Friday, 20 January 2012

Lena Matthies - MA Student

My name is Lena Matthies and I am 21 years old. I first studied Communication Design at the Kunstschule Wandsbek in Germany and I am now beginning an MA Digital and Visual Communications within the School of Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton. 

I have a special, personal interest in design and music. Corporate Design, Illustration, Typography and Photography are parts of the studies which I have particularly enjoyed. My passion for design reflects my keen interest in many diverse kinds of art. Music is also a favourite leisure activity. I have been playing the piano since I was five years old. Since 2007 I have played the piano in public concerts or at private events and compose I my own songs. 

In my MA I am aiming to combine my two favourite passions to make a link between sound and graphics.
I think it is exciting to learn more about music‘s meaning and how it can affect people negatively and positively. Some of the questions I will be addressing in Masters study include: What is music and how can you feel it without hearing it and how does it become a more impactful sensory experience? I would like to analyse music from different perspectives in order to that put together a body of knowledge concerning new practical uses for music. I am interested in people who experiment in the area of this topic, with the aim of presenting my findings in the form of a creative book design, which will also include aspects of my own work. It will be a book which inspires a different approach to thinking about life, employment, design, music and leisure, as well as creating an interest and exciting anticipation for experiencing all things new. This book will bring modern design and music together, nearer to the reader.

The images of Lena's work featured here, include her work for CD packaging and magazine design.

1 comment:

  1. We´re proud of you!
    Greetings from Mother Ship <3