Hermann studied Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and Columbia University, New York, where he received his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design (’00) and was awarded with the Kinne Fellows Prize.
He is the principal of 2n - a New York based design agency committed to experimentation and collaboration in the fields of data visualization and interaction design. His work at 2n has earned him numerous awards including three consecutive awards for Design Excellency from Communication Arts (2010, 2011 & 2012).
Hermann serves as a guest critic on design reviews at numerous Universities including Columbia University, Pratt Institute and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a visiting faculty member at the University of Innsbruck where he is teaching seminars on New Media Culture.
Hermann’s work was shown at the 2011 Rencontres d’Arles in the group show FROM HERE ON, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta , Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid. In 2012 his books were part of the ABC/POD show at Printed Matter, New York and the DIY: Photographers & Books exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Together with artist Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton he worked on Various Small Books, a book about books about books made in homage or referencing the Artist Books of Ed Ruscha, published by MIT Press in the Spring of 2013. He was a co-curator for Ruscha & Co, an exhibition of Ed Ruscha’s legendary artist books together with books and works of art by more than 100 contemporary artists, most of them featured in Various Small Books. The show is currently on display at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.
Email: hermann(dot)zschiegner(at)gmail(dot)com or follow: @zschiegner