A Drink with European Media Creatives

AERE Hamburger Mule & Prosecco with Barbara Simon (Creative Director & VP of Eyes & Ears of Europe)

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Our guest this episode is Barbara Simon. She is a Creative Director from Munich and Vice President of Eyes & Ears of Europe. Corinna & Barbara talk about creativity, family backgrounds and moving for love.

Born 1962 in St. Louis/Missouri, she studied graphic design from 1980 to 1984 and computer graphics at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York 1984 to 1986. From 1990 to 1991 she worked in the graphics department of Tele 5 in Munich, responsible for all design and on-air promotion activities. After that she was Art Director at SZM Studios, the 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 she worked as 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 she was head of on-air promotion at kabel eins. From April 2000 she was Art Director for Marketing at ProSieben Television. From 2001 to 2003, together with Imke Deigner, she headed the marketing department at ProSieben Television. From June 2003 to March 2004 she wasx Creative Director at ProSieben Television. From March 2004 to July 2005 she was Head of Creative Solutions ProSiebenSat. 1 Production, responsible for on-air promotion, on-air design, advertising and audio design. At the same time, she was Creative Director of the ProSiebenSat. 1 Media AG channels. From August 2005 to January 2007 she was 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.

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