Portrait Kommunikationsdesigner Thomas Tom Greis, Hamburg, by Gunda Schliep

Tom Greis © Gunda Schliep

Hi! I’m Tom Greis, a communications designer and brand strategist based in Hamburg, Germany.

I started my career by studying Sociology, History and Political Science in Germany and the U.K. Now I’m in the advertising business for +10 years focusing day by day on my clients needs.

In 2016 I founded my design studio Katsudashi, rebranded 2018 in Tom Greis BK. The name Katsudashi originated mostly from my deep admiration of the ancient Japanese culture (and ok, it also was an old nickname of mine). The Bauhaus movement, the work and philosophy of designers like Dieter Rams, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Andreas Homann became an indispensable part of my daily life and leading work philosophy.

My core belief is that every communication process is worth some reflection as a first and necessary step for creating something great. I love what a clear and analytic mind is able to create, if it aims for a useful, aesthetic and long lasting result or product.

During the past few years I’ve been honoured to work for many wonderful clients and companies. Therefore I’d like to thank Ingo Quendler from Enjoyyourcamera for supporting my work for so long and Ilka Teige-Zuzak for being very cheerful in so many circumstances. I want to say thank you also to Jutta Drewes for being a great teacher and inspiring mentor. Special thanks go to Inga Schulz for her wit, spirit and refreshing love.

I want to thank all of you, who trust in my sustained work and creative judgment as well as in a free-spirited and equal work habitat I’ve appreciated during our joint projects.

»I love what a clear and analytic mind is able to create if it it aims for a useful, aesthetic and long lasting result.«


Tom Greis – Büro für Kommunikation
Lippmannstr. 53
22769 Hamburg

+49 163 6846869
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Privacy Policy

What personal data I collect and why I collect it.

Data protection

I do take the protection of your personal data very seriously. I treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of my website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on my sides personal data (i.e. address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

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Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics and Google Fonts

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

I do use external fonts from Google, https://www.google.com/fonts (Google Fonts). The integration of Google fonts is done by a server call on Google (usually in the US). Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy. You also have the option to opt out of using Google Fonts at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Opposition to Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

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IP Anonymization

I use the function „activation of IP anonymization“ on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to reports about website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to me as the site operator. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser’s address bar switching from „http: //“ to „https: //“ and the lock icon in your browser bar. When SSL encryption is enabled, the data you enter can be changed forwarded to us, not be read by third parties.

Rights of Users

Users have the right, upon request, to obtain information about the personal data stored about them free of charge. In addition, users have the right to correct inaccurate data, restrict the processing and deletion of their personal data, if applicable, to assert your rights to data portability and, in the event of unlawful processing, to file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authority. Likewise, users can revoke consent (basically with implications for the future).

Deletion of Data

Stored data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the users‘ data are deleted because they are required for other and legally permitted purposes, their processing will be restricted. That is, the data is locked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data of users who must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements, storage takes place for 7 years (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years pursuant (books, records, management reports, Accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

Right to Object

Users may object to the processing of their personal data in accordance with legal requirements at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The amendment to this privacy policy is subject to change in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies to declarations of data processing. If user consent is required or if elements of the privacy policy contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users. Users are asked to keep up to date with the content of the privacy policy.

Legal Notice

I point out that information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The status of the privacy policy is May 2018.