Research and writing
I am a PhD candidate at the University of Bern due to graduate in autumn 2021 with a thesis titled The Prize of Success: The Swiss Design Awards 2002 relaunch and the networks of promotion.
I recently completed a four-year assignment as research assistant on the Swiss Graphic Design and Typography Revisited (SGDTR) research project at the HKB. The project culminated in a four-volume open-access publication, Swiss Graphic Design Histories, which will become available in summer 2021. I co-edited one of its volumes and contributed with several articles across the publication.
I have written articles for the Swiss Design Awards, RadDar, Progetto Grafico, Revue Diorama, Poster Tribune, Weltformat magazine and IDPURE. I have also written academic articles in peer-reviewed publications. See my Google Scholar page for a bibliography.
Most of my work is now freelance. I have worked for the Architectural Association, Atelier Dyakova, Cameron Mackintosh, COS, Idea is Everything, John Morgan studio, Jonathan Hares, Hauser & Wirth, and Studio Veronica Ditting.
My studio clients include artists such as Amy Croft, the Demystification Committee, The Walking Reading Group and institutions such as ECAL, MACBA, Musées Cantonaux du Valais, RCA and the Whitstable Biennale.
I am a lecturer at ECAL where I teach on the Graphic Design BA and on the foundation course. Since 2012, I have been teaching Critical History of Graphic Design to first year students. Since 2016, I also offer a Design/Research class to second year BA students. Finally, since 2021, I teach Graphic Design History to foundation students across all disciplines.
I am a visiting lecturer on the Graphic Design BA at Kingston School of Art, where I deliver the core curriculum. I work as a visiting lecturer at HEAD Geneva. There, I supervise dissertations on the MA Fashion & Accessories Design. I am an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London on the MA Graphic Design Communication and a lecturer (fixed term) at Falmouth University on the MA Graphic Design.
I have previously taught, given workshops, talks or guest critiques at Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Bristol University, ECAL, EPFL+ECAL Lab, HEAD Geneva, Kingston University, Parallel School Lausanne, Royal College of Art, SUPSI (Lugano), Usine Kügler (Geneva) and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).