I am a visual communicator particularly interested in collaborative design processes and the transformative potential of design-informed endeavours.
I am part of the open-source plastic recycling initiative, Precious Plastic Vienna, and continously extending the project Nobody is an Island which is investigating the idea of a Universal Basic Income from the perspective of art and design. ︎︎︎ CV

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↓ Projects
Zur kleine stiege
Nobody is an Island
Mutant Chairs
7000 Bänke documentation
OMI – Open Material Infrastructure
Questionism – School of Thought
Smell The Kings
Pewter Transmutation
Bolzano Ti Saluta

↓ Interventions
Declaration of Human Rights
The Black Hole Said:
Democratic Cocktails &
Liquid Democracy

↓ Visual communication (selected works)
OM YEAH (visual identity, webdesign)
Social Design Studio (master program)
National Excitement (data-visualisation)
Shared Walks (card set)
COOP. Sophia (visual identity)

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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.

My design approach seeks for plain and bold ways of communication.

I am living and working in Vienna, Austria.

For further questions feel free to get in touch sending an email to ahoi(at)raphaelvolkmer.com


2017 – 2020
Master of Arts, Social Design – Arts as Urban InnovationUniversity of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

Guest student, MA in Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

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

2010 – 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Product and Communication Design, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen,

Professional Experience

2018 – present
Co-founder of Precious Plastic Vienna www.preciousplastic.wien
Vienna, Austria

2016 September/October
Project assistent → Brave New Alps
Within the project ComunFare
Rovereto, Italy

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

2016 – present
→ Freelancing Visual Designer, www.raphaelvolkmer.com

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

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

Grants and Awards

Support grant by the University of Applied Arts Vienna for the project Nobody is an Island

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

2015 July–December 
→ Province of South Tyrol
Grant ‘innovacoop’ for the project Nu_Volante

→ Hans Sauer Preis 2015
Finalist with the project Nu_Volante