Activities of graphics and communications designers (

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Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

Tax related formalities

Tax related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

  • Taxes; information for cross-border activities

    For service providers who operate across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special responsibilities and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Design services specialized in the design of messages and information and taking into account human characteristics and needs, corporate goals, market appeal, and the efficiency of production technology and distribution media. Design and consulting with regard to the contents and external appearance of communication contents; design and layout of visual logos (corporate design) and corporate communication media; brand design and brand updating; definition of the imagery, shape, color, and typography of publications; didactic illustration of complex and abstract relationships, book and magazine illustration:
    • Design of corporate marks and logos
    • Design of packaging, product features, and merchandising aids for the retail businesses
    • Design of magazines, newspapers, books
    • Design of postage stamps, coins, banknotes, security bonds
    • Design of calligraphic lettering, documents, heraldry
    • Design of typefaces and alphabets (fonts)
    • Design of games and game equipment
    • Design of signage and navigation systems for spatial and building planning,
    • Design of didactic display boards and signposts


  • Anfertigen von Grabsteinschriften (Grafik-Design)
  • CAD für Textil, Schmuck- u.ä. Design
  • Computerdesign (Grafik-Design)
  • Computergrafiken (Grafik-Design)
  • Computerschriften (Grafik-Design)
  • Designer (Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Design-Studios (Ateliers für Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Foto-Design
  • Grafik-Design (Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Industrial-Design (Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Kommunikationsdesign
  • Lichtdesign (Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Mediendesign (Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Mode- und Musterzeichnen
  • Produktgestaltung
  • Werbedesign (Grafik- und Kommunikationsdesign)
  • Werbegrafik