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.



since 2021

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

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


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


core skills

strategic and analytic thinking

a healthy balance of idealism and pragmatism

learning new skills quickly ;-)

first language

Figma, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator


HTML, CSS, After Effects, Lightroom, Acrobat, Premiere, Office


French, Italian
JavaScript, Python, SolidWorks, fusion360