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Chili Gallei, named “Communicator of the Year” in 2010 by the Austrian Public Relations Society, creates graphic designs at the crossroads between education, art and marketing. Printes on paper or displayed on the internet. For commercial, cultural, government or artistic clients.

Here’s a small selection of Chili’s most interesting recent projects. Enjoy.

CDIA Corporate Video 2014

Infographics VORmagazin

published in the VORmagazin, Nov. 2014
published in the VORmagazin, Nov. 2014

Design: Chili Gallei • Clay Figure Production: Mae Chan

MNL Austrian Film Festival in Manila

WELLENTANZ - Folksmilch & Mercedes Echerer






WELLENTANZ – Lieder & Geschichten vom großen Strom zwischen Schwarzwald…

Erzählen wir die Donau ….. Unter diesem Motto haben sich Mercedes Echerer und das Austrian Acoustic Trio Folksmilch zusammengetan, und so entstand „WELLENTANZ“ – Lieder & Geschichten vom großen Strom zwischen Schwarzwald und Schwarzem Meer. Kleinkunst im traditionellen Sinne, eine Performance der besonderen Art, aber vor allem eins: Entertainment!


Dazu durfte ich das Cover, Booklet und die CD designen - und einen Video-Clip als Bonus-Track Trailer zur CD gestalten ...

HOT DOG from Vienna

Premiere: Di, 08.04.2014  20.00 Uhr Badeschiff, Wien 

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This video is part of the Nadeschda and Alexander Schukoff production: Frankfurter, Hot Dog und Co: die Kulturgeschichte des Wiener Würstls.

To be shown first on ORF3 at 19:30, Dec. 25th and 26th.

Design and Creative Center Kobe, Japan

Jo Ditty and The Big Joke

Logo, CD-Cover & Booklet and Music-Videos by Chili Gallei, © 2013

new book - on sale!


200 Portraits 2003-2013

200 portraits 2003-2013
A book with more than 200 of the legendary portraits by Chili Gallei for Rabenhof Theater.



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it kinda worked

Book: iPainting & Poetry

by Chili Gallei (iPaintings) and Audrey Esteban (Poetry)

Green Cities Video for ADB

Chili Gallei rarely appears on stage, but many accomplished artists depend on his reliable presence back stage. A good example is the Protest Song Contest where Chili is responsible for stage direction, promotional videos, website design and the many small details needed to make the event a success.

5 Jahre CDIA Broschüre, Infografiken, Video

COLUMBO DREAMS at the Rabenhof Theater

For a theater stage (designed by Christine Dosch) I created 6 ARTworks with the face of one of the actors as a hommage to contemporay art. Shown in COLUMBO DREAMS, written by Peter Waldeck, directed by Thomas Gratzer, at the Rabenhot Theater, Vienna.

The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof!

Waterproof PH is a collection of Graphic Design / Art / Typography works inspired by the relentless Filipino Spirit in the face of adversity.


The Ayala MUSEUM has called for entries ... 

The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof by chili gallei


Roman Freigaßner, Thomas Gratzer, Chili Gallei - Foto: © Lissa Weissenbacher
Roman Freigaßner, Thomas Gratzer, Chili Gallei - Foto: © Lissa Weissenbacher

Chili Gallei has developed one of Vienna’s most recognized designs in his highly successful work for the Rabenhof Theater. Over the years he has designed and produced traditional print media, stage sets, promotional videos, public relations materials, photos and the theatre’s website. All these media share a consistent look and feel that communicates: Rabenhof!

Key Visuals

Vienna: (Very) Smart City

Die internationale Strategie der Stadt Wien im neuen Web-Video.Crossmediale Präsentation eines modernen Medienstandorts.
Wien. Die lebenswerteste Stadt der Welt im Herzen Europas präsentiert sich als aufstrebender Wirtschafts- und Medienstandort für Partner aus aller Welt. Modern, technisch innovativ, mit naturnaher Lebensqualität und optimaler Infrastruktur für Besucher, Bewohner, Betriebe, Unternehmen und StartUps. Das neue Präsentationskonzept des Mediendesigners Chili Gallei im Auftrag der Stabsstelle für internationale Strategie und Koordination der Stadt Wien überträgt alle Vorzüge der Stadt in eine zeitgemässe Umsetzung von flexiblen Video-Clips.

Auf mehreren Themenebenen bietet sich eine dynamische Platform für den weltweiten und strategischen Imagetransfer in elektronischen Medien und auf allen digitalen, vorzugsweise mobilen Endgeräten. Wien als bevorzugter Wirtschafts- und Medienstandort wird hier nicht nur beschrieben, sondern mittels Gestaltung auf den ersten Blick bewiesen. Die Grundlage für den Ausbau internationaler Vernetzung per viralem Video-Marketing ist geschaffen. Auf neue Entwicklungen kann damit tagesaktuell reagiert werden.

Metropolis in the heart of Europe

Chili Gallei not only develops media for clients from the cultural and business worlds, he also makes his own films. Here’s a video of his annual trip to the Weissensee where fun is a central part of the program.

Rabenhof Theatre, Vienna – WIR STAATSKÜNSTLER

Chili Gallei has designed the Rabenhof Theater’s distinctive graphics and communications strategy for many years. The latest addition is the "homage to Arnulf Rainer" for "WIR STAATSKÜNSTLER" (State Artists) and the complete 2011/2012 season description on the newly re-designed Rabenhof website. Chili Gallei designed the website to be consistent with the Rabenhof Theater’s popular and distinctive graphic style while being 100% smartphone compatible.

The Rabenhof Theater’s website averages over 750 visitors per day with over 2,000 page views.

WIR STAATSKÜNSTLER – Live in the Rabenhof Theater and broadcast every Thursday on ORF television

“’Wir Staatskünstler’(We State Artists) is a strange program full of anarchic wit. The performance varies between anger and resignation, cynicism and idealism, and is not willing to resolve these contradictions. A laugh at the precipice, which rises and shakes, and is thus (slightly) moving." (Wiener Zeitung)

WIR STAATSKÜNSTLER, © Chili Gallei - homage to Arnulf Rainer
WIR STAATSKÜNSTLER, © Chili Gallei - homage to Arnulf Rainer

Chili Gallei likes looking beyond the borders of his homeland. Some examples include the short video production centrope_tt  for the EU funded project EcoPlus, or his video and designs for “Vienna Knowhow” (Das Wissen Wiens) a project for TINA Vienna Urban Technologies designed to share ideas from the world’s most liveable city.

centrope_tt: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia

centrope_tt is an international experts community for technology transfer and innovation support acting in the neighbouring regions of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia - called CENTROPE. 15 centrope_tt partner institutions have been establishing different tools for stimulation of cross-border technology transfer between enterprises and universities/research institutes since 2009. Target of the clip is to show the great potential of a knowledge region which Centrope offers to its inhabitantsThis film was implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.For further information about centrope_tt see: www.centrope-tt.infoMany thanks to all centrope_tt partners for their cooperation in realising this centrope_tt Image clip© 2011, Lower Austria, ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria

Photo Credit: Thule Jug, Donauuniversität Krem, ecoplus, Haiden-Baumann

Vienna Know-how Exhibition in Izmir, Turkey

Chili Gallei designed TINA Vienna’s award winning exhibition “Vienna Know-how: Urban Technologies and Strategies” in Izmir, Turkey

Vienna Know-how Exhibition in Bucharest, Romania

Chili Gallei designed and installed TINA Vienna’s exhibition “Vienna Know-how: Urban Technologies and Strategies” at the Bucharest City Museum as well as the exhibit’s promotional video. Here’s the video.

Chili Gallei has always had a soft spot for art and culture. He’s produced many promotional videos to help draw attention and attract audiences for theatre and cultural performances. Some examples are shown below.

Video for cultural festival "kunst in der saege" featuring the band The Branka and Jo Ditty & The Big Joke

I hired a contract killer, performance at Tischlerei Theatre Melk, 2011

Julian Loidl is Henri Boulanger
Julian Loidl is Henri Boulanger

Ex-pat Frenchman Henri Boulanger feels his life has lost its meaning when he’s fired from his job after a long career. He tries to kill himself, but fails. Still wanting to die, he arranges to meet a hit man in a bar, there Boulanger engages the hit man to kill him at an unspecified time and place in the future.

After engaging the hit man, Boulanger falls in love with Margaret, the flower lady. When he realizes that his life does have meaning, he tries to contact “his” hit man. But the bar has closed and the killer is untraceable, so Boulanger and Margaret flee together. Despite this, the killer, although suffering badly from lung cancer, tracks Boulanger and drives him into a corner. In the end, the assassin winds up shooting himself.



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Genug Gesehen art by Tina Prichenfried

Science Busters

Chili Gallei has been the main man backstage at Science Busters – Austria’s wildly popular science show – from the beginning. His striking visual style, his legendary videos, and his stage direction perfectly compliments the show’s entertaining, despite being highly intelligent, actors: physicists Heinz Oberhummer and Werner Gruber, and comedian Martin Puntigam. The show is a European pioneer in bringing “Science 2 People” by explaining the science behind everyday activities. Its motto, “Those who don’t know, need to believe everything,” perfectly characterizes our highly technical age. After establishing this format, Chili Gallei could have just sat back ...

.. but that was not enough for him.

Chili Gallei extended the concept for the ORF (Austrian national television network) coverage of the 2011 Nordic Ski World Cup in Oslo. Chilli produced ten Science Busters videos explaining the science of Nordic skiing and several intro/extro videos. The videos clearly illustrate the look and feel of Chili Gallei video design.

Cafe Florianihof, Vienna, Austria

Chili Gallei uses a wide variety of styles in his work. He chooses the right look for his projects based on the type of task and client’s particular characteristics or personality. A fine example is his blending of traditional and modern styles for the Café Florianihof video and website. The look succeeds in communicating that this café combines the best of old and new Viennese coffeehouse traditions.

Chili Gallei open end.

I, Chili Gallei, have lived for, and with, my creative work for many years now. This website illustrates only a small selection of my happily almost unlimited range of media and designs.

There’s much more about my work on the rest of this website, and about me in particular on the About Chili Gallei page.

Christian Gallei

Sternwartestrasse 4/21

1180 Wien

Österreich / Europe

+43 676 33 72 918


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Christian 'Chili' Gallei
Christian 'Chili' Gallei

Then suddenly I became Chili.

It wasn’t my idea … it was fine, for many years, to simply sign Christian to my art. 
But, slowly my friends and clients started asking me why I was calling myself “Chili” since that’s how my signature looked to them. So, I became Chili Gallei.

Unmistakable Chili.

Anyone who knows Chili Gallei recognizes his unique style immediately. At first glance, it often looks somewhat frayed, as if a wild artist has dropped random fragments from a sky full of ideas without structure or meaning. What a mistake.Nothing is random in the work of Christian Chili Gallei. Ruthlessly pragmatic, Chili begins projects working closely with clients to precisely analyse their specific needs and setting before beginning his work. While almost every project begins with a shock, clients soon embrace Chili’s approach of detailed analysis and focused products, as evidenced by their close involvement in the design process (and many coffees consumed together). The sample videos and products on this website show some of Chili’s work. Contact him to discuss your ideas.


Chili Gallei combines theatre, graphic design, art and media to provide clients with videos, stage sets, exhibition stands, corporate design, websites and more.

The work is online, offline and interactive for film, art, theatre, music, fashion, business, industry and government.



Christian Gallei

Sternwartestrasse 4/21

1180 Wien


+43 676 33 72 918

Communicator of the Year Award 2010, Austrian Public Relations Society
Communicator of the Year Award 2010, Austrian Public Relations Society
Chili Book
chili gallei english.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB
Chili Portfolio 2013
Adobe Acrobat Document 19.9 MB






Da heisst plötzlich einer Chili.

Es genügt ja, als Christian im Lauf der Jahre seine vielen Werke zwecks Unverwechselbarkeit ein bisschen salopp zu signieren.

Schon steht da Chili und dann dauerts nicht mehr lang, und man ist der Chili. Der Chili Gallei, weil Gallei heisst die Familie seit Generationen und das passt dann sehr gut dazu, um eine gefragte Marke im kreativen Business zu schaffen.


Chili Gallei macht Ausstellungs-Design, Bühnenbilder, Messestände, Motion Graphix, Opening Titels, Info-Grafiken, Corporate Design.

Er macht das online, offline, interaktiv. Für Film, Kunst, Theater, Musik, Mode, Wirtschaft und Industrie. 


Unverwechselbar Chili.

Wer Chili Gallei einmal kennt, erkennt auch seinen Stil und der ist definitiv einzigartig. Auf den ersten Blick etwas ausgefranst, als ob da ein wildes Genie wahllos gestalterische Versatzstücke aus einem Himmel voller Ideen fallen lässt und sich nicht weiter darum kümmert. Welch ein Irrtum.


Nichts ist Zufall im Schaffen des Ing. Christian Chili Gallei. Gnadenlos pragmatisch werden Anforderungen, Umfeld und logische Abläufe beim Auftraggeber hinterfragt und analysiert, bevor es an die Umsetzung geht. Nahezu jeder Geschäftspartner hat nach kurzem Schreck gerne die Zahl der Kaffees und Minuten schon im ersten Meeting erhöht und für die folgenden gleich genügend Zeit reserviert. Die Beispielvideos hier sprechen ihre eigene überzeugende Sprache.