Who we are

Facts & Figures

For fact lovers and number people there are some key data at this point, which give a first insight into the agency.

Legal form: Small public limited company
Employees (without freelancer): 45+
Customers: ø 45 per year
Projects: ø 130 per year

Longest customer relationship: 26 years
Recommendation rate: High
Fluctuation: Low
Ecovadis Certification for Sustainability
Participation in Double Q GmbH: 100%

Syndicate founding office in a kitchen-living room


1992 – Syndicate GmbH is founded on 1 April in Hamburg Altona by Sven Carsten Alt, Lukas Eichenberg and Marcus Greinke. The first office is the kitchen in Marcus Greinke’s 70 sqm private apartment. There is only one customer – “Beer Brand” is immediately defined as a strategic goal.

Syndicate founder in artisan outfit


1996 – After a one year intermezzo in the Palmaille, the company moves to its current location in Rentzelstrasse in Hamburg’s Grindelviertel. A good choice, as it turns out. The young university quarter turns out to be a colourful, inspiring environment in which we still feel at home today. Half a floor is enough in the beginning, but that changes quickly…

DoubleQ employees at a meeting

Double Q

2005 – We found the subsidiary Double Q with Jan Hendriok as managing director. Double Q is an agency for the implementation of spatial brand stagings and physical corporate design projects and thus the extended arm of our Shop & Retail Design and Brand Space competence.

Group photo of Syndicate employees for the 20th anniversary

20 years Syndicate

2012 – 20 years have passed by really quickly. We pause for a moment and celebrate our company anniversary with the entire agency on Mallorca. This was of course not our first anniversary celebration, but certainly one of the most memorable.

Dining table in the Cookery


2016 – Time for a comprehensive “relaunch” of all premises in Rentzelstrasse. The 4th floor with the stunning roof terrace overlooking Hamburg is quickly converted into a “cookery” – and today forms the creative heart of the agency.

Syndicate Board of Directors and Management with big golden key

Generation change

2017 – The long-standing employees Martina Berger, Daniel Graf and Robert Lettau become entrepreneurially involved in Syndicate Design AG through a partner model.

2020 – Daniel Graf becomes chief executive officer.

Our clients

We have been working internationally and nationally with a wide range of clients since 1992, from small start-ups to large companies.

What is important to us

We can make a significant contribution to the success of our customers.

We know that our work must first and foremost fulfil the goals of our customers. However, we are only satisfied when we are convinced of the result ourselves.

We like to remember why we chose our profession and solve our tasks with great passion and a lot of positive energy.

Our work is always future oriented. In this context, we see the new as an opportunity and are open to change.

Strategic resources and creative potential are the heart of our agency. In order to protect the independence of our agency, we do not participate in free pitches. Instead, we offer to get to know each other through strategic analyses and creative debriefings.

Would you like to get to know us? Then let us get in touch with you. We look forward to hearing from you.