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Student Showcase Archive

Christiane Matz

MA work

MA work

So this happened

So this happened is an interactive narrative. The story explores the personal dialogue between young women and how one reflects upon another to learn and share experiences and feelings. True intimacy requires dialogue, transparency, vulnerability and reciprocity. The viewer is able to explore the narrative online through still images, GIFs, sound files and text. My intention to use an unconventional format for a comic is to allow a wider audience to connect. This creates the feeling of belonging and sharing.



  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • I'm a narrative based illustrator with a background in graphic design using painting and drawing as a research method. I'm interested in digital accessibility, print, design and publishing. The themes of my work are inspired by sociological subject matter.
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, 2013
  • Experience

  • Freelance illustrator since 2013, London, AOI (The Association Of Illustrators) Assistant to the Exhibition and Events Manager, London, 2013, Freelance Graphic Designer since 2008, Internship at Scholz & Friends, Hamburg, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Green Exhibition, 71 A gallery, London, UK, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Vaughan Oliver Award, for Best use of Illustration for Publishing