Carte Blanche Design Studio is a graphic design studio run by Isabelle Ruetz and Stefan Ruetz.

Our core competencies lie within Corporate Design and Editorial Design. We love developing identities, websites, books and magazines by listening → researching → conceptualizing → experimenting to convey values + give things a visual voice + create relevant and successful communication.

Besides design research our personal backgrounds in art and architecture enrich our approach to creating visual impacts.

The studio was founded in 2006; it is based in Hamburg. We work with project based team sizes from two to eight persons. To round up the team our network is filled with extraordinary talents from all creative fields.



If you have questions or are interested in a commission, collaboration or studio visit – don’t hesitate to contact us:

Carte Blanche Design Studio
Gottorpstraße 9
22605 Hamburg, Germany

T +49 (0)171 9 77 96 99 temporary number
(Due to moving issues our regular phone number will be temporarily not available.)
T +49 (0)40 18 16 53-60 temporarily not available
F +49 (0)40 18 16 53-63 temporarily not available

Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Behance


We post vacancies on facebook.


We offer two intern positions twice a year. Starting around March and September, lasting regularly six (at least three) months.
Please send your portfolio to .

Collaborations / Freelancers

We love collaborating with outstanding studios. If you have a project in mind which you would like us to join – just drop us a line at .

And we love working with extraordinary and talented photographers, illustrators, coders and conceptioners. Please send your portfolio to .

Interim Site


Our website is getting a major makeover. Meanwhile you can find some of our projects on Tumblr and Facebook