Manuel has helped changemakers, innovators and corporate clients bridge the gap between business and design. His career started by studying photography at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington and later he received his masters at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Manuel served in the communications advisory board at Human Rights Watch, on the board of the Photo Agency VII, and as National Director of Social Engagement for Design for Good at the AIGA.
When he is not busy saving the world, Manuel loves making pizza and listening to his newly established collection of vintage vinyl. Manuel has two sons, a Vanagon and lives in Amsterdam.
When he was 14, Olaf read a book about the life of a copy writer in an ad agency and he knew where he was headed. It took some time; after starting a tech company which turned into a web development company which became an identity and design firm, he was almost there. For the past 10 years, Olaf was Head of Technology in branding agencies which is (kind of) where he had dreamed to be.
When he is not happy at work, Olaf loves to explore the city, always looking for the best coffee and sushi places. Olaf has a daughter, a Bonneville (in a shed in Brooklyn) and currently lives in Berlin.