Irina Radtke

I am a freelance graphic and surface pattern designer living in Berlin, Germany.

My aim is to create designs that make people happy.

I love to experiment with techniques and materials, to collect things and to recycle them in a new visual context.

I have more than 19 years professional experience in several areas: For some years I worked for several advertising agencies, with a focus on graphic design. Over the following 10 years I worked for two publishing houses as editorial designer. In addition I have worked for my own clients (graphic design and illustrations).

My passion for patterns and colors turned into a new business area over the last few years.
My designs are suitable for home textiles, accessories, paper goods, fashion and tabletop.
I take inspiration from nature, the Bauhaus, Japanese and African textiles, found objects and old scientific books.
I use hand-drawn and hand-printed elements, photograms, collages and old graphics and rework them on the computer.


Collaboration

I am interested in commissions, selling and licensing my pattern designs, and the cooperation with a textile design studio.
Please feel free to contact me with your ideas!
To have a look at my current pattern design portfolio, please send me an e-mail with your name, company name, website address, and description of your business (portfolio open to manufacturers and buyers only).


Services

Surface pattern design:
– Original artwork and collections development (including repeats)
– Colorways

Illustrations:
– hand drawings, collages

Graphic design:
– design of logos, stationery, brochures, folders, flyers, posters, CDs and much more


Education

1995–97 University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, College Diploma in Communication Design (degree is adequate to Bachelor of Arts)
1991–95 Technical College of Advertising and Design Berlin,
Technical College Certificate (Communication Design/Typographic Design)
1986–89 Vocational training as Typesetter


References

Alte Feuerwache Berlin-Kreuzberg (community center)
Filmfest Oldenburg
Freiraum (workshop for natural interior design)
Design House
Dagmar Radtke Keramik
Herz Kinder Gala
Hühne Immobilien Services
Hotel Rheinsberg am See
Jones Lang LaSalle
Landesbank Berlin
Nike
Ruth Schepers (Alexander technique)
Wine & Roses Jazztrio
YUBZ

Literaturen
Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung
Super Illu
test (Stiftung Warentest)
Theater heute
Zitty