My name is Bernhard Ranner. I was born 1984 in Vienna, Austria. After being trained in Graphic Design I studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Parallel to my studies I engaged in photography, documenting the underground electronic music scene in Austria under the pseudonym Crowdstrudel. Towards the end of my studies I set up a metal working / model building workshop with a friend of mine. Upon my graduation in 2011 I started to work at the Vienna based design studio EOOS on the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Whereas I was quite a computer and CAD geek in my first years of university and still master these tools quite well, I have the most fun getting my fingers dirty in the workshop while building "real" things.