Andrea Sosinski

Specialized in Kitchenware Design.

Andrea Sosinski

About Andrea Sosinski

Andrea Sosinski founded her company NIMTSCHKE DESIGN in 2006. Her award winning product designs are mostly out of ceramic (porcelain). That is her favourite material she also studied for 6 years at the renowned Burg Giebichenstein, university of art and design in Halle/Saale (Germany). Her passion is also graphic design and illustration. Since 2006 she does a lot of corporate design and gives with great success companies their individual and distinctive appearance.

  • Winner of the A' Design Award.
  • Specialized in Kitchenware Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Kitchenware
Firo fire cooking set

Firo fire cooking set

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Interview with Andrea Sosinski

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
Since I can remember I loved to draw and do handicraft. I always wanted to have a creative job. That's why it was nearly clear that I went to study at the renowned Burg Giebichenstein university of art and design in Halle (Saale), that is in Germany. I studied ceramic and glass design, focussed on porcelain and also graphic design.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
My company NIMTSCHKE DESIGN got its name from my maiden name Andrea Nimtschke, before I married. NIMTSCHKE is sorbian and translated it means "german". I do all kind of design: graphic design, corporate design, illustrations, product design, book design, room design and also photography.
What is "design" for you?
Design is for me the combination of a great look and best function. It should be surprising, usefull and has to make sense. It doesn't have to be "loud". Good design is timeless and can also convince at a second look.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
I like doing Corporate Design and create products out of porcelain
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
Redesign of a logo. I started with improving and enhancing things that did not look good before.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
My favorite material is porcelain. But also lether and fabrics because I like sewing as well. And I like the Adobe Suite for graphic design. I do a lot of creative stuff every day with it.
When do you feel the most creative?
When I go to bed. If I need to find a solution for a problem I just have to sleep one night and get the answer in the morning.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
I feel happy and excited. Can't wait to see my ideas getting alive.
What makes a design successful?
In my eyes it is not all about shape. The function is important as well. A good looking product that doesn't work will not survive. Successful design is like a good friend you always want to be surrounded by.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
First it has to convince my eyes with its shape and second my hands or body with its function.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I live in Germany and think it affects my design a lot. Germans are mostly perfect in what they do. They are reliable, functional, tidy and always in time. In fact very rational but with deep hidden emotions. I love to evoke them with my designs. They should produce happiness.
How do you work with companies?
I create products that they produce on license. But most of the time I do graphic design and marketing for companies and start-ups. I am working as a freelancer.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
The Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator. For products out of porcelain I still use pencil and paper and make often a plaster prototype.
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Designer of the Day Interview with Andrea Sosinski

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I founded my company NIMTSCHKE DESIGN in 2006 after finishing my studies at the renowned university of art and design "Burg Giebichenstein" in Halle (Saale) in Germany. Since that time I worked for several companies like Mahlwerck Porcelain, WMF, Mitkanal, Chemiepokal (Chemistry Cup), Uno Pizza, Dr.Schnell Chemie, Arzberg Porcelain...
How did you become a designer?
When I was a child I loved to paint and draw. I did it every day and always wanted to get better. Especially with drawing people and nature. I always did creative stuff. So it was quite obvious to study design and to go on with it.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
First I design everything in my head. I need to have an idea of what to create before I do it. Than I usually use pencil and paper to draw the first ideas before I use digital versions. Before I send my designs to companies I want to be sure of sizes. That's why I do a prototype first out of plaster, paper, dough or something different.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
The most exciting moment is getting an idea in my mind. Than I can't wait to bring it alive. It feels like surfing on a big wave with a lot of energy and happiness. And when I am back on the beach (means when I finished my design) I am proud of what I've done.
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Perfectionism, patience and a strong will and believe took me where I am today.
What are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
At the beginning it is very hard to survive in design business. I can advice to first use what you already have, probably made during your studies. Try to sell it to companies, produce it by your own, get promotion by applying to awards. Just throw as many stones in a sea and you can be sure that some waves are reaching you...
How do you keep up with latest design trends? To what extent do design trends matter?
I don't go with trends. Trends are like a snowflake. It vanish one day. I believe in my own design language and my own style. Only this way I can be trustable and can't dissapoint the ones who love what I do.
How do you decide if your design is ready?
It is just a feeling. There is a point where I know that every step I do further wont make it better.
What is your biggest design work?
My biggest design work is the oven for cooking in open fire called FIRO. I developed it during my studies for my diploma. I never had that time to do something big like that again. It took me over one year.

Extended Interview with Andrea Sosinski

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I studied ceramics at the renowned university of art and design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (Saale) in Germany from 2000 till 2006. 2003 I did a semester abroad in Stoke-on-Trend in England at Staffordshire University in Ceramic Class. 2006 I finished my studies with my diploma and founded my company Nimtschke Design.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
Mostly I do corporate design for companies and start ups. Product design is my second feet but since quite a while only a little toe. I wish to have more time to do more products again. Nevertheless I love graphic design and what I do for living.
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
I don't feel like a design legend. I just do what I love. That's all.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
That's a difficult question. Good design can be also great...
What are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
It is always a combination of shape, function, material and everthing behind. It is always good to go a step further and show a deep thought that make sense for society and environment.
What is your day to day look like?
Once I would like to design a car. I love the old shapes and can't understand the nowadays company policy of producing millions of cars that look all the same. I would combine the inspiration of old shapes with modern technology and create a car that is good for environment, society and that is in 50 years still up to date.

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