Vivian (she/her) is a designer from Germany and currently working independently. Driven by typography and photography, she specialized in editorial design and visual identities. She is also working with type design as well as portrait and documentary photography.
She previously worked with Studio Pandan in Berlin and Mirko Ilić in New York. She was the art director, a designer and editor at BRASILIA magazine. Vivian studied in Lahti, Finland and Hanover, Germany, where she graduated with a B.A. in visual communication in 2021. Her work often revolves around social and (pop)cultural topics and has been recognized and awarded by organizations like the DDC (German Designer Club), the German Design Council and Stack Awards London.
NEBEL is a magazine created by Vivian Dehning for her bachelor thesis at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover. It is a publication on contemporary cultures that explores feminisms and gender identities.
As we are seeing cultural and social shifts, notably among younger generations, her ambition lies in raising awareness for feminist equity and break down barriers. The attempt was to design a magazine to reach people who are open to critical discourses on social issues, but have maybe not dived into deeper topics on gender or feminisms. Hence, content-related, the concept ties in at a point where feminist core communities are starting to expand. NEBEL creates space for the interconnection of different perspectives and seeks to make diverse experiences visible. It wants, by its title*, to remind us to embrace our blurry vision and to accept ambiguity.
Because the subject area of feminism is rather extensive, each issue is to be addressed to one key word — Issue 01 is the »power issue«. It has a volume of 192 pages, is printed on two papers, written in German and contains of 17 articles which are all edited, submitted and/or produced for this issue. With texts, essays as well as artistic and photographic contributions and reportages it amplifies quieter and louder voices. Existing conflicts are taken up, assumptions are called into doubt and old questions are rethought.