Team

barbara_ostermeier_m._a.

Barbara Ostermeier M. A.

Managing director
Hails from?
The city of birth (Nuremberg) and the zodiac sign (Aquarius) have been confirmed.

The story so far?
Studied communications, market and advertising psychology at LMU Munich. She worked in a PR agency parallel to her studies. On graduating, she founded the HighTech communications agency. Other qualifications: Social Media Manager (Deutsche Presseakademie).

And at HighTech communications?
Managing director (commercial department). Responsible for finance & controlling, human ressources, compliance and business development. Data protection officer.

Interests/hobbies?
Her cats Sushi and Mrs. Brösl, her horses Wendika and Georgie, literature.

Strengths?
In the opinion of employees and customers: Strong organizational talents combined with an outstanding feel for quality and inexhaustible humor.
peter_kronfeld_m._a.

Peter Kronfeld M. A.

Managing director/Consulting
Hails from?
The North German coast, where he was washed up during the 1962 storm.

The story so far?
Studied politics, economics, and communications in Munich. Following graduation, he worked as project manager for a number of PR and marketing agencies. Switched to industry. His last stint was as marketing/sales manager for FAST Multimedia AG. Partner with HighTech communications since April 2000.

And at HighTech communications?
Strategy consulting and campaign planning.

Interests/hobbies?
Sports/volleyball and American management literature ("Who on earth gave Germans permission to write about management and marketing?").

Strengths?
Eating ice cream, finding cookies - while dashing off a comprehensive communication concept at the same time.
brigitte_basilio

Brigitte Basilio

PR coordination
Hails from?
The Dachau district. Since 1978. Nearly became an April Fools' Day joke.

The story so far?
After the first three steps, bank training, secondary vocational school, business studies while working, I found my way into the fascinating world of the PR trade through professional press relations training at the Journalist's Academy. A traineeship at a Munich PR agency yielded further hands-on experience.

And at HighTech communications?
PR Consultant. Always on the spot to take up the "target coordinates" and for any and all concerns that our clients may also have in mind.

Interests/hobbies?
Recently started gardening. For some time now, art ("Who's coming along to the next exhibition?" And when wielding a brush myself: preferably with acrylic paint).

Strengths?
Focussed organisation and everything under control. And if chaos does break out sometime: then a pack of nuts in the drawer helps to keep strong nerves.
daniela_strohmaier

Daniela Strohmaier

Content Creation
Hails from?
Born in the mid 80s and raised at the beautiful Lake Constance. After graduating she ended up in Munich by chance and decided simply to stay.

The story so far?
Daniela studied media sciences and Scandinavian studies in Switzerland with great enthusiasm. She wanted to work in music business first but changed her plans when she discoverd content marketing for herself.

And at HighTech communications?
Content creation and HTCtv-host

Interests/hobbies?
Loves to be in the photo pit at rock concerts and can usually be found in places where you can listen to music as loud as possible. She likes to make trips to the surrounding area of Munich and also to Sweden if any possible.

Strengths?
Juggling with words until they not only make sense, but also are lined up nicely.
marcus_planckh_m._a.

Marcus Planckh M. A.

PR Copy editor
Hails from?
Baptised with Rhine water in 1968 but raised and at home in the Augsburg area.

The story so far?
Philosophical, American, and political science studies at the Augsburg University, trainee and editorial staff member with a specialist publisher, more than a decade of experience in the fields of IT and electronics.

And at HighTech communications?
PR Copy editor

Interests/hobbies?
Medieval object culture and historical fencing. Turns his findings into practice as a medieval actor in hand-sewn garments. Harmless otherwise.

Strengths?
Communicating technicalities intelligibly. Devoting himself to the strangest products of the clients of his.
ingeborg_kurz_m._a.

Ingeborg Kurz M. A.

Media planning/Editing
Hails from?
She saw her first glimmer of sunshine in the summer of 1954 in Stuttgart, the city nestled between forests and vineyards. A few years later she moved to Munich to study history, and thereafter remained loyal to the Bavarian media metropolis.

The story so far?
She earned her Master of Arts in history and art science at LMU Munich. After graduating, she worked as proofreader, copy editor, duty editor, editor-in-chief, production manager, project manager, Web administrator, and layout artist for a number of different publishers and agencies.

And at HighTech communications?
Inge coordinates the various HighTech communications activities. She is the direct contact person for media.

Interests/hobbies?
Packing her backpack and setting off to explore, travel, discover - when she has time. Also: seeing, experiencing, and understanding. Learning languages, if not perfectly then at least as many as possible.

Strengths?
Professional experience has taught her to stay calm and poised even amid the turmoil of agency work. Flexibility is her mainstay. After all, there is no such thing as problems, there are only challenges.
peter_prasilik

Peter Prasilik

Team Lead web design & web development
Hails from?
Munich is where he has lived since 1977. He was born in the Taxis Street, and now lives in the outback in Gröbenzell (with direct commuter train link to High Tech communications).

The story so far?
Studied sound engineering. Then seven years as independent media designer before joining the HighTech communications team.

And at HighTech communications?
Lord of the Pixels: visuals, Web design and programming.

Interests/hobbies?
Photography, his two daughters.

Strengths?
Combining creativity and efficiency - with deadlines looming.
turgay_albayrak

Turgay Albayrak

Web Development
Hails from?
He was born in Soma, Turkey in 1968, but has lived in Germany since he was old enough to go to kindergarten.

The story so far?
In a past life, Turgay did an apprenticeship to become a machine fitter. Thankfully (for us) he then discovered typography – albeit, in the form of a spray can. We wonder if it’s still possible to track down some of his old tags... Anyway, Web design became his new calling in 1995. You could say it was kismet that he ended up at our agency.

And at HighTech communications?
Web Design & Development

Interests/hobbies?
Turgay gets his kicks manning the turntables as a DJ, but also loves taking photographs, especially of people.

Strengths?
He’s very much a guy next door.
guido_unger

Guido Unger

Web development/Typo3
Hails from?
He is able to say: “I am a Berliner”– born there in 1967, so before Berlin became the capital of Germany. He is half-Italian and multilingual in addition to the Berlin dialect.

The story so far?
Solid education in industrial business management – then became a diving instructor. Submerged many years abroad to avoid being restricted to German quarry ponds. Then dived into the World Wide Web and became a Typo3 expert.

And at HighTech communications?
Typo3, Typo3, Typo3.

Interests/hobbies?
Everything that gets him off the ground: Model-flying, paragliding, diving ....

Strengths?
Probably even makes his coffee using a Typo3 plugin. Years of experience with CMS-solutions, searches and finds solutions – also helped by being well networked and connected within the community.
sara_coromines

Sara Coromines

Graphics/picture retouching & pre-press
Hails from?
Sara is a half-Italian native of Milan who has called the northernmost city in Italy home for many years.

The story so far?
Sara has always had a soft spot for small, yet high-quality agencies. That’s because they offer everything she likes about her work – direct contact with renowned clients and close collaboration within a team. She loves passing on her many years of experience in creative image retouching and prepress to juniors at agencies by giving them a bit of mentoring throughout their training.

And at HighTech communications?
She has worked in the prepress and graphics/picture retouching department since April 2018.

Interests/hobbies?
Depending on her mood and workload, she oscillates between salsa dancing and doing yoga in her free time. Apart from that, she is a typical Italian mama who loves spending time with her kids.

Strengths?
She blends German rigour with a dash of Italian passion. Mamma mia, che buono!
peter_wrba_

Peter Wrba

3D Artist
Hails from?
Born in summer 1967 right next to the river Isar and grew up there. Settled after many years of traveling at the lake Ammer.

The story so far?
Studied music in Munich and New York City. Managed twice to turn his hobby into his career: First with his music performing at many concerts and in studios as drummer for various bands. Then 3D animations.

And at HighTech communications?
Responsible for 3D animations, live action films, sound design and post-production – from the initial idea to the final cut.

Interests/hobbies?
Music and 3D animation. See above.

Strengths?
More than 20 years production experience as a digital artist and musician: He has developed a precise attention to detail, has a vision for impact and has perfected his professionalism with regard to organization, working methods and equipment.
enrico_coromines

Enrico Coromines

Audio and video specialist
Hails from?
There and back again: Enrico was born in Munich, raised in Italy,came back to study here and to stay.

The story so far?
He studied music at MGI but has always had a passion for audio and sound in general as well as for film and photo. After working as freelancer for BR for 15 years, he provides his skills today to HTC.

And at HighTech communications?
Audio-photo-video specialist

Interests/hobbies?
He belongs to the lucky ones who have successfully turned their hobby into a profession: as musician and video specialist from equiping the set to post production. When he needs a break from his work, he likes to cook.

Strengths?
Enrico always keeps his cool and he always manages to make everyone look good in front of the camera.
maxi_kühn

Maxi Kühn

Photographer and cinematographer
Hails from?
Maxi is a real „Münchner Kindl“ and enjoys his life in the city on the Isar River to the fullest.

The story so far?
His education as a media designer for image and sound was not enough for him, so he studied photo design on top.

And at HighTech communications?
Photographer and cinematographer

Interests/hobbies?
Maxi gets totally enthusiastic about everything that has to do with photo, video and film. If time permits, he also likes to go to the nearby mountains for cycling, hiking and paragliding.

Strengths?
Master of camera technology
petra_kragler

Petra Kragler

Acquisition
Hails from?
She found the Fünfseenland very beautiful, but still a little bit too idyllic. In Munich she has been feeling very comfortable for many years now.

The story so far?
Has tried out a lot in her life and reinvented herself again and again, before she discovered her talent for communication and marketing as niche for herself.

And at HighTech communications?
Acquisition

Interests/hobbies?
Petra is a real fan of everything that has to do with criminology and therefore she has a faible for all specialist literature. She doesn’t miss a single „Tatort“ on a Sunday night. From time to time she prefers her books and movies to be a bit creepier.

Strengths?
In the field of interpersonal communication no one can fool her. Petra quickly finds out how her conversation partners tick.
simone_kronfeld

Simone Kronfeld

Accounting
Hails from?
Was born in Munich in 1970 and, at an early age, showed a natural inclination for building blocks rather than dolls.

The story so far?
Graduated as construction engineer, worked a year as builder, then in an architect's bureau, and another year redecorating her home with her husband Peter and his two left hands. Later she switched from tiles to files.

And at HighTech communications?
Accounting from A to Z and 1 to n.

Interests/hobbies?
Volleyball, horseback riding, building.

Strengths?
Booking numbers to accounts just as accurately as she sends the tennis ball over the net.