Hello dear visitor!
I am happy to welcome you on my website! As you have found your way to my « BIO », you might want to know a little more about who I am and what I do:
My name is Kristina Wiessner. I studied communication design at the « Peter Behrens School of Arts » (PBSA) in Dusseldorf, and am a graduate graphic designer and illustrator.
From 2010 to 2022 I took my chance to live and work in Paris, in France, which was a very enriching experience – professionally as well as personally! So today a part of me is definitely French! During this time I met so many inspiring people, and got the chance to realize many very different creations. And that is exactly what I LOVE: this great richness of variety that my work offers me!
After these twelve years in Paris I decided in 2022 to move to my roots in Dusseldorf again. I am still very close to France, travelling to Paris regularly and continuing to work with the fashion photographer Patrice van Malder and for my French clients (see below). And now I continue to grow my German-French network and experience.
I am grateful for every single person who believes in my talent and has confidence in me and my work. Trust is a very fertile ground for creativity to grow…
Working as a freelance, I have realized, among others, visual identities, websites and many illustrations – including several seasons for Le Coq Sportif of the company Descente Ltd. (Japan).
Since 2017, I am working regularly for the Château de Menthon on Lake Annecy, having created: logo, website, flyers, posters, 2 books (44 and 64 pages), coloring book for children, packaging and labels for the products of the castle's store ... Also since 2017 I am working for renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Auclair in Paris, having created his logo, brochures, medical illustrations and website design.
Since 2015 I am working in collaboration with Patrice van Malder, fashion photographer in Paris (Madame Figaro, Paris Match, L'Officiel Italia, Harper's Bazaar Kazakhstan...), assisting him during the shootings and doing the post-production in teamwork. In addition, I illustrate some of his photos that particularly inspire me, reinforcing their expressiveness (e.g. Monica Bellucci, Eva Herzigova, Olga Kurylenko).
since 2015 - freelance graphic designer & illustrator
since 2012 - collaboration with Patrice van Malder
since 2009 - freelancer for WDR
2011 - diploma of communication design at the PBSA in Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 - internship at the design studio of Cheeri in Paris
2009 - internship at the studio of Philippe Apeloig in Paris
2008 - semester abroad at the ISBA, School of Art in Besançon, France
manual and digital illustrations, logo creation, website design and creation (with websitebuilder...), complex retouching, art books, brochures, fashion catalogs, business cards, flyer, poster, medical drawings, illustrations for textiles (placed or all-over pattern), animated gifs, 2D animations (Adobe After Effects), event cards (e.g. wedding, birthday ...), short film montage (f.ex. for instagram)
Château de Menthon, at the lake of Annecy, France
Barbara Baumel, fashion editor and photo stylist, France
Dr. Eric Auclair, plastic surgeon in Paris, France
Descente Ltd. – Le Coq Sportif, sportswear and accessories, Japan
Orfgen Marketing, advertising agency in Essen, Germany
WDR (German television channel Westdeutscher Rundfunk) in Cologne, Germany
E-Files, French-American group of translators, editors and journalists
Viktor Lazlo, French singer, actress and writer
LA, French singer-songwriter and composer