I illustrate, draw comics, write and research to communicate. I often work in teams, for clients including the public sector, cultural and educational institutions, businesses and individuals. Visualization is the key to my projects: a native tool to facilitate creative processes and to produce media formats for diverse messages and audiences. My visual style adapts to the project need and context, varying from simple to complex, abstract to realistic. Whoever is interested in learning from me and my methods: I’m a passionate teacher, too.


CHARACTER DESIGN:

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COMIC | MANGA | STORYBOARD:

 

  • clients:
    local magazine Kiezmagazin Brunnen 1/4 (Neighborhood management Berlin – Wedding)
    local magazine DRAN (Neighborhood management Berlin – Marzahn NordWest)
  • projects:
    Graphic journalism comic “Vecindad” (Mexico City thesis research)
    ongoing webmanga series “Tokyo Mosaic”
    short stories published in German and Japanese for the manga anthologies “Baito Oh” and “Deai”

 

 

  • storyboard use:
    Visualizing ideas in the making of a storytelling process.
    Team communication and personal planning tool.

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ILLUSTRATION:

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URBAN JOURNALISM:

  • editorial work: conception, producing and publishing of the local magazine DRAN; journalistic writing and visual design.

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URBAN RESEARCH VISUALIZATION:

 

  • project partner: Urban Expert, specialized in consultancy for urban development.
  • research | consultancy: study on the architecture and town planning of the IBA ’87. Recommendations for the preservation of its cultural value. Communication through pictograms, illustrations and cartoons.
  • client:
    Julia Kleeberger | Volkswagen AG
  • project framework: Julia Kleeberger‘s doctoral thesis “The future of maps in the automotive context”
  • visualization: user journeys, map and interface designs for an interactive route guidance system
  • Graphic journalism pilot project:
    Comic “Vecindad” based on my thesis research on old-town neighborhoods in Mexico City.

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VISUALIZATION | WORKSHOPS:

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INSPIRATION:

Portfolio Marianna Poppitz urban planet comix inspiration

 


HIGHLIGHTS:

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  • Manga Performance on Tokyo Homelessness (2014)
    @ HAU with and for Ren Saibara’s performance “Wachsen Wachsen Wachsen”.