I am an interior, retail and exhibition designer, focusing on design thinking and design management. Having my roots in Germany, East-Africa and South America, I am internationally based and pursue a holistic design approach.
After completing my apprenticeship at IKEA and after eight years of experience in self-employment, my areas of expertise are retail interiors, brand spaces, as well as residential projects. During my studies at Köln International School of Design and BAU Escola Superior de Disseny in Barcelona I gained valuable insights into different areas of design. In 2016 I graduated with honours from the Exhibition Design Institute Düsseldorf, where I specialised in the design of museums and modern techniques of exhibitions, such as curatorial practice.
As a member of the Advisory Board of the European Visual Marketing and Merchandising Association I give impulses for the future trends and developments in design. I also offer talks, workshops and lectures in my field of expertise.
2014 - 2016 - Master of Arts in Exhibition Design at EDI Exhibition-Design-Institute / HSD, Düsseldorf 2015 - Project Leadership of the Werkkonferenz 2015, EDI & Peter Behrens School of Arts, Düsseldorf 2014 - Member of the Advisory Board of VMM / European Visual Marketing and Merchandising Association 2013 - Conceptual Designer at the Beeline Group, Cooperation with VISUAL, Wuppertal 2013 - Freelance Designer at Yellow Design | Yellow Lab | Yellow Circle, Cologne 2013 - Internship at Yellow Design | Yellow Lab | Yellow Circle, Cologne (3 months) 2012 - 2014 - Area Visual Merchandiser at Dfrost, Stuttgart 2012 - Interior & Retail Design at BAU Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona 2011 - National Visual Merchandiser at United, Düsseldorf 2009 - 2014 - Independant Interior Designer (see references) 2009 - 2014 - Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Design at Köln International School of Design, Cologne 2009 - Interior Designer at IKEA (full time) 2008 - JCSP - Junior ComIn Specialist Program - IKEA, Cologne 2006 - 2009 - Apprenticeship as GestalterIn für visuelles Marketing at IKEA, Cologne
14. -25.07.2016 -
‘Kultur_Konsum‘, exhibition in the Petra Nostheide-Eycke Gallery, Düsseldorf 29.10.2015 - 02.11.2015 -
‘Enter/Escape‘, exhibition at Japanhaus Düsseldorf, Exhibition Design Institute 26. - 28.01.2015 -
‘13 Objekte der Liebe‘, exhibition about objects and things, EDI / HSD 30.10.2014 - 23.11.2014 -
‘Kölner Designpreis 2014‘, exhibition at MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne 11. - 18.07.2014 -
Graduate exhibition ‘Design Werkschau 2014‘, at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne 28.07.2013 - 10.08.2013 -
Photography exhibition ‘Life Style Journalism‘ in cooperation with the University Politecnica de Valencia Campus de Gandia, Cologne / Dénia 23.04.2012 - 04.05.2012 -
Design exhibition ‘EXPOBAU N°4 - El refugio, la piel y la obertura‘ in cooperation with BAU Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona 01. – 28.12.2010 -
‘The New Radical Design‘ Design exhibition in cooperation with Parsons The New School for Design NY, Cologne / New York 18. - 26.09.2010 -
Photography exhibition ‘41°N 2°E Barcelona‘ / Photokina & IPK - 20. Internationale Photoszene Köln, Barcelona / Cologne
Cor / Interlübke
Toucan-T Carpet Manufacture
IMM Cologne 2011
Le Bloc 2010
Paul & Shark
Bacchus Weinhaus Graf Eltz
Cooperations & Partners
Yellow Design | Yellow Lab | Yellow Circle
Simon Wegener Fotografie
Henrik Balzer Design & Fotografie
Werben & Wohnen
Karin Wahl Warenpräsentation
Werben & Wohnen
Sommerburg & Winterschloss
If you are interested in my work, please feel free to contact me.