Research and writing
I recently finished working as a research assistant on the Swiss Graphic Design and Typography Revisited (SGDTR) research project at the HKB. The research project culminated in a four-volume open-access publication, Swiss Graphic Design Histories, which will become available in the summer 2021. I co-edited one of its volumes and contributed with several articles.
I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bern. I will be graduating in the autumn 2021 with a thesis titled The Prize of Success: The Swiss Design Awards 2002 relaunch and the networks of promotion.
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.
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 worked as a freelance designer for the Architectural Association, Atelier Dyakova, Cameron Mackintosh, COS, Idea is Everything, John Morgan studio, Jonathan Hares, Hauser & Wirth, and Studio Veronica Ditting.
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. Finally, I am an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London on the MA Graphic Design Communication.
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).