Udo Schliemann brings over 30 years of experience to Entro, specializing in identity development, environmental branding, and signage and wayfinding design. Udo’s unique approach to design problems, fostered by the mentorship of renowned German artist Anton Stankowski, combines artistic and poetic sensibilities to create powerful designs, which elevate the everyday experience. In Toronto, Udo is an actively involved member of the Design Exchange.
A native of Germany, Udo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the Technical College for Design in Würzburg, where he served as guest lecturer between the years 1993–1998. In 1999, he immigrated with his family to Canada where he started at Gottschalk+Ash International. In 2011 he joined Entro Communications as Principal Creative Director.
His work has focused on integrated wayfinding systems and branded environments for an impressive list of national and international clients such as Deloitte, RBC, Sobeys, Daniels Spectrum, the Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Ontario, Weston Family Learning Centre; Canadian Museum of Nature; Rotman School of Management; Royal Ontario Museum; Ivey Business School; German Stock Exchange; Downtown Yonge Street BIA; Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre; MiWay, Mississauga Transit; MaRS Research Facility; Royal Ontario Museum; Ryerson University; and TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Udo's immense talent has garnered a long list of industry awards, notably: Communication Arts Award of Excellence (2016) and Graphis Design Annual Silver Award (2016) for the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House; Applied Arts Award (2011), TIFF Bell Lightbox; and Red Dot Design Award (2009), University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.