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About

Kurzgesagt – German for „In a nutshell“ is a Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio with a unique perspective on design, color, and storytelling. We engage in information design projects of all kind, but are best known for our distinctive animation videos. We want our work to raise awareness for topics from the fields of science, space, technology, biology, history and philosophy. Our goal is to inspire people to learn – and we believe humor and a good story to tell are just as important as straight facts.

Team

Our in-house team consists of researchers, writers, designers, animators and producers. On top of that we collaborate with a wide network of experts, journalists, voice actors and sound designers.

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Philipp Dettmer
Head Writer, Founder & CEO

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Julia Grasser
COO

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Raha Chamani
Executive Assistant

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Philip Laibacher
Creative Director

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Miri Lee
Head of Illustration (on leave)

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Jonas Hoellinger
Interim Head of Illustration

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Martin Wackerbauer
Art Director

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Michelle Buhrmann
Art Director

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Lukasz Buda
Illustrator

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Manuel Kilger
Illustrator

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Martina Schaff
Junior Illustrator

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Daniela Leonhardt
Junior Illustrator

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Samuel Cadera
Junior Illustrator

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Mark Rivera
Trainee Illustrator

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Matthias Mödl
Trainee Illustrator

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Julia Brandes
Working Student Illustrator

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Cathi Ziegler
Head of Design

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Bella Wolf
Head of Merchandise

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Lara Rudolf
Illustrator Merch & Design

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Rico Prodan
Merch Producer

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Martin Schuchardt
Designer

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Viktoria Lubomski
Designer

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Elina Nousia
Merch Producer

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Lisa Donik
Trainee Illustrator Merch & Design

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Elina Saridou
Working Student

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Daniela Görzen
Head of Motion Design

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Greta Sennekamp
Motion Designer

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Lukas Westner
Motion Designer

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Katrin Jucker
Motion Designer

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Padraic Rapp
Motion Designer

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Yves Paradis
Motion Designer

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Solange Carvalho
Motion Designer

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Lizzy Steib
Head of Text & Research

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Tugce Yildizoglu
Fact-Checker

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Carsten Müller
Fact-Checker

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Patrizia Mosca
COO/Producer (on leave)

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Marc Zwiechowski
Head of Production

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Sandra Semmler
Producer

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Hanna Radek
Producer

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Elisabeth Steller, LL.M. (Auckland)
Legal Counsel

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Tobias Dölken
Senior Controller

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Christina Veith
Chief of Money

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Dr. Franziska Grassl
HR Manager

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Petra Leutner-Wittmann
HR Assistant & Office Management

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Naomi Lawrence
Office Management Assistant

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Mochi
Chief Cuddle Executive

Friends

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Steve Taylor
Voice Actor, Journalist

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Thomas Veith
Sound Designer

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Fabian Glaser
Sound Designer

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Stephan Rether
Motion Designer

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Felina Markewitsch
Bird Counselor

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Matt Caplan, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist & Writer

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Petra Kraus
Producer

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Anne Flückiger
Text & Translation

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Malik Klalib
Text & Research

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Andrew Shi
Fan Community Manager

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Jae-Hyun Jo
Fan Community Manager

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Siddharth Narayanan
Fan Community Manager

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Lucas Meyer
Fan Community Manager

Faq

  • Can I translate your videos into another language or dub them?

    Unfortunately, no. We are thinking about providing our content in many different languages. Given the quantity of videos and amount of languages, this is a long process. But we already have partners for this.
  • Can I reupload your videos on my website?

    No, you can not. You may, however, use the embedded youtube link which refers to our channel on your website/facebookpage, Our videos always have to be credited with „courtesy of kurzgesagt.org"
  • I have seen someone stealing your content – what can I do?

    We are taking every violation of copyright very seriously. If you have found some videos that have been stolen from us, we appreciate it very much if you send us the link to business@kurzgesagt.org. Sometimes, however, those „thieves“ are using the embedded youtube link on their page, though it doesn’t appear like an embedded link – that is totally fine
  • Can I upload your videos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?

    No, you can not. You may, however, use the embedded youtube link which refers to our channel. Our videos always have to be credited with „courtesy of kurzgesagt.org"
  • How can I provide subtitles for you YouTube channel?

    Unfortunately YouTube community contributions have been discontinued. If you want to send us subtitles please send them to subtitle@kurzgesagt.org and we will add them in a matter of days. Please check https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698?hl=en to see which subtitle formats are supported. Thanks so much for the support!
  • Can I use your videos for my school project/event?

    Yes, you can! But you have to follow these rules: You have to stream it via Youtube. Do NOT download it and play it offline. Our videos always have to be credited with „courtesy of kurzgesagt.org"
  • Where can I find the sources to your videos?

    If you want to find out more about our topics, we try to provide detailed sources and further reading suggestions for as many videos as possible. You can usually find them in the infobox of the video. If no sources are listed this might be due to internal reasons (e.g. we used input material from scientists that is not available online)
  • I love the music you are using in your videos – where can I get it?

    You can get all kurzgesagt soundtracks on https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain Everything is produced by „Epic Mountain Music“. Visit their website or check them out on Soundcloud and give them some love!
  • I have issues with an order from your shop - what can I do?

    Please get in contact with our customer service via kurzgesagt@dftba.com