Dr. Assaf Krebs
Self-employed designer, artist and theoretician. Lecturer in the Departments of Visual Communications and Industrial Design and in the Cultural Studies Unit, and practical and theoretical advisor for fourth year students on their final projects.
Dr. Kreb’s research paper was written in the Department of Classical Studies at Tel Aviv University, and it deals with perceptions of the body and its boundaries, in human skin and in the material and symbolic perceptions of the appearances of skin in culture. In addition, Krebs discusses the skin as a metaphor for cognitive structures. Krebs earned his MA in Classical Studies, summa cum laude, prior to which earned his BA in Visual Communications, magna cum laude, from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and an additional BA in Classical Studies, magna cum laude. In addition, he completed a personal Art Program at Beit Berl College.
Dr Krebs specializes specialized in exhibitions and museum design, has work in broadcasting and television and was a senior designer at the international branding company FutureBrand. As a self-employed designer, he focuses on the relationship between theory and practice and investigates the connection between philosophy, literature and design. His additional areas of interest are design innovation and open source social design.
His work and publications appear in various books, catalogs, blogs and magazines, including: The means by which we find our way: observations on design; MsUse Magazine; "footnote 5: Painting in Print and Visual Texts; The Big Sketchbook; Women, Men and Donkeys: Gender and Body Research in Antiquity, in: Consciousness between crisis and empowerment: Interdisciplinary Writing on Women and Gender, published by Hakibbutz Hameuchad.
Over the years Dr. Krebs has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards, including: The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Designers and The Paedagogica Scholarship from Tel Aviv University.