The harmony of colours and emotions
Every concept demands complete commitment – she’s even been known to translate the colour choice for one particular project into a flavour of ice cream when presenting it, so the audience could literally taste her vision. It’s this level of commitment that makes her a perfect mentor for The Art of Drive.
[My] motto is always to flow through life, to let yourself drift, to let yourself be influenced
Shades of inspiration
From her early days studying packaging technology and industrial design, to her wildly creative design of the 60th anniversary "Unimog" car, and her contributions to the Colour and Trim Design team at Porsche, it’s clear Barbara's passion is backed up by a serious talent. For those still finding their own way, here are some words of wisdom from Barbara herself:
Define your version of success
I’m an emotional person, so I only really manage to do things successfully if I do them with passion and love. What drives you and your version of success may be different, but once you’ve identified that, it will help to better shape everything you do.
Be open to inspiration
Try to meet as many people as possible. Try every experience available to you. Look at what other people are passionate about. This often leads you to delve deeper into your own interests.
You shouldn’t be in search of success, or passion, or enthusiasm – allow it to find you. Stay open and free in your mind and listen to your gut feeling.
Maintain your motivation
When I get passionate, it’s usually at the beginning of a project. It’s when you first think about what you want to represent and the story that you want to craft and take forward.
As you create, the vision becomes clearer and you build out the story – in my case, with materials, colours, emotions. At some point, you fall in love with the project and the concept and that’s what carries you through.