I am Martin Markstein and I do graphic design.


Martin Markstein is a self-employed designer based in Berlin, Germany.

Martin is highly creative & motivated and is equipped with strong organizational skills. He works equally well in a group or independently. His ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure is paired with a good sense of humor.

He understands graphic design as a tool to deliver the content in the most efficient way. His design not only navigates the reader through the text and supports structure of the text visually, but also invites the user and tries „to make him read and understand“.


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Born and raised in East-Berlin Martin holds a diploma (masters degree) in communication design and is a learned offset printer. Since more than 15 years he runs his own office and is a father of a four year old son.

After working as a printer for several printing houses in Germany and Ireland Martin studied Communication Design in Germany and the USA and is freelancing since.

His references include a broad number of clients as Allianz AG, UNDP, Vikram Solar India, GIZ, Endeva and many more.


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Managing complete projects from the concept troughout the production in a wide field of different areas of design.


· Managing client relationships

· Team building and supervision

· Presentation experience

· Creative problem solving skills

· Creating and managing budgets

· Production management skills


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What the clients say.

Markstein Endeva Logo

Dr. Aline Menden
Founder and Managing Director

Martin is not only an exceptionally talented graphic designer – he is an artist when it comes to creating beautiful and telling visuals, layouts, infographics or logos. He has a remarkable ability to interpret complex text and figures into easily understandable illustrations, a skill which has helped Endeva to become a recognized thought leader in our field of expertise. Martin strives for perfection, always going the ‘extra mile’ for his clients and partners. He is enthusiastic when challenged, and it is always a lot of fun to work with him. We started working with Martin 8 years ago, and since then, have not hired anybody else!

Markstein De-Bushing Logo

Asellah David
Knowledge Management Advisor,
German Namibian Support to De-bushing Project

We know Martin as a very skilled, reliable and professional graphic designer. For our bilateral German Namibian Support to De-bushing Project, he has crafted various formats, ranging from information brochures to banners. His work stands out due to its modern look, which has been well received among the Namibian project stakeholders. We are looking forward to continued work with Martin.

Ulrike Buck
Art Director, Here To Now

Martin ist nicht zuletzt aufgrund seiner langjährigen Erfahrung toll in der medialen Konzeption und Kreativität im Bereich Design. Aber auch in produktionstechnischen Dingen ist er super, denn er hat ein tiefes Verständnis aus dem Druckbereich, schließlich war er ja mal Drucker. Wir mögen und schätzen Martin und arbeiten schon seit über 10 Jahren immer wieder gern mit ihm zusammen.

Kerstin Humberg
Founder, Yunel

I first got in touch with Martin, when I launched my company and was looking for a professional logo. He immediately grasped the essence of Yunel and produced a stunning design. Ever since he is my go-to-person for visual graphics and product design. Martin is awesome to work with. Incredibly creative, easy to communicate with, and super reliable.

Friedemann Keßler
Leiter Regionalbereich Ost, DB Station&Services

Mit der Unterstützung von Martin Markstein konnten wir in den Jahren 2016/2017 gestalterisch innovative Wege gehen. Seine Arbeiten in Berlin u. a. im Bereich Gestaltung der Wartebereiche am Bahnhof Spandau, der Fussgängerbrücke am S-Bahnhof Friedrichsfelde Ost und der Bögen am S-Bahnhof Schönhauser Allee, zeigen, wie auch im Bestand Aufwertungen und Innovationen implementiert werden können. Martin Markstein ist für uns ein äußerst verlässlicher, ideenreicher und engagierter Partner – wir möchten diese Art von Bahnhofsgestaltung auch künftig  zur Aufwertung von weiteren Stationen einsetzen.

Ute Volz
[SIC] Social Impact Consulting GmbH

Martin Markstein is a real pleasure to work with. When we started working with him for our publication, Martin quickly picked up what we wanted to do, say and display. He came up with wonderful ideas – creative, unexpected, simple, catchy and smart. And he developed a graphical language and layout that did not only transport our contents suitably but impressed our audience. Whoever we hear comment on the publication, compliments the design because… it makes the brochure fun to look at and read. In addition to being very professional, Martin is straightforward, unagitated, and patient. So we strongly recommend him.


Let us work together.

Phone: +49 (0) 30 48492121

Office: Lottumstr. 11, 10119 Berlin, Germany

If you have a project that you want to get started, think you need my help with something or just fancy saying hey, then get in touch.


I’m currently available for freelance work.