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Fltr: Raphael Rossel, Urs Stampfli, Michel Hueter

Michel Hueter

Director Design Preis Schweiz

Michel Hueter (*1972) completed an apprenticeship as a qualified waiter, attended commercial college and training to become an expert in PR. After seven years in public relations for various Swatch Group AG brands, he expanded his practical experience in a Zurich PR agency specializing in public affairs and corporate communications.

From 2001 - 2008 he worked for the nation branding organisation Presence Switzerland of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Responsible for West and Southeast Asian markets, he also developed the nation branding training program for the embassies and consulates.

From 2004, he was responsible for the marketing communication of national appearances at major international events such as the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

In the course of a brand repositioning, he returned to the Swatch Group brand RADO as Head of Communications International. Between 2011 and 2017, he worked as Managing Director and Curator for the Swiss Design Prize. In 2018, together with two other partners, he assumed responsibility for the organization.

Kim Albert

Office & Project Management

Kim Albert (*1992) had already expressed her interest in design at an early stage during her foundation course in art and design in Basel. A variety of internships in the event industry, banquets and public relations in companies such as the Hotel Ramada Plaza Basel, Swiss Textiles and the Design Prize Switzerland expanded her field of work.

After graduating as HF Graubünden tourism specialist with a focus on marketing, she returned to the Design Prize Switzerland. Responsible for office and event management as well as various projects since mid-2019, she has been complementing the team since the middle of the year 2019.

Urs Stampfli

President Design Preis Schweiz

Member of the Management Board
Co-owner P’INC. Communication

After his apprenticeship to become a typographer and a degree in visual communication at a technical college for design, Urs Stampfli (*1976) gained experience in traditional advertising agencies before he came to P’INC. AG in Langenthal as a visual designer in 1999.

The studio focusses on branding and communication design for a high-quality selection of Swiss manufacturers of furniture, architectural service-providers and institutional customers from the field of art and design. Urs Stampfli has been a partner and Managing Director of P’INC. AG since 2010.

Through P’INC., he has helped shape Design Prize Switzerland for well over 15 years: since 2003 with branding and communication services, between 2015 and 2017 as a member of the Steering Board, since 2018 he has been involved as Chairman of the Design Prize Switzerland Association and is a member of the management board.

In addition to his private interest, membership of the Board in Designers' Saturday gives him a broad overview of Swiss design.

Raphael Rossel

Vice President Design Preis Schweiz

Member of the Management Board

Owner de-lay GmbH 

Raphael Rossel (*1976) graduated from the University of Freiburg in the specialisms of Journalism, Communications and Media Sciences in 1999. After various jobs in the media industry, he studied Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design IED in Milan and moved to the Academy of Art and Design in Basel in 2002. He completed his studies there as a designer from a university of applied sciences, specialising in interior design and scenography.

Since 2008 he has been managing the de-lay GmbH communications and marketing agency that he founded, which specialises in mandates from the design business. He was a course manager at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts of both the CAS Art Direction and CAS Brand Design courses from 2014 to 2017. He has been responsible for media work at Design Prize Switzerland since 2013 and has also been Managing Director of the Ikea Foundation Switzerland since 2013.