Dorothee Mainka

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Dorothee Mainka
+49-1728162811 & +45-52782422
dorothee.mainkagmx.de
Kunstakademiets Designskole
2014

ABOUT

furniture and spatial designer (MA)
-looking for new challenges-

Feel free to contact her for projects based inquiries or collaborations.

PROJECTS
CV / SKILLS
Education: 

EDUCATION

8/2012-01/2014:
Study of ”Furniture and Spatial Design”,
at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, København (DK)
Master of Arts

09/2011-08/2012:
Study of Interior Architecture, Master “Spatial Communication”,
at the University of Applied Science, Mainz (DE)

08/2008-07/2011:
Study of Interior Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts,
Maastricht (NL), Bachelor of Arts

09/2007-08/2008:
Propedeutical phase at Academy of Fine Arts,
Maastricht (NL)

09/1997-06/2006:
Gymnasium Georgianum, Vreden (DE),
German Abitur (High School Graduation, A-level)

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE

08/2006-03/2007:
World trip: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, USA,
volunteerwork (3 months in the slums of Cape Town),
backpacking, fruit picking, cultural experience

06/2004-08/2011:
RUF Jugendreisen, Bielefeld (DE)
Tour guide/advisor for teenager (Italy, Spain, Sweden, summer 2005- 2012)
Food & Beverage operations (Spain, summer 2004)

Internships: 

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

08/2010-01/2011:
RaiserLopes, Stuttgart (DE)
Intership in architecture (architecture/ interior architecture)

03/2005-04/2005:
Gesine Moritz, Cologne (DE)
Intership in design (design/ fashiondesign)

03/2004-04/2004:
Niessing, Vreden (DE)
Internship in design (design/ jeweldesign)

Work: 

furniture and spatial designer (MA)

EXHIBITIONS

02/2014-03/2014: Danmarks Designschool, graduation exhibition, Copenhagen (DK)

01/2014: IMM Furniture Fair, D3 Contest, armchair “Armin”, Cologne (DE)

10/2013-01/2014: Dunkers Kulturhus, Sydform, armchair “Armin” & rockingchair “wave”, Helsingborg (SE)

08 /2013: Designtrade Copenhagen, Sydform, armchair “Armin”, Copenhagen (DK)

07-08/2013: Vattenborgen, Sydform, armchair “Armin”, Karlskrona (SE)

06-07/2013: Galleriet, Sydform, armchair “Armin”, Malmö (SE)

02/2013: Stockholm Furniture Fair, armchair “Armin”, Stockholm (SE)

09/2012-01/2013: ZKM, Center of Art and Media: “Resonate”, interactive light and sound installation, Karlsruhe (DE)

04/2012: night of museums: “Resonate”, interactive light and sound installation,
Frankfurt (DE)

04/2012: light festival luminale: “Resonate”, interactive light and sound installation, Frankfurt (DE)

06/2011: Graduation exhibiton, SAM Decorfabriek, Maastricht (NL)

Competences: 

OPERATING-SYSTEMS

Microsoft office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Vectorworks, 3Ds-Max & Plug-in Parametric Array, Sketch Up, Rhino

AWARDS

05/2013: ADC Award, Art Directors Club, junior golden nail, “Resonate”

05/2103: ADC/FOCUS Student Award, student of the year, “Resonate”

10/2012: CommAward, category “Der Raum”, golden key, “Resonate”

Languages: 

German: mother tongue
English: fluent spoken and written
Dutch: fluent spoken and written
Danish: basic