Sonja is an independent, Berlin-based designer. Her work is research and concept driven. She works within different fields of visual communication from visual identities, artdirection, publication and editorial design to photography.
SCHILLER RAUM • VISUAL IDENTITY, PRINT AND WEBDESIGN
Schiller Raum is a web platform that helps people to find out about public rooms in Berlin Schillerkiez. You can rent out that rooms for all kind of non-profit projects. The visual identity is based on an animated Logo that shows the variety of people, rooms and projects. Keyvisual is a map that shows the neighborhood. Have a closer look at schillerraum.de
For and with Stahl R
FREMDE OBJEKTE • CONCEPT, RESEARCH, PHOTOGRAPHY, BOOK DESIGN
Fremde Objekte is the title of my bachelor-thesis. The book is based on research of common practices of displaying ethnological objects in still life photography. The book questions these photographic representations and shows that these images tell us more about ourselves than about the unknown object.
PÄDAGOGISCHE WERKSTATT • VISUAL IDENTITY
The Pädagogische Werkstatt supports equality in education for children and teenagers in Berlin Neukölln. Through guidance and support they help different education institutions. In addition to this, a scholarship program supports young pupils with their education. The Logo is based on the squared Logo of the project organiser. It combines the supportive and consulting character of the workshop with the playful and experimental aspect of their work.
ARTISTIC NEEDS & INSTITUTIONAL DESIRES • VISUAL IDENTITY
Together with Philipp Schäfer and Irina Koscheleva we created a corporate design for the international congress Artistic Needs and Institutional Desires a cooperation between the Graduate School within the Postgraduate Forum at Berlin University of the Arts and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Our corporate design shows the different locations of the participants and visualizes the aim of the congress: to unite artistic work with institutional desires.
DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM • CAMPAIGN DESIGN
1917. Revolution. Russia and Europe was the title of an exhibition about the Russian revolution between 1917 and 1922. The exhibition campaign shows relevance of the topic in the present day. The keywords represent positive and negative aspects of the term revolution. The graffiti element in bright colours is used as visual commentary.
For and with Stan Hema
TO TOUCH/TO BE TOUCHED • CONCEPT, PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOOK DESIGN
Touching doesn't only mean understanding but is also an important part of our emotional life. The desire for physical touch is one of the last unfulfilled desires of the digital age. In the publication to touch/to be touched Irina Koscheleva and I aimed to find out, if contact with a technical device can partly compensate for this gap.
Published in Der Greif 9
FREMDE OBJEKTE (THEORY) • WRITING AND BOOK DESIGN
The theoretical part of my bachelor-thesis is about the influences of non european art on the artists of the modern era, with a special focus on Constantin Brancusi and Man Ray.
MONEY IN POP • CONCEPT, RESEARCH AND BOOK DESIGN
It‘s all about money. Money and friendships don‘t mix, time is money, and money makes the world go round. In Pop culture money is worshiped, influencing our perception of it. This book is a personal collection of cinematic representation, lyrics, quotes, and artistic positions on the subject of money. It is an attempt to create a comprehensive picture of the early days of pop culture until today. (Together with Irina Koscheleva)
CERAMICS AND ITS DIMENSIONS • VISUAL IDENTITY
The ongoing EU-Project Ceramics and its Dimensions wants to draw attention to the developments of ceramics in the European Union. The Logo I designed for them is associated with a pottery wheel that turns into a spiral to show tradition and future in one symbol. The blue reminds the viewer of the popular hand painted porcelain with the so-called Delfter Blau from the 16th century.
HOW TO PROJECT A CULTURE ON A SCULPTURE • CONCEPT, SCULPTURES, BOOKLET
How To Project A Culture On A Sculpture questions the overall representation of Africa as it is shown in the media in an ironic way. The three titles of the sculptures are The Black Continent, Sunset in Eurafrica and Anexploreploitaition. The work also reflects the way African art is presented in ethnological museums. The leaflet was part of the work and shows the concept on a visual level. (Together with Irina Koscheleva)
13353 10115 BLN • CONCEPT, RESEARCH, PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOOK DESIGN
This book is about a street in Berlin called Chausseestraße that dramatically changed during the last decade. The three chapters show the street in times of industrialisation, during the cold war and in today's property boom.
KUNST AUF DEM CAMPUS • CONCEPT FOR WAYFINDING
The Campus Charlottenburg is where the University of the Arts and the Technical University are coming together in Berlin. It's a confusing area that is mainly visited by students and employees. You cannot recognize the Campus as a connected place due to it not having an identity. Our concept to solve this problem was, to focus on art in public space on the campus so that also tourists and other people feel invited to visit Campus Charlottenburg. (Together with Irina Koscheleva)
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ZUR FORM DES BUCHS IN DIGITALEN ZEITEN • ESSAY AND BOOK DESIGN
This small publication deals with the future of books in the digital age. The pictures presented are taken with a smartphone and help to illustrate the content of the essay.