Get to Know

Dr. Verena Resch

Luminous Lab

Luminous Lab was founded in 2016 by Verena and is here to support scientists in all of their design endeavors.

Personal

I was born and raised in a small village in the south of Styria (Austria). Already at a young age I discovered my interest in natural science. Astronomy and animals were – and still are – my passion, this is also why I wanted to become a veterinarian from early age on. In my last years of high school, however, I got fascinated with chemistry and decided to study chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Graz. If chemistry is my Yin, art is my Yang. During high school I did several internships at one of Styria’s largest advertising agencies, where I first got in touch with professional graphic design. During my studies, especially during my PhD and postdoc time, I had the chance to continue doing graphical work in form of journal covers or conference contributions (posters or presentations). Scientific design is the perfect match for me. It satisfies my creative side as well as my analytical one.

University Education

2002–2008

Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Graz. Graduated (M. Sc.) in the field of biocatalysis.

2008–2011

PhD-thesis at the University of Graz. Graduated with distinction (Ph.D., December 2011)

2012

Post-Doc at ACIB (Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology)

2012–2014

Post-Doc at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) with an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship (granted by the Austrian science fund)

2014–2016

Post-Doc at the University of Graz
During my time as a researcher I was working in highly interdisciplinary fields, which allowed me to get a broad knowledge in life-sciences. This is something that I highly benefit from now, since it allows me to easily relate to my customer.

Graphic Design Education

2000–2005

Intern at Hartinger Consulting Werbeagentur GmbH (graphic design)

2015–2016

Extra-occupational training (evening school) in graphic & communication design at the bfi (Berufsförderungsinstitut): graduate graphic designer
Living basically in both the design and science world tremendously helps to communicate with my customers. One feedback I always get: ” You speak our language, it feels like talking to a college!”