Andrea TinnesCritics, Speakers, 2019
Andrea Tinnes is a German type designer, typographer and educator based in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. Through her own label, typecuts (founded in 2004), she publishes as well as promotes her typefaces and typographic projects. After several years of teaching at Norway’s Bergen Academy of Art and Design she became Guest Professor at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2007 and was appointed Professor of Type and Typography in 2008. In 2010, she was appointed a member of the Art Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance. From 2010 to 2014, she was vice-rector for communication at Burg Giebichenstein, being particularly responsible for the school’s new visual identity. Andrea’s work has been featured in many national and international publications, such as Area_2, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, etapes: and EYE and in several exhibitions including the 22annual 100Show, the TDC53 exhibition and Chaumont 2007. She holds awards from the American Center for Design, red dot (2001/2002) as well as a Certificate of Typographic Excellence (TDC53 2007). She has a degree in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and an MFA in graphic design from the California Institute of the Arts.