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Nadine Meisel has received the following awards:


•  Quelle Innovation Prize for sustainability

•  Awarded as “Young Professional 07” by the German Design Council

•  3rd prize in Taiwan international design competition

•  RIMA Young&Design Competition – finalist

•  Design Report Award – finalist

•  Design Plus Award

•  Günther Schroff Scholarship (ZKM Karlsruhe)

•  German Design Award for “The most original seat” in Mannheim


Nadine Meisel has been granted the following certificates, patents and trademarks:


•  European Trademark  – Lateral Shortcuts®

•  Competent Communicator & Competent Leader at Toastmasters International

•  European Trademark  – Post&Up®

•  Utility Patent for “sobreportafotos” (“post&up – photoletter”)

•  Utility Patent for “cooling by heat of evaporation” (“6pack-cooler”)

•  Patent for “rotation-device” (“StirUp”)

Academic Teachings

Nadine Meisel has been giving workshops, masterclasses and lectures  in the following universities, business and design schools, institutions and programs, mainly in executive and master levels:

  “Business Development through Strategy and Innovation” executive program at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  “Design Thinking for Business Innovation” executive program at ESADE Business School see (Video)
  “Design Management” at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Barcelona
  Z-/Kompetenzmodule at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
•  Interdisciplinary Master courses at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  “Design Thinking and Co-Creation Summer Course” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Master in “Innovation and Design Thinking” and Master in “Research for Design and Innovation” at Elisava Barcelona
•  Master in “Innovation Strategies and Entrepreneurship” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
  Master in “Sustainable Product Design and Innovation” at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Innovation in “Master Design European Pathways” at Elisava Barcelona
•  “Global Project” course at Elisava Barcelona
  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Pantone at Elisava Barcelona
•   Collaboration with “Design Management” Master students at IED Barcelona and Volkswagen
•  Master in “Design” at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Barcelona
•  Master in “Design Management” at IED Barcelona
•  PEI – International Architectural Exploration for Pontificia Universitat Javeriana Bogota, Colombia
•  Various seminars in interior design at La Bau Barcelona
•  Lecture about “idea to market” at HfG Karlsruhe (ZKM), Germany
  Workshop for LEGO at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona
•  Workshop for Camper at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Barcelona

Workshops for Companies

Since 2003 Nadine Meisel has been giving LATERAL SHORTCUTS®, Design Thinking & Innovation workshops, trainings , speeches and masterclasses  for the following companies, institutions and events e.g.:

•  New Business Opportunities, Products & Services for Maschinenraum
•  Strategy & Innovation Workshops for grow – a Bosch company
•  “Future After Sales Business” Strategies & “New E-Mobility Business Opportunities, Services & Products” for SEAT
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Consulting & Workshop for CETAQUECREA / SUEZ / Agbar
•  Several Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Innou – European Innovation Consultancy
•  Serie of Design Thinking & Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Vallbanc to optimize their client’s services
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Mercedes Benz with Roland Berger
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshop for Revlon Professional’s marketing teams
•  Lateral Shortcuts® Workshops for Innou – European Innovation Consultancy
•  Inspirational Speech about Lateral Shortcuts® at the Event Innovation Summit (EIS) Barcelona
  Opening Keynote Speech and Workshop of the Neo Couture Design Lab at Museo Balenciaga
•  Inspirational speech about Disruptive Innovation for and at HP Hewlett Packart Barcelona
•  Consulting Project for Volkswagen collaborating with Design Management Master students at IED Barcelona
•  Inspirational Speech at iFest Barcelona – 1st Pecha Kucha Night in Barcelona
  Design Thinking Workshop for LEGO
•  Design Thinking Workshop for Camper
•  Inspirational speech for German politicians, and scientists about 3 awarded projects at ZKM Karslruhe


Nadine Meisel’s work has been exhibited in the following museums, design centres and fairs:


•  5 of Nadine Meisel’s inventions in MIBA, Inventor’s Museum Barcelona
•  World-Tour of ’ANDERS ALS IMMER’ (’somewhat different‘), by the German IFA
•  Young Professional at ‘YDMI days’ in Berlin organised by the German Design Council
•  DKM, Museum in Duisburg
•  8 of her projects in exhibited  ’10 Jahre HfG’ (‘The Best of 10 Years HfG’), ZKM, Karlsruhe
•  ’Sommerloch’ HfG-Karlsruhe
•  BURGER-Inneneinrichtungen Karlsruhe
•  Sleeping Museum of the German National Sleeping Congress, Freiburg
•  ’Jahrhundert des Designs’ (’Century of Design’) Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Kestner-Museum’ Hannover, Gustav Lübke Museum Hamm, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

•  Salone Satellite Milano
•  Internationale Möbelmesse Köln
•  Tendence Frankfurt
•  Ambiente Frankfurt
  Design for Europe’, Interieur Kortrijk
  Biennale St. Etienne


University of Arts and Design: HfG@ZKM Karlsruhe

Diplom (Bachelor+Master) in Interdisciplinary Product Design

Nadine Meisel enjoyed very interdisciplinary and intensive studies at University of Arts and Design: HfG Karlsruhe in Germany, which is one Institution together with ZKM (Center for Art and Media) Karlsruhe.