Although Stefan Mueller started his professional career in a totally different direction, film, design and media became his passion. While studying computer science and economics in the early 80-ties his best friend asked him to help him on a short feature film. This project changed his life. Parallel to his studies he started 1985 to work in the field of feature short and long films.
1987 he founded his first company with german well know feature film director Sönke Wortmann, stepping into the fields of commercials in 1989.
1994 he left the company and set up Flint Skallen to work in other film and design related fields like on-air-design, set design, art installations, interior design, media-tecture and so called „special solution design projects“
Mueller is recognised for building and managing creative teams and leading successful design projects for international clients and across divers creative faculties.
He has worked as producer, development producer or executive producer on around 45 short and long feature film projects. Some of them have been awarded with the German Film Prize and several international nominations and awards, among them the Oscars nomination for “Beyond Silence” in the category “Best Foreign film”.
He has developed and produced award winning commercials, image films, brand campaigns & designs and studio sets for a wide range of clients including Al Jazeera, ZDF, CCTV, Lufthansa, Lexus, Nickelodeon, Canon, Coca Cola, Burger King, Sony Music.
Session: The Logo is Dead – Long Live the Logo
(Part One: The Logo Is Dead – Stefan Mueller)
Logo-mania has taken over the fashion industry again. The key to ensure that this craze trend remains cyclical to attract new followers and buyers. Logos were an essential part in our tv business as well – the numbers of bumpers, idents, rebrands, logo videos produced through the years. But unlike the logo trend in fashion, our followers no longer care about the channel logo. Content is king, and so (channel) logo is dead….
(Part Two: Long Live The Logo – Martin Kett)
… Or is it? Current Time TV, an independent and international Russian-language news and information channel will prove otherwise. As seen in the launch of their channel, the traditional channel logo was reborn again making it more useful and catchier than ever before, coming alive as an app-icon and leaving its static place to become a vital Storyteller on-Screen.