We’re really excited to introduce our new freelance project guide, David. Specialized in product design and visual art David will start guiding his first project on jovoto, Arena for Books, today! So let’s let’s hear from David – tell us a little about yourself.
Born and raised in Berlin, I work here as a freelance Designer and Visual
Artist. I graduated from The Berlin University of Arts as a Product
Designer in 2012, and have taught several seminars in Elementary Design
there since then.
Where are we going? What can we contribute to the world?
For me, the gist of Design and Art is to be found in the close observation
of everyday life. A Designer and Artist is constantly concerned with such
existential human questions as -Where are we going? -What do we want to
achieve? and -What can we contribute to the world?
I strongly believe that, in order to gain inspiration and develop own
points of view and concepts, it is initially necessary to become proactive
and bold: experimenting produces ingenuity.
Through experiments it is possible to encounter the unforseeable, and
experience firsthand certain- perhaps priorly unwanted- qualities and to
judge their significance; hereby achievements of true cultural relevance
can evolve. Cross-sectoral projects fascinate me, for which
interdisciplinary curiosity and involvement are essential.
I am devoted to finding extraordinary solutions in the context of
zeitgeist and quality and, above all, our environment – sustaining the
balance of nature, ensuring trusting relationships between people. There
is no room for the ordinary – I work at the levels of heart and mind.
My first project on jovoto – Arena for books
Modern society is moving along at breakneck speed. This ever-increasing
speed makes it difficult to maintain the ever-decreasing innovation cycles.
What I find most intriguing as a Project Guide for jovoto is following
the “Community‘s” progress in working out how to make digital content
visible and tangible in a physical space.
Designer and Artists have always talked a great deal about „space“.
It can be defined in completely different ways- from a poetical, scientific, architectural
or an aesthetic point of view. Especially when it comes to aesthetics, each generation
believes that at last it alone has its fingers on the correct aesthetic buttons.
I am excited to experience new approaches to create and communicate and invite
others to join us in our experiences through discussions.
Let’s discover new ideas and design strategies and depict our standpoints
– to create for the future, to contribute to the world, to leave a footprint
far beyond the visible dimensions of a product.