What are you working on right now?
I’ve been in Berlin for six months doing an internship at HORT. Whilst there, I worked on sleeve designs for Secret 7“, illustrations for Converse and gamer profile pictures for Xbox, among other things. Now I’m back at my university in Wiesbaden where I study communication design. I’m already working on ideas for my thesis, which is due next semester (the working title is Re Re Re Think). Besides that, I have also just finished illustrations for two articles about Switzerland and Zurich for the art and culture magazine frieze d/e and I am currently working on a book about the personal information that people publish on the internet.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I’m influenced by just about everything that goes through my brain’s filter system. Many ideas come to mind when I wake up in bed in the morning – there is this peaceful silence around you and you’re not yet distracted by your daily routine. To get to that point you need the really intense moments of mental activity as well, for sure. Just talking to people helps me, too.
What have been the best and worst reactions to your work?
One of the best was when my father was super-excited about a drawing I made when I was a kid; I was really proud about that. I’ve got some really bad reactions from some of my professors, comments such as “that’s not a unique style” and “you won’t pass the Bachelor thesis like this.” Maybe I should be proud of that, too.