He who, like him, grows up among Hanseatic people, has three possibilities to escape from the typical lethargy of a coast metropolis: Advertising. Writing. Or going to sea. After an education in advertising and three years of agency work it was clear to him: Neither advertising, no, nor going to sea was meant for him, but journalism.
After a traineeship at the publishing group Milchstraße and studies at Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, Tim Gutke wrote interviews, reports and portraits for the Playboy. Since November 2009 Tim Gutke is a freelance journalist with focus on interviews and reports. He is chief of copywriting at the international men's magazine L'Officiel Hommes and develops magazine concepts for the media concern Gruner und Jahr. Tim Gutke lives in Munich.