Berlin based UX / UI Designer
I’m a certified UX / UI designer with a masters degree in Industrial Design from UdK Berlin. I have 18 years of professional experience in the design and technology industry. I am a passionate senior art director specializing in the development of user-centered digital experiences. Already during my studies I dealt with methods of creative process design.
User Experience Design / User Interface Design / Prototyping of Digital Products / Information Architecture / User Journey Mapping / User Research / Personas / Digital Product Strategy / Brand Identity & Communication / Employer Branding / Client-Side Collaboration / Copywriting
Adobe Creative Suit / Sketch / Craft / Marvel / InVision / UX PIN / Testing Tools (UsabilityHub, Survey Monkey, Google Analytics) / Bootstrap Framework
German (native speaker ) / English (fluent ) / Spanish (basic)
2006 BIENE Award for the website of the DSL bank / 1996 FREIRAUM Award „Living on 20 square meters“
Club of Film Journalists Berlin / Jury member since 2017
Once a year, the club awards the „Ernst Lubitsch Prize“ for the best comedic performance in a German-language film.
2013 my photo book „In the clutches of history“ was published by Rotbuch Verlag, that deals with the emigration of my grandparents, the actor and writer couple Gustav and Inge von Wangenheim, in the Soviet exile of the 30s.
2013 ·„In den Fängen der Geschichte“ / „In the clutches of history“, ROTBUCH Verlag
2013 ·„In den Fängen der Geschichte“, Reading and publication of excerpts from the photo book and an unpublished text at the „15th Potsdam Encounters“ in the Potsdam State Chancellery
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At the UdK (University of the Arts) in Berlin, I studied Industrial Design with a focus on process design with Prof. Hans N. Roericht, one of the great designers in the tradition of the Ulm school (Bauhaus). The permanent mental training of structured processes, from brainstorming to execution, was a very good prerequisite for my diverse activities as a designer in various industrial sectors. Due to this, I constantly have the user in mind. In that sense, empathy and agility are the two major learning experiences of my work. As a designer, I follow the principle of the American architect Louis Sullivan „form follows function“. As UX Designer I complete this sentence by adding „function follows the user“.
From 2015-2017, in my position as a Senior Associate Designer at EY (Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH Stuttgart), I was responsible for the supervision of digital projects in the field of Brand, Marketing & Communications.
Prior to this I worked for the Germania airline Berlin as a communication designer in online marketing. At the online agency mediaworx Berlin AG, I was user interface designer from 2006-2013 and part of their creative team, where we successfully developed Websites and applications for clients like HRS, Postbank, DWS, Haspa, CosmosDirekt and Provincial insurance. During this period, I also gained experience as a lecturer in visual communication at the Qantm Institute for Game Design at SAE Berlin. My professional career as a designer began as a communication designer at the medical technology company Biotronik. Therefore my design work and experience cover a diverse spectrum of business sectors, ranging from financial services, eCommerce and health to tourism and business consulting. In my work, I mainly focus on the conception and project management of digital projects and services. Already during my studies, I employed creative tools and processes, such as „Design Thinking”. My in-depth experience and knowledge, therefore, enables me to easily employ these during design processes and product development.