My name is Simon Gwinner, I am an Interaction Designer, sometimes multidisciplinary artist & alumni from ZHDK, currently located between Lucerne and Zurich, Switzerland but looking for exciting opportunities all around the world.
I'm interested in exploring human behaviors as well as cultural identities & am passionate about technology and the future. I'm a prototype experienced and curious designer and am triggered to design for and with culture. For my final BA project, I explored the culture of dreaming.
Designing things that matter and have a meaningful experience in the world, in both space and time, is mandatory for me.
Also, I like to tell stories. Whether it's fictional or speculative story writing or with a visual mindset that hopefully inspires.
b. 1991 as a Franco-Suisse child of the sun I'm currently looking for exciting opportunities worldwide!
Becoming a designer
Zurich University of Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Product and Industrial Design, specialization in Interaction Design
Designit in Munich
Interaction Design Internship
(between March—Sept 16)
School of Creative Media, CityU in Hong Kong
(between Sept 15—Feb 16)
Zurich University of Arts
Creative remedial course
(between Feb 12—Feb 13)
In the past I had the opportunity to work & play hard with an amazing team at ask me! I studied Interaction Design at , Switzerland between Sept 13—Jun 17. I've also been on an exchange semester at , CityU in Hong Kong Sept 15—Feb 16. Before my studies I conducted a one year remedial course at , Switzerland Feb 12—Feb 13. Besides designing I also worked as a Radio Host / Broadcaster at in Lucerne. I still do radio but I moved to – an online radio based in Zurich, where I have an ongoing monthly show. From time to time I also worked as a Freelancer at – a creative/film agency in Lucerne and did some editorial stuff for Duckstance Digital GmbH.in Munich, where I did an internship as an Interaction Designer. March—Sept 16 I can’t show you most of the work I have done with Designit – confidential — but I can talk about what my responsibilities have been, just
What I'm good at and where I still try to be better.
How do you see your future?
As you, neither do I really know what will happen in the future. But what I know for myself is, that I want to live in a world that is driven by culture, enhanced by technology but always stays sustainable. As long as we can't move to space, planet earth is still a place of communion. And we all — no matter where we live and who we are — are part of it. Some goals I set for myself are to write more about anything, be part of a community, appear more like an extrovert, sketch everyday, read more books, write a
novel letter to someone unknown that inspired me, find my own Silicon Valley, travel more, live abroad, do more, learn Japanese, never stop asking questions, share knowledge, learn everyday.
What keeps me busy...
I co-founded the music blogto cover all kinds of better contemporary pop music together with Kilian Mutter and a bunch of cool music enthusiast.
With Lorena Strohner and Nora Gailer I'm also , an interactive Art collective exploring and encouraging fields of communication and perception between technology, humans and social structures.
And last but not least, I just created my own little universe, where I want to write more about design, share inspirational things I discover, play around with codes and (hopefully) inspire people for a common journey into a new universe.