Julia C. Ahrend

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
PhD Student

Julia C. Ahrend

„With a focus on design tools and user experience, I am doing my doctorate on the conditions of successful communication in visual science communication. I understand research as a symbiosis of design theory and practice.“

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
PhD Student

E-Mail: jahrend@kielscn.de
Telephone: +49 431-880 5976

Academic Career

  • since 2022: Research scientist and PhD student at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
  • since 2020: various teaching activities on the topic of knowledge transfer in digital escape games at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel and Kiel University
  • 2018 – 2022: UX & UI Designer, Cap3 Software Development
  • 2018 – 2021: Master of Arts Interactive Information Design at Muthesius University of Art and Design Kiel
  • 2017 – 2018: Mastère Stratégie de communication par l ́image, École de Condé Paris
  • 2015 – 2018: Bachelor of Arts Communication Design at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design


  • Ahrend, Julia C. 2021. Visuelle Wissenschaftskommunikation – Exemplarische Analyse und Kritik des visuellen Framings unterschiedlicher Formate in der Corona Pandemie. Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel.
  • Ahrend, Julia C, Stuhr-Wulff, Fine. 2021. Escape Covid-19 – im Team zum Impfstoff.


  • Escape Covid-19: design, concept and implementation of a digital Escape Game (together with Fine Stuhr-Wulff and Cedric Köhler), funded by the Bosch Foundation
  • Science Pyramids: concept and design of an installation in public space including an app (together with Fine Stuhr-Wulff), Summerschool University of Copenhagen “Science Communication in Theory and Practice”
  • To the point(s) – Rhetorical Analysis Tool: concept and design of an app including data visualization and a spatial installation (Thesis project).


  • 2016 – 2021: Student grant from the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst
  • Winner of the Annual Multimedia Award, loglisted for the Information is Beautiful Award, with the project “To The Points”
  • Winner of the competition “Science Communication for Society – Corona and Beyond” of the Robert Bosch Foundation with the digital Escape Game “Escape Covid-19”