My name is Niklas Block. Im a german art director/illustrator and freelancer with more than twelve years of broadly diversified experience in the field of graphic design, specialized in conception, user experience and user interface design.
Starting in 2010 with a apprenticeship as media designer and following up with a bachelor in visual communication I graduated in 2017 with distinction at Merz Acadamy in Stuttgart. In 2020 I was nominated for the German Design Award 2021 – Newcomer of the Year.
I already had the pleasure working for brands like Monopol Magazine, Dummy Magazin, SSB, Alphawing, Merz Akademie or cultural institutions like LOVEiT, Breidenbach Label or the H-Team, in Munich.
I am currently working and living in Karlsruhe, Germany always open for commission and happy to connect!
Apprenticeship in media design – digital and print, 2013
Bachelor’s degree – visual communication with distinction, 2017
AEVO training certificate, 2023
Don’t fear algorithms, Merz Akademie Stuttgart, 2017
Don’t fear algorithms, Lange Nacht der Museen Stuttgart, 2018
Don’t fear algorithms, Galerie Kernweile Stuttgart, 2018
Don’t fear algorithms, FensterPlatz Heidelberg, 2019
351 – N-Series, FensterPlatz Heidelberg, 2022
391 – N-Series, Amiconsult GmbH Karlsruhe, 2022
Bilderspende für Bid for peace, 2023
Workshop Pestalozzi Schule Frankenthal, 2023
Also I am doing research in the fields of grids and geometric design as well as asemic writing and programmic drawings. The outcome are mixed media, collages with various materials, like crayons, chalk, ink, ballpoint pens, pencil, acryl or spray can. I also work with different printing methods like silk screen printing, risography. To see more check out my artworks.