I’m a graphic designer and researcher based in Zurich, working in the fields of editorial design, visual identities and front-end development of digital matters. I realize projects for and with clients from culture, academia, arts and publishing.

Since 2017 ⚪ I work with my two colleagues Loraine Olalia and Nadine Wüthrich continously on aether.ethz.ch, an hybrid journal for academic research, 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.

In the other half of my practice, I do culture analytical research on design as a practice for knowledge production and mediation. This interest also 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.

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

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
2019 ⚪ House of Arts Timișoara, “Homing” with “Palms on Balconies”, Timișoara, RO
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 Professur für Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Departement Architektur

Coding by Jens Buss
⚪ 2019