Alexis Zurflüh is a Munich based creative director with main focus on contemporary graphic design. In his work he creates a unique style by mixing various media and reassessing established techniques. Besides being surrounded by a well known and inspiring creative network Alexis also loves to find and to team up with unknown talents from all over the world. Due to his distinctive tastes and his wealth of experience he knows how to find the ideal solution for every project, may it be for his own work or jobs for top clients.
Excerpt of an Interview...
Factory 311 caught up with the multi-talented ALEXIS ZURFLÜH to discuss various topics from how he chooses who to work with down to his plans and hopes for the future. Working between Munich and Zürich they also touch on how he manages to balance his personal work with business and how he finds living between two cities.
Q. You seem to be covering several bases - photography, illustration, design, typography?
A. Basically I have enjoyed an education in graphic design and that is what I still do. I love creativity and handicraft, which is why I consider myself a contemporary graphic designer, unafraid of working with different types of media.
Q. Is it difficult to work between two bases - Munich and Zürich?
A. Not at all. I have friends in both cities, that are not that far apart. In fact, it is only about four and a half hours by train. I´m always traveling by train, so there is no waste of time, meaning I can keep working during the journey.
Q. Do you find much time to work on your personal projects?
A. I already do not know how to handle all upcoming projects, so for personal projects involving painting and basically anything without a deadline, there is currently no time at all. The good thing about this situation, however, is that I consider most of my work personal projects anyway.
Even if they are intended for commercial purposes, I am trying to bring as much passion into these projects as possible in order to make them feel as if they were private ones.