Vita

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I’m a senior industrial designer at WMF Group GmbH. One of Germanys leading consumer brands and a company of the Group SEB. Prior to that, I have been working for companies, such as Dräger and Skywalk and as a research fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. In the scope of my work I especially focus on a user-centered design approach as well as the usability of a product, service or interaction.

My work, as well as my studies helped me to acquired essential knowledge in different fields of industrial design – ranging from medical design, to sports equipment and consumer goods. While my focus ist set on the physical product, my design process also includes the graphical user interface and strategy, since a successful design is made up of equal parts of that.

I see myself as a mediator between economical and developmental interests as well as the demands of the users. It is a necessity to me, to create the highest state of satisfaction within all parties. As part of several product development departments I obtained insights into interdisciplinary and user-centered development processes and improved my communication and presentation skills as well as my ability to work independently.

Maybe we will shape products together in the future – products, which are innovative, premium and durable while communicating specific brand-values. Their usability and user experience create a high level of satisfaction and a sensation of high value within the user.

 

senior industrial designer

WMF Group GmbH | A Group SEB Company , Geislingen | Steige — January 2019 until now — Product design, design management, product graphic and model making in the consumer business unit, with a focus on items in the segments of „SDA“ and „to-go“. Creating design specs to meet customer needs, but also market and production requirements. Redesign of products according to changes in technology. Exploration of use-cases for new as well as existing products. Contributing to the progression of WMFs design language.

product designer

Skywalk | X-GLOO , Marquartstein — February 2017 to December 2018 — Design of inflatable products in the field of first responders, outdoor-marketing and event, assessments of design benchmarks, assistance in rebranding the X-GLOO brand, definition of the corporate product design-guide, production planning for new production site, optimization of workflows and user journeys

industrial designer

Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Dresden — November 2015 to January 2017 — development of medical products from the fields of surgical equipment and orthopedic therapy systems, identification of use-cases and optimization of workflows and user journeys, design of graphical user interface and the human- machine-interaction, design of marketing collaterals for two associated networks

freelancer

Freelancer, Munich — September 2014 until October 2015 — design of marketing collaterals, identification of use-cases and optimization of workflows and user journeys, organizing and hosting creativity workshops.

working student

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen — October 2013 to April 2014 — working student to write my master‘s thesis at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics on the topic of: “Workspace-design for an assisting surgeon in a robot assisted operating theatre.“ (grade 1.3)

M.Sc. of industrial design

Technichal University of Munich, Munich — October 2011 to September 2014 — field of study industrial design (MSc, grade 1.4)

working student

Magazino, Munich — October 2012 to June 2013 — creation of corporate design guidelines and graphical user interfaces as a working student and feelancer.

freelancer

Iman Solutions, Munich —  June 2012 — graphical support at an innovations-workshop for BMW

practical training

Unternehmertum, Garching near Munich — March 2012 — Spring School “Entrepreneurship through prototyping and business planning“ for the Altana AG on the topic of: “Parcel Security Indicator – Adress-sticker as a blackbox for parcel deliveries“

exhibitor

Munich Creative Business Week, Munich — February 2012 — exhibition and presentation of a project created in cooperation with the Universal design GmbH

industrial designer

Dräger Safety AG & CO. KGaA, Lübeck — May 2011 to August 2011 — maintenance and extension of product design style guides, icon-design and corporate design adjustments for oem-products as an industrial designer in the department of gas-detection equipment

working student

Ollendorf Mess-Systeme GmbH, Brunkau — October 2010 to February 2011 — working student to write my bachelor‘s thesis on the topic of: “Design of a video centration system for opticians.“ (grade 1.4)

B.A. of industrial design

University of Applied Science Magdeburg-Stendal (FH), Magdeburg — October 2007 to January 2011 — field of study industrial design (BA, grade 1.4)

semester abroad

Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds, UK — March 2010 to July 2010 — 3D-design

exhibitor

New Designers, London, UK — July 2010 — exhibition of my Project, which was developed in Leeds, in London at the annually design-show of all british graduates within the fields of graphic and industrial design.

industrial design intern

Design Tech Schmid, Entringen — September 2009 to March 2010 — internship in the fields of medical- and capital goods.

publication

Novum, Germany — October 2009 — one out of 12 printed cover sugestions for the Novum magazine from a competition betwean three design-universities.

tutor

Material Sense, Berlin — June 2009 — tutoring a material table under the guidance of Simone De Wart in the Dutch embassy as part of the “Design Mai Youngsters“ in Berlin.

university-entrance diploma

Katharineum zu Lübeck (grammar school), Lübeck — August 2004 to June 2006

high school exchange program

Western Springs College, Auckland, New Zealand —  January 2004 to July 2004


 

Program-skills

Adobe CC
Rhinoceros
Cinema 4D
V-Ray
SolidWorks
Solid Edge
Keyshot
MS Office


 

Languages

German native speaker
English fluent
French basics
Spanish basics