Anna Cairns is a graphic designer and web developer based in Berlin, DE, with a focus on visual identities, publications, type design and websites. She works for small businesses, creatives and cultural institutions in digital and print media to develop complex projects across disciplines, overseeing the entire design process from concept to outcome.

She studied at University of the Art Berlin, Willem de Kooning Akademie Rotterdam and University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, where she completed her Communication Design degree in 2018, while maintaining self-initiated and commissioned projects, both independently and in collaboration with other design studios.

Since 2019 she runs her own design and code practice.

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@nncrns

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c/o Büro Bum Bum
Müllerstr. 138d
13353 Berlin

Graphic Design
Editorial Design
Type Design
Web Design
Full-Stack Web Development
Creative Coding

  • 2019 Founding of design & code practice
  • 2019 Graphic designer at NODE Berlin Oslo, Berlin, DE
  • 2015–now Freelance designer at magma design studio, Karlsruhe, DE
  • 2015–now Freelance work
  • 2012–2018 Karlsruhe University of the Arts, DE
  • 2011–2012 Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, NL
  • 2009–2012 University of the Arts, Berlin, DE

Clients and Collaborators
(Selection)

  • Alejandra Smits, Barcelona, ES
  • Andrei Ujica, Bukarest, RO
  • Büro Bum Bum, Berlin, DE
  • Dinamo Typefaces, Berlin, DE
  • Gabriel Venzago, Salzburg, A
  • Helsinki Studio, Barcelona, ES
  • Humboldt University, Berlin, DE
  • Jan Kiesswetter, Berlin, DE
  • Katrin Meyer, Berlin/Düsseldorf, DE
  • Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE
  • magma design studio, Karlsruhe, DE
  • NODE Berlin Oslo, Berlin, DE
  • Offset Studio, Barcelona, ES
  • Prinzmetal, Cologne, DE
  • Sandra Gramm, Berlin, DE
  • Sascia Reibel, Berlin, DE
  • Studio Immo Schneider, Berlin, DE
  • University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, DE
  • Villa Romana, Florence, IT
  • YNM Studio, Berlin, DE

Awards, Publications, Exhibitions
(Selection)

  • 2019 100 Beste Plakate, DE/A/CH
  • 2019 Antwerp Poster Festival, BE
  • 2018 Graphic Design Festival Scotland, GB
  • 2018 49 Grad, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
  • 2018 Type Directors Club, NY
  • 2018 Art Director’s Club Germany
  • 2017 Type Directors Club, NY
  • 2017 Ficciones Tipografika, US
  • 2017 It's a Book, Leipzig
  • 2017 German Design Award, DE
  • 2016 Art Director’s Club Germany
  • 2014–2017 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 2014–2018 Rundgang, University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, DE
  • 2012 I have to change to stay the same, Designweek Eindhoven, NL
  • 2009–2013 Rundgang, University of Art Berlin, DE

Annual Report 2015/16
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel and Lino Santo

Editorial Design,
2016

Real Life

Editorial Design,
2017

Ongoing research on cairns and other stone formations

Photography,
2017–

Radio-Aktivität
for Lenbachhaus
with magma design studio

Graphic Design, Type Design,
2020

ASF Journal 2016
for Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe
with magma design studio

Editorial Design, Type Design,
2016

Fremdkörper
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel

Graphic Design,
2018

Non Garden Book
for Villa Romana and atelier le balto
with NODE Berlin Oslo

Editorial Design,
2019

Website
for Sandra Gramm

Web Design, Code,
2020

Publication “Mach's Rückwärts”
for Prinzmetal

Publication,
2019

Hard Looks, Soft Matter

Editorial Design, Type Design,
2018

Lines Regular

Editorial Design, Photography,
2017

Visual Identity
for Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe
with magma design studio

Graphic Design,
2017

Annual Report 2015/16
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel and Lino Santo

Editorial Design,
2016

Annual Report 2015/16
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel and Lino Santo

Editorial Design,
2016

Website for the department of Exhibition Design and Scenography at University of the Arts Karlsruhe

Web Design, Code,
2017

Radio-Aktivität
for Lenbachhaus
with magma design studio

Graphic Design, Type Design,
2020

ASF Journal 2016
for Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe
with magma design studio

Editorial Design, Type Design,
2016

H1 46 2 / H3 7 26

Editorial Design,
2018

Ongoing research on cairns and other stone formations

Photography,
2017–

ASF Journal 2016
for Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe
with magma design studio

Editorial Design, Type Design,
2016

Website
for Prinzmetal (WIP)

Web Design, Code,
2020

Non Garden Book
for Villa Romana and atelier le balto
with NODE Berlin Oslo

Editorial Design,
2019

Website
for Anne-Sophie Oberkrome

Web Design, Code,
2019

Publication “Mach's Rückwärts”
for Prinzmetal

Publication,
2019

Radio-Aktivität
for Lenbachhaus
with magma design studio

Graphic Design, Type Design,
2020

Annual Report 2015/16
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel and Lino Santo

Editorial Design,
2016

H1 46 2 / H3 7 26

Editorial Design,
2018

ASF Journal 2016
for Architekturschaufenster Karlsruhe
with magma design studio

Editorial Design, Type Design,
2016

Non Garden Book
for Villa Romana and atelier le balto
with NODE Berlin Oslo

Editorial Design,
2019

Annual Report 2015/16
for University of the Arts Karlsruhe
with Sascia Reibel and Lino Santo

Editorial Design,
2016

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c/o Büro Bum Bum
Müllerstr. 138d
13353 Berlin

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