leading workshops, brainstorming sessions and design sprints to squeeze as many ideas out of everyone as possible.
turning ideas into an user centered structure, page sketches & detailed diagrams, or wireframes.
Audi, BMW, BP, Bertelsmann, TUI, Gruner & Jahr, Springer Verlag, Mercedes-Benz, Nestle, RTL, SAP, eurohypo, telekom, Red Bull
I have directed design teams and worked with a wide range of clients in the automotive, beauty, food & beverage, entertainment and technology industries.
Over the past few years I’ve worked with leading interactive agencies razorfish, SinnerSchrader AG, Proximity BBDO, razorfish/neue digitale
I’ve developed projects for prestigious clients: Audi, BP, Bertelsmann, TUI, Gruner & Jahr, Springer Verlag, Mercedes-Benz, RTL, Nestle, SAP, eurohypo, telekom, Red Bull Media House
branding, design management, ux/ui design, concept & design, e-commerce, ipTV, animation
Freelance – Creative Director/ Team Lead/ Designer
2004 – Present Design industry
Analyze current needs, working closely with clients and design teams, develop concepts, print, UI/UX design, visual interface designs, videos and animations for interactive applications.
Agencies proximity BBDO, spotmedia, SNS Consulting, SinnerSchrader, Brink & Martens, gürtlerbachmann, rio-nord, neteye, sapient, Neue Digitale razorfish, razorfish, foryouandyourcustomers
Clients Audi, BMW, Allianz, BP, Burlington, Greenpeace, Tchibo, SAP, Falke, Nestle, GL-Group, Lerros, Tier TV, die Zeit, e-wie-einfach, eurohypo, TUI, G&J, telekom, O2, Mercedes-Benz, innogy, Red Bull
2006-2008 Taught UI/UX design, online strategy, digital branding, interactive story telling classes
2001 – 2004 Directed teams as a Creative Director. Responsible for conceptualization, visual design and occasionally information architecture. Worked closely with account directors and producers to maintain quality of all design deliverables and presented team ideas to the client
Clients HLX / TuiFly, europcar, Mercedes-Benz, comdirect, Tchibo
2001 Architecture, visual design and animated features for Bertelsmann and Grohe International websites. New Business: Vivanco
Clients Vivanco, Bertelsmann AG, Grohe international
2000 Directed project teams as a Senior Designer, creating the branding and visual design of projects, and collaborated with the New Business Department to develop proposals.
Clients BP, NatWest Bank
1998 – 2000 Directed project teams as a Senior Designer, creating the visual design of projects and digital branding
Clients RTL, Audi, HypoVereinsbank, dock11 (virgin), Springer Verlag
Art Director / Designer
1990 – 1998 started as designer with print, corporate identity and my first interactive projects. First attempts to introduce the idea of brand experience into online projects.
Ruhr Area / Düsseldorf
Master of Arts / Diplom Kommunikationsdesigner
In 1998 i received my degree in communication design from Professor HD Schrader.