Together with OHNE DEN HYPE, Forward welcomes you inside the mind of creatives, artists and designers! In intimate and personal conversations with Forward-speakers, industry legends and creative shooting stars, the podcast revolves around personal topics – completely without the hype that usually surrounds them. This fifteens edition is about the past life of Simone Cihlar and how a routine but experimental time can help one in the present.


Simone Cihlar is a contemporary artist known for her intricate and colorful collage work. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for experimentation, Simone Cihlar’s collage art is both beautiful and thought-provoking, inviting viewers to engage with her work on multiple levels.

The inspiration of her highly imaginative visual language comes from everyday life: strolling through the streets and parks of Berlin with open eyes, mind and heart. She is best known for her collages and artworks for musicians like Anderson .Paak, Tom Misch and many more.



In this episode Sven and Simone talked about her past and present. Her past is a wild mix of rap, concert photography, collages and a commercial apprenticeship at BASF, which in retrospect doesn’t quite fit in there anymore. That and much more awaits you in the podcast.

Listen to the full episode for a look at Simone Cihlar’s creative past, present and future.



Photo credits: © Simone Cihlar, Sven Jürgensmeier, 2023