Chewing the Sun is an advertising design studio founded by Eva Gödel, Martin Steinigen and Kristian Wolf in 1999.


The principles governing the work of Chewing the Sun come through its unique and conceptional approach towards design. Mixing new and old media, the studio is adept to scale its award-winning solutions from individuals to corporate clients.

Projects requiring additional knowledge or expertise Chewing the Sun collaborates with artists, photographers, writers and product designers from an international network.

In its over twenty years of existence the team has developed an extraordinary array of projects for a wide range of clients. Along with fashion brands such as Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta, the agency has worked for national and international clients such as popstar and photographer Bryan Adams, MTV, Dom Perignon and Bransch, a major international photographers agency.

The visual worlds that form the core of the agency’s print and online works portray a vision of life that garnishes modern realism with subtle poetry – at times elegant, sometimes dreamy but always clear and pragmatic. Combining lifestyle with a highly succinct awareness towards brand management forms the distinguishing character that makes Chewing the Sun’s undertakings exceptional.

The agency’s interdisciplinary approach draws together other activities with the temporary Comme des Garçons guerrilla store in Cologne. Chewing the Sun created a shop concept that offered artists a presentation platform and consumers unique experiences through linking art and fashion.

Chewing the Sun’s friendly and passionate approach reflects the spirit of their early start-up period, which has remained from the first projects onwards. Since these early beginnings the agency has grown but their approach towards their clients remains steadfast and always seeks out the inspirational moment.

Eva Gödel
For her diploma thesis in communication design undertaken with Prof. Dr. Bazon Brock and Uwe Loesch, Eva founded the modelling agency Nine Daughters and a Stereo. After eight years of directing Nine Daughters and a Stereo, she started in 2010 the agency Tomorrow Is Another Day. Since 2000 she is German editor of the parisian high fashion magazine Self Service where she has contributed in a series of interviews with leading German artists.

Martin Steinigen
Always loved designing.

Kristian Wolf
Studied communication design in Wuppertal at Prof. Dr. Bazon Brock. After his initial diploma thesis, he worked as a research assistant in 
visual communication at University of Wuppertal.
From 2004 to 2007 he was visiting professor for Online Media Design at the University of Applied Sciences Münster.
From 2009 to 2010 Kristian was visiting professor for Designing Communicative Processes in the Design Faculty at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld.
Since 2011 he is professor for Design Of Interactive Media in the Media Design Faculty at University of Wuppertal.