Markus Lerner – Interaction Designer Markus Lerner works as an independent Interaction Designer and Software Developer based in Berlin. He focuses on the design and development of interactive installations, environments and screen based applications for museums, exhibitions and companies.

After studying Visual Communication at Berlin University of the Arts and the London College of Communication Markus Lerner graduated in the Digital Media Class of Prof. Joachim Sauter. His work has been honoured with the IF Award, the Red Dot, the European Design Award and an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica.

Generativity, Design Computing und the development of novel user interfaces are fundamental are the core of many of his projects. This can result in any kind of design generated with the aid of a computer, whether interactive or static.

Aspects of time, perception and mental imagination have always been very fascinating to him and are thus reflected in many of his works. Due to his love for nature, design, art and physics he attaches great value to both aesthetics and technology.


ART+COM AG, Berlin
Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin
Bavarian Memorial Foundation, Munich
coming home, Berlin
Kurt Weill Centre, Dessau
Monomango, Berlin
Mutabor, Hamburg
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service, Norwich
Plural, Berlin
ProPotsdam, Berlin
studio bec, Hamburg/Helsinki
TheGreenEyl, Berlin
The National Pavilion of the UAE, Venice
WHITEvoid, Berlin


2021iF_awardSilver, Virtual Expo, Eventex AwardsZEISS Virtual Experience
2016iF_awardOfficial Honoree, The 20th Annual Webby AwardsTravelscope
2013iF_awardiF Communication Design AwardPhilips LivingSculpture configurator, with WHITEvoid
2012if_award_goldiF Communication Design Award Gold

Research Table
eda2012-gold_croppedEuropean Design Award GoldResearch Table
eda2012-bronze_croppedEuropean Design Award BronzeSolar Module Designer
2011iF_awardiF Communication Design AwardSolar Module Designer
red-dotRed Dot AwardSolar Module Designer
2009ima_2009_outstanding_achievementIMA Interactive Media Award, Outstanding Achievement3D Image Search
2006tta_06_winner_logoEuroprix Top Talent Award, Overall WinnerOuterspace
prixars_honorary_mention_outerspacePrix Ars Electronica 2006, Honorary Mention Interactive ArtOuterspace
CYNETart_06humane, TMA, Honorary MentionOuterspace
2005output_award:output 08Outerspace


Back O’ Bourke Museum, Australien
Bauhaus Archive Museum, Berlin
coming home
Dentalmedizin Berlin – Dr. Felix Zaritzki
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany
Daegu Science Center, Korea
Deutsche Telekom
Floor 5
Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial/Bavarian Memorial Foundation
Grimmwelt Kassel
Kongernes Jelling, National Museum of Denmark
Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig
Museum of Hamburg History
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service, United Kingdom
studio bec


2011I/O/I. The senses of machinesDisseny Hub, Barcelona, Spain22 June 2011 – 31 August 2012Polygon Playground
Erik Spiekermann – The Face of TypeBauhaus Archive, Berlin23 March – 6 June 2011Interactive Research Table
2010Berlin University of the Arts Annual Show 2010Berlin University of the Arts16-18 July 2010Interactive Research Table
2009FREEZE! Art ShowNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan25 July – 27 September 2009Polygon Playground
STRP FestivalEindhoven, The NetherlandsApril 2009Polygon Playground
2008SmukfestSkanderborg, DenmarkAugust 2008Polygon Playground
2007WIRED NextfestLos Angeles, USA13–16 September 2007Outerspace
Ars Electronica CenterLinz, AustriaFrom 1 May 2007Outerspace
2006Top Talent AwardPalais Epstein, Vienna, Austria23–25 November 2006Outerspace
CYNETart 2006Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany9–19 November 2006Outerspace
Cyberarts 2006 Prix Ars Electronica ExhibitionO.K Center, Linz, Austria31 August–08 October 2006Outerspace
STRP FestivalEindhoven, The Netherlands24–26 March 2006Outerspace
2005IEBE12-Summit, Munich, Germany2 December 2005Outerspace
RE/ACTHeidelberg, Germany02–04 December 2005Outerspace
ArtbotsDublin, Ireland15–17 July 2005Outerspace
DesignmaiBerlin, Germany13–15 May 2005Outerspace
DorkbotTransmediale Berlin, Germany07 February 2005Outerspace
Lange Nacht der MuseenBerlin, Germany29 January 2005Outerspace
2004Karl-Hofer GesellschaftBerlin, Germany05 November 2004Outerspace


2011A Touch of Code, Die Gestalten Verlag, BerlinOuterspace, Polygon Playground
Page OnlineOdersun Solarmodule-Designer
2010Staging Space, Die Gestalten VerlagPolygon Playground
Page 10/2010Was war deutsches Grafik-Design?
Fontblog.deWas war deutsches Grafik-Design?
2009Media Facades, Av EditionPolygon Playground
Smart Surfaces, Birkhäuser VerlagPolygon Playground
2006CYNETart_06 humane 2006
10. Internationales Festival für computergestützte Kunst, Dresden
CyberArts 2006
Internationales Kompendium Prix Ars Electronica
EINFACHHEIT oder Die Kunst des Komplexen | 18 September 2006
Bericht über die Ars Electronica 2006, 3Sat
2005:output 08Outerspace
2003Grundlagenstudium Internetseite & CD-ROM


2001–2006Visual Communication (German Diplom)
Berlin University of the Arts
Digital Media Class
Prof. Joachim Sauter
2005BA Graphic & Media Design (Erasmus)
University of the Arts London
London College of Communication
Interactive Course
Gymnasium Christian Ernestinum, Bayreuth


DesignInteraction Design, UI/UX, User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Generative Design, Immersive Environments, Data Visualization, Concept, Typography, Camera, Editing, Postproduction
CodingJavaScript, React, Redux, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Three.js, WebGL, Single Page Apps, Progressive Web Apps, Responsive Design, Node.js, PHP, MySQL, Java, OpenGL
SoftwareMac & PC. Text editor, Git, Eclipse, Flash Builder, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Prepress (Reproduction), Network technology
HardwareCamera, 35/16/8mm Film, Model-making, Electronics