> Photo by Alissa Beer

The face behind
the projects

I grew up in the beautiful Black Forest, studied Communication Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd and recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Strategic Design.

For me, every project has its own requirements and needs. To fulfill them, a designer should always embrace ambiguity and bring along a huge portion of curiosity. That is why I believe the value of my work lays in understanding people, context and systems to design solutions that create value for users as well as businesses.

I enjoy fast-paced environments, discovering new perspectives, learning about new topics and collaborating with people from different backgrounds.




My approach

Human-centered Design

The user is always at the heart of the design process. By applying qualitative and quantitative research methods I am able to learn about the user’s individual needs. Using these to shape the design process is the basis for any successful project. Together with the users, solution approaches always need to be iteratively tested and questioned throughout the process to gain more valuable insights.

Sustainability

For me, sustainability means responsibility. To question every step in the design process and to determine what impact it has on the natural world and humanity. Be it components of a product, its manufacture or the entire product life chain: I see it as my responsibility to design with care and foresight.

Design Thinking

By using a methodical approach, complex questions and wicked problems can be solved through collaboration and creativity. Especially in interdisciplinary teamwork the application of the right methods can make an exciting contribution to the success of a project.

Hard facts

The more
formal vita

Education

Master of Arts in Strategic Design
School of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Gmünd
10/ 2018 – 02/ 2020 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design
School of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Gmünd
10/ 2014 – 07/ 2018 

Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design
Instituto Tecnológico, Cartago, Costa Rica 
01/ 2017 – 07/ 2017

Voluntary Experience

Participant in the hackathon #wevsvirus to tackle Covid-19 
organized by the German Government | 20 – 22/03/ 2020

Representative in the Study Commission
 
for the Master of Strategic Design | 2019 – 2020

Student Coach supporting 
younger students
in their teamwork and projects | 2019 – 2020

Work Experience

Visual Communication Designer
Büro Schramm für Gestaltung
08/ 2016 – 01/ 2017

Languages

German Native speaker
English Fluent 
Spanish Intermediate
French  Basic 

Workshops

7 days dMBA for Designers course by Alen Faljic of BEYOND Users
3 Days Workshop »Brand Building« w/ Stefanie Rückerl (Studio Strada, Munich)
3 Days »Design Sprint« @ VOITH Innovation Lab, Berlin
3 Days Workshop »Leading Design« w/ Prof. Jan-Erik Baars 
2 Days Workshop, Rhetoric, Free Speech & Body Language w/ Sylvia Rotter @ Musisches Zentrum Vienna

Awards & Nominations

Nominated with ceero.
German Sustainability Award 2021 in Düsseldorf – 08/2020

Finalist with ceero.
WIWO Supermaster 2020 by Handelsblatt Group & Bundesverband Deutscher Betriebs- und Volkswirte – 08/2020

Awarded with dot
Innovation Award Ostwürttemberg by WIRO & Kreissparkasse Ostalb – 06/2020

Nominated with ceero.
Beyond Plastics Award – 06/2020

UXDA winner with dot in the New Talent category
UX Design Awards by IDC in Berlin – 09/2020

Special Mention for ARCOS in the New Talent category
UX Design Awards by IDC in Berlin – 09/2020

Shortlisted with dot
– 03/2020
The Royal Society for the Engagement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce in London

Best Graduate of winter’s semester 2020
School of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Gmünd – 02/2020

Finalist 2019 
with VERT 
Bundespreis Ecodesign International Design Center in Berlin  08/ 2019

Finalist 2019 
with dot
Future Convention | DVPT e.V. – 07/ 2019

National Winner 
with dot | 
Digital Future Competition 
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – 05/ 2019

Exhibitions & Talks

How smart is our city? – with dot 
Talk & Exhibition @ University Aaalen – 10/ 2019

MAKE Ostwürttemberg – with dot 
powered by BOSCH – 09/ 2019

Sovereign into the digital future – with dot
des BMBF Congress Center Bonn – 
05/ 2019

Artificial Intelligence – Impulses for cultural & creative workers – with dot
Start Up Aacelerator, Aalen – 04/ 2019

Behind the scences

My life
in pictures

Besides from being a designer I have a thing for photography, trying to capture all moments of my life in digital and analogue 🤓 For more, take a peek on my instagram page as well!