daretoknow (sapere aude) is a design practice led by Miriam Hempel and draws upon the guiding principle of German philosopher Immanuel Kant, and engages within the realms of the socio-political and the cultural field.
Through conceiving and developing visual identities, as well as design and layout for both print and web, Miriam aims to create bridges between institutions and people, between activities and their audience, between artistic and activist thinking and the aesthetic requirements of these fields.
Miriam finished her studies at Chelsea College of Art and Design as well as Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London where she lived and worked for 11 years. She is currently studying at Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.
On a volunteer basis, she assists people with migration background, be it on a practical level such as housing, medical and legal questions as well as the organisation of cultural events with and for refugees.
- Concept & Strategy Development
- Creative Direction & Consulting
- Print & Digital Design
- Design & Brand Management
- Layout & Typography
- Photography & Illustration
- Print Management & Project Management
- Software: Adobe Creative Suite
- Languages: German, English & French
2018: MA Design/Communication, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
2005: BA Hons BA Art and Design & Environment, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK . Degree Project: “Charity Campaigning, Design & Public Awareness”
2002: BTEC Diploma Art Foundation, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK.
1999: Abitur, Städtisches Luisen Gymnasium, Munich, Germany
Head of Design “Kids Company”, London, UK
2005 to 2007
Designer “Medicine Man”, London, UK
2003 to 2005
Freelance writer and music journalist
“Straight No Chaser”, London, UK
Ranging from individuals, artists and cultural institutions to international NGOs including:
- Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
- Bains Connective
- CDR London
- CDR Toronto
- Crisis Action
- David Helbich
- Green European Foundation
- Impact Hub Zurich
- Mette Ingvartsen
- Tactical Technologies
- The River Has Two Banks
- Open Society Foundations
- Publish What You Fund
- Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen