Susanne Hartmann studied graphic design at hKDM Hochschule für Kunst, Design und Populäre Musik in the southern German town of Freiburg im Breisgau. After a number of internships, she went on to work as graphic designer and exhibition organiser for companies in the Basel and Freiburg area. In 2010, she decided to add a master’s degree from the Masterstudio Design at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Her master’s thesis “Morphogen – The Crystallisation of Acoustics” was based on her interest in audiovisual correlations. Today, she works as a brand designer while also teaching at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel and pursuing private projects in the area of media art.
What are the qualities a successful
communication designer must have?
As generally known he/she should be a good observer, work hard and be critical. But he/she should also be aware of the fact that a wide spectrum of interests and curiosity are powerful driving forces in this profession as well, because the interface with relevant societal and scientific subjects requires careful research every single time.
With whom would you like to work?
Working with musicians whose music I like is my favourite. But also with scientists, whose research methods and outlook on the world open up new perspectives.
What inspires you?
Conversations about realities, identities, perception,
music and mathematics.