About Axel Pfaender


I work for international magazines, agencies and corporate clients. I love to combine geometric elements with humorous characters and whimsical details.

My sources of inspiration are architecture, vintage industrial design, Memphis graphics, 8-bit computer games and japanese Anime.


As a freelance art director I have been working on a lot of spatial design projects like exhibitions, museums, brand spaces and events. I specialize in sustainable design solutions.

I love working in multidisciplinary teams where I can offer my strength in creative and conceptual thinking.


My work has been published in magazines like Monocle, Men's Journal, Popular Mechanics, Dummy, Fluter, Focus. You can also find my work in corporate reports and corporate magazines for clients like Deutsche Telekom, Mercedes, Red Bull and Bundesdruckerei.

Berlin Boombox

The Berlin Boombox is a cardboard speaker for smartphones developed and manufactured by Studio Axel Pfaender. We have been selling over 18.000 units since 2012, mostly internationally.

Get yours here: berlinboombox.com

We produce the Berlin Boombox with custom design for agencies and brands, learn more about the possibilities here.


Studio Axel Pfaender
70176 Stuttgart

ap [at] axelpfaender [dot] com

What else?

If you're into dance music, you might like these mixtapes by my alter ego DJ Dance.