Stefanie Lenk has eighteen years of professional experience as a graphic designer and illustrator. Originally from Canada and based in Berlin since 2010, she has worked both in-house and as a freelancer for clients in Germany, the UK and North America, in industries ranging from book and magazine publishing and Canadian national television to medical/academic research and general service providers.


In 2012 Stefanie completed an MSc in Medical Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland, augmenting her skill-set with additional in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, medical practise, research and ethics, which has been of great benefit to her work with clients in the medical sector. Ranging from clean simple vector illustrations to highly detailed drawings with precise attention to scientific accuracy, Stefanie provides innovative visualisation solutions which uniquely bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical understanding.

From 2016-2021 Stefanie also worked part-time as an academic research assistant at the Freie University Berlin, writing for academic publications and teaching workshops on conceptualising and drawing visual narratives. Her continued interest in knowledge visualisation extends beyond the boundaries of medicine and health into projects revolving around social practise, education, and technology. She presently works as a scientific illustrator and graphic designer at the BIFOLD centre for AI research affliiated with the Technical University Berlin.

In her free time she runs a bi-monthly public discussion group called the Taboo Symposium where strangers meet to discuss uncomfortable things, creates artwork and graphic narratives that have been described as ‘utterly surreal and decidedly melancholy’, and makes bicycle pilgrimages across European countries with a small stuffed rabbit in tow.

services

  • print materials (books, magazines, brochures, flyers, etc)
  • posters, displays, advertising
  • museum exhibition materials
  • infographics (still and animated)
  • illustrations (digital/vector | traditional)
  • dissertations | academic publications
  • trade show materials
  • television graphics
  • (medical) surgical visualisations and educational materials
  • website architecture, design and implementation (CMS / wordpress / Elementor Pro)

languages

  • English (native speaker)
  • German (fluent | C2+ level)
  • French (B1-B2 level)
  • nonsense (upon request)

skills

design | Adobe creative suite (expert) | Photoshop, Illlustrator, inDesign | inCopy | Adobe Experience Manager (specialisations: layout of print publications, vector illustrations & photo retouching/colour correction)

animation | Adobe AfterEffects | Adobe Premiere

3D | Cinema 4D (3d modelling / texturing) | Autodesk Meshmixer | Autodesk Maya (basic) | 3d printing | 3d scanning

web | content management systems (Tiny MCE, WordPress, Figma | Elementor Pro) | Adobe Dreamweaver/Flash | basic CSS & HTML

social media  | facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, blogger

word processing | Microsoft Office | OpenOffice

old-school | drawing (graphite/pen), painting (watercolour / acrylic / ink), analogue photography b/w and colour darkroom developing, manual pre-press work (film-stripping/manual imposition), printmaking, woodworking, sewing, basic electronics

other technology | Omax waterjet CNC machine, Connex 500 Objet 3D printers, Legend 36ext epilog lasercutter, Mcor IRIS 3D paper printer

also | enthusiastic, quick learner, reliable (consistent meeting of deadlines), embarrassingly well-organised, open communicator, good with criticism, works well both independently and in teams.

education | additional training

2021 | EDV Multi-Media Marketing
Comcave College  Berlin (DE)
Video editing and motion graphics
(Adobe After Effects/Premiere, Maxon Cinema 4D)

2019 – 2020 | PhD candidate | media studies
University of Köln (DE) (discontinued due to lack of program flexibility regarding practise-based research)

2011 – 2012 | MSc Medical Communications
University of Dundee (Scotland)
post-graduate degree with honors for dissertation

2004 – 2005 | Book and magazine publishing
Centennial College (Toronto, CA)
post graduate diploma with honors
(specialisations: graphic design, pre-press, print production)

1996 – 1999 | The Art Centre
Central Technical School (Toronto, CA)
post-graduate diploma with honors | fine arts and graphic design

1994 – 1995 | Concordia University
Liberal Arts College (Toronto, CA)
Studies in 20th century literature, art and music history and European philosophy

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