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I am an interdisciplinary designer with an artistic approach, technological interest and cultural empathy. My work deals with new media technologies in two different ways: On the one hand I use the possibilites of Digital Media as a new way of playfull, artistic expression while on the other hand I investigate the implications of a transforming digitalized and globalized world through critical research and analysis.

After a more or less unorthodox school education from 2010-2014 Integrated Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen. In 2012 I did an exchange semester in the Interaction Design master course at the IUAV in Venice. During my studies I did internships at Projection Mapping studio Urbanscreen and spatial design company dreiform. Together with some friends I founded the collective for Audio-Visual Art Xenorama. As a Bachelor project I researched about the ”Communication with the Future” and developed the Petroglyphomat. Afterwards I worked as Multimedia Centre Coordinator at the BAT Centre in Durban, South Africa for one year as part of an cultural, social exchange.

Currently I am studying in the Master of Digital Media at the HfK Bremen, work as Art Director at Xenorama and follow my own personal projects.


Open, Logical, Free, Structured, New, Analytical, Integrated.

Talking, Listening, Researching, Writing, German, English, Italian, a bit Spanish, a little bit isiZulu.

Collecting, Thinking, Trying, Sketching,  Illustrator, Arranging,  Indesign, Tinkering (Paper/Wood/Metal/All), Colors,  Flash, Shapes,  Photoshop, Processing, Focussing, Rapid Prototyping (Lasercutting/3D Scanning/3D Printing), SolidWorks, Printing, Organising, Compiling, Building.

Prototypes, VVVV, Processing, Interactions, Actionscript 2/3, Websites, HTML/CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, WordPress, Android.

Drawing, Moving, After Effects, Timing, Premiere, Flash, Visualizing, 3Ds Max, XSI Softimage, Simulating, Particles, Forces, VVVV, Endorphine, Realflow.

Oh Jeah!

exhibitions & talks

Human+ Exhibition – The Future of our Species
CCCB, Barcelona, Spain (06.10-10.04.15)

CityLeaks Urban Art Festival (with Xenorama)
Cologne, Germany (11-12.09.15)

Schlosslichtspiele at the GLOBALE (with Xenorama)
Karlsruhe, Germany (08.08. – 11.09.15)

FILE Festival
Sao Paulo, Brasil (16.06 – 16.08.15)

QUARK Festival
BITS Pilani, Goa, India (05.-07.02.15)

STATE Experience Science Festival
PLATOON Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (28.10. – 01.11.14)

Festival dell Scienza
Pallazzo Commenda di Pré, Genoa, Italy (24.09 – 02.10.14)

EX_IT – BestOf HfK Exhibition
Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus, Bremen, Germany (23.10. – 01.01.15)

Ars Electronica Festival for art, technology and society
Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria (04.09 – 08.09.14)

Genius Loci International Video & Facade Mapping Festival
Ohm-Krüger-Haus, Weimar, Germany (15.8 – 17.08.14)

European Media Art Festival
Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, Germany (23.4 – 25.05.14)

Luminale Light Art Festival
Naxos Halle, Frankfurt, Germany (30.3.-4.4.14)

Rehabilitation Research Center Villa Berretta
Costa Masnaga, Italy (12.03.14)

Techkriti Festival
Kanpur, India (07. – 09.03.14)

Salon D, PASSAGEN IMM Cologne
dreiform, Cologne, Germany (16.1.14)

Messe Kunst und Handwerk
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany (29.11. – 08.12)

Imagine Science Film Festival
Kalgua, Russia (22.11.13)

Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany (25.-26.10.13)

Imagine Science Film Festival
Made in NY Media Center, New York, USA (14.10.13)

World Summit on Innovation and Entepreneurship
Museum of Moving Images, New York, USA (09. – 11.10.13)

Innovation by Design Conference
New York, USA (02.10.13)

This Happened
Kulturhaus III&70, Hamburg, Germany (06.09.13)

Fusion Festival
Lärz, Germany (27. – 30.06.13)

Talkshow “Ansichten
Radio Bremen (20.06.13)

Toolkit Festival 3
Officina delle Zattere, Venice, Italy (09. – 14.05.13)

Enter Festival 6: Biopolis
National Technical Library, Prague, Czech Republic (02. – 12.04.13)


achievements & awards

February 2016
Do You Agree?
Annual Award HfK Bremen – Special Prize Digital Media

December 2015
Communication with the Future – The Petroglypomat
New Face Award: Japan Media Art Festival, Interactive Art Category

October 2014
Communication with the Future – The Petroglypomat
3. Place Frese-Design-Award

September 2014
A tale on Textile – The Colony
Best Of selection: Ars Electronica Animation Festival

June 2014
Moya Façade with Xenorama
Winner Open Call: Genius Loci Festival Weimar

June 2014 – Together with Benedikt Jährling
Table Football Tournament of the HfK
2. Winner

March 2014
Decelerator Helmet
Winner: Design for Experience Award, Category: Bridging Digital and Physical Experiences

March 2014 – Together with Elena Burggraf
Table Football Tournament at dreiform
2. Winner

November 2013
Decelerator Helmet
Winner: Annual Multimedia Award, Students

October 2013
Bremer of the Month, Bremer Magazine

October 2013
Decelerator Helmet
Winner: Innovation by Design Award, Category Concepts

August 2013
Decelerator Helmet
Winner: THE PITCH! by ARTE Creative & :Output Foundation

August 2013 - Together with Joshuah Howard and Svenja Keune at Urbanscreen
A tale on textile – The colony
Winner: Urbanscreen Lumen Award 2013

July 2013 – Together with Benedikt Jährling
Table Football Tournament of the HfK
2. Winner

June 2013
Decelerator Helmet
Selection: OUTPUT Award 2013

May 2013 – Groupwork
Semifinalist: 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

February 2013 –  Together with Fabricius Seifert
Dream Bubble Machine
Nomination: Annual Distinction of the HfK, Digital Media

November 2012 – Together with 16zuMoin
Scienceclip “Spiegelneuronen”
Finalist: VIDEOLOGISCH Filmcompetition

November 2012 – Together with HKS/AWA Crossmedia
Crossmediaprojekt „Squeeze me! / Drück mich!“
2. Price: HIGHLIGHT Award 2012 Bremer Marketingclub

October 2012
Poster „Design will not save the world“
Nomination: Postercompetition “Weltformat Luzern”

October 2012
Doorhandle „welcome“
1. Price: Zinc Design Award

February 2012 – groupwork
Trailer for the open days 2012 of the University of Arts Bremen
Nomination: Annual Distinction of the HfK, Integrated Design

February 2012 – groupwork
„Add me as a friend“ yearbook 2012 of the University of Arts Bremen
Nomination: Annual Distinction of the HfK, Integrated Design

July 2011 – Together with Benedikt Jährling
Table Football Tournament of the HfK
1. Winner

September 2007
Poster „Unsere Zukunft hat Geschichte“
1. Price: Posteraward “Nacht der Jugend”

press & reactions

WIRED (09.12.14)

Discovery Channel Canada, Daily Planet (04.12.14)

Design made in Germany (03.12.14)

Gizmodo (02.12.14)

Creative Applications (01.12.14)

Highlike book (08.14)

The Guardian, The Observer – London, UK (10.07.14)

H2B Magazin, ZEIT Beilage – Germany (03.2014)

La Liberacion - France (03.02.2014)

WEAVE Magazin - Germany (20.1.14)

Deutsche Welle, Shift – Germany (13.1.14)

DRadio Wissen - Germany (11.12.13)

Installation Magazin Vanguard - Los Angeles, USA (Issue 23)

Deutschlandradio KulturGermany (25.11.13)

SAT1 Regional - Hannover, Germany (31.10.13)

Buten un Binnen, NDR (24.10.13)

Fast Company Magazine – New York, USA (Issue 10.13)

FORM Poster (Issue 08.13)

Viewpoint Magazine – London, UK (Issue 32 – The Vision)

Buten un Binnen, NDR (05.06.13)

Corriere della Sera (11.05.13)

Nova Magazin ( Issue 01.2013)

Weser Kurier (10.05.13)

neural magazine (Issue 44 – print and digital)

Computer Bild (Issue 7)

PAGE Magazine (Issue 08.12)

Argentinian breakfast television