Hey there, my name is Kristina Stolz and I am a 23 years old german design student based in cologne. Besides my studies at the Kölner Design Akademie one of my big passions is the creation of patterns and little sketches. Also the well chosen use of typography means a lot to me. Please feel free to see my recent work.
I love earrings completly made of wood.
I changed my hairstlye radically twice in the last two years.
I was a really loud birthday present for my mother.
NAME // Kristina Stolz
DATE OF BIRTH // 18.08.1990
AGE // 23
NATIONALITY // german
BORN IN // Waldbröl
E-MAIL // info @ pencilcrush.com
2011 - 2014
// Kölner Design Akademie
// English / German
// Adobe Creative Suite
// Microsoft Office
Vor dem Gesetz
Gott des Gemetzels
Pencil and Pen Ball
Vor dem Gesetz
During my second semester we learned several things about comics - How it looks like, how you read it, which kind of comics there are and of course how you make one yourself. For my first comic I choose Frank Kafkas 'Before the Law' (germ. 'Vor den Gesetz'). Kafkas 'Before the Law' is part of his novel 'The Trial' published in 1925. I wanted the plot to be explained by the actions and throw all the text away except of the direct speech. I choose the colours black, white and yellow based on the publisher 'Reklam'. 'Reklam' books contain the main master pieces of literature and are made for students. Reklam's USP is the yellow cover, the cheep prize and the including of interpretation support.
Gott des Gemetzels
This is a fictional poster series for the play 'God of Carnage' (originally 'Le Dieu du carnage') by Jasmina Raza.
This is a Corporate Design of the fictional Molkerei Weidenhof loosely translated: Creamery Willowyard. The Creamery Willowyard mainly produces cheese products. They provide cow and goat- cheese. But this cheese is not like the others you can get at the supermarket. Every sort of cheese got it`s own personality:
'The comfortable one' is known for her quiet and serenity. Her cheese is very mild and wholesome.
'The touchy one' is the deamaqueen on the farm. Everything has to go her way and if not she prevail against the others. her cheese is spicy with chosen herbs.
'The obstinate one' can not be persuade. She is firm and keeps her opinion. her cheese is mild spicy and melt in one`s mouth.
Here you can see some personal studies sketches. To improve my skills I try to draw different objects and use several tools like pencil, pen or watercolor. I really like to experiment with oil, charcoal and pastel crayon. My favorite tool for drawing is a ball pen. Most of my sketches were made during my ridiculous long train travels and sometimes I got into very awkward situations when someone noticed I was drawing him or her.
This is a fictional campaign for adidas. The lettering of adidas is was with different colored shards of glass bottles. Each colour belongs to one poster. The broken fragments of glass are reffering to the slogan of this campaign: BREAK YOUR RULES. While the brand name was written in small letters the slogan was made in capitals to underline its importance.
Das Birkenhain is an outdoor restaurant with the flair of a park. The birch is the main tree inside the restaurant and the name giver. The organized event 'White nights' is based on the legend of the mystical creatures: Kupala. These light creatures use to hide between the silver logs of the birches. Humans celebrate them every year with many games like collecting specials flowers, music and a big bonfire. So they can stay next to humans, celebrate unseen. The concept was developed as a groupwork and the illustrated location was made from Vivian Mittag. If you want to see more of her stuff, check out her website here.
This is a corporate design for an horror and animation crew based in cologne. 'Semicologne' shoots horror and makes animation for all opportunities. We have got a professional film crew which is in no way inferior to our animation crew. If you need open, self ironic and professional movie maker, you will be here in good hands. Semicologne works with many film production companies all over the world.
'Ozeanische Zierfische' (oceanic ornamental fishes) is a typographic series of three different animals which are shaped with my own longhand writting. All animals have a contradiction in their name or with an chosen adjective. The first one is an ornamental fish which lives in the ocean. The second shows a wild housefly and last but not least the flying squirrel.
During my typography classes we have to create a page style based on a 16-17 century book. These books were handwritten and the initials were illustrated with expensive pigment colours. I tried to make a modern version of celtic initials.