Christian Ruess is an award-winning creative director and photographer based in Berlin.

With decades of experience in the industry, his priority is to shape brands and create campaigns based on culture-driven insights, while bringing topics of diversity to the game. As a photographer, creative and storyteller, he knows that it takes real stories to make real connections.

Founded in 2019, Studio Christian Ruess is a modular creative studio with a focus on fashion, beauty and contemporary lifestyle. Empowering brands and celebrating uniqueness in a way that is both thought-provoking and sublime. An extension of the studio is Container Love, a platform built on collaborations, where boundless art exists through an exhibition series and editorial magazine.

The studio’s goal is to help brands become more inclusive, showcasing how beauty can be found in the uncommon and tell stories about the human experience.


About You, Amazon, Amorelie, Audi, Apollo, BMW, Bosch, Beck’s, Bitburger, Bowers & Wilkins, Burger King, Bild, Campari, Descente, Deutsche Bank, Die Welt, DMAX, Eurowings, Gala, Germanwings, H&M, Hess Natur, Hornbach, IKEA, John Frieda, Lamborghini, Lemonaid, Lidl, Lipton, Løre Originals, Mercedes-Benz, Mey, Mini, MS Dockville Festival, Otto, Porsche, John Player ­Special, West, Samsung, Sixt, Škoda, Smart, Sebastian Professional, Sennheiser, Siemens, Sky, Subway, Sparkasse, Telekom, Tom Tailor, TUI, Tchibo, Velt Shoes, visitBerlin, VW, Vodafone, Web Summit, Wempe, Xing, XouXou, YUN, ZDF, Zalando and more


Dokyo, Freunde des Hauses, Heimat Hamburg, Heimat Berlin, Jung von Matt (Alster / Brand Activation / Elbe / 365), Kolle Rebbe / Accenture Interactive, Leagas Delaney, Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Pacific Entertainment, Parasol Island, Philipp und Keuntje, Schipper Company, Select World, Serviceplan, TankTank, Territory, Thjnk Berlin, Thjnk Hamburg, Überground, Upfront, Vice Media, We love Artbuying, Zauberberg, Zum Goldenen Hirschen and more


Vogue Italy, L’Officiel, Schön Magazine, Document Journal, GQ Magazine, Leica Magazine, Vanity Teen, Quality Magazine, Croco Magazine, Œ Magazine, Odalisque Magazine, Ryker Magazine, After Nyne Magazine, Beautiful Savage Magazine, Durst Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Cyte Magazine, Imute Magazine, Neo2 Magazine and more


11.2022 #LoveHasNoLabel, 07.2021 #VisibleLove. Together with Container Love and H&M Mitte Garten. 2017 – 2019 Visual Host at Can Love be Synthie by Katja Ruge, 06.2019 Wir tun nur so by Julia Waldmann, 05.2019 Container Love Digital Pop-Up-Gallery @Interzum, 09.2017 Container Love VI. Supported by Reeperbahn Festival, 07.2017 Container Love V. Supported by MS Dockville, 04.2017 Monster Nature. In cooperation with FRUITS, 10.2016 Container Love IV, 08.2016 Container Love III. Supported by MS Dockville, 08.2015 Container Love II. Supported by MS Dockville, 03.2015 The Big Picture, Bondi Beach, Australia, 03.2015 Month of Photography, Denver, 01.2015 Die Wanderer. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas & Jan Riephoff, 11.2014 Lost in Life. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas and stylist Melanie Bessler, 07.2013 Container Love I. In cooperation with photographer Sabrina Rynas


Annual Multimedia Award, Art Directors Club, Cannes Lions, Clio Award, Cresta Award, Die Klappe, DMMA Onlinestar, Effi, Eurobest, German Digital Award, Lürzer’s Archive, Neptun Award, New York Festivals, Piaf Award, Red Dot Communication Design Award, Unruly Video Award, Spotlight Festival and more