German designer Franziska Agrawal transcends the borders of the worlds of art and design. She holds a Masters in Industrial Design (Dipl.Des) from HfG (Hochschule für Gestaltung) Pforzheim in Germany and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in Providence, USA. And a MBA in International Management from Brighton University, UK.
In 2005 she has been awarded with the highest endowed international first prize by the Raymond Loewy Foundation as acknowledgement for her innovative and comprehensive thesis work in the area of industrial design.
Between 2003-2011, worked as Lead Designer in New York, Mexico, India, the UK and Peru. Currently living in Munich, Germany, working on a wide range of commissions from product design, Corporate Identity, Design Strategy and public spaces. Among her clients are: UCLA, WMF, Maclaren, Amazon Health Products, Terra TV, El Comercio, Hasbro, UN Habitat, The World Bank.
She has led interdisciplinary research efforts on developing awareness and innovations in the discourse of emerging global cultures and identities, social structures and urban landscapes through Photography and documentary;
Her artistic work practice extends across a range of disciplines and is represented in public and private collections around the world. Her works in Concrete Art are about 'aesthetic essence' and 'directly from the mind' – influenced by minimalism and yogic science and philosophy - it’s all about balance.
She is a Certified Diplom Yoga Teacher and Therapist (Yogopathy) specialized in advanced Practices, Meditation and Breathing Techniques since 2005.
Since 1999 she is Leading Artist and Head Sculptor of Team Germany at International Snow Sculpting Championships and Symposiums around the Globe.
Since spring 2016 she is Co-founder of the Institute of transition.
2017/18 Stipendium Bayrische Atelierförderung, DE
2016 Designer in Lab / Research Project 2016 - Basel, CH
2016 Special Award, Intl. Ice Sculpture Competition Harbin, CN
2015 1st Prize Snow Days Chicago, USA
2015 2nd Prize Snowsculpting Championships Colorado, USA
2015/16 Stipendium Bayrische Atelierförderung, DE
2014 1st Artist Prize Snowsculpting Championships Colorado, USA
2014 2nd Prize Snowsculpting Championships Colorado, USA
2013 3rd Prize Snow Days Chicago, USA
2013 1st Jury Prize, Fete d’hiver, Quebec, CAN
2012 3rd Prize Vias d'Art Pontresina, CH
2010 1st public prize, ExpoFoto Lima, PE
2008 3rd Prize World Snow Festival, Grindelwald, CH
2006 Scholarship Business School MBA IM, DE/UK
2005 Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, International first prize
2004 DAAD Scholarship Rhode Island School of Design, USA
2002 Pizzazz Award, Honorable Mention
2001 Charlotte Change-it Jewelry Design Award
Collection World Bank Group, USA
AMA Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, USA
OEW-Kunstsammlung, Ravensburg, DE
Galeria Inca Garcilaso, Ministry of foreign Affairs, Lima, PE
Centro Cultural El Olivar, Lima, PE
SE Private Art Collection, Munich, DE
HS Private Art Collection, Munch, DE
KK Private Art Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Franziska Agrawal. Success through Corporate Design and Designing Brand Identity – cross cultural Issues and Global applications, HS Pforzheim Business School/Blurb.de, 2007