated agencies for corporate design/corporate identity as well as one of its most experienced agencies for online media. Boris Kochan holds lectures and runs workshops on brand development and communication. He is the chairman of the international project on Non Latin typography, GRANSHAN, and jury member at design competitions. Following his seven years as the president of Typographic Society Munich (tgm), he was elected the first president of the newly founded Association of German Societies for Design, Deutscher Designtag (DT).


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