Students from the Department of Design at HMKW talk about their experiences. 

Outstanding thesis on shared flats in the field of graphic design and visual communication

Tamara Orlovsky, graduate of the dual study program B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Tamara Orlovsky was recently honored - after graduating with a B.A. in Graphic Design and Visual Communication (dual) - by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) as Berlin's 2022 Best in the IHK final exam for media designer digital/print.  For her bachelor's thesis, she also spoke with residents of a variety of shared apartments in Berlin and documented their lives in photographs. In the interview, we wanted to learn more about these recent successes and projects, as well as her experiences during her studies.

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Creative engagement for more gender equity and diversity in education

Giulia Ferla recently graduated from M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies.

Where are the women? The fact that women are often not included in school curricula is not without consequences: It strongly maintains gender inequality in society. Based on extensive research and interviews with educational experts, Giulia Ferla developed a pedagogical tool for teachers as part of her master's thesis. Here she reports on how she came to deal with this highly relevant topic and how she benefits from her studies at HMKW.

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Design alumna founds own streetwear label

Nida Temaj, graduate of B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication, founded a streetwear label in 2021.

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.

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Finding and developing individual talents and strengths

Annabell Duda at her best - scribbling on the graphics tablet at HMKW.

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.

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