Christoph Niemann at AGI Open 2011

Putting yourself in an extreme situation leads to more unexpected creative results, Christoph Niemann finds.

From Lego to autumn leaves, Christoph Niemann uses a variety of (sometimes unconventional) objects in his illustrations.

He talks about the process of sitting at his desk, staring at paper, willing himself to come up with something, and then working to improve it.

For Niemann graphic design is about making connections between works and images, communicating with the viewer and ensuring that the design works in the context it was intended for.