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born in Hannover (Germany), I grew up with 5 siblings in different villages and cities in the North, East and West of Germany. After my studies of Design (Visual Communication and Product Design) at the Free University of Bolzano in Italy (where I learned something about concepts, asking questions, good food and enjoying life), I went travelling and volunteering around Thailand, Lao and China (where I experienced diversity). Afterwards, I worked as a Junior Art Director in an Advertising Company and this was where I realized how I don’t want to work: I don’t want to do nice packagings for things I consider to be nonsense (at least I don’t want to do it 45 hours a week for the rest of my life). I don’t want people to consume things they don’t need at all – wasting the world and finishing the ressources by doing so. And I don’t want to live in a purely “man-made” world. In realizing what I don’t want, I now want to start working on what I DO WANT. That’s why I’m doing my MA in Visual Communication at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and trying to figure out a way to combine my values, interests and visions with my work as a designer.