I am a freelance graphic designer, videographer, photographer and musician based in Winterthur, Switzerland.
After secondary school, I visited the Preparatory design course (Gestalterischer Vorkurs) at the BfG Zürich. These were the most crucial and influential days of learning about design and photography for me.
In 2012 I received my Federal Certificate of Proficiency in graphic design. Later in 2016 I received my professional Baccalaureate at the College of Art and Design Zurich.
Ever since I'm improving my skills independently on a daily basis.
My whole family consists of musicians, which makes me feel very connected to passionate and dedicated musicians, and to creating music as well. Design and music go hand in hand – together they can make a much bigger impact than on their own.
I've been playing instruments since I'm six years old. Currently I play electric guitar in a metal band called Virvum, as well as in Grofból, where I compose and produce all the music myself.
Design and music have always been my passion. I can confidently say that this has helped me to continuously grow my attention to detail in the audio-visual world.
Having used many of my skills in various projects in the past, in late 2019 I founded GrofDesign, an "all-round" Brand, offering a wide asset of services in graphic design, photography and videography.
After many years of experience, I can guarantee professional work and great results for any of your projects.
Tobias Koelman / Grofdesign, 2022