State is a design consultancy in Berlin. We create effective, memorable and charismatic solutions


Corporate Identity for Mounting Systems GmbH: Winner of the German Brand Award 2018 in the categories “Product Brand of the Year” and “Building & Elements”.

Mounting Systems
From supporting role to shining star. Rebranding an unsung hero of the solar industry.

Hohensalzburg Castle
Mighty elegant. Signage for a medieval fortress.

Greenpeace Magazine
Go digital: but stay in print. Harnessing the online potential of a successful print journal.

Rundfunkchor Berlin
The most perfect instrument of all. Visual identity for the Grammy-Award winning choir.

Haus Steuermann
North-coast calm. Branding a luxury island holiday cottage.

Heinrich Böll Foundation
A think-tank for policy reform and a catalyst for green projects. Communicating ideas we can believe in.

Deutsche Architektentag
Planning the future. Event branding for the German Architectural Congress.

Hoffbauer Foundation
An exhibition amongst the trees reflects the foundation’s history.

Where the music resides. Branding and exhibition design for the house of composer Heinrich Schütz.

From newsletter to news-stand. We create a monthly magazine for Germany’s choral association.

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We deliver:

Workshops and consultancy
Corporate design and visual identity
Campaign and media planning
Web design (UI/UX)
Frontend and backend development
Book and magazine design
Signage and environmental design 
Exhibition architecture and design
Sound design
Motion graphics

Selected clients:

Bach-Archiv Leipzig, Berlinische Galerie, CTM Festival, DomQuartier Salzburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Greenpeace, Hadi Teherani Architects, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Kerber Verlag, Komische Oper Berlin, Cyrill Lachauer, Landesrechnungshof Brandenburg, LIN Architects, Red Onion GmbH, resonate.is, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Michael Schindhelm, Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser, Töpfer-Müller-Gassner GmbH, T&C Film Zürich, TU Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin, Verbund der öffentlichen Bibliotheken Berlins


Johannes Siemer
Owner / Creative Director

Ian Warner
Owner / Creative Director

Florian Bungart
Project Manager

Katrin Laupenmühlen
Design Director

Stefan Wölfle

Anja Rauenbusch

Maja Enerskog

Evey Kwong

Renate Hähnel