Junior Art Director
Serviceplan/Plan.Net Group, Munich
|10/2010 – 07/2015||
Integrated Design, Bachelor of Arts
Köln International School of Design (KISD), Cologne
|08/2013 – 01/2014||
Design & Technology, term abroad
Parsons The New School for Design, New York City
|03/2012 – 07/2015||
Bosbach Kommunikation & Design GmbH, Cologne
markenmut. kreatives marketing ag, Trier
|05/2010 – 07/2010||
propeller GmbH, Trier
|04/2010 – 05/2010||
Wunderman GmbH, Cologne
Ideal Standard GmbH, Wittlich
|04/2009 – 03/2010||
TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
|04/2008 – 12/2008||
Verbundkrankenhaus Bernkastel/Wittlich, Wittlich
|Tools||Cinema 4D, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash|
|Languages||German, English (fluent)|
In the course of my final thesis at KISD, I explored the topic “Quantified Self” through a self experiment. In practical terms I focused on the areas data visualization and visual storytelling. I sought to find overarching patterns in huge amounts of self-compiled data and to visualize these findings in a visually compelling manner.
I designed a poster series that shows personal data about my life during my final thesis. The infographics show various perspectives onto my emotional state, my finances, places I visited, activities and sleep and work patterns during this particularly stressful and work-intensive time. Exhibited in public, the posters offer future graduates and professors interesting insights about my work habits and how I dealt with stress and pressure. The infographics show, that the discipline of information design is highly subjective and that it is impossible to tell a story while remaining objective.
The public exhibition should encourage visitors to reflect on the meaning of personal data and possible consequences of its extensive collection. The exhibition space was divided into an inner and outer area. The areas were divided by the posters. Their back sides faced outwards and showcased the raw data. The front sides displayed the processed data in the form of infographics.
The opening title sequence is based on a fictional speaker lineup for the F5 Festival in New York City. The F5 Festival fosters artistic collisions: People with various backgrounds come together. Unforeseeable encounters shall lead to unexpected insights and new inspiration. The concept of the work featured is based on this central idea of the festival. Each speaker is represented by an abstract object, in which his or her characteristic works are projected onto. The objects attract each other by gravitational force. An abstract, unpredictable composition progressively emerges.
The design of the book is based on the song “Harder Better Faster Stronger” by the duo Daft Punk. Notable is the fact that Daft Punk uses sound samples for composing their songs, which results in a unique style with a high recognition value. The design is based on the principle of sound sampling. The song consists of exactly 16 sound samples. Accordingly a 4x4 grid system contains the sound bits. A line visualizes the sample sequence. Thereby the book illustrates concisely the lyrics of the song.
The primary goal of the project Rats of NYC lied in attaining the programming skills to realize web applications which utilize at least one external API. The project is based on a database of rat sightings in New York City, which was found at the NYC Open Data website. Each dataset comes with dates and coordinates, so it was possible to visualize each rat sighting on a map using the Google Maps API. Since New York City suffers a rat infestation, this project could not just be informative but also helpful for local authorities through making it mobile compatible and extending it with a “spot”-function.
The project InsTagMemory uses the Instagram API to generate a memory game based on images found at Instagram which are related to a tag defined by the player.
The Central Fountain project is the translation of a physical space into a digital space in the web. The physical space is the Central Fountain of New York City's Washington Square Park which is located in Lower Manhattan. It's significant structure is translated into a website: The virtual movement on the web is related to the way a person would move through the physical space.
The reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth (scene 1/act 1). A digitally generated 3D environment is merged with real footage.
As an annual tradition at the Köln International School of Design the students in lower semesters plan and organize the the graduation ball. In the course of this extensive project several media have to be designed by the students. I took over the task of designing and realizing the “KISDgraduation 2012” microsite. Due to changes during the design process of the thesis exhibition the entire webdesign had to be changed; for that reason the featured prototype does not show the final webdesign. I also supported the implementation of the final webdesign which can be found at kisd.de/graduation2012.
The project examines the phenomenon of time in science-oriented and experiencable perception. In addition to the contentswise and subject-specific background knowledge I acquired the technical expertise to design and realize my first motion graphics work.
Hover is a “50% design” project. This means the design is based on an existing product or design. The combination of both results in the new product, a “hovering” plant pot.