Malte Müller

Malte Müller

Graphic Designer in Hamburg, Berlin, Porto

Designer, writer, programmer. Founder and principal of design firm WAF GMBH.

Projects

Ongoing

Digital direction and website for ACRONYM®. Since 2014.

Ongoing

Digital direction for Artek. Since 2016.

Ongoing

Digital direction for Kiko Kostadinov. Since 2018.

2024

SS25 sees ACW* return to the grittiness of its early years – albeit at decidedly higher resolution. We contributed the seasonal graphical identity tracing its crisp grain.

2023

Webpage for ACRONYM's exclusive pre-release of FW-2324.

2023

First digital brand store for Artek, on occasion of the 90th birthday of the iconic Stool 60.

2023

Further iteration of the Kiko Kostadinov website. Following the fashion house route while rejecting its usual luster.

2022

Always bring an Information Architect to a Knifefight. New iteration of a prototypical website. Intended as the research and commerce platform for ACRONYM® products.

2022
a-cold-wall.com at A-COLD-WALL*

Brand website and online store.

2022

Webstore and CI refresh for the ever progressive folks at APOC.

2021

Immersive digital brand architecture for Deutsche Telekom AG. 2021.

Side Projects

Ongoing

Creative direction, product design and custom shop development for my personal accessories brand. Available worldwide.

Ongoing

Personal photography. Not about photos, but about creating a world by perceiving it. Also, a call for self-publishing and exchanging ways of seeing, among friends.

Speaking

2023

A lengthy conversation for and with Are.na, relating psychological idiosyncrasies to creative practice.

2019
Oslo, Norway

Web Design as Architecture is a small thing. It is little more than a thought. A collection of thoughts, maybe, holding just enough matter to form a vague approach. Still, it has informed our practice over the years. It became one of the elements we chose to emphasize when incorporating as a company.

Writing

2024

I contributed a piece called Opposing Convenience to Mouthwash Research Center's inaugural MWRC Annual Findings report. My research takes the shape of an Are.na channel and includes a non-linear mosaic of original pieces, interviews (with, amongst other, Anne Levy, Charles Broskoski and Errolson Hugh) as well as assorted moods and vibes.

It argues against the fallacies of convenience and the responsibility of designers and engineers to oppose the often inhumane and culturally bland interests of economic entities.

Despite the above, it's a fun read, trust me.

Work Experience

2011 — Now

Contact

Are.na