AHOY

clients - about

Affordable Art Fair
New York Academy of Sciences
AICP Show & Next Awards
American Museum of Natural History
Anderson Architects
Area Basel
Architekturbüro Deutschland
Artadia
Artport
Arttable
Austrian Cultural Forum
Bloomberg Philantrophies
City of Zurich
Consulate General of Switzerland
Consulate General of Germany
Cooke Center for Learning & Development
Crisis Group
Decordova Sculpture Park 
and Museum
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Environmental Defense
European Dream Festival
The Feminist Press
Galerie Reinhard Hauff
Galerie Röntgenraum
German Tourism
The Global Fund to fight Aids, 
Malaria & Tuberculosis
German Mission to the 
United Nations
Goethe-Institut
Gocard / Gogorilla
Haus Für Kunst Uri
Honeybee Robotics
International Center for 
Tolerance Education
Japan Society
Kiahkeya Dance Co.
Keenen/Riley Architects
Lehman Maupin Gallery

Affordable Art Fair
New York Academy of Sciences
AICP Show & Next Awards
American Museum of Natural History
Anderson Architects
Area Basel
Architekturbüro Deutschland
Artadia
Artport
Arttable
Austrian Cultural Forum
Bloomberg Philantrophies
City of Zurich
Consulate General of Switzerland
Consulate General of Germany
Cooke Center for Learning & Development
Crisis Group
Decordova Sculpture Park 
and Museum
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Environmental Defense
European Dream Festival
The Feminist Press
Galerie Reinhard Hauff
Galerie Röntgenraum
German Tourism
The Global Fund to fight Aids, 
Malaria & Tuberculosis
German Mission to the 
United Nations
Goethe-Institut
Gocard / Gogorilla
Haus Für Kunst Uri
Honeybee Robotics
International Center for 
Tolerance Education
Japan Society
Kiahkeya Dance Co.
Keenen/Riley Architects
Lehman Maupin Gallery

Lincoln Center
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Location Switzerland
Lukas & Sternberg 
MacDowell Colony
Mediacom
Metropolitan Opera
Millennium Hotels
MJ Sagan Architecture
MTV Networks
Museum Bellerive Zürich
National Park Service
New Democracy Project
New York Waterfront Park Coalition
Nickelodeon
North Star Fund
NYU New York University
Patrick Gmuer Architekten
Paul Smith
Palm Beach Institute 
of Contemporary Art
Pfizer, Inc.
Parrish Art Museum
Pro Helvetia
Public Art Fund
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair 
Rollins College of Art
Skin
Swiss State Secretariat
for Economic Affairs
Sundance Channel
Seven Stories Press
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
United Nations
Van Alen Institute for Architecture
Verlag Edition Fink
VH1
Vilcek Foundation
Vineyard Theatre
Wolf-Gordon
World Health Organization

designers - about

Connie Koch was born in the very early 70s as a true Bavarian. The wall came down and she moved to Berlin, where she met AHOY's co-founder Aline as a fellow student, friend, and finally master graduate in communication design at the University of Arts.

in 1995 she fell in love with New York during a trip dedicated to explore American art and followed an offer from the Chelsea art center The Kitchen, to curate their video art collection and to design the center’s materials. After a call to Milan where she redesigned a fashion magazine for Rizzoli, she joined the New York design firm Bureau to work with The Andy Warhol Foundation, Sundance Channel, and Clinique.

In 2000, she co-founded AHOY (formerly known as HELLO) together with Aline, and today she is the owner and creative director of AHOY’s New York studio, as well as the German satellite studio in Berlin.

Connie is the author and publisher of the book '2/15 - the day the world said NO to war' which has received broad recognition as an award winning example of activist design.

She is known for her bold and colorful yet minimal style that merges a disciplined European design sensibility with a quirky American attitude, always putting the message first. Content is key, and that's Connie's criteria for selecting a project for AHOY: a viable purpose and mission that makes our planet a nicer, more beautiful and creative place.

Connie Koch was born in the very early 70s as a true Bavarian. The wall came down and she moved to Berlin, where she met AHOY's co-founder Aline as a fellow student, friend, and finally master graduate in communication design at the University of Arts.

in 1995 she fell in love with New York during a trip dedicated to explore American art and followed an offer from the Chelsea art center The Kitchen, to curate their video art collection and to design the center’s materials. After a call to Milan where she redesigned a fashion magazine for Rizzoli, she joined the New York design firm Bureau to work with The Andy Warhol Foundation, Sundance Channel, and Clinique.

In 2000, she co-founded AHOY (formerly known as HELLO) together with Aline, and today she is the owner and creative director of AHOY’s New York studio, as well as the German satellite studio in Berlin.

Connie is the author and publisher of the book '2/15 - the day the world said NO to war' which has received broad recognition as an award winning example of activist design.

She is known for her bold and colorful yet minimal style that merges a disciplined European design sensibility with a quirky American attitude, always putting the message first. Content is key, and that's Connie's criteria for selecting a project for AHOY: a viable purpose and mission that makes our planet a nicer, more beautiful and creative place.

Connie Koch wurde 1970 geboren als waschechte Bayerin. Dann fiel die Mauer in Berlin und Connie traf Aline beim Studium an der Hochschule der Künste.

1995 verliebte sie sich in die Kultur-Szene New Yorks und folgte dem Angebot des alternativen Kunstzentrums The Kitchen, um dessen Videokunstsammlung zu kuratieren und um den grafischen Aufrtitt des Zentrums zu gestalten. Nach einem Zwischenstopp in Mailand, wo sie ein Modemagazin für Rizzoli neugestaltete, ging es zurück nach New York um mit dem Studio ‘Bureau’ in den Bereichen Print, Film und TV für die Andy Warhol Foundation, Sundance Channel, und Clinique zu arbeiten.

2000 gründete sie AHOY (vormals bekannt als HELLO) gemeinsam mit Aline, und heute leitet sie das New Yorker Studio sowie eine neue Filiale in Berlin zusammen mit Julia Fuchs.

Connie ist die Autorin und Publizistin des Buches '2/15 - the day the world said NO to war', welches international als Beispiel von prägendem Design-Aktivismus anerkannt wurde.

Sie ist bekannt für ihren farbenfrohen und dennoch minimalen Stil, der europäische Disziplin mit amerikanischer Lässigkeit kombiniert. Der Inhalt ist für Connie jedoch die Basis von gutem Design, und er definiert ihre Auswahl von Projekten: hinter jedem Auftrag steht die Vision, unsere Existenz freundlicher und kreativer zu gestalten.

Aline Ozkan

Aline Ozkan, born as a twin in 1970 into a french-turkish household, continued the international path: after graduating in Berlin, she started her career at a design firm in Paris until she followed a call from Madison Avenue and joined Manhattan's advertising scene. Soon enough she returned to the world of design by joining the studio 2x4, working with the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, Knoll, The American Center for Design and the Fashion of the Times. 

In 2000, she co-founded AHOY together with Connie, and established a second office in Zurich in 2002, where she works with the Museum Bellerive, the City of Zurich, the Technical University Zurich (ETH), and many architecture firms.

Aline has turned her passion for anything second-hand into a Switzerland-wide guide book for anyone looking to reuse and recycle. Her 'Brocki' guidebooks are to be found in every bookstore, and they're now in their 7th edition!

Aline Ozkan, born as a twin in 1970 into a french-turkish household, continued the international path: after graduating in Berlin, she started her career at a design firm in Paris until she followed a call from Madison Avenue and joined Manhattan's advertising scene. Soon enough she returned to the world of design by joining the studio 2x4, working with the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, Knoll, The American Center for Design and the Fashion of the Times. 

In 2000, she co-founded AHOY together with Connie, and established a second office in Zurich in 2002, where she works with the Museum Bellerive, the City of Zurich, the Technical University Zurich (ETH), and many architecture firms.

Aline has turned her passion for anything second-hand into a Switzerland-wide guide book for anyone looking to reuse and recycle. Her 'Brocki' guidebooks are to be found in every bookstore, and they're now in their 7th edition!

Aline Ozkan, geboren als Zwilling im Jahr 1970 in einen französisch-türkischen Haushalt, begann ihre Karriere als Designer in Paris, bis sie den Ruf der Madison Avenue folgte und bei Select Communications in Manhattans Werbewelt eintauchte. Ziemlich schnell ging es zurück zum Thema Design und damit nach “downtown” zum Studio ‘2x4’, wo sie mit dem Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, Knoll, The American Center for Design und der New York Times zusammenarbeitete.

Im Jahr 2000 mitbegründete sie AHOY, und etablierte ein zweites Studio in Zürich in 2002, wo sie mit dem Museum Bellerive, der Stadt Zürich, der Technischen Universität Zürich (ETH) und vielen Architekturbüros zusammenarbeitet.

Aline hat ihre Passion für wiederverwertbare Objekte aller Art in die Entwicklung eines Second-Hand Führers für die gesamte Schweiz investiert. Ihre 'Brocki' Führer sind in jedem Buchladen zu finden, mittlerweile in der 7. Auflage!

Connie Koch, Ahoy Studios co-founder, Creative Director, and Lead Graphic Designer.

AHOY studios designers

Denise Sommer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Traveling around the world she fell in love with Paris where she studied drawing, painting, and art history at Parsons School of Design. Her passion for design and typography brought her to the design capital New York City, where she continued her studies at Parsons.

Upon graduating she worked for Visionaire, Number 17, and other acclaimed design firms, working with clients such as InStyle magazine, the Mercer Hotel, Theory, and Ann Taylor. In 2006 she joined AHOY as senior designer, and since 2010 she is supervising and managing the creative development of many projects in her role as associate creative director of the studio.

Denise Sommer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Traveling around the world she fell in love with Paris where she studied drawing, painting, and art history at Parsons School of Design. Her passion for design and typography brought her to the design capital New York City, where she continued her studies at Parsons.

Upon graduating she worked for Visionaire, Number 17, and other acclaimed design firms, working with clients such as InStyle magazine, the Mercer Hotel, Theory, and Ann Taylor. In 2006 she joined AHOY as senior designer, and since 2010 she is supervising and managing the creative development of many projects in her role as associate creative director of the studio.

Denise Sommer wurde in Frankfurt geboren. Als Weltenbummlerin verliebte sie sich in die Stadt Paris, wo sie an der Parsons Designakademie Malerei und Kunstgeschichte studierte. Ihre Leidenschaft für Design und Typografie brachte sie schliesslich nach New York, wo sie ihr Studium bei Parsons zum Abschluss brachte.

Daraufhin arbeitete sie für die Studios Visionaire und Number 17 für Kunden wie InStyle Magazin, das Mercer Hotel, Theory und Ann Taylor. In 2006 begann sie, als Senior Designer by AHOY zu arbeiten, und seit 2010 leitet sie die kreative Entwicklung und Produktion vieler Projekte in ihrer Rolle als Associate Creative Director von AHOY.

Scott Brower, originally from the American South, has made a home away from home in AHOY's New York studio in 2014. After receiving his BFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, he managed to stumble into the big city. Once there, he found a variety of freelance work, ranging from brand management with fashion firms, to print design for Momofuku restaurant group, and doing editorial work for Bullett Magazine.
 
He is very much welcome in AHOY's cosmpopolitan club as our first American fulltimte team member, where his variety of skills, especially in animation are continually in great demand. In his time outside of studio, Scott enjoys cooking, book binding, music making and listening, animating, and museum visiting.

Scott Brower, originally from the American South, has made a home away from home in AHOY's New York studio in 2014. After receiving his BFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, he managed to stumble into the big city. Once there, he found a variety of freelance work, ranging from brand management with fashion firms, to print design for Momofuku restaurant group, and doing editorial work for Bullett Magazine.
 
He is very much welcome in AHOY's cosmpopolitan club as our first American fulltimte team member, where his variety of skills, especially in animation are continually in great demand. In his time outside of studio, Scott enjoys cooking, book binding, music making and listening, animating, and museum visiting.

Scott Brower, ursprünglich aus dem amerikanischen Süden stammend, hat sein 'home away from home' in NY bei AHOY gefunden. Er kam 2013 in die grosse Stadt, nachdem er seinen BFA an der Rhode Islans School of Design erhielt. In NY hat er als Freelancer für Modefirmen, Momofuku Restauraunt und Bullett Magazine gearbeitet.

Bei AHOY ist er als erster amerikanischer Mitarbeiter in unserem kosmopolitischen Team sehr willkommen, und seine vielseitigen Talente stehen besonders im Bereich Animation hoch im Kurs. Seine Zeit ausserhalb des Studios verbringt Scott gerne im Museum oder in der Küche, wenn er nicht gerade Musik produziert oder Bücher bindet.

Julia Fuchs graduated in 2002 with a Master of Arts in European Media at the University of Design in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to New York to work with Stefan Sagmeister and Chermayeff & Geismar, before repeatedly knocking at AHOY’s door with an enthusiastic desire to join our firm.

She has worked with the Federal Cultural Foundation, the House of World Cultures, and Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art. Julia’s work has been published widely and she won several awards, including a gold medal from the Art Directors Club. She also teaches editorial design and typography at the BTK Berlin, and she is now representing AHOY Berlin together with Connie.

Julia Fuchs graduated in 2002 with a Master of Arts in European Media at the University of Design in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to New York to work with Stefan Sagmeister and Chermayeff & Geismar, before repeatedly knocking at AHOY’s door with an enthusiastic desire to join our firm.

She has worked with the Federal Cultural Foundation, the House of World Cultures, and Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Contemporary Art. Julia’s work has been published widely and she won several awards, including a gold medal from the Art Directors Club. She also teaches editorial design and typography at the BTK Berlin, and she is now representing AHOY Berlin together with Connie.

Julia Fuchs erhielt ihren Master of Arts in Europäischen Medien an der Universität Stuttgart, und zog nach New York, um mit Stefan Sagmeister und Chermayeff & Geismar zu arbeiten, bevor sie mehrfach an AHOY's Türe klopfte mit dem Herzenswunsch, Teil unseres kleinen Teams zu werden. Seither arbeitet sie hin und wieder in unserem New Yorker Studio, und dann wieder in Berlin.

Julia arbeitet mit der deutschen Kulturförderung, dem Haus der Kulturen der Welt, sowie dem Hamburger Bahnhof, einem Berliner Museum für moderne Kunst. Julia's Arbeiten sind vielfach veröffentlicht worden und sie hat verschiedene Auszeichnungen gewonnen, unter anderem eine Goldmedaille vom Art Director's Club. Sie unterrichtet Editorial Design und Typografie an der BTL Berlin, und sie repräsentiert gemeinsam mit Connie AHOY Berlin.

AHOY studios designers

AHOY studios designers

Anna lives, works and plays in Melbourne, Australia. As a late 20-something she decided to throw caution to the wind and embarked on an international adventure. Arriving in New York, she joined forces with Ahoy and happily spent a few years being American. Anna has a degree in both Fine Art (Painting) and Visual Communication, so feels equally comfortable in front of an easel or a computer. She has stayed part of the Ahoy family, being able to freelance from the opposite side of the world.

Anna lives, works and plays in Melbourne, Australia. As a late 20-something she decided to throw caution to the wind and embarked on an international adventure. Arriving in New York, she joined forces with Ahoy and happily spent a few years being American. Anna has a degree in both Fine Art (Painting) and Visual Communication, so feels equally comfortable in front of an easel or a computer. She has stayed part of the Ahoy family, being able to freelance from the opposite side of the world.

Anna lebt und arbeitet in Melbourne, Australia. Sie hat dort Malerei und Visuelle Kommunikation studiert. Ende zwanzig hat sie sich auf ein internationales Abenteuer eingelassen und einige Jahre bei AHOY in New York gearbeitet und den 'american way of life' genossen. Zurück in Melbourne ist sie weiterhin als Freelancerin Teil der AHOY Familie.

AHOY studios designers

experiences - about

"I’ve worked with the designers at AHOY since before the company even launched. We’ve done everything from broadcast design to corporate identity, from ad campaigns to viral marketing together. The common thread is their great use of color, their way of creating work that’s fresh-feeling, clean and contemporary, warm and human – something that’s increasingly meaningful in our cool digital world. The process is without fail a pleasure – they understand better than many that there’s an intent to every assignment, an idea that needs to come through in the design. The work is always thoughtful and on-point as a result."

Adam Pincus, Former CCO at Sundance Channel, now Partner at Mediacom Content Group | www.sundancechannel.com

"AHOY Studios has been brilliantly creating the print graphics for the AICP Show and Next Awards for the past 15 years. Ahoy designers have always understood our 'brand' and every year inspire us with fresh, beautiful and relevant design. They are meticulous in every way, their vendors are top-notch and we don’t worry about the quality of the finished pieces. In addition, the team is a pleasure to work with – professional, enthusiastic, smart, fast, and very nice."

Ileana Montalvo, Director of Communications, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) | www.aicp.com

"AHOY is one of the best design agencies we have ever worked with. They have a sensitive approach to a client’s needs and they create sophisticated and rich designs, with an impeccable sense of materials. All of this is mixed with a good-natured way of handling projects. It is a joy to work with them."

Antoine Vigne, Partner, Blue Medium Communication
Services for Art and Culture | www.bluemedium.com

"Their pro-active style and their incredibly refined sensitivity to clients’ needs is indicative of their high level of professionalism, but it is their creativity and flexibility that make AHOY Studios so indispensable to us in our design projects and publications. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with the team at Ahoy."

Kerstin Schütz-Müller, Director of Communications,
Austrian Cultural Forum | www.acfny.org

"Working with AHOY is an enjoyable process from start to finish. Their design team is constantly creative and eternally inspired. They always consider carefully the message we want to convey, and through a substantive creative dialogue, articulate it in ways we had not previously imagined. Their hard work and dynamite graphics have made a significant contribution to the success of The Vilcek Foundation’s prizes, exhibitions and events."

Rick Kinsel, Executive Director, The Vilcek Foundation | www.vilcek.org

"The German Mission to the United Nations New York has worked with AHOY since 2008, during which time all employees of AHOY have provided us with excellent support for our corporate design. Their work has been a major factor in our campaign for Germany’s candidature for the United Nations Security Council 2011/2012. We are looking forward to a close cooperation with Ahoy studios also in the future. We can confidently recommend AHOY studios as a solid and reliable supplier and experts in their field."

Claudia Rohde, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic
of Germany to the United Nations | www.ny-un.diplo.de

 

"I’ve worked with the designers at AHOY since before the company even launched. We’ve done everything from broadcast design to corporate identity, from ad campaigns to viral marketing together. The common thread is their great use of color, their way of creating work that’s fresh-feeling, clean and contemporary, warm and human – something that’s increasingly meaningful in our cool digital world. The process is without fail a pleasure – they understand better than many that there’s an intent to every assignment, an idea that needs to come through in the design. The work is always thoughtful and on-point as a result."

Adam Pincus, Former CCO at Sundance Channel, now Partner at Mediacom Content Group | www.sundancechannel.com

"AHOY Studios has been brilliantly creating the print graphics for the AICP Show and Next Awards for the past 15 years. Ahoy designers have always understood our 'brand' and every year inspire us with fresh, beautiful and relevant design. They are meticulous in every way, their vendors are top-notch and we don’t worry about the quality of the finished pieces. In addition, the team is a pleasure to work with – professional, enthusiastic, smart, fast, and very nice."

Ileana Montalvo, Director of Communications, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) | www.aicp.com

"AHOY is one of the best design agencies we have ever worked with. They have a sensitive approach to a client’s needs and they create sophisticated and rich designs, with an impeccable sense of materials. All of this is mixed with a good-natured way of handling projects. It is a joy to work with them."

Antoine Vigne, Partner, Blue Medium Communication
Services for Art and Culture | www.bluemedium.com

"Their pro-active style and their incredibly refined sensitivity to clients’ needs is indicative of their high level of professionalism, but it is their creativity and flexibility that make AHOY Studios so indispensable to us in our design projects and publications. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with the team at Ahoy."

Kerstin Schütz-Müller, Director of Communications,
Austrian Cultural Forum | www.acfny.org

"Working with AHOY is an enjoyable process from start to finish. Their design team is constantly creative and eternally inspired. They always consider carefully the message we want to convey, and through a substantive creative dialogue, articulate it in ways we had not previously imagined. Their hard work and dynamite graphics have made a significant contribution to the success of The Vilcek Foundation’s prizes, exhibitions and events."

Rick Kinsel, Executive Director, The Vilcek Foundation | www.vilcek.org

"The German Mission to the United Nations New York has worked with AHOY since 2008, during which time all employees of AHOY have provided us with excellent support for our corporate design. Their work has been a major factor in our campaign for Germany’s candidature for the United Nations Security Council 2011/2012. We are looking forward to a close cooperation with Ahoy studios also in the future. We can confidently recommend AHOY studios as a solid and reliable supplier and experts in their field."

Claudia Rohde, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic
of Germany to the United Nations | www.ny-un.diplo.de

 

"Ich habe mit den Designern von AHOY gearbeitet, bevor die Firma überhaupt gegründet war. Gemeinsam haben wir alles Mögliche realisiert, von Broadcast Design zu Corporate Identities, von Werbekampagnen zu Viral Marketing. Der rote Faden von Ahoy ist ein grossartiger Sinn für Farbe, und ihre Art, frische, zeitgenössische und minimalistische Arbeiten zu kreieren, die warm und menschlich anmuten, was immer wichtiger wird in unserer coolen, digitalen Welt. Der Prozess ist grundsätzlich eine Freude. Ahoy Designer verstehen besser als viele anderen, daß eine Absicht hinter jedem Projekt steht, eine Idee, die im Design Ausdruck finden muss. Ahoy's Arbeit ist durchdacht, und trifft daher immer ins Schwarze."

Adam Pincus, ehemaliger Chef der Kreativdirektion bei Sundance Channel, heute Partner bei Mediacom Content Group | www.sundancechannel.com
 
"Seit über 15 Jahren haben AHOY Studios brilliante Grafiken für die AICP Show und Next Awards kreiert. Ahoy Designer verstehen unsere 'Marke', und haben uns jährlich mit frischem, relevanten und schönem Design inspiriert. Sie sind sorgfältig in jeder Hinsicht, ihre Zulieferer sind Top-notch und wir machen uns keine Sorgen um die gedruckten Resultate. Darüberhinaus ist es eine Freude, mit dem Team zu arbeiten. Sie sind professionell, enthusiastisch, smart, schnell, und sehr nett."
 
Ileana Montalvo, Kommunikationsdirektor, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) | www.aicp.com
 
"AHOY ist eine der besten Designagenturen, mit denen wir bislang zusammengearbeitet haben. Sie haben einen sensiblen Ansatz und verstehen genau, was der Kunde braucht. Sie entwickeln grossartiges Design mit einem unschlagbaren Sinn für Materialien. Dazu kommt ihre wohlwollende und stets gutgelaunte Art, Projekte zu leiten. Es ist eine Freude mit ihnen zu arbeiten."
 
Antoine Vigne, Partner, Blue Medium Communication 
Services for Art and Culture | www.bluemedium.com
 
"Ihre proaktive Art und ihre unglaubliche Sensibilität gegenüber der Erwartung des Kunden ist ein Zeichen ihrer Professionalität, aber es ist ihre Kreativität und Flexibilität, die AHOY so unersetzbar für uns macht für unsere Designprojekte und Publikationen. Es ist eine Freude und ein Privileg mit dem Team von Ahoy zusammenzuarbeiten."
 
Kerstin Schütz-Müller, Director of Communications, 
Austrian Cultural Forum | www.acfny.org
 
"Mit AHOY zu arbeiten ist ein erfreulicher Prozess vom Anfang bis zum Ende. Das Design Team ist nonstop kreativ und inspiriert. Sie ziehen einfühlsam unsere Botschaft in Betracht, und artikulieren sie in stets gelungener und trotzdem überraschender Form. Ihre harte Arbeit und super Grafiken haben einen bedeutenden Beitrag zum Erfolg der Vilcek Foundation beigetragen."
 
Rick Kinsel, Executive Director, The Vilcek Foundation | www.vilcek.org
 
"Die deutsche Mission der Vereinten Nationen arbeitet mit AHOY seit 2008 zusammen, und alle Mitarbeiter des Studios haben uns seither mit exzellenter Arbeit an unserem Corporate Design unterstützt. Ihre Arbeit war ein grosser Faktor im Erfolg unserer Kampagne für Deutschlands Kandidatur für den Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen 2011/2012. Wir freuen uns auf die weitere enge Zusammenarbeit mit AHOY, und emfehlen sie als solide und zuverlässige Partner und Experten in ihrem Gebiet."
 
Claudia Rohde, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations | www.ny-un.diplo.de
 
 
 

press & awards - about

Awards
 
Awards for AHOY’s projects come in a range of media. In 2012, our catalogue for the Bienniale at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum received a Design Award from Graphic Design USA; so did our benefit invitation for the Public Art Fund. A third of the same kind we much enjoyed receiving in 2011 for our VIP invitation for PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Our book cover for Loretta Napoleoni’s ‘Rogue Economics’ was nominated in the category of excellent cover design for the Book Design Review as featured in the New York Times in December 2008. Our print advertising campaigns for Swisspeaks and Wolf-Gordon wallcoverings were honored ‘Best of US Print Ads’ in the US AD Review in 2005 and 2004. Our first self-published book “2/15 - the day the world said NO to war” was honored ‘Best of International Design’ in Grafik Magazine (UK) in 2004 and became part of ‘Design by Dissent’, a book and traveling exhibition by Milton Glaser in 2006. A shopping bag designed for the Swisspeaks Festival found its way into the ‘Best Packaging’ chapter in Graphis Design Annual 2003. Our broadcast design project for ‘24FrameNews’ – a news show on independent film by the Sundance Channel – won a ‘BDA Gold’ for Best News Open in 2001. And last, our website created for Face Design (in fact our first website ever) was awarded ‘Best Interactive Design’ in Print Magazine in 2000.'
 
Reviews
 
Reviews of AHOY’s work were published in Abitare, Adbusters, Brandweek and Creativity, Branding USA by Graphis, Elle, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Geo, Grafik Magazine, Graphis Design Annual 2005, Greenpeace Magazine, GQ, Hochparterre, Io Donna, Neue Züricher Zeitung, The New York Times, Printcritic and Print magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Vogue (Italy) and Wired. Radio and TV Interviews aired on several programs including “Arts and Minds” on Bravo TV, “Against the Grain” on KPFA, and “10 vor 10” on Swiss Television (SF DRS).
 

Awards
 
Awards for AHOY’s projects come in a range of media. In 2012, our catalogue for the Bienniale at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum received a Design Award from Graphic Design USA; so did our benefit invitation for the Public Art Fund. A third of the same kind we much enjoyed receiving in 2011 for our VIP invitation for PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Our book cover for Loretta Napoleoni’s ‘Rogue Economics’ was nominated in the category of excellent cover design for the Book Design Review as featured in the New York Times in December 2008. Our print advertising campaigns for Swisspeaks and Wolf-Gordon wallcoverings were honored ‘Best of US Print Ads’ in the US AD Review in 2005 and 2004. Our first self-published book “2/15 - the day the world said NO to war” was honored ‘Best of International Design’ in Grafik Magazine (UK) in 2004 and became part of ‘Design by Dissent’, a book and traveling exhibition by Milton Glaser in 2006. A shopping bag designed for the Swisspeaks Festival found its way into the ‘Best Packaging’ chapter in Graphis Design Annual 2003. Our broadcast design project for ‘24FrameNews’ – a news show on independent film by the Sundance Channel – won a ‘BDA Gold’ for Best News Open in 2001. And last, our website created for Face Design (in fact our first website ever) was awarded ‘Best Interactive Design’ in Print Magazine in 2000.'
 
Reviews
 
Reviews of AHOY’s work were published in Abitare, Adbusters, Brandweek and Creativity, Branding USA by Graphis, Elle, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Geo, Grafik Magazine, Graphis Design Annual 2005, Greenpeace Magazine, GQ, Hochparterre, Io Donna, Neue Züricher Zeitung, The New York Times, Printcritic and Print magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Vogue (Italy) and Wired. Radio and TV Interviews aired on several programs including “Arts and Minds” on Bravo TV, “Against the Grain” on KPFA, and “10 vor 10” on Swiss Television (SF DRS).
 
Auszeichnungen
 
Auszeichnungen hat AHOY in vielseitigen Bereichen gewonnen: unser Ausstellungskatalog für die Biennale im Decordova Skulpturenpark und Museum und unsere Benefit Materialien für den Public Art Fund erhielten einen Design Award von Graphic Design USA in 2012. Unsere VIP Einladung für die zeitgenössische Kunstmesse PULSE wurde ebenfalls mit einem Design Award von Graphic Design USA in 2011 ausgezeichnet. Unser Buchumschlag-Gestaltung für Loretta Napoleoni’s “Rogue Economics” wurde 2008 in der Kategorie “excellent cover design” des Book Design Reviews der New York Times nominiert. Einen “Broadcast Design Award Gold” erhielten wir für die Gestaltung einer Nachrichtensendung für den Sundance Channel; “Best of US Print Ads” im Annual US AD Review 2005 und 2004 für die Print-Kampagnen für das Swisspeaks-Festival und Wolf-Gordon, sowie “Best Interactive Design” in Print Magazine für eine Website der Architekturfirma Face Design. AHOY’s Entwurf für das Ausstellungsdesign des Literaturmuseums der Moderne in Marbach wurde im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbes mit einem besonderen Jurypreis ausgezeichnet. Unser Buch “2/15 - the day the world said no to war’’ wurde als “Best of International Design” in dem Magazin Grafik (UK) nominiert und wurde Teil der Ausstellung ‘Design by Dissent’ von Milton Glaser.
 
Veröffentlichungen
 
Reviews von AHOY’s Projekten wurden publiziert in Abitare, Adbusters, Brandweek und Creativity, Branding USA / Graphis, Elle, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Geo, Grafik Magazine, Graphis Design Annual 2005, Greenpeace Magazine, GQ, Hochparterre, Io Donna, Neue Züricher Zeitung, Printcritic und Print magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Vogue (Italien) and Wired. Radio und TV Interviews wurden in verschiedenen Programmen gesendet, unter anderem “Arts and Minds” von Bravo TV, “Against the Grain” bei KPFA, und “10 vor 10” auf dem schweizer Sender SF DRS.
 

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ahoy - about

Ahoy is more
than a greeting

It further means: "watch out!". "Pay attention!" And attention is the key ingredient for communication. AHOY is a group of design studios in New York, Zurich and Berlin, hatched in 2000 by Connie Koch and Aline Ozkan, German/American and French/Turkish designers and friends with a mutually rewarding passion for design in every form of media. AHOY specializes in communication for everyone and everything seeking to make the world a nicer place. We believe that great design needs a great cause, just as any great cause needs great design. 

Design excellence with international reach

Fifteen years in practice, AHOY has achieved an international reputation for developing award-winning design concepts for clients with an exceptionally high standard of design sophistication. They include festivals, award shows, publishing houses, theatres and galleries, cultural organizations as well as foundations and internationally operating governmental institutions, such as the United Nations, Goethe-Insitut, Japan Society, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the U.S. Consulates of Germany and Switzerland, Bloomberg Philanthropies, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, the AICP Show and Next Awards, and the Global Fund to fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Full service, full production

Technology has merged traditional communication boundaries, as the marketing and packaging of messages for physical matter and interactive channels have intertwined. This requires a fresh, multidimensional approach to design that gets your attention no matter where you 'are' – in physical space, or online.

AHOY bridges experience in conceptual design in various media – from identity to advertising, from print design to interactive design, from 3D projects to animation. We understand the power of consistency across different platforms, and  develop our design solutions with the big picture in mind.

A carefully selected network of suppliers, ranging from printers and environmental graphics producers to writers, photographers, illustrators, animators and web developers, ensure that we deliver what we envision, no matter the size of the project. What counts is the intention and the idea behind it, and our mission is to bring that essence across in a way that is loved, acted upon, and remembered.

Ahoy is more
than a greeting

It further means: "watch out!". "Pay attention!" And attention is the key ingredient for communication. AHOY is a group of design studios in New York, Zurich and Berlin, hatched in 2000 by Connie Koch and Aline Ozkan, German/American and French/Turkish designers and friends with a mutually rewarding passion for design in every form of media. AHOY specializes in communication for everyone and everything seeking to make the world a nicer place. We believe that great design needs a great cause, just as any great cause needs great design. 

Design excellence with international reach

Fifteen years in practice, AHOY has achieved an international reputation for developing award-winning design concepts for clients with an exceptionally high standard of design sophistication. They include festivals, award shows, publishing houses, theatres and galleries, cultural organizations as well as foundations and internationally operating governmental institutions, such as the United Nations, Goethe-Insitut, Japan Society, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the U.S. Consulates of Germany and Switzerland, Bloomberg Philanthropies, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, the AICP Show and Next Awards, and the Global Fund to fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Full service, full production

Technology has merged traditional communication boundaries, as the marketing and packaging of messages for physical matter and interactive channels have intertwined. This requires a fresh, multidimensional approach to design that gets your attention no matter where you 'are' – in physical space, or online.

AHOY bridges experience in conceptual design in various media – from identity to advertising, from print design to interactive design, from 3D projects to animation. We understand the power of consistency across different platforms, and  develop our design solutions with the big picture in mind.

A carefully selected network of suppliers, ranging from printers and environmental graphics producers to writers, photographers, illustrators, animators and web developers, ensure that we deliver what we envision, no matter the size of the project. What counts is the intention and the idea behind it, and our mission is to bring that essence across in a way that is loved, acted upon, and remembered.

Ahoy ist mehr
als ein Gruss

Es erzeugt Aufmerksamkeit. Und Aufmerksamkeit ist der Anfang jeder gelungenen Kommunikation. AHOY, vormals bekannt unter dem Namen hello, ist eine Gruppe von Design Studios in New York, Zürich und Berlin. Ahoy’s erstes Studio wurde von den deutschen Designern Connie Koch und Aline Ozkan in New York im Jahr 2000 gegründet, um ihre gemeinsame Leidenschaft für Design in jeglicher Form mit eigener Handschrift in die Tat umzusetzen.

Design mit internationaler
Reichweite

AHOY ist spezialisiert auf Kommunikation im Kultur- und Sozialbereich. Nach fünfzehn Jahren Praxis sind wir international bekannt für die Entwicklung von preisgekrönten Kampagnen für Festivals, Museen, Theater und Galerien, kulturelle Organisationen sowie staatliche Einrichtungen und Institute, wie zum Beispiel die Vereinten Nationen, das Goethe-Intitut, die Japan Society, das österreichische Kulturforum, die U.S. Konsulate Deutschlands und der Schweiz, sowie der globale Fonds zur Bekämpfung von Aids, Malaria und Tuberkulosis.

Umfassender Service

AHOY sieht Kommunikation im Fluss. Das Marketing und die Verpackung von Botschaften für gedruckte und interaktive Kanäle sind miteinander verbunden und erfordern einen frischen, multi-dimensionalen Ansatz zum Thema Design, um auch im erweiterten Blickfeld die verdiente Aufmerksamkeit zu erzielen. AHOY verbindet Erfahrung in konzeptionellem Design in verschiedenen Medien – von Corporate Identities zu Werbung, von Gedrucktem zu interaktivem Design, von 3D Projekten zu Animation. Konsistenz im Design über verschiedene Kanäle hinweg ist eine der wichtigsten Grundlagen erfolgreicher Marketingstrategien, und wir entwickeln unsere Gestaltungskonzepte entsprechend in Hinblick auf den Gesamtauftritt.
 

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AHOY New York
456 Broadway
New York NY 10013
newyork@ahoystudios.com

AHOY Zürich
Feldstrasse 133  
8004 Zuerich 
zurich@ahoystudios.com 

AHOY Berlin
Christinenstr. 33 
10119 Berlin      
berlin@ahoystudios.com

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