Hanna Schönwald

ARTIST, DESIGNER
& CAR ENTHUSIAST

My name is Hanna Schönwald and I‘m an industrial designer living in the area of Hamburg. After I graduated from Pforzheim University of Design in 2020 I became a self-employed designer and artist. If I’m not on the road you’ll find me in the garage working on classic cars or art and design projects.

On this website I share my passion and work as well as the products that I create.

MY STORY

I was born on Christmas morning 1995 in Bielefeld. Growing up in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s allowed me to enjoy a care free childhood pre-boom of the internet and smart phones. Furthermore, I had the best prerequisites thanks to my schooling in a music, dance, theatre and art-oriented high school.

With the ability to inspire me with a wide variety of things, my interests grew from handicraft and technology to cars. I therefore completed my professional orientation internship at a car workshop and then continued to work in that field while finishing to school. When I decided to study industrial design, I was finally able to combine art and design with craftmanship. Before I started my further studies at Pforzheim I undertook an internship working with sculptor, designer and artist Andreas Helmling for 8 months. Here I learned how to work with wood, metal and plastics, skills which would be implemented into various future projects.

During my studies, I devoted myself intensively to drawing beyond the curriculum. This expanded my skillset and enabled me to take on remittance work alongside my university projects. To date, these include a wide variety of orders ranging from portraits and album covers to graphic and corporate designs.

The next step I took into the automotive industry was in 2018 with my internship at Porsche and decided to stay on this path. Following this in 2020, I undertook an internship at Daimler EvoBus which allowed me to complete my bachelor’s thesis at Pforzheim University of Design.

In 2021 I ultimately started to be self employed and I’m now working for several clients primarily in the automotive industry. In a broad variety of topics I deliver product and graphic designs as well as illustrations.

And here we are today!

VITA

2014
Internship and sidejob in an automotive repair shop
2015 - 2016
Preperative Internship for studying at Pforzheim University's School of Design at the renowned Sculptur's Studio of Andreas Helmling
2016 - 2020
Industrial Design, Pforzheim University, School of Design
2017
Purchase of my first own classic car - Mercedes Benz W123
2018-2019
Internship at Porsche AG, Weissach
2019 - 2020
Internship at EvoBus GmbH, a Daimler AG Company
2020
Bachelor's Thesis at EvoBus GmbH
2021
Industrial- & Transportation Designer at Soehngen-Design
2022
Self-employed Industrial Designer & Artist