I’m a graphic designer based in Zurich, working in the field of editorial design, digital matters and visual identities for clients from academia, culture and publishing. Discussion, analysis and exploration inform my practice. Since 2017 ⚪ I work closely in collaboration with Loraine Olalia, Nadine Wüthrich, intercomverlag and several developers (1, 2, 3, 4) on tools and series for publishing academic research in hybrid form and as open access (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
I am also interested in design research, especially practice theory, books as knowledge devices, graphic design in the context of ethnographic representation. A further interest into architecture sociology led to my MA-thesis “Palms on Balconies”, an investigation and visual study of the design of private mansions in Romania built for the representation of social status. A publication is in the works.
Feel free to contact me for enquiries, collaborations, written contributions.
Jan 2019 – July 2020 ⚪ Project member at Institut für Designforschung ZHdK, “cache: an explorative study on Open Access as a socio-technical system”, Zurich, CH
July – Dec 2018 ⚪ Scientific assistant at Institut für Designforschung ZHdK, “Editorial Design für neue Formen von Wissen in der ethnografischen Forschung”, Zurich, CH
2010 – 2021 ⚪ Employed, freelanced, art directed, interned at Source Associates AG, Raffinerie AG, L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse, Bureau Mirko Borsche
2018 – 2020 ⚪ PhD-studies at Collegium Helveticum, “Epistemologies of aesthetic practices” and University of Zurich, Kulturanalysen, Zurich, CH – unfortunately canceled due to a lack of project funding
2017 – 2018 ⚪ MA in Visual Communication, ZHdK, Zurich, CH
2012 – 2013 ⚪ Erasmus exchange, ECAL, Lausanne, CH
2009 – 2013 ⚪ BA in Visual Communication, HfG Pforzheim, GER
Campus Verlag, Foraus – Forum Aussenpolitik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Jalou Media Group Paris, Kulturstiftung des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Literaturbüro Freiburg, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, PKZ Schweiz, Robert-Bosch Stiftung Berlin, Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv, Sies + Höke, ETH Professur für Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Departement Architektur, gta verlag, Universität Zürich ISEK.
Workshops & Talks
2021 ⚪ “How can hybrid design create new approaches for publishing academic research?“, 5-day workshop with Loraine Olalia and Nadine Wüthrich, ZHdK Departement Design, Zurich, CH
2021 ⚪ “Zeigen – artikulieren – bezeugen. Erkenntnismodi in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Design”, panel with Johannes Bennke and Bruno Heller. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik: Ästhetik und Erkenntnis, ZHdK, Zurich, CH
2020 ⚪ “Design research as an gesture for showing”, contribution for “Not at your service – Design Manifestos”, Hansuli Matter and Björn Franke, Department ZHdK, Birkhäuser Verlag
2019 ⚪ “Foreign agency as facilitator of status in post-revolutionary Romania”, contribution with Gabriel Amza for Migrant Journal No. 6
2020 ⚪ Literaturhaus Stuttgart, “Homing” with “Palms on Balconies”, Stuttgart, GER
2019 ⚪ House of Arts Timișoara, “Homing” with “Palms on Balconies”, Timișoara, RO
2014 ⚪ 26th Intl. Biennial of Graphic Design, “Student works”, Brno, CZ
2019 ⚪ Finalist for the Josef Müller-Brockmann Advancement Award for Young Designers
2019 ⚪ Stiftung Buchkunst, Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2018, Shortlisted for “Palms on Balconies”
Coding by Jens Buss ⚪ 2021