From studying design to starting a fashion label: HMKW alumna Nida Temaj has taken a bold step into the future. Together with a friend, she founded FRANK BERLIN - a fashion brand that focuses on mental health issues. We talked with Nida about this exciting project and the highlights of her studies.
With her studies in Game Design and Interactive Media, Chelsea Gröper is already a big step closer to her dream of working in the games industry one day. In this interview, we asked her about her favorite courses so far, her experiences at HMKW Berlin, and her personal recommendations for prospective students.
The Berliner Emilie Fehse devotes herself to her graphic design studies with great enthusiasm as well as a good portion of curiosity. Her studies give her the opportunity to delve deeply into the various subfields of design and explore them. In this interview, she talks about the projects she enjoyed the most so far and tells us why and to whom she would recommend the study program.
Annabell Duda is in her first semester of B.A. Game Design and Interactive Media at HMKW Cologne. Due to the Corona pandemic, teaching has so far taken place online. Nevertheless, the student is happy about her choice of study and would like to encourage prospective students to apply.
Marcel Wedekind is passionate about design since his school days. After completing his dual studies at HMKW Berlin, he now works as a graphic designer at Jobufo, a Berlin-based HR tech startup, where he plays a key role in developing the user experience and the user interface. In a short interview, Marcel told us more about the most valuable experiences he gained during his studies and the challenges he faces in his day-to-day work.
Lisa Pommerening's biggest dream for the time after her dual studies in graphic design and visual communication: joining the Berlin film and TV production company STORY HOUSE Productions as a permanent employee. Not only did she complete her practical year here, but she also continues to work for the company as a student trainee. In the following interview, she told us about the advantages of the dual study program at HMKW and what she would like to focus on in her bachelor's thesis.
Design that has an impact on society: In her bachelor thesis, Nadin Reichbodt developed a campaign that aims to draw attention to the situation of homeless people. In the interview, she told us why this topic was particularly appealing to her and what specific experiences from her studies at HMKW Berlin she is taking with her into her professional life.
Sophie Langenbrinck (B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication) has almost finished her studies and will soon be starting her professional life in Cologne. In this interview, she looks back with us on her most memorable experiences during her studies, diverse and challenging practical projects, and her bachelor project "Talente in Rente".
Communication design, animation, photography and storytelling: Luisa Barbero's interests and talents are as diverse and colorful as the creative scene in the cultural capital of Berlin. After her bachelor's degree in the northern Italian city of Turin, she began her master's degree in M.A. Communication Design at HMKW Berlin and already worked on film and social media projects during her studies. In this interview we asked her about her start into professional life, her most exciting projects so far and her plans for the future.
Curiosity, enthusiasm and a dose of less perfectionism - this attitude combined with a good work ethic brought Paulina Elsner, graphic design student at HMKW Frankfurt, a permanent position at Media Monks in Amsterdam. She started with an internship in spring 2020 and now works for IMA in the augmented reality department and is also writing her bachelor's thesis about this topic.
Tobias Huber started his own business as a graphic designer immediately after his studies at HMKW (B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication and M.A. Communication Design). How did he manage to start his career, what does he particularly appreciate about his work as a freelancer and what advice would he give new students? He told us all this and much more in the interview.
Being open to new things and remaining flexible in your choice of career: Graduate Giny Mateke definitely proved these two qualities after graduating in Journalism and Corporate Communications. She has turned her favourite hobby, graphic design, into a profession and has now been working for 4 years as a communication designer for a medium-sized IT service provider.
Till Theißen graduated from HMKW Berlin in 2017. Currently, he is working as a Senior Visual Editor at the social media agency Storymachine. In the interview he shares his personal experiences after graduating. Moreover, he provides useful advice for fellow students who would like to work in the field of media and design.
Kathryn Lawrence studied M.A. Communication Design at HMKW Berlin and graduaded last year. Now she is working as Junior Frontend Developer (software engineer) at the startup Grover. What did she like most about her master course? And what are her plans for the future? This and much more you learn in the following interview.
Tobias Peil discovered his love for motion design during his studies at HMKW in Cologne and Berlin. In this interview he talks about his career start and tells us what he liked most about the study program B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication.
Céline Loegel, student of B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication, is doing an internship in an international agency in Barcelona. In the interview she tell us more about her experiences and how her everyday work life looks like.
Cologne-based graphic design student Pia Witt went to Spain during her practical phase: During her internship at the internationally operating agency Story&Co in Barcelona, she worked on a variety of projects, gained intercultural work experience and learned Spanish as well. In her report she gives insights into this exciting time.
"Rare animals and where to find them" could perhaps be the working title for Julian Kolb's moving image projects. Even before he finished his studies at HMKW Cologne, the graphic design student was already able to realize several projects with his passion for filming and photography. Here he tells more about his projects and studies.