You can now choose six different skin colours for most emoji on your phone. If you press and hold some emoji, most humanoid ones, you can select more skin colours. So you can make that thumbs up or surfer either pale beige or dark brown or leave them yellow.


This essay was written for Epochs fashion magazine and published in 2015.

The tie is a piece of neck covering usually worn with a shirt and suit. It serves no practical purpose and is a purely decorative object.


The tie’s origin is in the military. Roman legionaries seen on Trajan’s…

This is a fictional short story told from the perspective of a Romanian man passing as an English upper-class student at Oxford. It was completed as part of my BA thesis in Visual Communication at the Zurich University of the Arts. …

I interviewed exchange students from three Zurich universities. I asked them about their impressions of the schools, the people and the city. Here are their stories, their words and opinions are their own.

Saja from Palestine
Law student at the UZH


I am focusing on International Law, Public Law actually. I know a lot about the neutrality of…

A designer is a professional who creates visual plans for objects, mainly in a commercial context, for example for chairs, posters, clothes, websites or buildings. I mean graphic designers, interaction designers, fashion designers, industrial designers, interior designers, as well as architects, who design buildings and spaces.

I noticed that many…

You have something I want. Let’s say it’s an egg. I ask you what you it costs. You happen to notice that I have an apple and you offer to give me the egg for my apple. This is a trade. We’re dealing with perishable goods here so we better…

Nicolae Zamsa

Designer & Researcher, Zurich

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