daretoknow (sapere aude) is a design practice led by Miriam Hempel 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 and Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London where she lived and worked for 11 years. Currently she is 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 FoundationChelsea College of Art and Design,
 University of the Arts, London, UK.

Focus: Illustration

1999: AbiturStädtisches Luisen Gymnasium,
 Munich, Germany


Freelance designer

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:


Regular collaboration with

Nuno Pinto da Cruz


Please get in touch to discuss your project: miriam@daretoknow.co.uk