Who we are

Age of Artists is a non-profit consulting and research company that specializes in transferring artistic approaches to other disciplines. Age of Artists is also an open community and at the same time an international network that connects like-minded people with diverse résumés: artists, managers, psychologists, designers, architects, consultants, anthropologists, engineers, physicists and developers from several countries.

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Tina Winkel

Chief Culture Campaigner
Tina is a cultural scientist, media educator and currently project manager for the garage campus, one of the four large intervention areas of the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025. Since her first visit to a European Capital of Culture…

Sarah Friese

Head of Multiverse Exploration
Sarah is an geographer with an interdisciplinary background in natural sciences, management and urban design. She analyzes current situations, explores transitions and designs transformation processes.
Kathrin Dobiéy

Kathrin Dobiéy

Head of Serendipity
Kathrin is Head of Serendipity at Age of Artists. She has a business background and worked for different companies such as L’Oreal, VF Corp., and Idee.Design.Licht as a Sales & Marketing Manager.

Dirk Dobiéy

Chief Curiosity Conductor
Dirk is co-founder of Age of Artists. He has a background in business and social science. Between 1998 and 2014 Dirk held various consulting and international management positions at companies such as SAP, T-Systems and Hewlett Packard.

Thomas Richter

Supreme Leader of Glitches and Aesthetics
Thomas Richter researches the transfer of artistic-aesthetic working methods and processes in organisations. In the context of Open Innovation, the expansion of innovation ecosystems, he is investigating the integration of artists and designers into entrepreneurial practice.
Greta Verlage

Greta Verlage

Greta Verlage is a freelance photographer and studies social and economic communication at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In her work with Age of Artists, she combines her transdisciplinary background with an aesthetic and economic practice.
Annalena Maas

Annalena Maas

Chief Performance Virtuosa
Annalena directs in various theaters as well as in the independent scene. Her works have one thing in common: they always look for other possibilities and perspectives. For her, acting artistcally is an essential building block for sustainable, entrepreneurial change.
Thomas Koeplin

Thomas Koeplin

Chief Inspiration Officer
Thomas is co-founder of Age of Artists. He has over 18 years of experience as an expert in organizational and strategy development as well as corporate communications and is also active as an author and speaker.

Extended Team

Bianca Artopé

Grand Master in the Art of seeing
Bianca is a contemporary visual artist. In her multilayered digital collages she deals with the contradictions of our world. Her art works invite for various interpretation, they challenge us to take a closer look and create new perspectives.

Daniel Hoernemann

Executive President, Mistakes & CoinciDances
Daniel alias Walbrodt is a visual artist and performer, working with artistic interventions and processes in various organizations. He received the EMA (Economy Meets Art) award for his work ‘In-Company Atelier’.
Stephanie Barnes

Stephanie Barnes

Head of Intuition
Stephanie is a painter and knowledge management consultant who works with organizations to make better use of what they know. She studied accounting and information technology, and is a self-taught artist.
Jana Dörfelt

Jana Dörfelt

Hat of Artistic Chaos and Permeability
Jana is a performing artist and an art-analogical consultant. For Jana, the artistic process reveals knowledge and invites adaptation. She is convinced that regular training of the art muscle helps to increase elasticity and tolerance for uncertainty.
Benjamin Stromberg

Benjamin Stromberg

President of Courageous Awareness
Benjamin Stromberg is consultant at Age of Artists with a transdisciplinary background. He studied communication and political science and then specialized in organizational development with a multiple focus on transformation, creativity and digitization.

Ghita Benkirane

Inspiring Change Agent
Ghita is founder and consultant with a background in engineering and business. Her interdisciplinary and multicultural background provided her a larger understanding of creative and cultural enrichment. She focuses on the human factor in complex environments.

Eric Heinen-Konschak

Chief Uncertainty Explorer
Eric, over 30 years experience in digitilization, long-time IT manager and effectuation expert. Thinks digitalization consistently from the human perspective. Gives companies security during the transformation into uncertain and fast-moving times.

Sebastian Mai, PhD

Chief Orchestration Officer
After graduating in theoretical physics in 2014, Sebastian left the field of sciences to become a self-employed proposing coding and programming web based business solutions for customers.

Laura Westerheider

Head of Visual Perception
Laura Westerheider is a professional communication designer, she heads a Hamburg-based agency called, inuit, which focuses on strategy and design. Laura accompanies customers in their brand-building journey, in both digital and print media.

Thomas Castéran

Vice President of Bricolage
Thomas is a Product Specialist at Google, a role at the intersection of Product Strategy and Solution Consultant. Before that, Thomas held different positions in Sales & Digital Marketing, and has a background in International Business.


Miha Pogacnik

Classical concert violinist and leadership consultant
Miha Pogacnik, classical concert violinist and leadership consultant, taps the unexplored potential of art as a significant force for productivity, creativity and organisational renewal.

Hans Lercher, PhD

Head of Innovative Thinking
Hans is a scientist and lecturer at various universities in Europe. He designed the degree program Innovation Management at Campus 02 in Graz and looks back at 20 years of consulting experience.


Age of Artists considers itself as an open community that helps shape the far-reaching changes of our time for people, organizations and our society in a positive way. We look forward to everyone who wants to get to know us and contribute and open to make an appointment to talk with us one-on-one.

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