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


Visual communication for Licht Luft Scheiße [Light Air Shit]. The exhibition, held at three locations in Berlin, concludes a two year research project on twentieth-century concepts and practices which resonate with current ideas of sustainability. State were commissioned with the branding and print-design for the exhibition’s accompanying publications. (Photography: Frank Sperling)


Komische Oper Berlin
Opulence for everyone! Iconic branding for Berlin’s cheekiest opera house.

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

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

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

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

Hohensalzburg Castle
Mighty elegant. Signage for a medieval fortress.

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

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, Berlinale Filmfestival, Berlinische Galerie, CTM Festival, Deutscher Bibliotheksverband, DOK Leipzig Filmfestival, DomQuartier Salzburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Greenpeace Magazine GmbH, Hadi Teherani Architects, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Kerber Verlag, Komische Oper Berlin, Cyrill Lachauer, Landesrechnungshof Brandenburg, LIN Architects, Red Onion GmbH, 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, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin


Johannes Siemer
Owner / Creative Director

Ian Warner
Owner / Creative Director

Florian Bungart
Project Manager

Katrin Laupenmühlen
Design Director

Stefan Wölfle

Aditi Kapur

Anja Rauenbusch

Maja Enerskog

Evey Kwong

Renate Hähnel