Hi, I'm Jess.
I'm a studied communication designer, creator and philologist working for quäntchen + glück. Want to get in touch? Great, let's do it! Or keep reading to learn more about my skills and passions.
pop-up book artistMy first pop-up book was created when I was still in high school. During my design studies, I revisited the concept in a more abstract way: I completed my bachelor project, an infographic pop-up book, and finished my degree as Communication Designer B.A. with distinction (final grade 1,1).
mayoral campaigning expertSince 2016, I have provided the complete design and concept of all media for four mayoral election campaigns. My work included marketing strategy, posters, brochures, flyers, copywriting as well as photography and videography.
experimental typographerDuring my design studies, I took several approaches to experimental typography: I created ‘Wareji’, a Japanese font that is a hybrid of German and Japanese calligraphy. Furthermore, I programmed a motion-controlled font creation tool. My font creation tool ›Digitype‹ was exhibited at the CAPTCHA Mannheim in 2014.
creator things: music and content
musician and composerSince 2010, I've been composing music in my bedroom. Over the years, I have released 11 experimental rock records, written a film soundtrack and recently published my first music video.
content creatorI create YouTube videos for roughly 3,500 subscribers, talking about life, sustainability, zero waste, romance, design and Japan, among other things.
nerdI was cast as the very first guest presenter at Kuttners Schöne NerdNacht, a nerdy Science Slam-like event hosted by German celebrity Sarah Kuttner. There, I shared my nerdy expert knowledge about Japan, just like I sometimes do on my YouTube channel.
Life lessons and passions