22 years designer in creative management at MONTBLANC
Jan Zander began his career with a commercial training as well as a craft training as a jeweler and goldsmith. Thereafter, he attended university and graduated in 1993 from the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim/Germany with a degree in product design.
In November 1995, he became the first in-house designer to take over the newly founded design department at MONTBLANC International - and thus established and further developed a sustainable in-house design culture. He created a highly efficient business unit for the company, linking contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship and serial production, as well as establishing 3D design with direct production connectivity.
In the following years, Jan Zander developed and defined international trends and innovative design lines for MONTBLANC. After more than 20 years his hallmark design style has shaped a large part of the product portfolio, in particular in the areas of limited edition writing instruments, serial writing instruments, jewelry and leather goods. Thus, he has made a distinct contribution to the brand identity and to the overall success of MONTBLANC.
Jan Zander was born and raised in Hamburg.
After completing his training as a goldsmith and working as such for a year, he studied jewelry design at the FHG Pforzheim.
In 1992, he founded "WORKER'S - Atelier für Gestaltung" in Hamburg with Heidi Simon.
Three years later, he followed MONTBLANC's request to join the company as a product designer.
Jan Zander received various international awards and patent rights for his design work.
22 years later he founded the Jan Zander Design Studio in Hamburg.
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