This magazine is the result of the Magazine Design module I did during my time at the Middlesex University in London. My aim was to create a magazine, which is interesting and helpful for students that are new in London, but it shouldn‘t look like all the other typical student magazines. The “cosmo canteen” magazine is a mix of reportages, useful tips and stories, which I‘ve all written by myself in addition to taking all of the photos for this magazine.
The topic I‘ve chosen for the “RSA Student Design Award” was called “Tomorrow’s workplace”. With the help of graphics, basic architecture and interior design approaches, I‘ve tried to create an innovative design solution. It was the aim to have a futuristic but practicable design solution, which is well-founded on research facts.
For the “D&AD New Blood Award“ I picked the briefing of “The Body Shop“, which asked to create a new visual language for the british brand. I‘ve tried to do that with a different and new style of illustrations, which the Body Shop didn’t used before. In addition to that I developed a concept for an online and in-store campaign as another communication channel.
This is an Advertising campaign for Londons Royal Albert Hall, which is a result of a group work I did for the “YCN Student Design Award”. The aim of this Advertising campaign was to raise awareness of the Hall‘s charitable status and to get people to donate money. We decided to do this with a graphic solution, that shows parts of the Royal Albert Hall in the style of diagrams.
This is my final project I did at the Kölner Design Akademie during my graphic design studies. We had to chose the topic of this project on our own and had no guidelines that had to be fulfilled. I’ve decided to realize a project, that deals with the topic ecological sustainability and so I designed an Eco-Starterkit, which is named “Tante Dörte”. It contains some useful stuff like a planting calendar, some reminder sticker, an energy-saving lamp, some advisor cards, garbage bags “to go” and a “Tante Dörte” Shirt which is made of 100% cotton. All these things are packed in a jute bag. The project deals with the topic in an ironical way, but tries to give you some useful advices too. Think about it!
These photos are a free work I did during my preliminary studies. The pictures should show some kind of thriller. It was one of the most important things for me that the people on the photos show a strong and emotional expression, so that the idea of the photos is presented in a credible way. I‘ve decided to convert them into black and white, because the photos are looking more dramatically. It was the aim to have a story, which is only told by the sequence of these photos.
These photos are the result of a project for the photography lessons during my studies at the Cologne Design Academy. It‘s about the differences between an idealized and an psychological portrait. For the psychological portrait we put the model in the limelight in the way we‘re seeing her. For the idealized portrait we made her look like she wants to be seen by other people. We implemented this task with the use of spotlights, to create a certain kind of atmosphere.
During the Editorial Design subject, we had to design a CD-packaging for an existing band or musician. Besides the CD, the booklet should also be designed for this packaging, including some illustrations we had to visualize for the different bands. I‘ve decided to design a CD for the Band “Eagles of Death Metal”. My design and the associated illustrations I did for this project are inspired by the look of the frontman of this band and the ‘rockabilly music‘.
This brochure deals with the songtext of the song “weit weg” of the german band “Bosse”. The task was to visualize the song with the help of photos and typography. With the chosen photos I tried to create a special and thoughtful atmosphere, which I notice when I‘m listening to this song. In addition to the photos, which are shown in this brochure, I used the different typographic elements to support the message of the pictures.
This photography project is dealing with the topic “changes”. In a group of two we decided to interpret the topic in another way. The photos should show how the eating habits have changed in the last few years. We were showing photos with unappetizing fast food on the one side and good looking and delicious dishes on the other. We are showing the differences between those eating habits by presenting them in a booklet.
The task was to design tourposters for different bands or musicians. After doing some research and having a concept for the poster of each band, the design of the posters should be special for each of the bands and could be influenced by the music from the different musicians. I‘ve chosen the bands “Portugal the man” and “Fleet Foxes” and managed that the posters are reflecting the music of both bands.
The magazine “Wolpertinger“ is the result of a project I did with a group of three during the Editorial Design classes. The topic is the so called “Belgian Quarter” in Cologne. Like the mythical creature Wolpertinger, which was the name giver for our magazine, this borough in Cologne has a lot to offer. We wanted to show that in our magazine. So we created a mix of reports, interviews, photos and graphic elements.
For this Editorial Design project the task was to design a booklet based on the ABC with an topic we could choose on our own. I‘ve finally chosen the topic “Kultmarken“ (engl. cult brand). From the letter “A” to “Z” I‘m presenting some of the most famous brands. I‘ve collected the most important facts for each brand and visualized them with significant photos, which were connected with the different labels.
A new and conclusive Corporate Design was to be created for the “Retro Design Hotel”, which is a real hotel on the island Langeoog. In addition to the common products like business cards and business papers, things like a menu and an image brochure should be designed, too. It was our task to choose the typography, the colours and materials, so that the character of this exceptual hotel is presented at its best.