The Globetrotting Designer That Takes on Challenges of All Scales

The Globetrotting Designer That Takes on Challenges of All Scales

By Michael Dumiak
Size doesn’t intimidate this ambitious designer.

From her studio in Neukölln, Berlin, Joa Herrenknecht is at ease with the nomadic qualities of her life. Born in Saskatoon, Canada, she was raised by a Colombian mother and a German father, grew up near the Black Forest in southwest Germany, and went on to study in Sydney, Australia. With constant movement comes perspective: "What you surround yourself with can change the way you feel," she says. 

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