My name is Niklas Block. I am a German Art Director and Illustrator, currently living in Karlsruhe, south-west of Germany. In 2017 I graduated with distinction in Communication Design and Media Art at Merz Acadamy in Stuttgart, University of Art. Since my studies, I have been working as a freelancer for several years across industries for brands like Monopol Magazine, Dummy Magazin, SSB, Alphawing, Merz Akademie or cultural institutions like LOVEiT, Breidenbach Label or the H-Team, in Munich. In 2020 I was nominated for the German Design Award 2021 as “Newcomer of the Year”. Since 2018 I am working on a full-time base as UX Consultant for SAP SE.
Next to my full-time job I am doing research in the fields of grids and geometric design as well as asemic writing and programmic drawings. Experimentation comes first! The outcome are most likely 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, risographys and digital prints.
On 27.05.21 I have started the N series in the format A4 with a counter set to 1.000.000.
I am happy to connect and get to know new people. Feel free to contact me for collaborations or inquiries!
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