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Tina Frank is a graphic designer, media artist, and professor of visual communication at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. Frank designed the cover artwork for key Mego releases including albums by the likes of Christian Fennesz, members of Pan Sonic, Jim O'Rourke, and Florian Hecker, defining the prestigious label’s visual aesthetic. She started working with video and multimedia in the mid-1990s.

Frank's roots are in webdesign and cover designs for experimental electronic music during the mid 1990’s when she also started to work with digital realtime-visualisation, video & multimedia. The focus of her work lies in Print, Corporate Design, Signage Systems and within the experimental field of music visualisations. She has given countless performances or had her video work shown at festivals worldwide. In 2006 the video »chronomops« received first price at »diagonale 06« for best innovative, exper­imental-, animation- or short film.

Frank was founder & creative director for the design offices "U.R.> Agentur für Informationsdesign" (Vienna & Berlin) as well as "designby frank scheikl" (Vienna). In 2007 she started her company, "Tina Frank Design".

In their book, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, publisher Taschen Books listed Tina Frank among the top 100 graphic designers worldwide. Many of her coverdesigns have been published in numerous design reference works and are considered influential. With generative tools she creates immersive works to visualize music, hotel rooms, and the likes.

Since October 2008 Tina Frank is head of the department of graphic design and photography at the University of Art and Design in Linz. In 2010 she organised the international symposium "REAL FAKE - reality as image, image as reality," which dealt with the design and mapping of reality. Frank has given many presentations on how to link design, music and the moving image.

CTM 2015 Opening Concert

HAU1, Sat 24.01.2015, 19:30

Rose Kallal and Mark O Pilkington, Thomas Ankersmit, Soundwalk Collective with Nan Goldin, Samuel Rohrer, and visuals by Tina Frank