● Studio Michael Schmitz is a studio, covering works in all areas like print, web and corporate design. We design books, exhibitions, publications, identities, and websites for cultural institutions, businesses or individuals.
● Contact Stand: August 2021
Studio Michael Schmitz, Kö13, Kötnerholzweg 13, 30451 Hanover
(M) +49 162 73 99 448
Currently working on:
● Support for the magazine for a German art-university
● Book-conception for a German photographer for a French publishing house
● Webdesign for an international progressive classical music-quintet
● Exhibition design for a political party foundation
● Editorial design for a design-research publication from a German professor
2021, Bureau Bordeaux, Freelance Designer, Hannover
2021, Studio Jasper Otto Eisenecker, Freelance Designer, Hannover
2021, Eobiont, Freelance Designer, Berlin
2018 – 21, happen.studio, Freelance Designer, Mainz
2017 – , Heinrich-Böll foundation, Graphic Designer, Mainz
2017 – , Studio Michael Schmitz, Mainz and Hanover
2014 – 19, Designlabor Gutenberg, Graphic Designer
2018, Martin&Friends, Freelance Designer, Mainz
2013 – 16, Designlabor Gutenberg, Research Assistant
2019, M.A. Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (n.f.)
2012 – 16, B.A. Communication Design s.c.l., Hochschule Mainz
● Selected Clients:
Architektenkammer RLP, Mainz
Arte Store, Antwerp
Braun Publishing AG, Salenstein
Canon Deutschland GmbH, Francfort
Creek 1513, Chicago
D2d Publishing, Krakow
Frappant eV, Hamburg
Haglöfs, Stockholm (Martin&Friends)
Haldern Pop Festival, Rees (happen.studio)
Heinrich-Böll foundation, Mainz
IHK Rheinhessen, Mainz
Miss the stars records, Berlin
Niggli Publishers, Berlin
Plusserver, Cologne (Eobiont)
Priska Hübsch Interiors, London
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Rosa-Luxemburg foundation RLP, Mainz
Sailboat Records, Jakarta
Seda Yildiz (curator), Istanbul
Gabriela Těthalová (artist), Prague
Thomas Pirot (photographer), Mainz
Veheme City, Paris
Ventil Verlag, Mainz (happen.studio)
Viktor Hübner (photographer), Cologne
06/20, HBK Braunschweig
03/–07/19, Hochschule Mainz
2020, Certificate of typographic excellence, TDC66 New York, US
2019, Award: Publishing, DDC 20, German Designer Club
2018, German Design Award: Nominee Newcomer
2015, Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz
● Publications (Co-Author&Design):
2020, グラフィックデザインにおける秩序と構築, Bnn Tokyo
2020, Porzadek w projektowaniu., D2D Krakow
2019, Structuring Design, Niggli Publishers
2018, Ordnung in der Gestaltung, Niggli Publishers
● Selected Exhibitions:
2021, TDC66, Las Naves, Valencia, Spain
2021, TDC66, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, US
2021, TDC66, BAU, Barcelona, Spain
2020, TDC66, Exshop gallery, Lille, France
2020, TDC66, Biblioteca Central de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
2020, TDC66, The Cooper Union, New York City, US
2019, In Close Range, ClampArt, New York City, US
2019, Gute Gestaltung, DDC, Francfort, Germany
2019, RISD Grad Show, Convention Center, Providence, US
● Workshop and Talks:
2020, "Designing Books" Lecture, HTW Berlin
2020, The Horse Club Lecture, Johannes-Gutenberg-Uni Mainz
2019, Contrasts Workshop, Hochschule Mainz
2019, Blind Spots Workshop, Hochschule Mainz
2018, Men Who Love Men, Cup Club
2018, Motivation+Aktion Lecture, Hochschule Mainz
2017, Meta Politix Lecture, Chaos Computer Club, Leipzig
2017, Heimat Schwarz-Weiß, Workshop, Darmstadt
2016, Heimat Schwarz-Weiß, Walpodenakademie, Mainz
● Contribution and Features:
2021, Arte Antwerp, "Covid-19 Design Challenge" Magazine
2020, www.call-for-creatives.com, "Motivation+Aktion"
2020, The World’s Best Typography, Typography 41
2020, www.tdc.org, "Structuring design"
2020, www.booooooom.com, “The Americans I Met”
2019, slanted.com, “Structuring design”
2019, itsnicethat.com, “The Americans I Met”
2019, DDC Gute Gestaltung 20 Yearbook
2018, Typografische Gesellschaft München, "Ordnung durch Raster"
2018, form N°279, 10–18
● Stand: August 2021
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