mail (at) emoffermann (dot) de
Waldstraße 37
D–10551 Berlin

[ > Eva-Maria Offermann, who now lives in Berlin, started her studio in 2012. Her work, focused on print, has been featured in international exhibitions on graphic design as well as in the context of art.
[ > Offermann develops graphic concepts for all printed matter, including exhibition design and design in urban space. As she methodically works with concepts and systems, she started working with automated design in 2017.
[ > Her aesthetics are based on her training in crafts like silkscreen, painting and art installations. She started her education in Fine Arts at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, Germany. After two years, she switched to communication design, receiving her degree in 2012, under the professorship of Niklaus Troxler. The beginning of her education supports her artistic perspective on design, and is framed by a variety of working experiences in galleries and museums. While running her own studio, she took up work as an artistic associate in the editorial class of Gabriele Franziska Götz, at Kunsthochschule Kassel (2013–16). 
[ > Offermann’s concepts are based on environmental and social consciousness. She is aware of the fact that printed objects are visual voices in the urban space, and that as such, they contribute to the negotiation of social norms.

Running collaborations:

[ > Maria Fallada started an internship in the studio in November 2017, specifically collaborating in the development of an illustrative schoolbook. She studied at EINA, Barcelona, receiving her degree in Graphic Design and Visual Creation in 2016.
[ > Paul Zink Yi is an autodidact who works for artistic and media matter. As a photographer he develops his own projects. In the studio, he codes for the automated design project. Eva-Maria and Paul team up under the name "undefined is not an object", <www.undefined-object.com>

 

Selected exhibitions, competitions and prizes
[ > 2018
Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2018, Longlist
Trnava 10th Poster Triennial, Slovakia
Mess With Your Values, n.b.k. Berlin, "freedom super highly charged" featured by Jeremiah Day

[ > 2017 
Type + Text. The Year of the Avant-garde, Museum Lodz, Polen
The Book Dispersed, Casa das Artes, Porto, Portugal
Poster Quadrennial Bardejov, Slovakia
Artists‘ Books for Everything, Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Weserburg Bremen, Germany
[ > 2016
All Gold of the World 2014–2016. Golden Bee, Moscow, Russia
shortlist, Most beautiful German Books of 2016, newcomer section for innovative book design
[ > 2015
Tdc Tokyo 2015, Japan
finalist, Taipei International Design Award, Taipei, Taiwan
Ficciones Typografika, Minneapolis, USA
7th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China
Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia. 
Inside the City, a collaboration of GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Künstlerhaus Bremen and Centre for Artists’ Publications, Bremen, Germany
International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Subsitancesin, Chaumont, France
[ > 2013
100 Beste Plakate Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Berlin (Berliner Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz), Nürnberg (Neues Museum), Essen (Zollverein School Essen), Luzern (Hoschule Design und Kunst), Wien (MAK Wien)
Dialogue-Exhibition, Eichhörnchen und Säge, General Public, Berlin, Germany
[ > 2012
International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Subsitancesin, Chaumont, France
Es geht um die Welt, Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
prize nominee, Tdc Tokyo 2012, Japan
[ > 2011
first prize, Artist‘s books, Nopx, Torino, Italy
Tdc Tokyo 2011, Japan
[ > 2010
100 Beste Plakate Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Förderpreis Institut für Buchgestaltung und Medienentwicklung SABK Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, Germany
[ > 2007
22 Filmplakate, Museum für Film, Frankfurt, Germany

Research Projects

[ > 2018
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau: „Bauhaus Lab 2018. The universal connector: Building systems after the Bauhaus“
[ > 2016/17
Robert-Bosch Stiftung, Berlin: „SPIELRAUM – Urbane Transformationen gestalten.“ 24h-Workshop in Berlin und drei-monatige Projektarbeit mit der Forschungsgruppe „Sense the City“
[ > 2013
ASA-Programm „Klimawandel und Klimaschutz glokal“, „Local and Global – Climate Change and Climate Protection“

Talks
[ > 9.2.2017
Notes on Space in Kassel, edited by Eva-Maria Offermann and Jacob Birken, opening at Neue Galerie Kassel as part of the exhibition Plakat Kunst Kassel: Artist's Talk with Paul Kuimet (Tallinn, Artist) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Designer, Editor), Lecture by Jacob Birken (Kunsthochschule Kassel, theorist).
[ > 25.5.2016
Anfiteatro, ISMAI (Instituto Universitário da Maia), Maia, Portugal Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Ana Carvalho (ISMAI Porto, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution).
[ > 23.5.2016
Auditório do Pav. Carlos Ramos, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal Apresentação do livro The Audiovisual Breakthrough. Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Ana Carvalho (ISMAI Porto, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution).
[ > 6.5.2016
Lunch Time Talk, DHBW Ravensburg, Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution).
[ > 31.1.2016
Papiercafé at Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution). Guest: Andreas Störmer (Club Unten, Kassel).
[ > 15.1.2016
Club Transmediale CTM, Berlin, Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Ana Carvalho (ISMAI Porto, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution)
[ > 12.11.2015
DokfestLounge, Kassel, Book presentation with video examples: The Audiovisual Breakthrough with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution)
[ > 11.11.2014
Tokonoma, Kassel, Book presentation and diskussion Design der Zukunft with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution)
[ > 21.10.2014
pro qm, Berlin, Book presentation and diskussion Design der Zukunft with Angela Haas (Human Centered Design Consultant, Author), Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher), Holger Lund (DHBW Ravensburg, Publisher), Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution), Thomas Weber (Universität Hamburg, Author)
[ > 30.04.2014
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, Book presentation and diskussion Design der Zukunft with Cornelia Lund (Universität Hamburg, Publisher), Holger Lund (DHBW Ravensburg, Publisher), Klaus Birk (Author) and Eva-Maria Offermann (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Book Design and Visual Contribution)

Press
> Printed
Sandu Publishing, Guangzhou, China: Infinite
Typography, 2016
IdN v23n3: Type & Lettering in Posters, 2016
Hightone Publishing Limited, Guangzhou,
China: Typeface Inspiration, 2016
Hightone Publishing Limited, Guangzhou,
China: Look, Here! – Poster Show, 2016
> Digital
https://www.typographicposters.com
http://womenofgraphicdesign.org
http://ficciones-typografika.tumblr.com
http://idpure.tumblr.com
http://www.designmadeingermany.de
https://www.slanted.de0
http://www.idnworld.com