Studio Palissa is a design studio founded by art director and typographer Christoph Palissa. Based in Berlin, the studio creates and realizes complex communication media at the intersections of art, culture and business as well as self-initiated projects in artistic fields.
A programmatic approach is to face tendencies of contemporary aesthetics with an attitude in order to gain new positions.
According to the objective of promoting the dialogue and exchange on creativity, the studio takes part in conferences and seminars and gives lectures and workshops at universities and other institutions.

Contact Details

Studio Palissa
Esmarchstraße 16
D-10407 Berlin
+49 176 62346566
+49 30 55151914

• General Inquiries

Christoph Palissa studied visual communication at the renowned Berlin University of the Arts and communication design at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin.

Alongside his studies Christoph designed the first and only issue of Aufstieg und Fall magazine in 2009 and worked for the design studios Stan Hema and Heimann + Schwantes.

After completing his master’s degree in 2012 he focused on his own projects and worked as an artistic research fellow at the HTW Berlin Department of Design, where he later was appointed as a visiting lecturer for graphic design.

In 2015 Christoph cooperated with designer Denise Henning to manage larger-scale projects for clients including WeltN24, upday and Samsung.

From 2017 on he continued working on his own projects and supported the design studios Realgestalt and minigram to work on a wide range of national and international projects and clients.

In 2018 Christoph teamed up with Ligalux / fischerAppelt to take over the art direction for the completely new conceived employee magazine DB Welt for the Deutsche Bahn.

Clients / References

• Art and Culture
LAN, Lisa Zeitler Hair and Make Up, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing, Tom Thaler & Basil, Michael Sailstorfer, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie

• Education
Berlin University of the Arts, University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

• Entertainment
Sugar Candy Mountain, MTV Germany, Warner Music

• Editorial
Aufstieg und Fall, Cornelsen Verlag, Distanz Verlag, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Jaja Verlag, Jovis Verlag, Quality Magazine

• Corporate
Deutsche Bahn, Dr. Hauschka, Mercedes Benz, Modus Operandi, Mondelez, Olympus, Samsung, Signal Iduna, Sparkasse, upday, WeltN24, Ziegert Bank- und Immobilienconsulting

• Design Studios / Agencies
fischerAppelt, Heimann + Schwantes, Heimrich + Hannot, kleiner und bold, Ligalux, minigram, Realgestalt, Stan Hema, Stan Studios


• 2018
Econ Award, Nomination
Econ Verlag / Ullstein GmbH, D

• 2014
German Design Award, Nomination
German Design Council, D

• 2013
German Design Award, Nomination
German Design Council, D

• 2012
Distinction for Die schnellste Schrift der Welt
output Award 15, NL


• 2018
Typografische Plattform der UdK Berlin

• 2017
Page Magazine
Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, D

Morgen und davor
Hundert Arbeiten aus zehn Jahren Klasse Hickmann
Verlag Hermann Schmidt, D

• 2014
Exploring visual trends in contemporary graphic design
Trendlist, SK

• 2013
Masterclass: Graphic Design
Guide to the World’s Leading Graduate Schools
Frame Publishers, EN

Arte, The Pitch! Vol. 6, F, D

• 2012
output 15 – International yearbook of student works in design and architecture
output publications, NL

Typography Served
Behance Network, US