Welcome!

I ventured out into the design-world through Lego and Photoshop, and somehow that led to me graduating from Global Innovation Design (MA MSc, Distinction) in 2019 after two years in London, Beijing, and Singapore.

Generally, I'm doing three and a half things at the same time: I'm a freelance designer all around interface-, corporate- and web-design. I also started teaching in postgraduate programs at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London in 2019 and have had the wonderful opportunity to work with several other universities since then. I also consult young companies all around design and strategy, and in whatever time I have left (usually Sundays) I work my own startup, which publishes apps. 

To me, design is essentially problem-solving using creative, new, clever, efficient strategies. I see the world with broad engineering training and a bit of a geek mindset, solving problems by untangling them analytically and wrapping insights into well designed experiences. The more complex the problem and the bigger the intellectual challenge, the better! 

The focus of my research and design work lies in using the power of design tu support human decision making. Check out WHYS, a tool for decision-makers in really complex environments. I’ve had the opportunities to work on some great projects, for example improving innovators' decision-making in an increasingly complex world, helping refugees start anew in Germany, swapping perspectives with politicians, or creating a dating-app that gets by without being superficial.  

 

Vita

since 2019

Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London

since 2019

Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London

since 2019

Freelance design and strategy consultant

2017 - 2019

MA/MSc (Distinction) Global Innovation Design
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London

since 2012

Freelance designer (communication and interface)

2016 - 2017

Studies of Sustainable Management, TU Berlin
Studies of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin

2011 - 2016

Bachelor Communications Design, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
Bachelor-Project: Arrival Kit

2013

five-month internship at "Peter Schmidt Group" in Hamburg (Packaging and Corporate Design)

Skills

core skills

strategic and analytic thinking

a healthy balance of idealism and pragmatism

learning new skills quickly ;-)

first language

German
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

fluently

English
After Effects, Lightroom, Acrobat, Premiere, Office

basic

French, Italian
HTML and CSS, JavaScript,

in progress

SolidWorks, fusion360