ABOUT

 
Thalea is a product-, interior-, and communication designer, currently based in Hamburg and working as a freelancer for Studio Besau-Marguerre. Here, she is not only freelancing as a productdesigner, but she traineed also as an interiordesigner and stylist for clients like Vitra, Artek and Authentics.

 
Chosen as the „best-of-best“ of her fellow students, she graduated from Münster School of Design in Feburary 2017 (BA Design). As the Design education in Münster is interdisciplinary, she defines her core competence within the interdisciplinarity of projects: CAD, photography, especially colours, textiles & material, woodwork, grafik, styling.
 
2016, she was selected as „Design Talent of the Year 2016“ by A&W Magazine and KALDEWEI.
 
2015, was nominated for the German Design Award Newcomer 2016 and was awarded with the »costumer prize« of Bolia Design Award 2015.

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CV

09/2017 – TODAY
Master in Productdesign, KHB Weißensee
Berlin, Germany

02/2017 – TODAY
Freelancer, Studio Besau-Marguerre
Hamburg, Germany

07/2016 – 11/2016
Trainee and Freelancer, Aisslinger Studio
Berlin, Germany

03/2016 – 02/2017
Tutor of Prof. Torsten Wittenberg, Münster School of Design
Münster, Germany

09/2014 – 02/2017
Tutor Bookbinding, Münster School of Design
Münster, Germany

03/2013 – 02/2017
Bachelor Degree, Münster School of Design,
product design, communication design & photography
Münster, Germany

03/2015 – 07/2015
Erasmus Student at Politecnico Di Milano
Milan, Italy

02/2014 – 09/2014
Academic Assistent at the Academic Libary of Design
Münster, Germany

09/2012 – 12/2012
Internship Architecture, Architekturbüro Kröger-Daniels
Cologne, Germany

04/2012 – 09/2012
Preparatory classes in art and design at Alanus Hochschule
Alfter, Germany

01/2010 – 07/2010
Exchange student at Maroochydore State High School
Maroochydore, Australia

09/2009
Internship Advertising, Neon Greiner e.K.
Bonn, Germany

08/2004 – 06/2012
Secondary School
Bonn, Germany

09/1992
born in Bonn, Germany

AWARDS

03/2017
FH Münster
Hochschulpreis 2018

02/2017
ein-und-zwanzig – shortlist
Project: »KH1«

02/2016
A&W Young Designtalents of the Year
Project: »Remind me«

01/2016
HELLA Design Competition »Licht erlebbar machen«, Winner
Project: »Univers«
Selected for »light and building 2016«: »Univers« and »Sphere«

07/2015
German Design Award 2016, Nominee
Project: »Remind me«, Category: Excellent Product Design

06/2015
BOLIA Design Award, Customer Price
Project: »Remind me«

02/2015
Sparda Bank Design Competition »DING/DONG«, Winner
Project: »Remind me«

SCHOLARSHIPS

02/2015 – TODAY
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bachelordegree Scholarship
Bonn, Germany

09/2016–02/2017
IKEA Stiftung, Financial support of Bachelorprojects
Berlin, Germany

07/2015– 08/2015
Fulbright Program, Scholar for the Summer Institute at UNCG
North Carolina, USA

EXIBITIONS

04/2016
»Fouri Salone« A&W Designtalents Award Exibition
Project: »Remind me«, Milan, Italy

03/2016
»light and building« Frankfurt
Projects: »Univers« and »Sphere«, Frankfurt, Germany

03/2016
Tradefare »Internationale Eisenwarenmesse Köln«
Projects: »Drehraus« and »Kompagnon«, Cologne, Germany

04/2015 – 05/2015
»DING/DONG – A thing with two functions«
Sparda Bank Design Exibition, Project »Remind Me«, Münster, Germany