Visualisations help to understand complex information and their context.

Information design is not just about beautiful graphics. It should communcate complex content in an easily understandable and approachable way. In order to make that possible, i use systematic design approaches. Information design always starts with the information.

From there, i use design methods like design thinking and frequent qualitative and quantitative user testing to structure the content.
This makes it possible to generate state of the art visualisations that work for the audience.

Every good piece of Information Design starts with extensive research on the subject, the target group and visual approaches on the topic. The information is filtered and sorted with the user in mind.

Sketches and fast prototypes are used to plan an original information design approach on the topic. Different media are considered as well as diverse visualisation types in order to create the ideal design.

Finally, the concepts have to be produced.

I use diverse techniques like the Adobe Suite, 3D-Software, Paper Sketches, Animation and Web Developement to realize the envisioned concepts.

mixed media

science communication

I created 3D-Graphics for the University of Applied Sciences to help communicate the diversity and nature of scientific research at the Institution. The graphics were

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poster exhibition

the ecological footprint

As a semester project i created a poster exhibition about the resources that our western lifestyle consumes. The exhibition contains of five infographic posters and

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Niklas Marienhagen

is a german information designer with emphasis on relevant topics that shape our present and future.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. (2014 – 2018)

  • Master of Arts in Interactive Media Systems at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. (2018 – 2020)

Focus on Information Design since 2016.
SNDF Student of the Year 2016.
  • Internship at C3 Berlin (2017 – 2018)
  • Information Design at University of Applied Sciences (2017 – 2019)
  • Information Design at Augsburger Allgemeine (2019 – 2020)

Born in Regensburg 1994, moved to Augsburg 2014.

Coffee and Food Enthusiast.
Broadly interested in Politics, History, Design, Music, Interior, Architecture and Culture.