Jan Wilker Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste Stuttgart Germany – I Used to Be a Design Student

GERMAN

Jan Wilker

STUDENT YEARS

6

A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT

You suck – use this status wisely, then it’s only temporary + It’s a long-distance run, not a sprint

FAVOURITE FOOD THEN

Anything from the students’ cafeteria

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN

My computer

YEAR OF PROJECT

1998

STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF

Create a magazine, with cover and interior spreads

COLLEGE

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste Stuttgart (Germany)

TUTOR(S)

Prof. Pospischil

TECHNOLOGY

Freehand/Photoshop

TIME SPENT

1 week

TYPEFACE

Handwriting in Freehand with Wacom tablet

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

Other than a faint romantic feeling for my first cover design assignment in school, nothing.

OUTCOMES

I remember that specific little rush one gets when creating.

FEEDBACK

Nothing in particular.

PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW

Obviously the reduced colour palette, with mainly black type on white, as well as a generally very playful approach. I am still not good with colours, it seems.