Patricia Hepp

Patricia Hepp, born 1966 in Seattle, USA, received her school education until her Abitur in 1986 in Munich. She studied design at the HfG in Schwäbisch Gmünd and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design as a DAAD fellowship holder.

Patricia Hepp has been working at Büro für visuelle Kommunikation Rolf Müller in Munich, as well as Total Design in Amsterdam und with Vignelli Associates in New York. Since 1996 she lives in Cologne with her family and works as a freelance designer.

Patricia Hepp has been engaged in design education since 1996 and teaches at various universities such as the KISD Köln International School of Design, the NDU New Design University in St. Pölten, the RWTH in Aachen and the FH-WS Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg.

1999 she founded the fashion label Feilchenfeldt : Hepp with Cecile Feilchenfeldt. Her work was awarded the Bavarian State Prize. Since 1996 Patricia Hepp has been working significantly for the foundation Stiftung Insel Hombroich in the field of visual communication and exhibition. Since 2000 she has designed the catalogues for the artists of the Schmidt-Rottluff Fellowship. One focus of her work is the design of print media for artists and cultural institutions. In connection with her teaching activities, she developed her field of research that she names „Körperhüllen“, “body coverings”, that examines the layered enclosures and the spaces around in their social and physical construction. Applied and artistic works, integrative projects and workshops are created for this purpose. The results of Patricia Hepp’s work have been awarded and exhibited several times.