In place of drab text menus or something like that, the new Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic is … a little different. There are adorable characters with wide eyes and huge noses, quaffing cocktails. There’s a ringing telephone … with a mouse perhaps gnawing away at its end. There are spiders – various spiders.

No, I don’t mean the UI on the PO-32 display seems like it was drawn by a 9-year-old girl. It actually was.

Her name is Ivana, she really is nine years old, and she’s the daughter of Teenage Engineering CEO and founder (and whiz designer himself) Jesper Kouthoofd. And in pictures provided exclusively to CDM, we have proof that she designed the display. Talk about landing your dream job in the musical instruments industry early.

I think her creation is genius. And she probably sets some kind of record here.




I’m sorry to any other news from the NAMM show this week – you just got upstaged.

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    So basically the Teenage Engineering guy is Dracula. Look at that place. WTF?

    • lala


    • foljs

      “Dracula’s lair” looks like a typical old European bourgeois and/or aristocratic city house, of which are countless in places from Austria and Hungary to Italy, and apparently Sweden too.

  • Krzysztof Cybulski

    I’ve seen her performing with her father and other guys from TI at Guthman competition in 2014, so she’s an early beginner for sure 😉

  • I love this. 😀

  • avclub

    Anyone else notice that OP-Z in the first photo…

    • Matt

      Clever, girl.

  • DPrty

    I may buy this just for the art.

  • gsys

    Techno is misspelled in the header pic – is that a mock-up only, or from the real device? Wondering if it was intentional to be cute…

  • cpc464freak

    These look cheap but are not?!?

  • baju-baju

    If that’s a hand and line control of a 9YO, she is a genius.
    Don’t want to sound bitter, but the first photo shows the GUI being drawn upside-down, strange.