Friedrich van Berkel

Profession: Architect, Graphic Designer
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Hi, my name is Friedrich!

    I graduated from TU Berlin in 2015 with a masters degree in architecture. For many years now I’ve worked in a variety of creative areas such as postproduction for an e-commerce company, visualising architecture for several architectural bureaus, designing user-interfaces for an internet-startup in Berlin and of course freelance work.

    Clearly my focus lies on graphics, concept and in general creativity. Solving problems in an expressive, graphical way is where i shine. During my time at postproduction I learned a lot about automation in graphics and became a routined writer of intricate actions for photoshop. At that time I was instructing colleagues on a regular basis with my own, advanced photoshop tutorials.
    Architectural visualisation is another thing I love. It can have so many shapes, it can be approached in so many ways and in the end it’s a truly unique way of showing what a building may look like in the future.

    For my work I use a tablet, adobe {photoshop, indesign, illustrator, acrobat and so on…}, archicad 16, sometimes 3dstudio, and lots of spotify unlimited.

    I am looking for the right job with a challenge in a variety of possible areas including architecture, design and graphics.

    If you are interested in a collaboration after reading this, you can contact me here:



    Technische Universität Berlin

    late '07- early '15 M.Sc. Architecture


    Zuumeo GmbH & Co.KG

    Juli '12 - Oktober '14 Designer

    What I did there: Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator magic for Postproduction


    Februar '12 - Juli '12 Bildbearbeiter

    What I did there: Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator magic for Postproduction

    '10 - '11 Grafikdesigner

    What I did there: designing the user-interface of a website

    TU Berlin

    '09 - '11 Tutor am Lehrstuhl für Baukonstruktion und Entwerfen Prof. Ute Frank

    What I did there: being a tutor ;) plenty of print and plot related things, (architectural)modelphotography

    Brien & Co.

    mid '09 - late '09 Concept artist

    What I did there: Creating a 3d-concept for a new kindergarten.

    Dipict-Visualizing Architecture

    mid '08 - late '08 3d-artist

    What I did there: 3d-visualisations of Interiors.

    Agentur Bahnstadt

    mid '08 3d-artist

    What I did there: 3d-versions of CAD-plans

    AMO Planungsgruppe

    '06 - '08 3d-artist/ Graphic designer

    What I did there: 3d-models of buildings, photoshop retouche – the whole package.

    AMO Immobilien

    mid '07 - late '07 3d-artist

    What I did there: CAD to 3d

    HPP Hentrich - Petschnigg & Partner GmbH + Co. KG

    early '04 intern

    What I did there: learning about architecture, the structures in a company like that…