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Barbara Simon

Barbara Simon, Creative Director & Brand Consultant, Munich

Born 1962 in St. Louis/Missouri. From 1980 to 1984 she studied graphic design and from 1984 to 1986 she studied computer graphics at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. From 1990 to 1991 she worked in the graphics department of Tele 5 in Munich, responsible for all design and on-air promotion activities. From 1992 to 1996 Art Director at SZM Studios, manufacturing company and production company of ProSieben in Unterföhring, responsible for the graphic design of various stations such as ProSieben, kabel eins, DSF and H. O. T. From 1996 to 1997 Art Director for on-air and off-air promotion as well as design of the station and the programmes of kabel eins. From 1998 to 2000 head of on-air promotion at kabel eins. From April 2000 Art Director for Marketing at ProSieben Television. From 2001 to 2003, together with Imke Deigner, head of the marketing department at ProSieben Television. From June 2003 to March 2004 Creative Director ProSieben Television. From March 2004 to July 2005 Head of Creative Solutions ProSiebenSat. 1 Production, responsible for on-air promotion, on-air design, advertising and audio design. At the same time, Creative Director of the ProSiebenSat. 1 Media AG channels. From August 2005 to January 2007 Creative Director at NBC Universal Global Networks Germany. There she was responsible for marketing, on-air and off-air promotion and design of the German channels. Since then she has worked as a freelance creative director and brand consultant.