We are artsnext. 

We are a Zurich based innovation agency. We combine creative and artistic principles with entrepreneurial innovation and management methods to reach out to your new target groups #nextgenerations and train your future skills #nextskills

We embrace diversity, because the challenges of digitization require new rules, radically new thinking and creative approaches. This is how we can support our clients to offer added value in the future by creating products and services. This is why our team includes specialists from broad fields of arts and culture, design, business and technology.

Credits Video: Customer: Dorothea Strauss, Schweizerische Mobiliar Genossenschaft I Camera & Film Director: Natascha Vavrina I Film Production: Markenfilm Schweiz AG I Producer: Christopher Graage I Film Producer: Heinrich Reinacher

Anna-Lena Pontet | interaction design

After completing her studies in visual design and her current studies in Game Design, Anna-Lena focuses on the user experience. Everything should be understandable, fun and please look good.

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Danica Zeier | founder

Danica has one goal: to get people excited about culture. And she brings enthusiasm to museums and organizations as well as to her team. Her curiosity for people and trends, as well as her network, are legendary. She sees the connecting factor where other people see breaks and trenches and is there with an alert mind, as an analyst, consultant or simply because she has instigated it herself.

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Florian Haussmann | consulting

Florian is a razor sharp analyst and learned his trade at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. He he knows everything on how to support you and switches easily between Techtalk and strategic analysis. He dissects computer code and technical gadgets. Your computer has to be there, too. Because frameworks and mainframes exist in his world for only one reason: to enable people to have meaningful experiences. And if they don't exist, he builds them himself.

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Luis Balzer | digital production & events

Luis is the man for video production and visual storytelling. He is only satisfied when every editing is done and the video is at least one frame ahead of the Zeitgeist. The fact that he doesn't lose his cool may be due to his hip homeland Graubünden - but most of all to his great experience.

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Michèle Hirsig | scenographic design & events

With her eye for detail she composes our visual presentation and the scenography of our events. Michèle cooks even the most complex concepts effortlessly, fresh and to the point. Whether it's design sprints or barley soup, it doesn't matter to her. Her good mood is contagious - also for you.

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Nina Zimmermann | neuroscience

In Nina's world, feelings are hormonal releases, thoughts represent firing neurons, and human consciousness is one of the most exciting puzzles of our time. And just because the intriguing accumulation of nerve cells - the human brain - raises more questions than generates answers, it draws her into his Spell. With scientific theories in mind, a state of the art book in hand and empathy for her fellow human beings, she tries to apply neuro and behavioral psychology not only in theory, but also in practice

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Sandra Bickel | operations & communication

Sandra juggles data and numbers with sovereignty. Her overview is legendary and what seems like magic to others, she names: project management. What comes from her is helpful, clear and looks good, no matter if it’s a database or a project structure plan. Sandra is your contact person for all questions and her laughter is in every line of her mails - just write her a note.

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Silvia Princigalli | digital communication

Silvia is heavyweight champion when it comes to digital storytelling, communication or creative thinking. With her background in journalism and history studies she tries to understand the sociology of the present time as well as their economic developments.

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Yannick Steitz | music production & events

Wherever Yannick is, you’ll find good music and a lot of energy. As a trendsetter he has his eyes and ears everywhere, but above all very close to the Zeitgeist. Yannick moderates our events and challenges your brand communication. If he doesn't wake you up with his ideas - then he will with his barista skills. Because they are like him: outstanding.

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Alexander Mazzara | Serial Digital Entrepreneur, Media and Data guy

Alexander is a serial entrepreneur and a highly experienced digital executive, Alexander spent more than a decade working in various positions in TV, streaming, ad-tech and data-driven content, product and sales positions. Alexander was honoured with IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) Switzerland’s “Digital Pioneer of the Year” award for his groundbreaking work with joiz.

Carolyn Royston | Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum NYC

Carolyn Royston has over 20 years of experience in museums with stations in the UK and USA. She is currently working as the Chief Experience Officer for the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum NYC. She is the only museum manager worldwide who is exclusively responsible for the design of visitor experiences. She is the initiator of the UK Project One by One, which aims to build digital literacy for British museums.

Claudia Fischer | Head of imedias -  Counseling Center for Digital Media in School and Teaching (PH FHNW)

Claudia Fischer has many years of experience in development, consulting and training in the field of media and computer science in teaching and learning processes. By working closely with school practice, she has a large network of teachers and school administrators. Her expertise lies in the areas of learning development, 21st century skills, design thinking, media didactics, teaching and learning 4.0, coaching as well as the planning and management of school implementation projects.

Eric Manes | Film Writer and Producer

Eric Manes is a feature film and television writer/producer in the USA. He created numerous films and series including "MTV's Fear", in which participants film themselves while  mastering challenges in the most famously haunted places in the world; feature film 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell; and documentary "Voices of Iraq", for which he funneled digital video cameras to hundreds of Iraqis in the midst of war, allowing unparalleled intimacy and direct access to their stories. Eric is currently writing two adventure film franchises for a US-China co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and The Shanghai Media Group.

Ina Goller | Professor of Innovation Management and Business Manager Skillsgarden

Dr. Ina Goller is a psychologist and founder of the consulting and training company Skillsgarden. The company supports people and organizations to acquire and apply skills to live a culture of psychological safety. Change management and leadership are other important topics. She is also head of the Innovation Management degree program at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and is a facilitator at various national and international events and workshops on the topics of innovation and creativity promotion, change management and psychological security.

Roberto Siano | Psychologist and player - both analog and digital

Roberto has many years of consulting experience in the areas of assessment, coaching, training and leadership. In his teaching activities in further education at the Institute for Applied Psychology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences he is responsible for the continuing education course "Games as a method for education and training". Roberto is also the founder of Spielbüro and developed his first game more than 10 years ago. Since then, he has become increasingly involved in game psychology and successfully completed various projects in the areas of game development and gamification. He loves to look at entrepreneurial challenges from a game psychological point of view and to find new, innovative and sustainable ideas and solutions.

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