Thomas Winkelmann

Partner, Creative Direction and Partnerships

Marked by a transition from editorial and journalistic work to designing large-scale organizational transformations, Thomas’s work is focused on engaging the human mind, liberating the heart, and helping raise courage to act.

Central to his practice are a lifelong fascination with the power of universal, non-verbal languages, and with the primal themes (mortality, spirituality, sexuality, belonging) that unite and motivate humanity.

As a leader of multi-disciplinary teams, Thomas is focused on helping them establish profound, vivid connections between their own life experiences and the work they are part of. He believes a vital ingredient to creating these connections is to draw from wide and unexpected sources of inspiration, and to embark on courageous, personal paths of inquiry and experience.

Thomas has held positions as Creative Director at Publicis’ MSLGroup, as Art Editor at the Condé Nast Publications Ltd. on titles such as German Vogue, World of Interiors, and GQ, and as a designer at Benetton’s COLORS magazine.

He has a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, is a former apprentice of American painter Jim Dine, and nurtures a photography practice currently investigating the connection between light and the identity of cultures and places.