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.
Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London
Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London
Freelance design and strategy consultant
2017 - 2019
MA/MSc (Distinction) Global Innovation Design
Freelance designer (communication and interface)
2016 - 2017
Studies of Sustainable Management, TU Berlin
2011 - 2016
Bachelor Communications Design, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
five-month internship at "Peter Schmidt Group" in Hamburg (Packaging and Corporate Design)
strategic and analytic thinking
a healthy balance of idealism and pragmatism
learning new skills quickly ;-)