Jenni OTTILIE Keppler
Social & Environmental Interaction Catalyst
From experience I know, that I love working with people, who engage me in the development of their ideas and projects. I'm always looking for initiatives that are "meaningful" – i.e. sustainable, open source, environmental, social or just beautiful. If an idea inspires me, I will put all my energy into making it happen.
Whenever possible I try to engage my partners in live-designing sessions aka "rapid-prototyping", which delight my hands and soul as much as bringing characters and ideas to life in a short animation.
My creative heart especially glows, when blotting with ink and watercolor designing organic shapes, creatures and structures, that I deliberately like to share in a curated exhibition. Some nights are spent navigating on the paths of the "Vectorian Sea" to (sur)render in the land of "Pixel and Punze" in the early morning, where they fly out as poster designs, flyers, logos or infographics.
MISSION (as of 01.2019):
Joining the creative, the scientific and the spiritual self for unexpected synergies.
Always following the Lakota Words:
MITAKUYE OYASIN. – ALL ARE RELATED.
Co-Founder & Member of the Open Source Consulting Agency “Open It Agency” (2014–2018)
Member of the support team around OPENMEDiAID (January – July 2015)
Exhibition "Tiefsee-Expedition Von-Stolz & Keppler" with Philipp Amand Stulz (May 2015, on-going)
Happy Thinkfarmer at the Thinkfarm Berlin, Co-Working Space for Eco-Social Change (April 2014–01 2017)
Co-working and teaming for the OUI Share Summit Berlin (March–June 2014)
Visual Appearance of OPENit Festival Berlin (2013) and Open Source Circular Economy Days (2015)
Co-Founder of CuriosiTea (2013)
Co-Founder of TAAK! Tauschakademie Halle (2013)
Co-Founder of BURGgrün – University-related Environmental Group (2009)
Freelance illustrator and animator for Arkadia & Co. Design Brooklyn, NY (since 2011)
Student of International Forest Ecosystem Management B.Sc. at HNE Eberswalde (since 2018)
Bachelor Of Arts in Communication Design, University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Germany (2008–2013)
Erasmus all'ISIA Urbino, Italy (2011)
Life on planet earth (1986 – now)
Nominated thrice for the Giebichenstein Design Preis 2013 (for TAAK! Tauschakademie + CuriosiTea)
Awarded for TAAK! Tauschakademie with the Special Award of the Freistil e.V. Jugendengagementwettbewerb (2013)
Illustration, Graphic Design, Alternative Communication Strategies, Conceptual Thinking
Adobe says "Hi": Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Light Room, Sound Booth, Premiere, even Word, some Excel and *rolling drums* Power Point, experienced in teamworking using GoogleDocuments, Trello, WeChange, Nextcloud…
Fluent: English, German,
Intermediate: Italian, Spanish, French
Natural flame holder of community and team spirit
All Natural Networker
Other valuable Experiences
I was able to collect a grand variety of experiences while traveling by bike and foot, hitch hiking, food saving, bartering, canoeing down the Hudson for the Two Row Camp, dancing, wwoofing, selling asparagus, recycling at Zero Waste events, visiting recycling sites, studying and social-working in Italy, attending international team building seminars and exchanges, working and organizing in different team settings for events and trips.
Incomplete list of Commissioners of the past few years
Betula & Mama Buche (Vanillaway)
DFJW | Youth for Peace 2018
Galerie Baeren Berlin
Heinrich-Böll Stiftung (Green political foundation)
Kirschgarten Werder (Permaculture Cherry Plantations)
NABU e.V. (Nature Protection Association)
OPENMEDiAID (open source, non-profit, patient-centered and collaborative medicine platform)
Quartiermeister – Bier für den Kiez (Social Enterprise)
TradeSchool Berlin (Knowledge + Skill Sharing based on barter)