Born in 1957 in Zurich, Markus Gunthardt is a former professional tennis player who participated in the ATP World Tour between 1978 and 1985. Gunthardt has been the director of numerous tennis tournaments and since 2005 is director of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Based in Stuttgart, Studio Orel, Communication Dept. works across the platforms of photography, film, print, video and the Internet. Offering solutions from creative and art direction to graphic design and post-production, Studio Orel pushes the boundaries of communication to meet its rapidly changing needs.