corporate friends

Jan Eickhoff
Gesine Kutter
Sandy Klunker
Matthias Schütze
We are an interdisciplinary team of designers, economists, engineers and experts in the areas of design, electronic engineering and production. Inside corporate friends® we join our expertise. We therefore offer customized system solutions in light design, light management, light control, electronics development and production.

Jan Eickhoff

managing director

Jan Eickhoff (born 1973 in Saarbrücken, Germany) has been working as designer for more than 15 years. He has outstanding references and played a key role in the development of numerous award-winning industrial products. After graduating from high school in 1992, he studied design at the Hochschule Anhalt – University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, Germany. In 1997, he graduated as Diplom-Designer FH – supervised by Prof. Kurt Mehnert (Rector of the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen) and Prof. Helmut Staubach (Art College Berlin-Weißensee). During his years at the university, Jan Eickhoff already was project manager for the design center Sachsen-Anhalt gGmbH. As a designer, he worked in the area product design for some outstanding offices like the office of Prof. Helmut Staubach, Berlin (1997), ars publicité sarl, Luxemburg (1997) or rahe+rahe design, Hannover (1998) and the Institute of integrated design, HFK Bremen (1998). He also has lectured at design colleges, e.g. HFK Bremen (assistant to Prof. Detlef Rahe, department 3D design) or at the department design of Hochschule Anhalt – University of Applied Sciences in Dessau. Beginning in 2000, Jan Eickhoff worked for the office Mehnert Corporate Design, Berlin. When Mehnert Corporate Design GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2005, he became partner and managing director. In 2011, he founded his company corporate friends® in Kamenz and develops LED-lights. For the international design award of Baden-Wurttemberg – the Focus Open 2015 – he was jury member. 

Gesine Kutter

marketing and sales

Gesine Kutter (born 1982 in Sondershausen, Germany) brings in her Sales and Marketing experiences. After graduating from high school in 2001, she studied Business Administration at the Fachhochschule Mittweida – University of Applied Sciences. She got her Diploma in the department of International Management. Afterwards Gesine Kutter worked in the area marketing for Probst & Consorten in Dresden, Germany. Then she studied political science and communication science in Bielefeld and Dresden. She successfully ended her studies in 2009 as B.A. Already as a student she worked some time for the Russian company Euroflag in Moscow, for the Saxon Parliament and for the Saxon State Institute for political Education. Beginning in 2010, Gesine Kutter worked for Sachsen Fahnen GmbH & Co. KG in Sales and later as Head of Sales. In 2016, she started working for corporate friends®.