about me


My name is Rainer Mühr and I have been working in the fields of graphic and interface design for more than a decade now. 
During this time I collected a lot of screen- and print-based experience and many satisfied clients. I have worked within numerous different and interdisciplinary environments. In the last years I have focused more and more on interface and visual design with connections towards web design. Though having realized large projects on my own, I am a strong team player and like the inspiration which comes from developing ideas together with other people.
In my rare spare time I am engaged in the so-called “demoscene”, a creative community mostly from Europe which focuses on realtime motion design.


profile


focus
  • interaction design
  • visual design
  • icon design
  • visualization of space

other
  • illustrations
  • photomontages
  • low-resolution pixel work
  • hand drawing
  • 3D visualization
  • layout
  • software coaching

past
  • print & prepress
  • 3D textures
  • architectural design
  • urban design
  • interior design
  • physical modelling

design approach


As you perhaps already noticed I have a strong tendency towards a somewhat „spatial“ order and orientation within my work, when it comes to interfaces. One of my most formative experiences is my earlier practice as an architect. I believe this to be the strongest common experience in real life and therefore being valid as a baseline, when it comes to virtual environments.
Other things I believe in are Dieter Rams’ „Ten commandments for good design“ and the experience, that the best solution is the one that either negotiates or ignores the existing pre-conditions. In most cases I try to solve the problems but otherwise in some cases the best solution lies out of the boundary.

retrospect

@ Framefield (since 2013)
Deutsche Telekom AG, Visage Imaging GmbH, Cornelsen Schulverlage, ...

directly commissioned (2000 – 2013)
DCAITI, Fraunhofer Fokus, Helmut Newton Foundation, Visage Imaging GmbH, Silicon Image GmbH, EMS Potsdam, Tatin – Scoping Complexity, Yager Development GmbH, ...
@ arTec – visual solutions (2008 – 2012)
BOSCH Car Multimedia, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Freie Universität Berlin, Fraunhofer IUK, Bücherhallen Hamburg, Laransa Fonds-Broker AG, ...

partner @ hackenbroich architekten (2002 – 2009)
U-BOOT GmbH, Haarwerk, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, ...
@ bit-side (2003 – 2004)
Deutsche Telekom AG, Debitel AG, Jamba, ...

education

since 1993
self-education in various modern tools and technics for image processing, desktop publishing & layout, webdesign, motion design, 3D visualisation and CAD
1995 – 2001
diploma in architecture @ TU Berlin  
1994
high school diploma