about

Hello. I’m Mathias. Some know me as Pied. I was born in Bavaria in 1987 where I grew up somewhere in the outback. Here I went to school and played bass in a local punk rock band before I went to Munich to learn the amazing craft of stained glass window manufacturing. After several years in Munich and abroad I packed my bags and moved to Hamburg to study illustration.

Well, in 2015 my love for the ocean drew me further north-east towards the Baltic Sea where I continued and finished my studies on interactive media at the Muthesius University in Kiel.

I still live here and apart from designing and illustrating I try to spend most of my time in the water surfing and swimming. Here I find peace and inspiration.

The last book I read was Wilhelm Genazino’s “Wenn wir Tiere wären”. The most useless but interesting thing I recently learned was how to carve a flute out of a carrot.

my approach towards design & art

For me the borders between Design and Art are constantly shifting.
Through my studies and my professional freelance career I realized that sometimes Design needs to be clear, straight forward and just useful. When I started to focus on Information Design and Science Communication I learned that abstraction on the other hand can  create a deeper atmospheric or emotional momentum that has a strong communicative strength.

I am trying to combine these two approaches in my everyday work but most importantly I seek to experiment and having fun learning new contents and techniques while realizing exciting projects.


studies
2015 - 2018 B.A. Interactive Media Design, Muthesius University, Kiel, Germany
2013 - 2015 Illustration, BtK University of Art & Design, Hamburg, Germany

work
since 2015 Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustratorsince October 2018 Lecturer (Cinema 4D) at Muthesius University, Kiel
July 2018 – September 2018 Intern at wirmachenbunt, Hamburg
2016 - 2018 Temporary Lecturer at Muthesius University, Kiel 2013 - 2014 Voluntary work with young adult refugees, Hamburg2011 - 2013 Management’s Assistence, Einstein Kultur, Munich
2011 - 2013 Gallery Assistant, Yellow Korner, Munich
2009 - 2011 Gustav van Treeck - Studios for Mosaic & Architectural Glass, Munich, Germany
2008 The Judson Studios, Los Angeles, USA
2005 - 2008 Gustav van Treeck - Studios for Mosaic & Architectural Glass, Munich, Germany

exhibitions
2018 Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany (g)
2018 Transferpark, Kiel, Germany (g)
2017 Nacht der Wissenschaft, Rendsburg, Germany (g)
2017 Digitale Kieler Woche, Muthesius University, Kiel, Germany (g)
2017 Seismographie, Sopra Steria, Hamburg, Germany (s)
2016 Materials, Muthesius University, Kiel, Germany (g)
2016 Meere & Ozeane, Muthesius University, Kiel, Germany (g)
2016 Einblick / Ausblick, Kiel, Germany (g)
2016 Bilderberg Konferenz II - Underground Comic Festival, Berlin, Germany (g)
2015 Einblick / Ausblick, Muthesius University, Kiel, Germany (g)
2014 In Transit, BtK, Hamburg, Germany (g)