denkwerk – Success through creativity and digital expertise

Success through creativity and digital expertise

denkwerk helps companies seize the opportunities of digital transformation to change people's lives in a meaningful way. The hybrid of consultancy and digital agency follows three simple principles: being passionate about solving problems and challenging the status quo; putting people at the centre to create relevant products and experiences; working in agile, autonomous teams to deliver better results faster. 

Founded in 1998 in Cologne by Felix Hildebrand, Jörg Rheinboldt and Axel Schmiegelow, denkwerk now also has offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The owner-managed agency, headed by Jochen Schlaier and Marco Zingler, shapes the digital transformation of leading brands and companies with the expertise of over 200 employees from 24 nations. 

Pioneer in the new category “Digital Solutions”

With its approach, denkwerk continuously breaks new ground, aiming to enmesh transformation processes with the respective brand. In doing so, aspects such as strategy, design, technology and communication are connected at the highest level. Special attention is paid to the use of agile, autonomous teams in order to develop relevant products and cutting-edge experiences. denkwerk furthermore relies on specially created platforms to embed transformation in the customer company and make it sustainable. In this way, the agency succeeds in turning digital transformation and the associated challenges into a positive experience for companies.  

This year, denkwerk especially stood out from its competitors in the new Digital Solutions category.

Jochen Schlaier, Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director on the honorary title Red Dot: Agency of the Year

“It makes us proud and is a sensational success for our employees. It is a great feeling and a recognition of our work so far and everything we have done in this field.”

All awarded projects

The agency's success is also reflected in the numerous awards it has received in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design: