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The LUMAS team
The initiators of LUMAS are enthusiastic art collectors. Stefanie Harig and Marc Ullrich have been active in the business world for many years and, with LUMAS, made their passion into their career. Now, with a team of 150 art and photography enthusiasts, LUMAS has grown to become the undisputed specialist for high-quality editions.
From 1989 to 1995, Stefanie Harig studied art history and communications with an emphasis on public relations in Saarbrücken and Berlin. In 1995, she became self-employed with the agency Die Brücke Public Relations GmbH. Her clients included several federal ministries, Mercedes-Benz, McKinsey & Company, and Deutsche Bahn. In 1999, she sold her shares in the agency to SMYLE GmbH and worked as an interior designer and art consultant in Berlin and New York. In 2003, she co-founded LUMAS, the leading publisher of affordable art editions.
Marc Alexander Ullrich
In 1986, at the age of 18, Marc Ullrich founded Rainbow Arts, a developer of entertainment Software, and two years later, he acquired shares in Softgold (entertainment software distribution). Although Rainbow Arts quickly became the leader in its field in Germany, he sold both companies to institutional investors in 1991. From 1992 to 1994, Marc Ullrich held an executive position at ESCOM AG (the second largest PC retailer in Europe at the time), where he was responsible for product management, purchasing, and strategic business development. From 1994 to 1997, he was active as a strategy consultant in Germany, the UK, and the US for IT-clients including 1&1/United Internet, IBM, and Compaq. In 1997, he founded Germany’s leading web-hosting provider STRATO. He has been active as a strategy consultant for 1&1/United Internet, heading their UK relaunch und US launch. In 2003, he co-founded LUMAS, the leading publisher of affordable art editions.
Alexander Nieswandt completed a traditional photographer's apprenticeship in 1990 at Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. After that, he was a freelance photographer before becoming the assistant to the executive board of Sander, the Cologne-based photo-media service provider, in 1992. In 1994, he became the long-established company's managerial partner, responsible for clients throughout Europe. The company expanded to include German branches in Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt. Nieswandt founded Icony Media GmbH in 2007, which has been a subsidiary of Avenso GmbH since 2009. As one of the managing directors of Avenso GmbH he oversees production, IT, and customer service and is a shareholder in the company.