Prof. Nikolaus Hafermaas

Prof. Nikolaus Hafermaas

Wallis and Futuna
Class 04

Professor Nikolaus Hafermaas is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Ueberall INTERNATIONAL, a company, which creates large-scale installations and artistic collaborations. From World’s Fair pavilions, to airports and public spaces, Nik has collaborated with architects, federal and city officials, public art panels, and engineers to create one-of-a-kind experiences.


Formerly, Nik was the Dean of Communication Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, leading the departments Graphic Design, Advertising and Graduate Media Design, where he created a new curriculum, fusing print and packaging, motion and interaction design into Transmedia Design. Preceding this, he was a Principal and Chief Creative Officer of Triad Berlin.

Nik’s clients include Bertelsmann Media Group, World Expo 2000, Deutsche Telekom AG, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Zurich Financial Services for the Swiss Expo.02. He is recipient of numerous international design awards and member of the AIGA National Board of Directors.

Nik graduated from the University of the Arts in Berlin, where he studied Visual Communication and Architecture.