About Cool Planet Design

Andreas Wagner

Andreas Wagner, Proprietor Cool Planet Design

Welcome to Cool Planet Design aka Andreas Wagner

After many years of running my own multimedia company (BoaB interactive & WWd, Australia) and working for large companies as a graphic designer (Bauer Verlag & Gruner & Jahr, Germany), I have returned to my creative roots and started to work as a freelance designer again. Cool Planet Design encapsulates two of my big passions – the love for good design and sustainable living.

What guides all my work is that I believe quality should never be compromised (those German genes coming through?), particularly in an ever more competitive market where designers offer to work for (almost) nothing. If you pay peanuts … you get monkeys or as put by Red Adair ‘If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.’

While I specialise in print and web design, I have also worked in multimedia & film projects and professional photography. Owing to two decades of industry experience, there is literally no print product that I have not already designed (logos, brochures, flyers, posters, business cards, letterheads, info graphics, technical illustrations, maps, animations, large banners, flags, billboards, airport displays, CD covers, video covers, caps, T-shirts, pens; see graphic design and corporate identity portfolios)

Dr Kirsten Michalek-Wagner

Dr Kirsten Michalek-Wagner

My wife Dr Kirsten Michalek-Wagner, a coral reef biologist and environmental chemist, has collaborated with me on numerous projects as science communicator and advisor for research clients and science related Government Agencies for the past 17 years.

My extensive web design experience for government and corporate clients has been predominantly shaped by steering the development of BoaB CMS content management system software, which is still used by many of Australia’s leading natural resources management & research agencies. My peers think that my work can be very good, and thus the web and interface designs for which I was directly responsible or through my art direction have been awarded a number of prestigious industry awards.

During the last 15 years, I was lucky enough to have collaborated with brilliant colleagues on multimedia and film projects, some of which even where awarded prices at the Cannes Film festival (see multimedia & film portfolios). I have a professional and personal interest in photography, with many of my images published in my client’s products. Please do read some of my client’s testimonials to see that I have a lot of very happy clients and moreover that I have very good professional & friendly work relationships with some of them since 15 years. I like that and will do anything to keep it this way with my future clients. If you like what you see and need a reliable, quality designer please contact me.