Stefan Schmidt – Founder of dieckertschmidt, Berlin.
Chairman 26th Outdoor Advertising Awards Judges. Stefan was Chairman in 2015 and the OMA are delighted that he has agreed to chair the judging process again. Stefan started out as a Copywriter at Publicis in Frankfurt in 1987. He rose to fame at Ogilvy & Mather in the early 90’s, where he created campaigns for Deutsche Bahn and American Express.
He left Ogilvy in 1994 to join Springer & Jacoby in Hamburg working on Spiegel and Mercedes Benz.
In April 1999 he was one of the founding members of S&J International in London.
In April 2002 Stefan took over the role of Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\Germany handling
clients such as adidas, Apple, Playstation, Absolut Vodka, Mars and McDonald´s.
In December 2009 TBWA appointed Stefan to the post of Creative at Large/Europe.
In January 2012 he opened his own creative shop in Berlin together with his Art Director
Kurt Georg Dieckert who he partners with since the mid-nineties.
Stefan has won hundreds of international creative awards for Mercedes Benz, Lufthansa,
Spiegel, Playstation, adidas and Kawasaki including Cannes, Clio, Euro ADC,
Eurobest, Golden Drum, D&AD and New York Festival.
He is a member of the German Art Directors
Club and the British D&AD.