Verena Hennig is an internationally working Creative Director and Designer from Germany. She studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, alongside directing at the London Film Academy. Hennig went on to work for renowned practices such as as Sagmeister & Walsh in New York, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in Munich and Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio in London. In 2012 Hennig opened the design practice, Studio Verena Hennig followed by her own product brand AKTTEM in 2018.
Inspired from an early age by the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder, her appetite for interaction and playfulness was whetted by Calder‘s ability to animate the inanimate through the use of wires, and she has sought ever since to create designs that are both compelling and distinctly creative in their approach. This focus on the interaction between product and user has been the driving force in all of Hennig’s designs.
Hennigs' work has won numerous international design awards and was named one of the ADC YOUNG GUNS 2017, TOP 50 Best German Designers in 2016, by Architecural Digest and got nominated for the German Design Newcomer Award 2016.