Vicky Calov, Michael Nguyen & Katharina Brackemann are the film team behind this year’s GDG award film. Within two weeks, they conceived the script and shot, edited and edited the video. When they are not standing behind the camera, at the microphone or the flap, they study design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. The award film was already their second shooting experience as a trio. Meanwhile they are a well-rehearsed team with know-how, flow and lots of fun, looking forward to further joint film projects in the future!

They were supported by Daniel Salaw (camera) and Ricardo Meyer (animation).

About Katharina Brackemann
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Katharina Brackemann is particularly interested in the interface between design and other disciplines. With a Bachelor of Laws with a focus on Human Rights in her pocket, she decided in 2019 to take a second degree in Communication Design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

She firmly believes in the potential of design to make the world a little bit better and wants to actively shape the future. In her studies she explores the connection between visual communication and social justice, technology and ethics, art and activism.

She is also training as a volunteer legal advisor for fugitives through the Refugee Law Clinic at the Humboldt University in Berlin and works as a working student in the field of graphics.

About Michael Nguyen
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After training as a communication designer, Michael Nguyen completed a traineeship with the Infographics Group in Berlin in 2018. There he visualised information and data by means of creative illustrations for the German Foreign Office, the private psychiatric clinic Clienia, the socio-cultural street magazine “Karuna Kompass” and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Since October 2019, he has been studying communication design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences to deepen his knowledge and explore interdisciplinary interfaces with interface design and product design. Michael is particularly interested in diversity in cultural perspectives and stories and would like to put them more in the spotlight of society. He is not afraid of new challenges and enjoys collaborative work with creative people from different disciplines.

About Vicky Calov
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As an experienced tailor, Vicky Calov deepened her passion for exhibition design, adventure and film during her communication design studies at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

For her final thesis, she is now combining her experience and knowledge from her colour studio, 3D printing laboratory and personal material studies to develop a clothing collection that, thanks to form, colour and function, will carry the cyclist safely through everyday urban life. With the growing number and importance of the bicycle as a means of transport, she is researching with great dedication to make visible Berlin’s most popular colour combination “All-black-everything”.