I’m a graphic designer and researcher based in Zurich. Working in the fields of editorial design, art direction and visual identities, I realize projects for and with clients from culture, academia, arts and publishing.

In the other half of my practice, I do research on cultural phenomena, the social meaning of architecture and on editorial design for knowledge mediation. These interests led my to my last years’ MA-thesis Palms on Balconies, an examination of the design of private mansions in Romania that were built for the representation of social status.

Since 2017 ⚪ I also work with my two colleagues Loraine Olalia and Nadine Wüthrich on an ongoing series for hybrid academic publishing: aether.ethz.ch, published by intercomverlag. Currently we work on the design of cache, its’ follow-up project on open access-publishing, initiated at ETH, Wissenschaftsforschung and in collaboration with MA-students of Visual Communication, ZHdK.

Also see designforfutures.org, an in March 2019 ⚪ formulated initiative from designers supporting the global protests for climate protection by the Fridays for Future Movement. Currently only a statement, guidelines and other frameworks are being discussed and further participators are welcome.

Feel free to contact me for enquiries, collaborations, or contributions.

Bombachsteig 9
CH-8049 Zurich

 

Education
2017 – 2018 ⚪ MA in Visual Communication, Design Department, ZHdK, Zurich, CH
2009 – 2013 ⚪ BA in Visual Communication, HfG Pforzheim, GER
2012 – 2013 ⚪ Erasmus exchange to ECAL, Lausanne, CH

Practice
July – Dec. 2018 ⚪ “Editorial design for new forms of knowledge in ethnographic research”, scientific assistant at Institut für Designforschung at ZHdK, Zurich, CH
2014 – 2017 ⚪ Art Director at L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse, Zurich, CH
2014 ⚪ Freelancer for Raffinerie AG, Zurich, CH
2014 ⚪ Graphic Designer at Bel Epok, Zurich, CH
2011 – 2012 ⚪ Intern at Bureau Mirko Borsche, Munich, GER

Nominations
2019 ⚪ Stiftung Buchkunst, Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2018, Shortlist for “Palms on Balconies”
2019 ⚪ Finalist for the Josef Müller-Brockmann Advancement Award for Young Designers

Written contributions
2019 “Foreign agency as facilitator of status in post-revolution Romania”, contribution with Gabriel Amza for Migrant Journal No. 6
2019 ⚪ In preparation: “Design research as an gesture for showing”, contribution for “Not at your service – Design Manifestos”, Design Department, ZHdK

Exhibition contributions
2015 ⚪ The Gallery Presents, “Hommage to the Love Letter”, Arnhem, NL
2014 ⚪ 26th Intl. Biennial of Graphic Design, “Student works”, Brno, CZ
2013 ⚪ ADC Deutschland Nachwuchs, “Editorial ist ausgezeichnet”, do you read me?!, Berlin, GER
2013 ⚪ ECAL, University of Art and Design, “Halftime”, Lausanne, CH
2012 ⚪ Typographic Society Munich, “Design and Responsibility”, Munich, GER

Clients
Campus Verlag, Foraus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Jalou Media Group Paris, Kulturstiftung des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Literaturbüro Freiburg, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, intercomverlag, PKZ Schweiz, Robert-Bosch Stiftung Berlin, Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv, Sies + Höke, ETH Zürich: Professur für Wissenschaftsforschung

Coding by Jens Buss
⚪ 2019