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Raphael Volkmer
– Design Generalist

I am a design generalist and visual communicator particularly interested in design processes and the transformative power of design-led undertakings.

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↓ Projects

7000 Bänke
Questionism – School of Thought
OMI – Open Material Infrastructure
Smell The Kings
Pewter Transmutation
Bolzano Ti Saluta

↓ Interventions

Declaration of Human Rights – From Human to Human
The Black Hole Said:
Democratic Cocktails & Liquid Democracy

↓ Visual communication (selected works)

Social Design Studio Vienna (2017–19)
National Excitement
Shared Walks
Visual identy for Coop. Sophia


I use design as a critical communicative and translative tool to prototype narratives and situations to envision and tinker with possible futures built on a strong belive in the collaborative capabilities of humans.

This websites presents a selection of personal work I realised during my studies, the time in between and after.

For further questions feel free to get in touch sending an email.

2010 – 2014
Studies in BA Product and Communication Design,
Free University of Bolzano-Bozen,

February – July 2012
Exchange semester, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

July 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Product and Communication Design,
Free University of Bolzano-Bozen,
Graduating Cum Laude

September 2014 – July 2015
Guest student, MA in Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

2017 – present
Master studies in MA Social Design, University of Applied Arts Vienna,

Professional Experience
September 2012 – March 2013
Intern, → Studio Jolan van der Wiel
Amsterdam, The Neatherlands

March – May 2013
Intern, → Studio K:100, Munich, Germany

2014 – present
→ Freelancing Visual Designer, raphaelvolkmer.com

March/April 2015
Design / Content managment
→ Webpublication: By Design or by Disaster BU Press and Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Grants and Awards
→ Hans Sauer Preis 2015
Finalist, Nu_Volante

July – December 2015 
→ Province of South Tyrol
Grant ‘innovacoop’, Nu_Volante 

September 2017 – September 2018
→ DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Grand ‘Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film’