ADAA Alumni – Janina Boesch

Interaction Designer | Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

nina‘ To win the Adobe Design Achievement Award has given me an advantage in my professional career.

Nina Boesch is a Manhattan-based artist and designer from Germany.
Janina was born in 1978 in Bremen, Germany. After completing an apprenticeship to become a digital media designer. In 2001 she moved to the U.S., where she did a one-year internship at 4 Corners, New York. In 2003, Janina began to study graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. At RISD, she was not only taught the beauty of typography but also learned to combine her previous interest in interactive media with her new love for clean and thoughtful designs.

She started to work for the New York Pentagram office, where she became a full-time Interaction designer after she graduated.

Today Janina works as Senior Interaction Designer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates.


With her Degree Project ‘Manhattan Dissected’ She won the 2006 Adobe Design Achievement Award.


in 2014 Janina was one of the Adobe Design Achievement Award Judges.adaa_judging_room_035


Metro Card Collages

In 2001, after being introduced to the NYC subway system, Boesch became inspired by subway riders who just dropped their used and expired MetroCards in the subway stations. She thought of an artistic challenge that would not only clean up the platforms but also bring new life to an everyday object most consider trash. She started repurposing the old disposed tickets she found and turned them into collages. Since then, her art venture has massively grown in popularity with a global following of art collectors all over the world.R2D2_wall( )manhattanBridge14_large(






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