Verena Zirngibl was born in Regensburg in 1996. After school, she decided to start a bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Design at FHWS University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg. In 2019 she started a master’s degree at HAW University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. Based on her portfolio, she was chosen as one of five finalists for the “German Design Award Newcomer 2021” distinction and prize money. We are presenting the finalists and their work on ndion.

The German Design Council, acting together with Deutsche Telekom, supports up-and-coming design talent with the German Design Award Newcomer 2021. It connects the finalists at various networking events and the German Design Awards ceremony taking place in 2021.


From Verena Zirngibl’s portfolio

Willfulness & Troubles – conversations translated into illustrations and graphics

Extract from Willfulness & Troubles, part creation.

A total of 10 hours of text were transcribed and analysed.

Reincarnation – new interpretation of children’s drawings


Bio

Verena Zirngibl was born in Regensburg in 1996 and completed her school-leaving exams there in 2015. Even as a child, she showed an interest in and a talent for drawing and graphic design, a passion that would later become her career. After school, she decided to start a bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Design at FHWS University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg. In 2019 she gained practical experience as a working student at the creative agency Wynken, Blynken & Nod, Hamburg, before starting a master’s degree at HAW University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, that same year. For her project »Willkür & Drangsal«, she had five two-hour conversations with a friend, Luise Thoma, transcribed them and translated them into graphics and illustration. The piece earned her ADC’s »Grand Prix« and »Goldener Nagel« awards for best term paper of the year.

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