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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
Founder & CEO

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Philip Laibacher
Creative Director

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Miri Lee
Head of Illustration

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Martin Wackerbauer
Art Director

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Jonas Hoellinger
Art Director

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Michelle Buhrmann
Illustrator

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Lukasz Buda
Illustrator

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Martina Schaff
Junior Illustrator

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Samuel Cadera
Trainee Illustration

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Lisa Donik
Working Student Illustration

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Jessica Veit
Intern Illustration

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Cathi Ziegler
Head of Design

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Martin Schuchardt
Designer

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Lara Rudolf
Illustrator Merch & Design

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Bella Wolf
Head of Merchandise

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Rico Prodan
Merch Producer

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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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Tomi Stevenson
Motion Designer

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Solange Carvalho
Trainee Motion Design

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Lizzy Steib
Head of Text & Research

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Clemens Strottner
Text & Research

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Tugce Yildizoglu
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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Vera Hartlieb
Producer

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Sandra Semmler
Producer

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Julia Grasser
Head of Controlling and Operations

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Elisabeth Steller, LL.M. (Auckland)
Lawyer

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Christina Veith
Accounting & Office Management

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Dr. Franziska Grassl
Head of HR and Backoffice

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Petra Leutner-Wittmann
HR Assistant & Office Management

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Bettina Hochleitner
Working Student Office Management & HR

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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

Faq

  • Can I translate your videos into another language or dubb 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. If you want to help create subtitles you are more than welcome to help: https://bit.ly/2L9UXcM
  • 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"
  • 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 hello@dftba.com

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