Design Experience

2015                        Master at CIID - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
2014                        Tutor at HfG - University of Art and Design, Offenbach
2009-2014             Diploma at HfG - University of Art and Design, Offenbach
2013                        Internship at B/S/H/, Siemens Home Appliances, Munich
2008/2009            Guest Student at UdK - University of the Arts, Berlin
2007                        Internship at create and more, Frankfurt
June 2006            Trial-study at Berlin University of Arts, Berlin

Exhibitions, Collaborations & Media

2016                        IxDA Conference with the project "smART", Helsinki
2015                        SPACE 10 with the project "smART", Copenhagen
2015                        Trailerpark  with "InDirectional Lights", Copenhagen
2012                        Cumulus Conference with "Rain Facade", Helsinki
2011                        Euromold with the project "Repair Design", Frankfurt

2015                        Philips Healthcare, Copenhagen
                                  Project: "Mind Sync"
2015                        IKEA & ArtRebels, Copenhagen
                                  Project: "smART"
2015                        International House, Copenhagen
                                  Project: "Guided Welcome"  
2015                        Copenhagen Municipality, Copenhagen
                                  Project: "København Hygge Map"
2012                        Brockhaus & wissenmedia, Frankfurt
                                  Project: "Encyclopedia 2.0"
2012                        Bosch Thermo Technique, Frankfurt
                                  Project: "Squeat"

2014                        DML - Designinstitute for Mobility and Logistics,
                                  Project:" Organ_Care"

2014                        Frankfurter Rundschau,  Project: "Organ_Care"
2014                        Offenbacher Post, Project: "Organ_Care"
2011                        3sat Documentary,  Project: "Repair Design"

Work Experience

since 2016            Interaction Designer at IDEO
2012 - 2014          PR-Team at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt
2008 - 2014          Flight Attendant at Deutsche Lufthansa AG,   Frankfurt
1993 - 2003          Competitive Athlete - Figure Skater in the State Team


User centered Research, Co-Creation, Usability Testing

Physical Prototyping
Model-Making, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Milling, Arduino, Woodworking, Metalworking

3D Modeling
Rhinoceros, Keyshot, (VRED)

Design Software
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Arduino, Keynote, Sketch

Adobe Premiere Pro, Concept Video Creation, Dragonframe, Product Photography, Stop-Motion Animation

Brainstorming, HMWs, Moodboards, Storytelling, Storyboarding, Click-Through Prototypes

  Personal Information

   Full Name:             Victoria Angelina Juliana Hammel  
   Nationality:           German / American
   Birthday:                Nov. 29th, 1987, Frankfurt am Main
   Places lived:         Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen
   Languages:           German & English
   Interests:                animal welfare, card tricks, baking & cooking, health care,
                                      figure skating, motor-boating, photography, poetry, waterskiing

Offenbach University of Art and Design, 2013

Never questioning myself what I wanted to be one day, my design experience started with a six month internship at „create and more“ near Frankfurt. After that I went to the Berlin University of the Arts as a guest student and finally started my diploma program at the Offenbach University of Art and Design from where I graduated in October 2014. 

During my studies I worked as a flight attendant for Lufthansa on short and long-distance flights and was part of the Lufthansa Public Relations Team. Countries, traditions, nature and people from all over the world inspire my design projects. The main things I learned from being a flight attendant are:
Handling stressful and critical situations, setting priorities, taking on responsibility, discipline, reliability, service oriented mindset, respect of different cultures,  cultural knowledge and understanding, hard working, careful observation, delivering alternatives and teamwork.

Another internship followed in spring 2013 at the Siemens Home Appliances Design Department at B/S/H/ in Munich where I filed two patents

Design is a fascinating field to me, because it never stops challenging you. There are always new ways of thinking, new materials to find a place for, technical and formal improvement or a complete change of what we are used to. It is not only about creating and forming things, it is much more about the way it makes people live, about their aspects, their everyday life and the right way of giving them tools to open  all kinds of options they need for living the way they want to. We, as designers do not only have the power to shape our future, but also carry the responsibility for the future we are creating.

After my Product Design studies I decided to become part of the Interaction Design Programme at CIID to spice up my skills in an international and multidisciplinary environment. It was a great opportunity for me to learn from experts as well as my peers and get an understanding of a wide range of design disciplines

In the future I would  like to combine the two disciplines of Product Design and Interaction Design in a digital and physical way. Working in multidisciplinary teams and environments, with  different international clients and in various fields should be part of my everyday life. 


Product Design:
Prof. Frank Georg Zebner, Prof. Peter Eckart, Prof. Dr. Markus Holzbach, Prof. Petra Kellner, Prof. Dr. Martin Gessmann, Dr. Bernhard Bürdek

Interaction Design:
Simona Maschi, Alie Rose, Massimo Banzi, Bill Verplank, David Sherwin, Mary Paynter Sherwin, Frank Rausch, Timm Kekeritz, Marco Triverio, Simone Rebaudengo, Jacob Sikker Remin, Alice Pintus, Ubi De FeoMatt Cottam, Zaza Zuilhof, Amanda Parkes, Nina Christoffersen, Tobias Haynes, Ulrik Hogrebe, Jenna Date, Joshua Noble, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Dennis Paul, Lorenzo Romagnoli, David Gauthier, Elie Monge, Adrian Westaway, Chris Woods, Francisco Gomez PazDavid RoseJacek Barcikowski, Alyssa Moxley, Chris Downs, Marei Wollersberger, Anders Højmose, Gizem Boyacioglu, Marquise Sillwell, Angela Oguntala, Luke Sturgeon