“As a designer and researcher, I am interested in exploring the possibilities of Design to enhance the Social – especially in the field of technology and its corresponding interfaces thus communication, to think and draft alternative ways of living for our future.

When I teach, it is exciting for me to take my practical experience and theoretical findings directly back into utilization, by working with my students to shape a thoughtful practice, thus creating new and really meaningful approaches within their projects.”

EXPERIENCE
Since 2022 // Professorship for information design at the university of applied sciences Kiel
2016-2022 // Lecturer in design Methods (Designexperiment and New Technologies / Material Development), Master Creative Direction, Diploma University, Online and Study Centre Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
Since 2006 // Freelance Designer for different Companies, main Focus Healthcare Design
2004-2022 // Product and Communication Designer, Art Direction, Wesemann GmbH, Syke, Germany
2003-2004 // Photo Designer, Wolfgang Schwager Fotografie, Aachen, Germany
2000-2003 // Graphic Designer, Gegensatz, Newspaper publisher, Aachen, Germany
1999 // Model builder,
Centrum für Prototypenbau, Erkelenz, Germany
1998 // Graphic Designer, Der Designpool, Aachen, Germany

EDUCATION
2015-2022 // PhD at the Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany, in Cooperation with the Philips chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT), Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen
2014-2015 // WindH, Vocational Education in University Teaching, Kompetenzzentrum Hochschuldidaktik, TU Braunschweig, Germany
2012-2014 // Master Industrial Design, (Thesis with a theoretical focus, Medical Design)
, Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany
1999-2004 // Diploma product design, (Thesis with a practical focus, social design), University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
1996-1999 // Training as a Graphic Designer, Berufskolleg für Technik und Medien, Mönchengladbach, Germany

SCHOLARSHIPS
01.2016-06.2016 // Promos Scholarship, Glasgow school of Arts – School of Design, Glasgow, Scotland
02.2003-07.2003 // BAfög Grants for Studies Abroad Scholarship – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

WORKSHOPS
16.04.2021 // ‮„‬Designing future Products“‭, ‬BA Produktdesign‭, ‬FH Coburg‭, ‬Germany, Online
18.10.2019 // “Zwischenraum” – Designing the Inbetween, MSD School of Design, FH Münster, Germany
30.10.2018 // “Prototyping Democracy” – Building social-democratic Futures as Alternatives in Medical Device Design, OTH Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany
21.07.2018 // “WIR gestalten” – Approaching the concept of “We” in Design, Mastercamp
, Diploma University, Study centre, Hanover, Germany

TALKS
27.09.2021 // “Design and the Future”, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
23.07.2021 // “Under surfaces”, Mastercamp Design berührt, Diploma university, Germany, Online
24.03.2021 // “Connected Objects – Design between physical Products and digital Processes”, Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt, Online
05.02.2021 // “Designing for Crisis”, Mastercamp New realities, Diploma University, Germany, Online
20.07.2020 // “Digital Design”, HFG Offenbach, Offenbach, Germany
28.05.2019 // “Methodical, constructive and experimental Basics for Design Projects”, MSD School of Design, FH Münster, Germany
16.06.2018 // “Designing Democratization”, NERD2GO Conference “New experimental Research in Design”, Hildesheim, Germany
29.06.2016 // Doctoral Colloquium, DRS Conference “Future-focused Thinking“, Brighton, England
02.11.2015 // Doctoral Colloquium, IASDR Conference “Interplay“, Brisbane, Australia

PUBLICATIONS
11.2021 // Study booklet, „Experimentelle Designmethoden“ (“Experimental methods in design”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
05.2019 // Study booklet, “Dokumentation als wissenschaftliche Arbeit im Design” (“Scientific documentation in design”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
03.2017 // Study booklet
, „Code und Material“ (“Code and material”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
09.2015 // Study booklet, „Methoden der Designforschung“ (“Methods of design research”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany

Member of Deutscher Designer Verband e.V.
Member of the DGTF – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und Forschung