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Multi-media meister Nicolai Strehl is founder and creative director of ENDESIGN, an award-winning design studio specializing in motion graphics, branding and animation for film, television and digital.


Nicolai is adept in multiple genres and conversant in a wide array of aesthetic styles that range from the subtle and atmospheric to the explosive and over-the-top. 


Launching himself into the world after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Germany, Nicolai traveled far and wide gathering skills, credits, awards and kudos. Projects and positions in Munich, London, Johannesburg, Singapore and Duesseldorf followed where he collaborated with such brands as RTL2, SAT1, N-TV and SABC1. His commercial work includes spots for Haribo, Warsteiner, Clarion, Stimmorol ,  Shakeys Pizza, Ford and Dunlop, working with advertising agencies including  DDB, JWT, TBWA Hunt Lascarsis, Ogilvy and BBDO.

Nicolai landed in Los Angeles in 1996 and felt right at home. He was Head of the Art Department for Cinesite,
a Kodak owned Visual Effects Company in the heart of Hollywood . His credit can be found on Feature Films such as  'Air Force One', 'Sphere', 'Armageddon', 'Batman & Robin', 'The Truman Show' and 'Spawn'.

Beyond his visual-effects career, Nicolai was gaining positions in the Theatrical Marketing world including Senior Art-Director at Colony Design, Department Head at Creative Domain and Senior Art-Director for Ant Farm.


Nicolai founded ENDESIGN, his own creative boutique, in 2007. Based in Encino, California,  ENDESIGN excells as a trusted outside resource and creative partner for studios, agencies and in-house departments.

Clients include: Aspect, Ayzenberg, Buddha Jones, CBS Syndication, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Engineroom, Giaronomo Productions, Mobscene, Open Road, Seismic, Transit and Wildcard.

Nicolai works across multiple visual disciplines including live-action, visual effects, motion graphics,
2D/3D animation and more . 


Nicolai is ready to collaborate with you on your next project.

Nicolai is a member of the Visual Effects Society, Television Academy and Promax/BDA.

A Resume can be furnished upon request.