CV & Portfolio

Gero Grundmann is a multidisciplinary designer based in London and Hamburg. He is interested in inclusive and sustainable design. Grundmann runs the London-based communication design consultancy Studio Bec and develops products and installations with his wife and partner, designer Julia Lohmann. He teaches at a number of European design schools, has co-authored an MA-level design curriculum, written and led numerous degree-level and postgraduate workshops and has mentored design students and practitioners in Europe and Asia. Gero Grundmann holds an MA in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art and a Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. He is a former Research Associate of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design.

Since 2008, Gero Grundmann has led teams of designers in inclusive design workshops in Europe and Asia. In concept-to-prototype workshops in Bosnia and Croatia, he worked to help co-create a sustainable livelihood for the beneficiaries and employees of sheltered manufacturing workshops in the region. The design workshops have won Croatia's highest design awards for concept, products and social entrepreneurship, with outcomes exhibited in Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Japan and the UK.