Melanie studied her BA in Industrial Design at the Burg Giebichenstein in Germany and Design Thinking at the HPI before she joined the RCA Service Design program in 2019.

Throughout her education, she always had a strong interest in materials & technologies. Fascinated how these advancements ever since shaped the human environment and humanity itself, her work sought to explore different intersections, pushed boundaries and tried to rethink current approaches or create multiple futures with and through means of technological use.


2019-2021Royal College of Art - MA Service Design | London
2020London Business School MBA programme elective, Business Model Experiments: Ideation to Prototyping | London
2012-2017Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design - BA Industrial Design | Halle Saale
2016D-School Hasso Plattner Institute - Design Thinking Basic Track | Potsdam

Work - Experience

10/2018 - 09/2019 Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Artistic associate Glass & Ceramic Department | Halle Saale
04/2019 - 07/2019Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences Visiting lecturer - Department of Engineering and Industrial Design - ID
09/2016 - 02/2017BMW Automobile Colour & Trim Internship | FIZ München


2020Plant Fever - Grand Hornu Belgium "marine cotton"
2019Reine Formsache - Porzellanikon Germany "héritage"
2018FuoriSalone Milan "marine cotton"
LODZ Design Festival Poland "marine cotton"
2016Staged/ room + style Dresden "héritage"
Ambiente Frankfurt "héritage"
Talente - 68. internationale Handwerksmesse München "héritage"
Grassi Museum for applied art Leipzig included "trial error &" in the permanent collection
Bauhaus Dessau "peripher"
Bienal de Diseño 2016 La Habana Cuba "trial error &"
2015100 % Paper - Designhaus Halle "bunt geschöpftes"
Hallesche Formen - Galerie Vermittlungsstelle b "héritage"
Marta Herford "bunt geschöpftes"
Designers Open "trial error &"
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen Anhalt "trial error &"
Bauhaus Dessau "trial error &"


2020Grand Challenge Logitech x Cern: Special Award
2019-2021DAAD scholarship - Jahresstipendien für Studienaufenthalte im Ausland
2019Designblok - Ahoj future! Prague
2017TISDC (Taiwan International Student Design Competition) 2017
2016Staged Design Award
Talente 2016 - Handwerkskammer München
Glas Design Wettbewerb - Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall
2015Recycling Designpreis
Giebichenstein Designpreis
Franz Award 1st price