I'm Laurenz, founder / designer / hobbyist / tutor.
When I was 5, I sat happily in my nursery playing with Legos. At some point, this turned into a passion for design, so I studied communication design. Since I always found the big social problems the most exciting, I eventually ended up studying "Global Innovation Design" at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
There, the focus of my research was how we can use the power of design and technology to support human decision making. Check out WHYS, a tool for decision-makers in really complex environments.
After graduating in 2019, I was then on the road as a design tutor at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, consulting startups around design, communication and business topics in parallel.
At some point I get an email from Ben, an old high-school friend, reading "Hey Laurenz, you know design. I built a dating app and still need a logo".
Ben studied physics at the time and the app looked accordingly. Today, together with Anna and Andi, Ben and I are the co-founders of the social dating app blindmate and are working full-time on an app that started years ago as one of Anna's random ideas and today brings people together all over the world.
Co-Founder and CEO of blindmate
2019 - 2021
Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London
2019 - 2021
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 ;-)