We design communication media that speak a universal and emotional language: With the expressiveness of physical processes, we make information visible, experiential and tangible for the viewer.
Aerosoap is an interdisciplinary creative laboratory, founded by Thomas Wirtz and Frédéric Wiegand, which realises projects at the interface of art, design and science.
We use the design potential of physical processes to develop order-oriented and cross-media staging for corporate, editorial, exhibit and motion design.
This results in controllable machines, kinetic installations or interactive objects of various kinds. The aim is to transform messages into tangible experiences that leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
In addition, we convey our experimental design strategies within the framework of teaching and research at various universities, as well as workshops or live experiences at trade fairs, events and congresses.
The Red Dot Best of the Best, the Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers and the European Design Award are accolades already awarded to our works. Further, they have attracted international attention in numerous print and web publications.
»It is hard to describe and at the same time simple yet fascinating when you actually see it. It is the continuation of Experimental Typography by other means and — by the way — a generator of countless new forms for fonts, logos, appearances and displays. It is a fascinating source of inspiration. It’s great!«
– Johannes Erler, founder and owner of Bureau Erler, on the “By the Way” project
During and after his Master of Arts in Communication Design, Thomas gained experience as Art Director in various agencies for communication in space. He describes his experimental methods of combining typography with physical processes in his award-winning master’s thesis, which he completed in 2016 at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Based on his research, he has been developing experimental and transmedia design concepts as an independent communication designer since 2017, among others for the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference 2017 in Las Vegas. The design potential of physical processes also forms the content basis of his teaching at various universities such as the UdK Berlin and the Hochschule Düsseldorf.
Before Frédéric completed his studies at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in 2007 with a diploma in communication design, he completed his training as a sound engineer. By 2010, after several years of agency experience, he started his own business and since then has been working in the areas of corporate and editorial design for agencies and direct clients. With his affinity for music and technology, he has already contributed to the musical accompaniment of various projects and devotes his attention to the creation of new, functional applications and machines. Whether 3D printing, electrical engineering or programming; he gets things moving!
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Department of Design
Since winter semester 2018|19
Berlin University of the Arts
Institute for Transmedia Design
Gabi Schillig Classroom
Summer semester 2018
Workshops & Speeches
Creative Mornings Düsseldorf
Speech „Take your time“
Open Source Festival Congress
Workshop / Live Experience
Baden-Württemberg Film Academy
Seminar: “Contemporary Motion Design & Typography”
Material Matters, Gabi Schillig
Adobe Creative Jam
Lecture & Juror
Adobe MAX Creativity Conference
Exhibition / Live Experience
Las Vegas 10017.
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Open Source Festival 2016
Workshop: Open Squares
Fair & Exhibition
Im Wandel der Stoffe
Adobe MAX Creativity Conference
Las Vegas 10|2017
MCBW Munich Creative Business Week
DDC Good Design 17
Red Dot Design on Stage
HSD PBSA, FB D: AAD, ED, KD, RD, RD
Publisher: Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences
Department of Design 2019
Spaces of Communication
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences,
Department of Design 2018
Editor: Gabi Schillig
ADC Yearbook 2017
Publisher: Edel Books
Publisher: Art Directors Club für Deutschland e. V.
Yearbook Good Design 17
Publisher: Spielbein Publishers GmbH
Publisher: German Designer Club e. V.
Catalogue: Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers 2016
Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology
International Yearbook Communication Design 2016 / 2017
Publisher: Red Dot Edition
Publisher: Peter Zec
Novum Magazine 10|16
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Dr. Jörg D. Stiebner
Étapes 231, Magazine 05|2016
Verkag Étapes Éditions
Publisher: Michel Chanaud
Chois Gallery Vol. 19, Magazine 10|2012
Publisher: Chois Publishing Inc.
Publisher: David Choi