Sid Lee, Boot Camp. Montréal, Canada.
May 30th -June 11th 2011.
To imagine the next decade of Fatboy® — everything from products to branding with a team of 7 other creatives from around the world, led by Sid Lee design collective.


Research Fellow / Tutor.

University of Applied Sciences, Interaction Design Research Lab and IxDS.
Berlin, Germany
Nov 2010 - Present.
Designer, researcher, and tutor on the project 'consuming energy' while working closely with industry partners and research organizations within the field "consuming energy".


Design Researcher / UX Designer.

Samsung Design America. Los Angeles, CA.
June 2010 - Sep 2010.
Designer within the Research Design and UX departments.


Designer & Illustrator.

Jangled Nerves. Stuttgart, Germany.
Feb 2007 - Aug 2007.
Worked closely with animators, programmers, developers, and designers in multidisciplinary teams, creating spatial and cross-media experiences for exhibitions, museums, animations, and print collateral.


Graphic Design Intern.

Gershoni. San Francisco, CA.
July 2006 - Dec 2006.
Print design, layout design, web design, illustration for client-facing projects.


Web Designer.

Netopia, Inc. Emeryville, CA.
May 2006 - July 2006.
Designer for web-based templates and applications.


Graphic Design Intern.

Glazer and Kalayjian, Inc. New York, NY.
June 2005 - Sept 2005.
Print design, layout design, web design, illustration.



Jay Davis. New York, NY.
June 2005 - Sept 2005.
Assistant to acclaimed New York artist Jay Davis. Assisted Davis on production of several large-scale canvas
works, which were sold at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York to advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.



Sportive Werbeagentur. Munich, Germany.
Apr 2002 - Aug 2002.
Design layout, illustration, game design, assisted on photo shoots.


Ellis Studio.

Concepts, design, and illustration for printed map, website, and interactive smartphone app for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.



Design and concepts for an interactive smartphone app.


Kompas Strategy.

Designer, Information Architecture and wireframes restructuring website; Concepts and illustrations.


Chiara Adorno.

Illustrated and animated title sequence for filmmaker Chiara Adorno



Illustrations for T-shirt designs.



Design and concepts for an interactive based game/experience.


Mooci Design Lab.

Designer, Information Architect for TD Labs; Wireframes and logo concepts for Celebrifi.


DesignMatters at Art Center College of Design.

Information Architecture and wireframes restructuring website.


Pop Tube Media.

Logo Design / illustration, business card design.


Co-Axial GmbH.

Logo Design / illustration, business card design.


Spacial Solutions.

InDesign layout / project merchandise for a project catalogue for Hotel Kigali Rwanda  


Nosaj Thing.

Album art design and illustration for electronic producer Nosaj Thing.



Identity, logo, poster and illustration for Magnetism


Facab Lynen.

Logo, Illustration, business card.


Record Pressing.

Illustration Logo.


Contemporary Museum of Art, Baltimore.

Collateral design.





Art Center College of Design.

Pasadena, CA.
Post-Graduate Thesis Fellow
Jan 2010 - May 2010


Art Center College of Design.

Pasadena, CA.
MFA, Media Design
Sept 2007 - Dec 2009


Maryland Institute College of Art.

Baltimore, MD.
BFA, Illustration
Aug 2003 - Dec 2005


Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Kingston, Jamaica.
Study Abroad Program
July 2004


Academy U5 an der Einstainstrasse.

Munich, Germany.
Graphic Design
Sept 2002 - Aug 2003


Applied Arts Magazine, 2012 Applied Arts Design Awards

Work To Be Published.

July/August 2012.


Applied Arts Magazine, 2012 Photography & Illustration Awards

Work Published.

May 2012.


Frame Magazine # 83.

Sid Lee Collective Boot Camp.

Nov/Dec Issue 2011


ADC Young Guns / Shutterstock.



March 2010.


Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

x3 Semi-Finalist.

June 2008.


American Illustration 25 Competition.

Web Feature.

Nov 2006.


Museum of American Illustration. Society of Illustrators, New York.


May 10-27, 2006.


Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Catalog Cover Art Competition.

Honorable Mention.



Applied Arts Magazine, Photography and Illustration Annual.

Work Published.

July 2005.


Picture Window Exhibition & Project.

The Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore MD.


Feb 2005.


Starr Foundation Scholarship.

Maryland Institute College of Art.

August 2004.


Achievement Award Transfer Scholarship.

Maryland Institite College of Art.

August 2003.






Nov 2010 - Present.


Los Angeles,

United States.
Sep 2008 - Nov 2010.



Feb 2007 - Aug 2007.


San Francisco,

United States.
Feb 2006 - Feb 2007.



United States.
Aug 2003 - Dec 2005.


New York,

United States.
June 2005 - Sep 2005.



July 2004.



Sep 1995 - Aug 2003.



South Africa.
Sep 1995 - Dec 2001.



Birth - Sep 1995.


Christiane Holzheid is a media designer with a passion for storytelling, social media, and research practices using new technologies and design speculation. In the last 6 years, she has learned how to be fearless in design. Christiane is a raconteuse whose use of provocation and play alters experiences for the audience through perception and interaction, which tickles the everyday things that have become invisible through overexposure. Her design research practices focus on creating new and unique answers from hands-on investigations, cultural probes and in-depth studies with an emphasis on people and technology.


Always collaborative, always clear and dynamic, Christiane believes “hybrid-thinking” is the key to good design. She earned her MFA in Media Design from Art Center College of Design, received her BFA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art and Design and studied Graphic Design at the Akademie U5 in Munich. Fluent in English and German, she grew up in South Africa and Germany then equipped herself with design and illustration experience in Baltimore, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, and is currently living in Berlin.