Christian Etter was born in the mountains of Switzerland in 1982, growing up in Zurich where he studied precise Swiss Typography.
During his career Christian worked as Art Director for Saatchi&Saatchi in Milan, as well as Consultant for Fabrica, United Colors of Benetton’s research center near Venice.
In between he worked as a Counselor for children at the skateboard recreation centre in Lausanne, then continued counseling in BogotÃ¡, working with sexually exploited children.
These days he is heading Etter Studio, a small interdisciplinary design company based in Zurich. Simultaneously he works as Director for Unit9 in London.
His work has been recognized by awards such as Cannes Gold Lion, ADC Gold Cube, Webby Award, European Design Award.
Christian is member of the Advisory Board of UNESCO’s Design21 Association (New York), European member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (New York), as well as chairman of the Museum of Digital Arts (Zurich).