Designer by day, Vicky Heinlein is a Berlin-based Designer skilled in UX/UI, Branding and Visual Communications. Between the two home cities: NYC and now Berlin, Vicky’s work experiences with varied teams of professionals illustrates her ability to quickly adapt to new situations & meld her own brand of creativity to any undertaking.
DJ / Event Producer in between, Vicky is a New Yorker who loves photography, Berlin, travel, music, cooking, Lego & everything design/tech-related.
Introducing The Kollectiv: A Berlin-based productive community for all creative types. Vicky is one of the three co-founders that brought the idea to life in January 2017.
Awards & Honors
AIGA: 100 Views of Graphic Design
Guggenheim Art Gallery, Los Angeles
/ The Kollectiv
It started as an idea that came up in conversations over the kitchen table somewhere in Friedrichshain — shortly after my Berlin move.
In less than two months, we (me + Anke + Seb — we’ve known each other for several years) kicked off the first Kollectiv event at Holzmarkt/Eckwerk arc. We started holding monthly events with various topics such as brainstorming workshops (aka Kollectiv Force), panel discussions, and inspiring lectures for the creatives community in Berlin.
After the first Kollectiv Force workshop in March 2017, one of the project owners invited The Kollectiv to lead the project forward. It’s called Project Frau — An educational arts & design & empowering program for young refugee women in Berlin. It’s a funded project from FrauenID – initiated by GlobalEyes (NGO) & officially led by The Kollectiv.
Fast-forward: In June of 2017, we’ve been successfully transformed into an association. It’s the begging of a very exciting new chapter for The Kollectiv. Here is our brand new bio:
KOLLECTIV e.V is an association for the promotion of science, research and education with a focus on the development of a continuous, cross-cultural, cross-topic and generational transfer of knowledge.
Since January 2017, the association has been organizing monthly events in various formats to transfer knowledge at HOLZMARKT/ECKWERK, in order to network, strengthen and advise existing creative companies and start-ups with other municipal, national and international players. The other tasks are the initiation and monitoring of creative and open innovation processes, the implementation and documentation of their own educational and research activities, as well as the maintenance of contacts between art and culture circles, education and research partners and the economy.
Our team is now doubled in size – We are:
The Kollectiv team: