About me

I am a dad to three wonderful unschooled children. As a young boy, I fell in love with a typewriter, a cassette recorder, a glue stick, and paper. The results were handmade newspapers and audiobook stories. A few years later, this passion of mine turned into a profession. I became a journalist in Berlin and learned all about editing, screenwriting, and interviewing people.

I founded YoungCre8ors for all those kids and teens who love creating just as much as I do!

My sessions are no place for dry old-school teaching. Instead it is a welcoming space for kids and teens to explore their creative ideas in a respectful environment. I am here to share my skills, supporting the journey from idea to a finished product, but it’s the participants who shape the makers space.

The results are stunning and I don’t just mean the products but also the individual growth that happens when kids and teens are able to express themselves creatively.

For the last 19 years, I have been working in education settings in the UK, Austria, and Portugal, while following my passion for filmmaking and running nature groups for dads and their children. 

I was born in East Germany and have since made the most of my freedom having lived in eight countries and slow-travelling all over Europe with my family, gleaning inspiration from isolated mountain hamlets in Spain, buzzing bazars in Turkey or milking goats on a Danish island.

In 2015 I published my parenting book “The Empathic Father” (OTF, London). I am also writing for parenting magazines in the UK, Australia, NZ, and the US.

I produce video and graphic design content for businesses in Austria, Spain, and the UK and I also teach filmmaking, debate, history and other formats online.

Join my sessions, have fun and become a young cre8or! Connect with me on LinkedIn!

We all appreciate the dedication and
creativity you put into your work and
mentoring wholeheartedly.”

Jaimee Salonen


In today’s culture creative disciplines are too often underrated. Even though numerous studies have shown that in tomorrow’s world it is not (just) the academic knowledge that will make young people stand out from the crowd. Being able to work well in a team, find creative solutions to problems, ask creative questions and look at the world and its challenges with a flexible, creative mind –
those are the skills no robot can perform.

This website was cre8ed by my 15-year-old son.