after years of collaborating, Danielle Rosales and robin Coenen founded visual intelligence in 2021 during the beginnings of the covid pandemic.
visual intelligence is partner of the network »integral designers« and »civic city«.
the work of the german-cuban communication designer and sociologist focuses on applied visual systems and urbanism. Danielle combines her concepts with a powerful visuality that can simultaneously display and communicate complex content. the basis for this is an anthropological approach, which assumes that designers not only act in a socially responsible manner themselves, but are also able to help shape transformation processes in the sense of a sustainable development. For Danielle design is a craft and a form of expression that enables to deal operationally with existing knowledge and to actively (co-)design living environments. In 2020 she founded the design studio visual intelligence & communication gbr together with robin coenen.
Born in Bonn. Studies at the FH Aachen and Zurich University of the Arts (Bachelor of Arts) and Parsons New School For Design (Master of Science). From 2015-2018 in Paris, responsible for the digital media department at the Atelier Integral Ruedi Baur.
In Berlin since 2018, working as a visual expert at the interface between design and new media (among others: Innovation Center for Mobility and Social Change, Labor K). Between 2017-2021 various teaching positions at the FH Aachen.
Since autumn 2021, teaching and researching associate in the information design class of Prof. David Skopec.
typographer and graduate of the école estienne in Paris.
Anna is interested in graphic design, illustration
and typography and specializes in editorial and typeface design. her work focuses in particular on the conception and implementation of complex and adaptable visual languages. her diploma »de quoi parle-t-on quand on parle de racisme« is an interactive and publicly accessible archive, which visualizes discriminatory and racist statements in French art schools.
Mai Al-Battat is currently a guest researcher in the Reiner Lemoine Institute since October 2021 as part of her work as consultant to the multisite research project "Urbanization, Gender, and the global south: a transformative knowledge network" (GenUrb) through its Ramallah City Research Team. Simultaneously, she is also learning German, and working as guest researcher at the Visual Intelligence and Communication studio.
Mai holds a Bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University. Over the past years she was engaged in programs related to heritage conservation and management, as well as serving as consultant to the GIZ in two of their programs that focused on creating safe spaces and placemaking, she has also been involved in organizing a number of art exhibitions in Ramallah.