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MY
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My Story

Hi, I’m Marc, and when it comes to graphic, motion and digital design, you could say I’m a bit of a vet’ – an all-rounder.

You’re reading this—one, hopefully, because you want to—but also because I want to work with you. I know there’s magic in us yet. I couldn’t know that unless I had done my research, and I have, so it’s only fair I let you know a little more about me.

What the heck is a Marc Ruckstuhl?

First and foremost, I believe that passion drives success. My drive is always to succeed at what I put my mind to, to always push myself further. That also makes me competitive. Unfortunately, Lionel Messi was always a few steps ahead of me, so I decided to turn my efforts from football to being the best free-range, organic designer I could be.

I think my strengths—creativity, adaptiveness, a penchant for problem-solving and an eye for imagery—suit the field perfectly. But, perhaps what I love most is the opportunity to create, to mould ideas, feelings, colours, patterns and movement into something tangible –something that has value.

It’s safe to say that I love what I do, and I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life, at least not professionally. My dad once said to me when I was leaving school that he didn’t care what I decided to do for the rest of my life, just as long as I love what I do and become the best at it. I think I made the right decision.

I know I did.

I think design is about creative problem solving

One of my earliest realisations was that there is no such thing as a skill ceiling – there’s such thing as experienced enough. Digital design is always evolving, constantly changing, and being kept on my toes is what I find so stimulating. It pushes me to always be better than I was yesterday.

14 years of experience, and I’m only getting started

I’ve worked in print, in website development and design, in creating motion graphics and every digital asset imaginable, and there’s still so much inspiration left inside this noggin of mine; it’s just waiting to get out.

The big takeaway

What else is there to know about me? Well, I like to think of myself as a self-sufficient, enthusiastic go-getter, which means I can thrive on my own, but where I really flourish is when I work with others. It’s probably because I like to let my curiosity get the better of me. There’s nothing quite like working with a team of creatives to nurture the mind and open it to new possibilities. That’s why I know there’s a lot for me still to learn, despite my considerable experience, and I look forward to every new adventure.

Thank you for reading this small slice of my life. Whether it’s to create something for you or with you, I look forward to working with you.

My Details

30 November 1982

(Date of birth)

English . Afrikaans . German (learning)

(Languages)

South African . Swiss

(Dual Nationality)

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