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ANDERSWØ


ANDERSWØ



Outdoor Gear

In German, “anderswo” means “elsewhere,” and this collection of three products supports outdoor enthusiasts in their efforts to discover what “else” nature offers—and go “where” they want to go—in a way that’s both technologically advanced and entirely intuitive.
Created for my final-year project at Trier University of Applied Sciences, this project was recognized with the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, the Outdoor Industry Award and the Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz, and was nominated for Germany’s prestigious national young-talent award, Designpreis Deutschland.


Client: Trier University of Applied Sciences
Services: Concept, design and 3-D visualization


Panorama Helmet 360°

This combination climbing helmet and digital camera allows outdoor enthusiasts to capture photos anywhere. The camera responds to voice commands, moving around the head on a sliding carriage. Single photos, as well as 360° panoramas, can be taken and viewed on the integrated visor display. The user can also attach voice memos to each image—turning the helmet into a multimedia travel diary. This device is completely hands-free, ensuring that the user always has the environment in sight, and can collect photos even when climbing.


Tentkayak H₂O

This kayak comes with an integrated tent, allowing kayakers to set up camp wherever they choose, on land or water. The attached stabilizers keep the kayak steady, and the collapsible neoprene seat can be moved to the rear to allow the kayaker to stretch out. A pull-wire system inside the cockpit lets the user pitch a tent without difficulty, and a warning light signals nearby shipping traffic. allowing the kayaker to enjoy a safe and exceptional rest anywhere.


Energyband 12V

This wristband is a mobile energy station that allows users to power all their portable electronic equipment (e.g., signal lamp, and helmet camera). The wristband itself is powered by kinetic generators: hand and arm motion during outdoor sports sets the generators in motion, providing enough power to keep the user’s device batteries charged. No power outlet—or even sunlight—is necessary.


Outdoor Gear

In German, “anderswo” means “elsewhere,” and this collection of three products supports outdoor enthusiasts in their efforts to discover what “else” nature offers—and go “where” they want to go—in a way that’s both technologically advanced and entirely intuitive.
Created for my final-year project at Trier University of Applied Sciences, this project was recognized with the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, the Outdoor Industry Award and the Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz, and was nominated for Germany’s prestigious national young-talent award, Designpreis Deutschland.


Panorama Helmet 360°

This combination climbing helmet and digital camera allows outdoor enthusiasts to capture photos anywhere. The camera responds to voice commands, moving around the head on a sliding carriage. Single photos, as well as 360° panoramas, can be taken and viewed on the integrated visor display. The user can also attach voice memos to each image—turning the helmet into a multimedia travel diary. This device is completely hands-free, ensuring that the user always has the environment in sight, and can collect photos even when climbing.


Tentkayak H₂O

This kayak comes with an integrated tent, allowing kayakers to set up camp wherever they choose, on land or water. The attached stabilizers keep the kayak steady, and the collapsible neoprene seat can be moved to the rear to allow the kayaker to stretch out. A pull-wire system inside the cockpit lets the user pitch a tent without difficulty, and a warning light signals nearby shipping traffic. allowing the kayaker to enjoy a safe and exceptional rest anywhere.


Energyband 12V

This wristband is a mobile energy station that allows users to power all their portable electronic equipment (e.g., signal lamp, and helmet camera). The wristband itself is powered by kinetic generators: hand and arm motion during outdoor sports sets the generators in motion, providing enough power to keep the user’s device batteries charged. No power outlet—or even sunlight—is necessary.


Client: Trier University of Applied Sciences
Services: Concept, design and 3-D visualization



WORK


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  • Product
  • Illustration

ANDERSWØ


Outdoor Gear

OH CANADA!


Maple Syrup

HEINRICHS


Corporate Identity

STADTAUSWÄRTS


Lookbook

BOW + ARROW


Brand Identity

HANDSOME BRUT


Sparkling Wine

921 QUEEN STREET


Photography App

MO°N


Lunar Calendar

SPEC


Website

CONSTRUCT


Typeface

MC ASPHALT


Website

GOODS & SERVICES


Website

PYB


Corporate Identity

KRAMPUS


Red and White Wine


ABOUT


Life

Born, raised and trained in Germany, I am an interdisciplinary designer and art director with an international perspective, having recently returned home after four years in Toronto, Canada. I graduated from Trier University of Applied Sciences—including a five-month exchange at the École supérieure d’art d’Épinal in France—with a degree in Visual Communication Design, and have been building my career in the design industry since.


Approach

My goal is to create work that solves problems of all kinds and lives beyond our own fleeting cultural moment. Research, a commitment to craft and a strong dose of German efficiency underpin everything I do. However, I am most readily defined by my flexibility, moving easily from digital to print to illustration and beyond. I work with clients of all sizes and from various sectors, both local and international, and pride myself on translating abstract client visions into focused brand communications. I aim to form long-term relationships with all of my clients—and overdeliver on their expectations.


Awards & Recognitions

Outdoor Industry Award
Lucky Strike Junior Design Award
Communication Arts
Graphis Design
Applied Arts Award
HOW International Design Award
Redgees Award
Design Edge Award
Rheinland Pfalz Design Award
Nominated for the German Design Award
Videographer Awards



SERVICES


Concept & strategy

Concept development
Content strategy
Information architecture
User experience


Brand identity design

Logo design
Corporate identity systems
Collateral
Brand guidelines


Digital

Responsive design
Mobile design
Interface design
Development
Online marketing
Analytics


Illustration and typography

Illustration
3-D illustration
Iconography
Typeface design


Product and retail design

Product development and design
3-D modelling
Environmental design
Packaging
Signage
Apparel


Print design and management

Stationery
Brochures
Editorial design
Exhibition graphics



GET IN TOUCH


In Munich it's currently

Christian Blau
Packenreiterstraße 20
81247 München, Germany
P +49 170 383 8369
mail@christianblau.com