Hey, my name is Konstanze Wimmer and I am the designer and illustrator behind studio KOKALPIN. I develop creative strategies, design unique visual appearances and create hand-made illustrations for print and web. I draw with traditional tools like pen, fine-liner, water colours and pencils.
I have studied product design at the Bauhaus University Weimar and after that I have gained experience in various positions in the creative industries in Berlin. I am interested in the transformations and interactions of design, culture and society – that is why I also hold a master’s degree in media culture and art theories from the University of Art and Design Linz. In 2017 and 2018 I was also a lecturer at the University for Art and Design Linz and in 2020/21 I was part of the postgraduate research program MAKE/SENSE at FHNW Basel.
I think design plays a crucial role in business performance and is a motor for entrepreneurial success. In order to work successfully, a designer has to find out as much as possible about the company, the brand, the product and the people he is designing for. Who are the competitors and what are they doing? Who should be addressed? What is the key message? How can a product be socially and culturally valuable? What does the future hold?
I like to work content-based with knowledge of your project, your commitment and your value proposition. My workflow is inspired by different methods from design, art and cultural studies. And I love to transform complex concepts, special requirements and great ideas into a consistent visual language and authentic illustrations.