communication and product design thesis
8th semester, 2016
#SOCIALORLOST describes three strategies to concentrate on social and ecological impact. Breaking barriers will lead to problems even before the solution process begins. This is a decisive step towards a solution and deserves particular attention. It’s done through experiments that provide alternative accesses to design.
speculative design project
7th semester, 2015—16
Raising Robotic Natives explores interactions between children and robots that could raise them as the first generation of robotic natives.
Just like digital natives grow up in the digital world, robotic natives are born into an environment that is adapting to robots. As a result of unbiased, childlike enthusiasm, they are socialized with the technology early on. Through constant robotic interactions and formalized education, robotic natives get to think differently about robots than we do. It will be their responsibility to shape the future of robotics, not ours—besides we’re robotic immigrants, after all.
+ Part of “Hello, Robot.” at Vitra Design Museum
critical design experiment
7th semester, 2015
Two-day experiment exploring boundaries between handcraft and industrial production. You can make your own butter by shaking cream until your arms hurt. Or you can use robots instead. The resulting product is 20 jars of limited edition, hand- and robot-crafted butter. We call it robutter.
Industrial robots are traditionally intended for repetitive work and mass production at the assembly line. Robutter is a project that explores how these machines could be helpful in our homes. In this way, the idyllic and artisanal loving craft of churning butter is mechanized. It comes in five different flavors: Sea Salt, Lemon+Pepper, Garlic, Arugula and (RG)Blue.
Good friends of mine, which found the brand “ZIRKUS ZIRKUS", released their new collection "The Nomads" on December 09th.
No big players, no retail, no wholesale. All products are limited to 99 pieces. Everything is produced in Portugal and Poland, Europe. 100% independent and fair.
It was my task to film and edit the look book video.
exchange term, 2015
I was part of the winter and spring issue of the student publication of Emily Carr University in Vancouver, named “Woo” Magazine.
Taking it’s name from the mischievous primate companion of Emily Carr, WOO is an experimental magazine which aims to showcase student artwork, criticism and creativity. Through ever-evolving manifestations, WOO has remained committed to creating publications which promote curiosity and reflect the temperature of the student body.
The WOO team facilitates connections with established artists, curators, and alumni with the intention of engaging and contributing to the surrounding arts community.
free photography work
“Upside Boston” shows new perspectives by looking up.
The cities’ shapes and existing forms are carefully selected and subject of this series.
It got exhibited at “ICCC International Digital Design Invitation Exhibition” in New York, in spring 2015.
exchange term, 2015
During the class “Sustainable Design Strategies”, we designed “open bridge” for rich and poor, for everyday objects from being thrown away as trash and in return to provide access for people in need.
We recently won the “iF Public Value Student Award 2016”.
As part of the minster tower jubilee the studio “Bootschaft | Crew für Gestaltung” developed the art installation “125Blickwinkel (viewing angles)”. The installation combines object, moving image and sound into an audiovisual experience. An arrangement of elements that aim in the height is played by projectors. This expands the building in perspective and makes it an emotional experience as well. I was mostly involved in the creation of the concept and the recording of the video material. Furthermore, I took over the organization of the sequences and the rough cut.
The installation is screened from 13/03/15 until 26/04/15 at the minster.
+ www.125blickwinkel.de (full development process in detail)
winter term, 2014—16
“intention with us” — “.iwu” for short — grew out of the desire to work on existing projects with a social and ecological focus beyond the University and to be able to initiate new projects.
Because we, Robin Weidner and I, the initiators of .iwu, admire the Ulm School of Design, have learned more deeply about the people and ideas. We rediscovered the quotation of Tomás Maldonado that has often inspired us in the achievement of our aims:
“Partnership, whose members share the same intention: to give the human environment structure and content.”
summer term, 2014
FORMAT is our students magazine, which is made by an interdisciplinary team of students of our three study programs. I was one of the chief editors and able to accompany it three semesters long. The issue is about the path of our students from the beginning to the graduation and working life of former students.
It’s the readers decision to read it from right to left, left to right or straight through, as the title “left, right, straight” states.
Our goal was to integrate all of our three study programs. You can look at the printed pages, the special pantone color and feel the weight of the paper. You can explore videos and pictures with
augmented reality and you can enjoy three dimensional renderings and products on every mobile device.
4th semester, 2014
What does the use of photographic, journalistic-textual and design mean? Our main topic was migration, we focused on the role of converted people in our society.
After we created a series of photographs and thought concerning the form of texts, we developed a layout for a print and web–medium. Furthermore we planed an exhibition to support the magazine.
+ Prof. Ulrich Schendzielorz
+ Oliver Jung
fashion video, 2014
Good friends of mine, which found the brand “ZIRKUS ZIRKUS“, released their new collection "The Loyals" on May 15th. "Brothers from another mother" and "counter parts", were the inspiration of their latest style.
All products limited to 99 pieces and some of them are produced locally. “ZIRKUS ZIRKUS“ consistently enhances from a young label towards a serious brand.
It was my task to film and edit the look book video.
3rd + 4th semester, 2014
It was our assignment to design an exhibition for the “Vocational College for Design, Jewelry and Equipment”. We chose the students, graduates, and the story of the vocational college as a thematic focus of the exhibition.
Developed in the third semester and established in the fourth.
In June 2014 the exhibition was on view at the "Regional Garden Show" in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
+ Kim Klamser
+ Annegret Rapp
+ Julian Moder
+ Prof. Marc Guntow
+ Prof. Jens Döhring
winter term, 2013
Everything is open — no color cut, no perforation, no special cover, just an open thread stitching. In the twelfth edition of FORMAT we focused on different kinds of facades and toke a look behind them.
For this edition we have the entire layout overturned from the previous editions, adapts and improves contrast.
We want to put points instead of commas. Why not provide contrasts instead of gray scale?
As part of the editorial board of the twenty-five member team I took over a number of organizational, conceptual and creative tasks. Furthermore, I was responsible for the video.
“Mitfahrscheibe” means also "take-a-ride card", or more simple getting from A to B.
The ideation is by Robin Weidner. It got produced as first project at intentionwithus. Together we already won "Future Prize of Communication in Mobility, 2014", "Yooweedoo Idea Award, 2015" and got nominated for the "UNCOVER Design Prize, 2016".
3rd semester, 2013
In this project, a self-selected song (“Viol” by Gesaffelstein) had to be investigated and visually displayed in an animation. The first step was to analyze all the interacting elements of the song.
We investigated and designed patterns of movement and shaped ideas. The viewer should be deceived by an illusion, where behaviors of the space reflect the instruments. The goal was to capture the character of the piece and transfer it into an audiovisual experience.
+ Zohar Sharabi
+ Julian Moder
+ Nicole Ziegler
+ Prof. Michael Götte
+ Veldana Sehic
3rd Semester, 2013
In this project we visualized sub-areas of the degradation of nuclear power plants. In the book, topics such as the reduction, the costs, the time and the final disposal problems are approached.
Our goal was to explain these issues with simple but at the same time detailed illustrations to minimize the total use of text. In addition to the book, we designed a poster with all the important information to the overview.
+ Jarno Möller
+ Prof. Günter Biste
+ Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker
summer term, 2013
“eins sein.” 88 pages. 6 items. 32 illustrations. 8 projects. 10 pages special format. 1,000 copies. 250 bags. 4 videos. 25 creative minds. 3 courses. 5 semesters. 16 regular sessions. 3 layout weekends. countless one-on-one conversation. 11 semester format. all is one.
The eleventh edition of FORMAT is entitled “be one” and provides insights into the topic of teamwork as well as in the controversy of selfishness and philanthropy.
As part of the editorial board of the twenty-five member team I took over a number of organizational, conceptual and creative tasks. Furthermore, I was responsible for the videos.