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.
In 2023 I finally opened my own creative space – the Atelier Schönwald. The studio now is home to my daily creative work as well as interesting events and exhibitions.
And here we are today!