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My name is Yannic Heintzen and I am a designer (M.A.). My focus is the combination of design and coding, as well as editorial design. I have a B.A. in Design with a focus on photography and moving image and a Master of Arts in Communication Design. I have worked in advertising agencies and e-learning for several years and in the future I would like to continue to learn and contribute to research, teaching and culture. Currently I’m working as a freelancer.

I wrote my master’s thesis (view here) in the field of artistic research. The title is “Rhapsodische Maschinen. Der Entwurfsprozess als archäologische Methode” (Rhapsodic machines. The design process as an archaeological method) Combining and expanding digital and non-digital work is the focus of my approach to design in general. I am a tinkerer and want to take everything apart in order to understand it. I want to better understand this childlike, haptic, aesthetic and creative mode of working and make it usable for research and projects.

For inquiries, more information, full CV, a german translation or a pdf portfolio please contact me.

I’m available for freelance work and collaboration. Besides that, I’m always interested in participating in social, cultural and educational projects. Get in touch!

…and yes, I do have hobbys:

Outside my profession as a designer, I’m a climber and a route setter. I’m currently setting boulder problems at the oldest and certainly the coziest gym in Hamburg Salon du Bloc. For more bouldering stuff visit my bloc book


  • 2019 – 2023Communication Design M.A. @ HAW Hamburg
  • 2013 – 2017Intergrated Design B.A. @ hKDM Freiburg

Work experience

  • 2021 – todayFreelance Designer
  • 2021 – 2023Creative Technologist @ Zum Goldenen Hirschen Hamburg
  • 2019 – 2021Junior Art Director @ Zum Goldenen Hirschen Hamburg
  • 2017 – 2019Junior New Media Development @ IMC AG Freiburg


  • HS 2021Lectureship Brand Design @ Macromedia University (Hamburg, Munich, Berlin & Freiburg)
  • HS 2020 & FS 2021Lectureship assistance for B.A. Communication Design @ HAW Hamburg
  • FS 2017Lectureship for Preparatory Design Studies @ Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, hKDM Freiburg


  • 18.06 – 31.07.2016DER ANDERE UND DER GLEICHE / L‘AUTRE ET LE MÊME @ Kunsthaus L6 Freiburg / Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse more
  • 20.05 – 22.05.2016CORBUSIER REVISITED @ Weissenhofwerkstatt Stuttgart more
  • 23.03 – 05.04.2015HEKTAR @ Regierungspräsidium Freiburg

Worked for and with

Stadttheater Freiburg \ Weissenhofwerkstatt Stuttgart \ Kunsthaus L6 Freiburg \ Regierungspräsidium Freiburg \ hKDM Freiburg (now Macromedia Freiburg) \ Jazz und Rock Schulen Freiburg \ Matthaei und Konsorten \

Network of very talented Friends 🔥

Katrin Bauer \ Pia Schröer \ Ronja Overländer \ Jasmin Rießle \ Katrin Krumm \ Svenja Kirsch \ Deborah Flierl \ Michaela Anderl \ Hasibe Lesmann \ Marinus Klinksik \ Stephan Kraus \ Tim Scheuermann \ Urs Grupp \ Paul Eslage \ Tom-Lucas Säger \ Felix Zepke \

Follow me on

instagram \ are.na \ linked-in \ github \ xing

Fonts and tech used on this webside

Apoc by Blaze Type \ Simplon by Swiss Typefaces \ Threlte \ Three.js \ Theatre.js \ Svelte \ PostCSS \ Markdown \ GLSL