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Pascal Raabe

A creative geek and digital native with a broad toolkit of skills and a passion to create new things and help shaping the future through clever design across disciplinary boundaries.

After three years of hands-on experience in print production, four years of academic study in graphic design, digital media and information design at the University of the West of England, the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland and the University College Falmouth I gained experience through working with the prestigious SZ-Magazin in Munich, the award-winning multidisciplinary design studio City ID in Bristol and through freelance design work for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations.

  1. engaging experiences
  2. beautiful visuals
  3. crazy and awesome ideas
  4. the sweet spot is where I’m at

Education

    • Oct 2010 — Jun 2011 (expected)
    • University College Falmouth
    • BA(Hons) Graphic Design
    • Feb 2009 — Jun 2009
    • Zurich University of the Arts
    • Visual Communication with Digital Media, Scientific Visualisation and Information Design
    • Aug 2006 — Feb 2009
    • University of the West of England
    • Foundation Diploma with Distinction and DipHE Graphic Design
    • Aug 2004 — Jun 2005
    • FOS College of Art & Design, Germany
    • ‘A’ level equivalent qualification in Design Theory, Technical Drawing, Life Drawing, Product Design, History of Art, Languages and Sciences — graded as ‘excellent’
    • Aug 2000 — Aug 2003
    • Walter-Hecker-Schule, Kassel, Germany
    • Professional training in print processes, typography and colour matching systems both in theory and practice; Qualification: certified offset press operator, awarded by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany

Experience

    • February 2011 — present
    • Lead UX/Product Designer
    • Veebit
    • Mar 2010 — Dec 2010
    • Online PR Executive
    • Team Rubber, Bristol
    • International social media and viral advertising campaigns for clients such as Paramount and the BBC
    • Feb 2010 — Mar 2010
    • Information Design
    • City ID, Bristol
    • Involved with information planning and design in a multidisciplinary team of designers creating award-winning user centred design, information and wayfinding solutions for cities across the world
    • Aug 2009 — Nov 2009
    • Editorial Design
    • Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Munich
    • Internship at the graphic design department of the prestigious magazine supplement of Germany’s largest quality daily newspaper

Skills

  • Bilingual German/English
  • Excellent working knowledge of the latest Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Fireworks
  • Mac lover
  • Comprehensive knowledge of XHTML/HTML5 and CSS3, fair understanding of PHP
  • Social media enthusiast with an active online social life and a love for sharing and open source

Awards and Recognition

  • Commended by the D&AD Awards 2011
  • Member of the International Society of Typographic Designers
  • Drum Award for the Digital Industries, 2010
  • Digital Arts Magazine, June 2010
  • Design Week No. 20, May 2011
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