Hi, nice to meet you in hyperspace! My name is Max and I’m a graphic and interaction designer from Switzerland. This is my digital archive. Feel free to look around or get in touch.
I’m a graphic and interaction designer working in St.Gallen and Basel. Since 2009 I'm self-employed and I love it. During those 8 years I had the pleasure to work with national and international clients from a range of fields. I always strive for surprising visual experiences while providing high functionality at the same time. I don’t think the purpose of graphic design is to make things just pretty. My work involves the digital as well as the analog world. In my opinion those fields are not contradictory, they benefit from one another. I love new media, videography and code as much as typography, editorial design, books and posters – as long as it challenges me – I’m interested. Whether it’s a commission or a freelance job – I'm open for collaborations of all kind.
Clients (Selection)Schule für Gestaltung, St.GallenHistorisches Museum, St.GallenAmt für Kultur, St.GallenJugendsekretariat, St.GallenJungkult Festival, St.GallenArborist Baumpflege, St.GallenNotkerianum Alters & Pflegeheim, St.GallenLindenhof Alters & Pflegeheim, St.GallenVitrevis Treuhand AG, St.GallenConsalis Treuhand AG, St.GallenFachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel Plakatsammlung, BaselCartha Architecture Magazine, BaselNeues Kino, BaselPark Books, ZürichHistorisches Museum, Oslo
Professional2016–now founder and graphic designer at Début Début GmbH, Basel2015–now founder and editor at Konsens Magazin, Basel2013–now self-employed graphic designer, St.Gallen2014–2015 webdesigner, FHNW HGK, Basel2014–2015 freelance photographer, FHNW HGK, Basel2014–2015 administrative assistant, Critical Media Lab, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, FHNW HGK, Basel2009–2013 founder and graphic designer at we:pixel GmbH, St.Gallen
Internships2010 Kaluza + Schmid, Berlin2008 TGG, Typografische Gestaltung, St.Gallen
Education2013–2016 Bachelor Visual Communication, major in interaction design & new media, FHNW HGK, Basel2013–2016 MTC Media Training Center, FHNW HGK, Basel2006–2009 Fachklasse für Grafik, SfG, St.Gallen2006–2009 Gestalterische Berufsmatura, BMS St.Gallen2005–2006 Gestalterischer Vorkurs, SfG, St.Gallen
SkillsIndesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Premiere, After Effects, Da Vinci Resolve, HTML, CSS, PHP, Processing (Java Script), Arduino, Kirby CMS, Craft CMS/Commerce, Wordpress
Exhibitions & Fairs2017 Soirée Graphique #10, Bern2016 Unlimited Art Book Fair, Seoul, South Korea2016 I Never Read Art Book Fair, Art Basel, Basel2016 Selected Student Works, FHNW HGK, Basel
Features2016 Slanted 2016 Novum2016 Trendslist2016 Ligature
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