Graphic design is not rock(et) science.

Young scientists face the challenge of being asked to be allround talents. Not only in their field of expertise, but also in presenting their research. Trainings in graphic design for scientists can help to save time and improve the outreach and professionality of their projects. In this workshop, which will take place in June 2020, the participants of the Young Geomorphologists Meeting will be trained in approaching the design process,

I had the pleasure to design a brochure for the Austrian Research Association on Geomorphology and Environmental Change. The brochure informs interested people about the benefits of participation with a mixture of text, pictures (by Martin Mergili) and small infographics. The style is inspired by the colours of the corporate design from the association, the pictures provided and the content. Mountain ranges on the cover represent the core interests of

Land cover change

Linking different processes that have an impact on the earth’s surface is often a challenge. In the research of Dr. Elisabeth Dietze, the influence of lake level changes, sediment transport and fire regimes on landcover do play the major role. As it is a challenge to communicate these different processes, their links and their impact in presentations we designed different Icons, that can be found again throughout the presentation and


Understanding the processes shaping the Kaunertal valley quickly is one of the goals of this illustration. It shows the valley, where research on solutions to reduce risk in mountaineous landscapes is performed. The valley is shaped by different geomorphological processes as a glacier, rock slides, landslides, fluvial processes and succession of plants.


The scientific poster is one of the most important tools to communicate research projects on conferences. The visual presentation opens up the possibility to discuss the project and return from a conference with new ideas and input from other scientists. For the European Geosciences Union 2017, I designed a poster on my master’s thesis topic: “Are hardwood species suited for reconstructing landslides?”. The poster shows the theoretical concept in the