Anja Leidel

Graphic Designer

Hannover, Germany
I'm a modern day dame who loves design, paper, colors, tea and fine jazz.
Fifteen years of experience have honed my skills in concept development,
graphic design, layout, type setting, typography, print production, consulting
and art direction. I prefer working intuitively — in a small team at eye level.
Design is thinking.

Work Experience

KONO Design Und Technologie GmbH

Print designer, founder and ceo

German studio for design and technology
1999 - Present Hannover, Germany

Feingespinst Verlag

Designer and publisher

2014 - Present Hannover, Germany


Fachhochschule Georg-Simon-Ohm Nürnberg


1996 - 1997 Nürnberg, Germany

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Diplom-Mediengestalterin (media designer)

1997 - 2002 Weimar, Germany


German (Fluent),
English (Advanced),
Russian (Beginner),
French (Beginner),
Italian (Beginner),


Bundesverband Druck Und Medien E. V.

Nominierung für den MfG Award 2013 (Kategorie Emotion)


IF International Forum Design

iF Communication Design Award 2011


German Design Council

Nominee for German Design Award 2012


IF International Forum Design

iF Communication Design Award 2010


Europrix Multimedia Awards

Nominee for Students Award



Art Direction, Consulting, Design, Design Strategy, Layout, Print Production, Text, Typesetting, Typography, Web Interface Design,


My design know-how was developed above all at the home of Bauhaus―the University of Weimar in Germany. I am passionate about minimalism, modernism, colorful geometric shapes and good words. Visionaries such as Unimark, Paul Rand, Otl Aicher, Peter Zumthor, Sofia Coppola, David Lynch and Tomato inspire me.


Pure Conceptual Design

Design Strategy, Modernist Thinking, Book Design, Editorial Design, ePublishing, Branding Design, Conference Design, Visual Communication, Art Direction


The details are not the details.
They make the design.

—Charles Eames