August 11th, 2013

week #42 – @nadrosia / Nadine


Who are you and where do you come from?
My name is Nadine Roßa and I am a designer, illustrator, writer and Co-Founder of LAUNCH/CO ( living in Berlin, Germany.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
@nadrosia – I chose that name because a friend told me to »try out Twitter« five years ago and I just chose the first name that came to my mind not knowing I would still be using Twitter by now …
I tweet about design, things I wrote at @Dmig and work stuff, the weather, you know the usual news you find on Twitter …

Tell us about your creative side:
I knew quite early in my life that I woulddo something with design for a living. It was just what I always liked most. So I ended up working as an illustrator and designer with a focus on digital design. In 2008 I started writing and editing for Design made in Germany, which is awesome because I can share my design finds with a lot of people. Also I really like type and lettering but am not talented enough to do it myself.

What inspires you?
Well, anything can be an inspiration. To me it’s the internet even though I try not to use it too much for inspiration because you get easily lost once you start searching. I like design books (yes, analogue books) to find inspiration or magazines. Also a walk through the city can be a huge inspiration, as there are many posters everywhere in Berlin.

And talks with friends, co-workers, colleagues can be very inspiring. They ended up in some nice ideas for projects already.

Time travel: Where would you go to?
Well, I kind of think I live in the perfect time for me so I don’t feel the need to go somewhere else. But if I had the chance I might go back to the 1970s before I was born, meeting my parents when they were my age maybe …

Name your favorite present book:
The last book I read was »Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand«, which I really liked. But I have an obsession for well made children’s books and spend lots of money on them. Especially the ones from Oliver Jeffers ( and Tom Schamp ( are fabulous!

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
You should ask @MartinaFlor. She’s a brilliant letterer and a lovely person and shares a lot of work insights on her Twitter-Account. Also @jessicahische would be nice as she is *the* Lettering-Queen. And @evalottchen knows a lot about sketchnoting and illustration.


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