Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences
For more than 100 years, the Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences has been anticipating future educational demands. We can look back on a dynamic tradition and commitment to meeting future challenges with innovative educational concepts. The University’s outlook is global, and we actively promote international, scientific and cultural exchange between students. Our degree programs increasingly focus on the demands and opportunities of the international community.
The Faculty of Design’s Communication Designers are problem solvers, whose goal is to solve their client’s communicational problems. These issues can vary, for example, from a product not finding buyers, a long-established company wanting to develop into a trend brand, or even having a breakthrough idea on how to save the rainforest which should be shared worldwide.
Our perception of communication design not only requires a superb amount of creative capability, but also a deep understanding of the media and its social significance. Due to this, we provide extensive theoretical knowledge. This knowledge ranges from design theory and design critique, design history and philosophy, to even precisive strategical use and design management.
We are committed to keeping man-kind our main focus. Our goal is to help students develop into independent and productive individuals. We do not agree with the concept of adjusting students to becoming public utilities for the economy. We strive to uphold this principle with great fervor.
Jean-Claude Hamilius graduated Diplom Designer at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach in Germany. Over the years he has been Art-, Creative- and Executive Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, DMB&B and McCann Erickson in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, in charge at local, national and international level for e. g. Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Canon, Goodyear,Zwilling, Burger King, Yamaha Motors … Laureate of e. g. New York Festival, Art Directors Club, Eurobest, iF Design Award … He is founder and Creative Director of Consumers’ in Düsseldorf and started his academic career as lecturer for Graphic Design at the Lycée technique des Arts et Métiers in his home country Luxembourg, before he was named Professor at the Faculty of Design of the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim in October 2007. For several years he was president of the jury at the Communication & Design Awards in Luxembourg, and in 2012 member of the jury at the „Junior Agency“ Students Awards of the GWA (German Association of Communications Agencies). Jean-Claude was also an edcom Board member for several years.