Location: Lucerne, Switzerland.
Duration: Four years.
Staff: The first three years it was just me, Felix Pfäffli. Now that I am also preparing workshops and exhibitions and teaching at the Lucerne School of Graphic Design, I’ve hired an assistant.
Education: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Big break: The posters I design for the cultural center Südpol are a key project. Right after graduation, I was commissioned to design the series and given the freedom to reinvent the concept for each poster based on the specific event. It’s my playground.
Work environment: I share a studio with another graphic designer, a photographer and a 3-D designer. It’s the perfect situation.
Technique: I’m kind of a control freak, so most of my projects end up on the computer. You can paint something by hand or you can design every detail of the brushstroke on a computer and really control what happens. In one stroke, you can have color transformed into plastic, then to metal and back to color again, which in my opinion is much more interesting.
Philosophy: I believe there are no borders to knowledge anymore. The Internet makes it possible for anyone to learn anything. There are many moments when a client asks me if I’m able to do something specific—and I always say yes.