POOL Publishing

‚The Side Project’ is a short talk by POOL publishing founder Catherine Hazotte and Maximilian Mauracher. The contemporary publishing house with focus on limited art books and experimental print products is based in Vienna and Berlin. The talk centers around creative corporations in addition to full-time work and how this piece of work is a fulfilling addition to the everyday life. Side projects are simple and make you the boss of your creative scope.


Catherine Hazotte is a journalist, copywriter and concepter, who is currently taking her doctoral degree in digital advertising at the University of Vienna. She is working across the globe and writes about the Austrian creative industries, design and music. Catherine is specialised in creative digital concepts in advertising.


Maximilian Mauracher is a graphic designer and art director working in the fields of print and web design with a strong focus on typography and simplicity. His services include art direction, branding and visual identities, websites, magazines and books – for both small and big businesses, brands and nice people in culture and commerce.