CV

2020

Creative Direction

Design, strategy, concepts, consulting, lectures and workshops

2013 - 2019

Creative Direction STERN, Member of the editorial board

Stern Magazine, Crime, Dr. v. Hirschhausens Gesund Leben, Special editions (Reise, Mode, Ratgeber, Thema), stern.de, Publishing house Gruner+Jahr GmbH

2010 - 2013

Projects + Books

TAZ (Die Tageszeitung) ProQuote Sonderausgabe, MAX Sonderausgabe, VITAL, XX - politisches Frauenmagazin, WIE EINFACH (Magazine for EON), BERLIN - Hauptstadt für die Wissenschaft (Publishing house ZEIT Tempus Corporate GmbH), Book design (selection): Cool Camping by Björn Staschen, Das neue Testament by Axel Sven Springer, Underground by Julian Assange, Wir wollen eine andere Welt - Jugend in Deutschland, 1900-2010 by Fred Grimm, Berlin 3D by Arne Weychardt, Cover Concepts: TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, GEHIRN + GEIST, FOCUS, EMOTION, GEO special 

2005 - 2009

Creative Direction ZEIT WISSEN

Additional: development and launch ZEIT STUDIENFÜHRER und ZEIT WISSEN RATGEBER, Publishing house Gerd Bucerius GmbH & Co. KG

 

2004

Freelance Artdirection

STERN Campus + Karriere, STERN Gesund Leben (Cover), GEO + VIEW (Cover), SPIRIT Lifestyle-Magazine (development for the Publishing house Axel-Springer SE)

 

2001 - 2004 

Creative Direction ALLEGRA

Additional: ALLEGRA Woman & Work

Publishing house Axel-Springer SE

 

1999 - 2001 

SPIEGEL-Reporter

Head of the graphic department

Publishing house Spiegel-Verlag

 

1993 - 1999

BRIGITTE, STERN, KONR@D

Cover Design, Picture Editor, Graphic Design

Publishing house Gruner+Jahr GmbH

1988-1993

Studies

Visual Communication und Fine Arts, Universität Kassel

Awards

Art Directors Club

3   Gold

10  Silver

21  Bronze

25  Merit

Lead Award

1   Gold

2   Silver

3   Bronze

15  Merit 

Nannen-Preis

3x  First Place in Photography 

Awards for photographers, publication in STERN.

World Press Photo 

5x  First Place

5x  Second Place

3x  Third Place 

Awards for photographers, publication in STERN.

Talks

 

»Design means business«

Reinventing Media Business, Riga/Lettland, 2019

»The future of reading«

FURE, Münster, 2019

»The future of magazines«

Art Directors Club - Festival, 2019

»Editorial Design im Stern-Kosmos. Zur Gestaltung einer Markenwelt«

Staatliche Akademie der Künste, Stuttgart, 2018

»Peter Lindbergh – Der Mann, der die Frauen liebt«

Kunsthalle München, 2017

»Propaganda, Ikonisierung und Emotion. Bildidentitäten und ihre Wirkungsmacht als Teil medialer Kommuni­kation«

Imaginata, Jena, 2016

»Bilder im Kopf«

Photo-Convention Zingst, 2015

»Editorial Design für Journalisten«

Henri Nannen Schule, 2014

»Wissenschaftsfotografie im digitalen Zeitalter«

Technische Universität Dortmund, Chair of Science Journalism, 2010

Teaching + Workshops

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Workshop, Editorial Design + Magazine development, 2018 + 2019

Forward Festival München

Workshop »The cover is the brand«, 2019

Portfolio Slam Editoral Design

Jury Member, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft + PAGE, 2019

Kunstschule Wandsbek, Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign

Editorial Design + Portfolio Views, 2016 + 2019

Design Factory International 

Member of the examination board, 2019

Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule 

Lecturer for Editorial Design, training of several years on the topic of newspapers + magazines, 2012 to 2015, 2020

Hochschule für Künste Bremen

Jury member for the award of the university prize,

2010 to 2013

Interviews + Publications

 

Page

Interview on the cover story about magazine design, 09/2019

 

https://www.pressreader.com/germany/page/20190807/283300344173142

https://shop.page-online.de/shop/page-9-2019/

Photonews

Interview about photography at "Stern", 02/2017

NDR Medienmagazin Zapp

TV program about photo reporters, broadcasted 4/10/2019

RTL Nord 

Contribution to "70 years of Stern", broadcasted 9/19/2019

Osmos Magazine, New York

Portraits of New York artists by Frances Uckermann, 04/2017

Le Book

https://connectionsbylebook.com/germany2019/jury/frances-uckermann

Jurys + Organizations

 

Der Neue BFF-Förderpreis

Bund Freischaffender Fotografen, Jury Member, 2020

http://www.foerderpreis.bff.de

D+AD London

Jury Member, Design of Magazines and Newspapers, digitally + print, 2018

ADC – Art Directors Club Deutschland

Jury Member since 2015, Head of the Editorial Jury, 2017

https://www.adc.de/2019/03/14/adc-kopf-frances-uckermann/

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie

Member since 2017

Lead Awards

Jury Member 2015, 2016

Rückblende

Jury Member, Prize for Political Photography and Caricature of the State Representation of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Federal Association of German Newspaper Publishers and the Federal Press Conference, 2016, 2017

Illu16

Jury Member, Illustration competition, Köln, 2016

Henri-Nannen-Preis 

Jury member of the preliminary jury photography, 2014

We are Open

Independent agency network, since 2019