David Mendes

David Mendes

Design+Strategy in Hamburg, Germany


I'm a curious designer with a strategic mindset and meticulous attention to detail. With over 15 years of experience, I have worked with many clients and industries, specializing in strategy, design, and implementation. Some notable clients I have had the privilege of working with include BP, Kaufland, Volkswagen, Deloitte, EOS, Tchibo among others.

Today, I lead design for the New Work SE brand. This role plays into my passion of building purposeful brands and tackling big problems. In addition to my day job, photography is one of my hobbies, and I also enjoy sharing my perspectives on design through my blog, Ideas on Design. My writings have been featured in publications such as Horizont, and my design work has been recognised with some awards.





An overview of my work

New Work Group


New Work Harbour

Office Design, Brand experience

Work Experience

2020 — Now
Hamburg, Germany

Design lead for the corporate brand. Brand strategy and design consulting for the remainder of the portfolio, including Xing, Kununu, and Onlyfy.

2014 — 2020
Hamburg, Germany

Multi-disciplinary role with a focus on branding and brand experience. Highlights: Rebranding of major German brands, and 360° programs for startups. Clients: Heinemann, Kaufland, Tchibo, Eos, Volkswagen, and more.

2007 — 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Career start with a team strong in brand identity. Highlights: Rebranding of a global office paper brand, and updating a famous Portuguese honey brand. Clients: BP, Deloitte, Accenture, Martini, Navigator, and more.