new head of applied photography and time-based media:
The Institute of Design is pleased to welcome Matthias Koslik as the new Head of Applied Photography and Time-based Media.
Matthias Koslik was born in Freiburg in the south of Germany.
At the age of twenty-two, besides his work as a freelance photographer, Koslik ran the successful commercial design studio "nonkonform", widely credited with erasing the line between "art" and "commercial" photography. He lived and worked in New York, London, HongKong, Taiwan and San Francisco before moving to Berlin where he opened his studio "beavershot productions" in 1996. His clients include international brands and agencies. His work has been awarded many prizes worlwide, including Cannes Lions Gold and the German Design Prize...
Recently he has been appointed professor of Applied Photography and Time-based Media at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The aim of the course is to help the students to discover their individuality, crystallize their taste, and develop their feeling for the contemporary trend by stimulating their sense of invention and perfecting their technical ability. The course is conducted as an experimental laboratory, inspired by the ever-changing tempo of life, discovery of new techniques, new fields of operation... in close contact with current problems of leading magazines, department stores, advertising agencies and manufactures. Subjects include design, layout, type, poster, reportage, illustration, magazine make-up, package and product design, display, styling, art directing.