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About

Kurzgesagt – German for „In a nutshell“ is a Munich-based YouTube channel and animation 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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Philip Laibacher
Chief Creative Officer

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Barbara Breitegger
Head of People & Organisation

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Miri Lee
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
Art Director

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Manuel Kilger
Art Director

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Martina Schaff
Art Director

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Daniela Leonhardt
Illustrator

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Matthias Mödl
Illustrator

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Daniele Vacon Sartirani
Illustrator

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Samuel Cadera
Junior Illustrator

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Julia Brandes
Junior Illustrator

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Marie Niemann
Junior Illustrator

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Yvonne Simon
Trainee Illustrator

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Cathi Ziegler
Head of Design

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Bella Wolf
Head of Product Operations

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Izzi Smith
E-Commerce-Manager

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Randolf Spielmann
Print Producer

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Lara Rudolf
Print Illustrator

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Raphaela Raudaschl
Print Illustrator

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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
Print Illustrator

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Stefanie Bunkowski
Working Student Design

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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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Arnold Stieg
Motion Designer

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Moritz Schuchmann
Motion Designer

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Ana Fernandez
Motion Designer

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Tamta Bakhsoliani
Junior Motion Designer

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Alexander Ardalic
Trainee Motion Design

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Lizzy Steib
Head of Text & Research

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Ernesto Lozano
Senior Fact-Checker

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Tugce Yildizoglu
Fact-Checker

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Carsten Müller
Fact-Checker

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Malik Klalib
Researcher & Scriptwriter

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Marius Scheld
Junior Social Media Editor

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Gabriel Garbers
Trainee Fact Checker

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Rosa Schneider
Social Media Director

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Kimberly Sommer
Working Student Social Media

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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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Mirijam Mißbichler
Producer

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Denise Westerbarkey
Producer

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

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Ulrike Kremer
Legal Counsel

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Tobias Dölken
Head of Finance and Processes

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Mathias Leuschner
Business Process Manager

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Lisa Simon
Accountant

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Christina Veith
Chief of Money

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Petra Leutner-Wittmann
HR Assistant & Office Management

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Marlene Guggenberger
Executive Assistant

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Dennis Wiredu
Working Student IT

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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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Salma Ben Attia
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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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