A Fine Artist with a Master Class degree from the Dresden University of Fine Arts, Fides is specialized in hand papermaking and hand screenprint. She uses these mediums to create one-of-a-kind artworks.
The handmade papers created by her, which she terms ‘CartaStaminea’, are unique works of art from different types of self-made papers and yarn inlays.
Trained by the premium fashion brand Escada, Fides is also a visual merchandiser and a marketing expert with more than ten years’ experience working for global premium and high-end fashion labels.
In 2018, Fides founded the ‘Fancy Pads' initiative in Uganda and continues to coordinate the same. This women empowerment project emanated from an educational papermaking and self–help project. It was initiated as a Corporate Social Responsibility project by The Xsabo Foundation and the artist. Fides invented disposable, biodegradable sanitary pads to enable school girls to stop missing school during their menstrual period.
Fides is a Director of The Xsabo Foundation and President of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) e.V. She holds a Certificate in Foundation Management from the renowned ‘German Academy for Foundations’ (‘Deutsche Stiftungsakademie’, DSA).
Fine Art and commissioned artworks by Fides Linien are available upon request. Within the fields Fides is experienced in, she provides customized consulting, workshops, lectures, collaboration in interdisciplinary and innovative projects, besides that, promotional and (self) marketing solutions.