Lea Mader graduated from Münster University of Applied Sciences (MSD)  with a bachelor's degree in product design. Since the design education in Münster is interdisciplinary, she has also gained experience in a range of design fields such as photography, graphic design and exhibitions and has been able to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. In March 2023, she completed her Master's degree at the Folkwang University of the Arts, the project Unwhite being the result. The graduation thesis is an intersection between design theory and practice. In her creative work, Lea Mader has repeatedly critically examined the responsibility of product design in relation to social and ecological developments.

"In my creative work, it is important to me to always critically reflect on the responsibility of product design in relation to social and ecological developments. In this regard, it is especially important to me to consider the impact and reasonableness of my designs on our world."



Lea Mader
M.A. Industrial Design/ Product Design

10/2019 - 03/2023 Master Folkwang University of Arts
04/2015 - 09/2016 Studentische Mitarbeiterin/ research assistant in the teaching and research field of design theory
10/2014 - 02/2019 Bachelor Münster School of Design

Exhibitions:
Bruni Glass Design Award 2017, München
Parcours 2018/19, Münster School of Design
The Vignelli Dialogue, Folkwang University of Arts und The Vignelli Centre for Design Studies of RIT, SANAA Building
Salone Satellite 2022, Milan
Rundgang 2022, Folkwang University of Arts
łódź design festival 2023
Rundgang 2023, Folkwang University of Arts
Finale 2023, Folkwang University of Arts, SANAA Building
Diploma Selection Designblok 2023, Prague
German Design Graduates Interconnected, Dutch Design Week 2023, Eindhoven

Awards:
Bruni Glass Design Award 2017, nominee category "gourmet", 2nd winner category "jars"
KHS Student Award 2019
make me! 2023 finalist
German Design Award Newcomer Nominee 2023

Lectures:

Zone 52 (2017)  students present remarkablep projects, Münster school of Design






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