Irmgard Sonnen

Prof. hc Irmgard Sonnen is an accredited designer of Visual Communications. She founded her own design studio for Corporate and Editorial Design in 1978. Since 1981 she has been teaching Communication Design at theUniversity of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. In 2008 she held an interim professorship at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Since 2010 she has also held an interim professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in
Düsseldorf and in 2012 she was awarded an honorary profes-sorship. Her works, and those of her students, have been published internationally and have received numerous honors like the
From 1994 until 1996 Irmgard Sonnen also served on the board
of »The Forum of Female Designers«. In addition to her professional work she is active in juries, exhibitions and lectures.
In 2007 she founded Queredo Publishers where she designs books that incorporate graphic-, poetic-, literary- and design-art.

Participation at 1st Graphic-Design-Biennale Germany China 2009, Xi`an, Museum of fine Arts

Poster Biennale Warsaw
Joseph Binder Award
red dot design award


Irmgard Sonnen, Zur Poesie des Augenblicks 
Ein Tagebuch für 365 Zeitpunkte
Düsseldorf 2004

Irmgard Sonnen, Anna Blume ist rot. Farbe als Ereignis
Düsseldorf 2007

​Irmgard Sonnen, Balancieren auf dem Gedankenstrich
zwischen Reden und Schweigen 
Düsseldorf 2009​

Dieter Fuder, Der Funke der Semantik 
Designtheorie als Erkenntnismethodik
Hg. Irmgard Sonnen/Hochschule Düsseldorf
Bramsche 2013

Sprache als Ereignis. Ein allegorischer Liebesbrief
»Ideen. Das Buch Le Grand« von Heinrich Heine
Peter Behrens School of Arts, Fakultät Design
​Hg. Irmgard Sonnen/Hochschule Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf 2016

Hans Georg Lenzen. Mit leichter Hand
Die szenische Metaphorik des Zeichnerischen
Hg. Irmgard Sonnen/Hochschule Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf 2019