Raban Ruddigkeit was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1968. After ten years as designer for magazines and ten years as art director in advertising (e.g. Scholz & Friends, Jung von Matt), since 2009 he has been linking these two worlds in his own Berlin studio. To date he has won more than 100 national and international awards (Cannes Design Lion, European Design Award, ADC Europe…). In 2012 his atelier was awarded as “Rookie Agency of the Year” by Art directors club and KfW Banking Group. 2015 he start with Lea Brousse the Atelier Brousse & Ruddigkeit.

He is the Founder of “Freistil – The Book Of Illustrators” and Co-Editor of “Typodarium”, and “Photodarium” (formerly Poladarium). In 2013 he publish his first monography “Rapport”. Raban has lectured and taught in Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin, where he lives since 1996. From winter 2016 Raban Ruddigkeit is teaching at Münster School of Design.