About

Visual sensemaker, Social & Environmental Interaction Catalyst

From experience I know I love working with people who engage me in the development of their ideas and projects. As a visual scribe during conference and gatherings of initiatives I help align the group with their vision and action steps. As a systems thinker I offer focussed brainstorm session in which I facilitate strategic alignment around a inspirational goal through systems modelling; laying out your thoughtful on a map in search of leverage points to start effective change, and understand dynamics (https://www.ottilie.cc/#/systemswork/)

I am always looking for initiatives that are "meaningful" – i.e. regenerative, community focussed, empowering to healing people, land and earth. If an idea inspires me, I will put all my energy into making it happen.

WORK SKILLS

Visual Scribing: Generative Scribing, Visual Sensemaking, Sketchnoting.
Illustration, Graphic Design, Alternative Communication Strategies.
Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Modelling with multiple stakeholders: Useful in the early stage of a project.

LEISURE TIME SKILLS

  • Natural flame holder of community and team spirit
  • All Natural Networker
  • First one on the dance floor
  • Fluent: English, German, Italian
    Intermediate: Spanish, French

SOFT SKILLS

deep listening, emotional intelligence, compassionate communication

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Whenever possible I try to engage my partners in live-designing sessions aka "rapid-prototyping", which delight my hands and soul as much as bringing characters and ideas to life in a short animation.

My creative heart especially glows, when blotting with ink and watercolor designing organic shapes, creatures and structures, that I deliberately like to share in a curated exhibition. Some nights are spent navigating on the paths of the "Vectorian Sea" to (sur)render in the land of "Pixel and Punze" in the early morning, where they fly out as poster designs, flyers, logos or infographics.

MISSION (as of 01.2024):

EXPLORING WAYS TO APPLY REGENERATIVE PRACTICES TO SELF,
COMMUNITY AND THE LAND.

 

CURRENT EDUCATION

Global Change Management M.Sc. at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany.
(September 2019 — 2024)

Visiting Graduate Research Student with the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Research on the implementation of regional-scale Circular Sanitation solutions in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region applying a systems thinking approach involving systems modelling and interviews and a workshop with multiple stakeholders.
(April 2022 – February 2024)

 

WORK

My work has been featured on Spiegel-OnlineArte, and several other blogs and platforms.

 

EDUCATION

 

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • DAAD: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service): DAAD.HAW International für Abschlussarbeiten
    (6 months; April 2022 – September 2022)
  • DAAD: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    (German Academic Exchange Service): Scholarship for Research in UNESCO Biosphere Regions
    (3 months; October 2022 – January 2023)

AWARDS

  • Selected for the International Animation Festival Supertoon Festival 2014 in Sibenik with the Music Animation Video "Ghosts" in the categories Animation Short and Animated Music Video
  • Nominated thrice for the Giebichenstein Design Preis 2013 (for TAAK! Tauschakademie + CuriosiTea)
  • Awarded for TAAK! Tauschakademie with the Special Award of the Freistil e.V. Jugendengagementwettbewerb (2013)

OTHER VALUABLE EXPERIENCES

I was able to collect a grand variety of experiences while traveling by bike and foot, hitch hiking, food saving, bartering, canoeing down the Hudson for the Two Row Camp, dancing, wwoofing, selling asparagus, recycling at Zero Waste events, visiting recycling sites, studying and social-working in Italy, attending international team building seminars and exchanges, working and organizing in different team settings for events and trips.

INCOMPLETE LIST OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE PAST FEW YEARS

Teaching & Workshops:

Services

Visual Scribing, Visual Facilitation (online, miro boards)

Specialities

Visual Sensemaking for ecosocial change focussed conferences

Languages

English, German, Italian