In our Private view feature, we ask top creatives from around the world to pick their country's best new work. This month we find out what's hot in Germany

Oliver Voss, Jung von Matt Hamburg

Oliver Voss began his career in 1986 as a junior copywriter with agencies in Cologne. He then left Germany for New York where he worked for Deutsch Advertising, New York before returning to Europe with stints at Jong von Matt and Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam. In 2001 he was made a partner and CCO at Jung von Matt Hamburg.

Hermann Waterkamp, Leagas Delaney Hamburg

Waterkamp began his career in 1988 as an art director at O&M, and went on to produce award-winning work for Germany's leading agencies. After a meeting with Tim Delaney, Waterkamp started up Leagas Delaney Hamburg in May 2000. Their clients include Adidas, Goodyear, Patek Philippe, Stern magazine and the international Skoda-Cars account.

Patrick Thiede, FCB Berlin

Canadian born Patrick Thiede began his career with Scholz & Friends in Hamburg as an art director. He then moved on to Ogilvy & Mather Direct in Toronto before returning to Germany. He is now the executive creative director at FCB Berlin. Thiede has produced work for clients such as Deutsche Bank, Bacardi Breezer, American Express and BOSCH. And, linking to our sister title, Campaign, we have a regular Private View UK section, featuring the opinions of leading local creatives

Eric Silver, Cliff Freeman & Partners

Eric Silver's career began in 1990 and he worked for Chiat Day, Earle Palmer Brown, Wieden & Kennedy and Foote Cone & Belding. In 1997, having left the business to work on 'The Late Show' with David Letterman, Cliff Freeman & Partners New York offered Silver the position of Executive Vice President & Creative Director.

Steve Henry, HHCL & Partners

Steve Henry started his career as a copywriter for GGT, and then went on to become a Group Director at WCRS. In 1987 he set up Howell Henry Chaldecott and has worked with Danepak Bacon, Tango, Go, Guinness Ireland, Greenpeace and Iceland. HHCL was voted Campaign Agency of the Year in 1989 and 1995 and Agency of the Decade in 2000.

Tim Delaney, Leagas Delaney

After starting in an ad agency postroom, Tim Delaney was managing director at BBDO London by the age of 31. In 1980 he founded Leagas Delaney. He was President of D&AD in 1992 and in 2000 he received the President's award. He is now executive creative director and working copywriter at Leagas Delaney.


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