Born and raised in Germany, Manu has called Atlin home for over a decade. She has been working as a professional graphic-designer/art-director since 1998, also helping other designers master their craft when she worked as a lecturer for Visual Communication and Graphic-Design at Marquardt-Academy in Dortmund, Germany—the school where she herself obtained her Masters Degree in visual arts and design.
She’s working for North of Ordinary Media in Carcross, Yukon. Her work includes the creation and art-direction of several magazines: Yukon, North of Ordinary, Arts, The Last Great Road Trip, plus a magazine in german language Abenteuer Alaska Yukon, among others.
A passion for photography has accompanied Manu for almost all her life and became her way to express herself artistically beyond her commercial work as a designer/art-director. Her award-winning photography has been published in many photo-art calenders and magazines (e.g. DigitalPhoto, Canadian Geographic, Yukon, North of Ordinary, Landscape Photography Magazine, British Columbia Magazine, UpHere, and many more), and has also been featured in books published in Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. (noted works include the covers for Dean Koontz’ The Darkest Evening of the Year, and for G. von Doellens’ White Swiss Shepherd Dogs, among others).
In 2011, Manu’s work “Water: Change of Moods” became part of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. In 2016 she landed in the Top 10 “Photographer of the Year” selection, curated by the german edition of “Digital Photo Magazine”.
Manu’s artwork is on display at the Atlin Courthouse Gallery in Atlin BC, the North End Gallery in Whitehorse YT, the Atlin Arts & Music Festival Headquarters and at the Caribou Crossing Cafe & Gallery in Carcross, Yukon.
(Photo: Sabrina Voss)