Johanna Otto

Costume Artist -

After working as a graphic/multimedia designer and projectmanager for four years I took up my studies in Integrated Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany. Their broad approach on the topic of design allowed me to explore and develop my skills in a variety of areas and materials. I graduated from this programme with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Design and a Major in Fashion Design (1.3/A) in October 2013. I then decided to take my education a step further and joined the Diploma of Costume Construction programme at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2014. Here I pursue my passion for creating, inventing and developing. Materials, textures and structures play a vital role in my work.

I gave this interview as part of a documentation tying into the creation of our graduation pieces. This is a great insight into my passion and work ethics around my chosen profession.


02/2014 – 11/2015
Diploma in Costume Construction
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, NZ

10/2009 - 09/2013
Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Design with Major in Fashion Design
University of the Arts Bremen, GER

08/2005 - 09/2009
Certified Graphic and Multimedia Designer, Projectmanager
Abraxas Medien, Bremen, GER

CV Johanna Otto