Cornelia Brezing started drawing at 2.5 years old, and unlike many of her peers, she has not stopped practising. Although her teachers recommended she enrol in the University of Fine Arts, she decided to study psychology. People fascinated her even more than drawing. What motivates us? How do we learn? How do we make decisions? During her studies in psychology at the universities of Vienna (Austria) and Saarland (Germany), the desire to develop her visual talent and creativity reappeared, and she enrolled at the University of Fine Arts in Communication Design.
From that moment, her professional and personal project has always been to find an enriching combination between the two disciplines: psychology and design. She started with the concepts of e-learning and usability and devoted herself to studying in depth the psychology of both personal and media communication. She finished her psychology degree with a study on the laws of perception in web design, and her design degree with an illustrated story about the perception of reality according to constructivism.
Since 2015, she has worked with many clients in the corporate and public world, offering training, facilitation and coaching in the areas of Visual Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Agility. She is certified as a Coach, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. This summer of 2021, she'll start a new adventure and will become part of the team of Innovation Coaches and NTT (Everis).
'Sense making with visual thinking: Draw it out!'
This masterclass explores how drawing and visualising can help us communicate, understand and create shared understanding in our complex world. Drawing is a quite complex process: it might start with seeing or perceiving, mentally making sense of what we see, convert this sense into shapes (taking tons of intuitive decisions about these shapes), which allows us to then put pen to paper and create the drawing. And the process has its own feedback loop: We then perceive our own drawing, integrate what we see into our mental model and make new, deeper sense of it... more >