With an expertise in art direction, Hans Gschliesser has created the signature look for numerous publications and myriad of companies in the style/fashion/jewelry sector, spanning 20+ years of his career.
Hans spearheads the ever-evolving look of magazines, masterfully designs jewelry coffee table books and creates branding for individual companies that is both recognizable and relatable. He had developed an unparalleled reputation for his uncanny eye and an understanding of his client’s desires. He interprets these needs, providing each of his clients with their own clearly defined and unique image. For the past 20 years, he has been the design director for Forum magazine, a publication produced for an association of the top independent upscale menswear merchants in the United States. He also holds the same position with Accent magazine for the Luxury Jewelers Resource Group, consisting of the top independent upscale jewelers in the United States. Each one represents the best in selection, service and quality among their peers, and fashion forward marketing. He has also been the Art Director for Accessories and MR [Menswear Retailing] magazines among many others. He designed the immensely popular coffee table book “Jewelry’s Shining Stars”, (Fine Points NYC) featuring 38 designers who are shaping jewelry’s future. His degree in psychology and marketing along with his passion for design and writing allows him to cohesively pull together the relationship between of all the essential components in a project. Hans offers a hands-on approach to all aspects, from concept to design, photography to typography. He does this with enthusiasm, always maintaining professionalism, as well as a sense of humor and an easygoing nature. He possesses the drive to continue to do even better, reach higher and give more of himself than a job well done, to reach the ultimate in what can be achieved for you.
What clients have to say:
“I had the pleasure of working with Hans from Brandluxe Creative on a few projects, one of being my look book. He went above and beyond my expectations and I was so happy with the outcome. The luxury look I was hoping for was definitely achieved. It is not everyday that you come across a true professional to work with and he made the experience a pleasant and happy one. Thank you for your hard work and dedication with my project and I look forward to working with you again.” –Gina Ferranti, Gigi Ferranti Jewelry
“I have met many At Directors throughout my career, there is only one I have worked with and feel confident bringing to my clients in the past 10 years. He is a full-service agency in one person. His creativity is only matched by his ability to listen and understand clients’ needs. He creates alluring brand identities and is continually on the pulse of an ever-changing design world.” –Beth Bernstein, Jewelry Consultant and Editor
“There are very few art directors in the universe with the talent and flair of Hans Gschliesser! I have worked with him for many years on four different publications (MR, Forum, Accent and Accessories) and he is the reason for the success and longevity of all these magazines.Hans has the uncanny ability to transform ordinary copy into a compelling feature by coming up with stunning images and a spectacular design. In my opinion, Hans is a graphic genius!” –Karen Alberg Grossman, Editor in Chief, MR, Forum, and Accent magazines
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