I’m Carina Hinterkircher a designer from Germany. I graduated from the Design Diploma Program at the University of Arts and Design in Offenbach am Main, close to the German metropolis Frankfurt.
Since the early years of my university experience I had the opportunity to collect numerous work experiences abroad, for example Honk Kong, South Korea and Scandinavian countries. The cultural exchange that I have had since the first days of my career, first among the HfG Family, and then with many international teams from all over the world, has changed my perception of design, moving away from the classic industrial design education focused on industry, and finding fields of design that go beyond.
Fields such as traditional Craftsmanship, Generative- and Interaction-Design as well as deeper studies of material have developed the ideal educational background to create not only my designs but also other work in the creative field.
Graphic and Presentation Designer – Capco (2019 – 2021)
Creating appealing PowerPoint presentations for internal and external use as well as assisting in giving trainings and developing tutorials in MS PowerPoint and EfficientElements.
Creative Direction & Visualisation – Atelier Markgraph (2018 – 2019)
Assisting in developing design concepts and visualisation for clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Viessmann and FinanzInformatik.
Product Design Diploma – University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main (2013 – 2020)
Full Diploma program with focus on Product Design, Material & Space.
Scholarship South Korea – Seoul National University (2019)
Focus on Speculative Design and traditional craft
Exchange Student Norway – The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2017)
Focus on Interaction Design, material and rapid prototyping
Photographer – Sofar Sounds Frankfurt (2016)
Taking pictures for the concert series Sofar Sounds
Internship Joinery – Kramwinkel (September 2015)
Insights in the whole manufacturing process off furniture and various techniques
Internship fashion Design – Leonid Matthias (March 2015)
Learning how to sew, developing patterns and concept creation
Farrier Assistent (2013 – 2017)
Assisted in shoeing the horses and preparing the shoe
Job-realted secondary school – August-Bebel-Schule Offenbach am Main (2010 – 2013)
Advanced courses German and Mediadesign
Internship Advertising Agency – WP17 (Mai 2009)
Developing advertising concepts for various clients as well as producing print media