Sebastian Frederick Müller, is a visual storyteller. He has studied industrial-design in Paris, Stuttgart and Helsinki and co-founded a design firm. In his drawings he is mainly dealing with the interaction between human and product.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

During my work as an industrial designer I use sketching to think through processes and to capture them into user scenarios.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

I try to simplify my drawings as much as possibly, so that they are easy to understand.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

My work is inspired by designers such as Katsumi Masaru and Otl Aicher. The Danish road signs by Ole Søndergaard are my favorite icons, as they show as well simplification as also sympathy.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

A Further inspiration is the work of Walter Crane and Karl Arnold. Artists and designers have always tried to forecast the future and to capture their visions with sketches. The sketch above is by Karl Arnold and shows how he has imagined mobile phones for the magazine Simplicissimus in 1926.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

In my project 190 Pages I speak with diverse people about their thoughts and experiences with products and services.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

Some of this conversations lead to ideas and visions about how to enhance the relation between humans and products. Other conversations are about observations of products in daily use.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

In my sketchbook I aim to capture the essence (and irony) of this conversations and to transform it into a visual language that is easy to understand.

Zebastian Visual Storytelling: Icons

Since 2014 I also publish weekly cartoons (only in German) on this website and in an anthology of Carlsen Verlag.

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