ABOUT ME

AWARDS

2016
Award of Excellence,
European Newspaper Awards
Screen Design for Axel Springer
Akademie “Schaffen wir das?”

2015
Best of News Design” Society for News Design (SND)
Screen Design for Axel Springer Akademie “Wahllos” and “Unter-Anderen”

2014
Grimme Online Award (nomination)
Screen Design for Axel Springer Akademie “Wahllos”

2014
3rd place for the Axel Springer Prize
Screen Design for Axel Springer Akademie “Wahllos”

2012
Award of Excellence, European Newspaper Awards
Screen Design for Axel Springer Akademie “Unter-Anderen”

2012
Ergo Direkt Media Award
Screen Design for Axel Springer Akademie

2005
Bell Ringer Award
Corporate Identity for Marlo Marketing,
a PR-firm in Boston, Mass.

2001-2003
Graduate Assistantships
Kent State University
School of Visual Communication Design
Spring and fall semester

2002
UCDA Gold Award
Introduction video for Shannon Rogers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising fashion show and awards ceremony.

1999
Freshman scholarship for art and design at Kent State University.

ABOUT ME

I have been designing, illustrating and making stuff in one form or another since I was little. My mom now says that she always knew I would be “something creative” as an adult, which is a surprise because at the time I dreamed of becoming a sausage lady at the grocery store meat counter.

After a busy childhood crafting sausage slices out of paper to practice for my dream job, I went on to get my Master’s degree in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University in Ohio. I worked as a designer in Boston for a year and then moved to Berlin, where I took a minor detour in the advertising industry for almost three years. Still wanting to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine, I said goodbye to my job and spent close to a year traveling around South America. Upon my return to Europe I was offered the opportunity to work as a marketing manager in London for five months, which I gladly took. For more details please feel free check out my résumé.

My original plan still stood strong, which was to work as an independent visual designer in Berlin. And this is where I have been for 8 years, happy as a clam and learning something new every day.

My biggest passion apart from all things design is traveling and I am interested in finding and exploring new ways of incorporating that passion into my work and working more freely around the globe.

I am always looking for new opportunities to spread some color, some sweetness and some charm. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

I’m one of the founders of the Ghettogether and Blog “Ghettogether”, a creative network in our beloved Berlin neighborhood Wedding.

CLIENT LIST

Volkswagen, DDB, Persil, Siemens, Warsteiner, MTV, O2, IKEA Österreich, Jamba, Bunte, Ferrero, BenQ, Intersport, REWE, TBWA, Allianz, Gruner+Jahr, Mercedes-Benz, Baden-Württemberg, DaimlerChrysler AG, Chemie.DE, Richmond Pharmacology Ltd., Intersport, Schrenk+Schrenk Berlin GmbH, Tattoolos GmbH, Praxis Bihman, Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien, Porta, Strato AG, Axel Springer Akademie, Tobias Geigenmüller, Journalistenakademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, TLGG, and many more.

Portraits by Jules Villbrandt

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