I love ideas

Hi, I am Chen Nee Faulhaber. I develop concepts for digital communication and have a background in film and art direction.

Growing up in Singapore and spending my professional life in Germany, I find myself often questioning how we differ as human beings and what binds us nevertheless. The fascination with these two sides of life is probably why I enjoy developing concepts for communication, because likewise here we need to keep the dichotomy in mind: we need to know what sets our intended audience apart from the rest, but for our intended message to be even of interest for them we also need to address that which is fundamentally human, that which lies beneath our skin. One does not work without the other, and the rise and fall of a campaign is greatly dependent on how well we juggle these two components in our decisions, as well as in our storytelling. It requires a great deal of mind-wrestling, but at the end of the day when it all works out, when the message is not only heard but also understood, that is when I derive my pleasure and fulfilment.

So, what do I do exactly?

I develop, optimise and visualise concepts. To be more specific:

Concept Development

I help develop communication strategy as a whole, and refine concepts for its components (e.g. websites, games, corporate or promotional videos) by delivering wireframes, sitemaps, storyboards and treatments.

Concept Optimisation

I analyse and fix existing information architecture problems, utilising card-sorting and mind mapping tools for complex structures. In addition, I also improve existing designs for websites and company presentations.

Concept Visualisation

I provide visualisation beyond scribbles and storyboards with layouts and film prototypes. For film production I also contribute to the critical stage of post-production with editing, composing and motion design.

Work Examples

Communication strategy, websites, films ... take your pick


QS-Live Campaign

Strategy, Website, Film

Innere Mission, Munich

Innere Mission, Munich


5 am Tag

5 am Tag e.V.


Floranid Twin

Compo Floranid® Twin


Medax Max

BASF Medax® Max



Been here and there

  • Concept / Art Director
    Sept 2007–Today

    Concept / Art Director

    (trio-interactive, Germany)

    Concept development for communication strategy, campaigns and online contents

    Website concept and design
    (information architecture, wireframes, layouts)

    Animations and films
    (storyboards, layouts, motion design and editing)

    Project supervision, client consultation

    UI/UX optimisation for concept and design

    (Maternity leave:
    May 2012–Oct 2013, and Oct 2014–May 2015)

  • Media Designer
    Jul 2003–Jul 2007

    Media Designer

    (trio-group, Germany)

    Concept development, design and programming of online-contents such as flash animations, banners and websites

    Technical and design consultation for key account managers

    Trainee guidance and integration

    Archiving and coordination of projects

    (Part-time pursuance of the German Abitur, graduation with distinction (1,2):
    Sept 2004–Jun 2007)

  • Trainee
    Sept 2001–Sept 2003


    (trio-group, Germany)

    Trainee for media design, programm completion with certificate of distinction from the German IHK

  • Film Student
    Jul 1996–Jul 1999


    (Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore)

    Diploma in Film, Sound and Video, specialising in directing, script-writing and production

    Internship as camera assistant (35mm motion picture) at Sunnez Pte Ltd


From shooting tongue-twisters in Mandarin to twisting a tongue with After Effects

Tools (Media):

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Dreamweaver
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Soundbooth
Adobe Audition
Maxon Cinema 4D

Tools (Concept):



English: first language
German: proficient (German Abitur)
Mandarin: first language

Basic HTML and CSS

Let's Keep In Touch!

I am always happy to hear feedback and answer queries.