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I'm Chris, a designer
based in Europe.

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Highlighted Projects

Mapify

Significantly increasing WAUs and D30 retention while heading the product team at the young travel startup.
Case coming soon

Athena

From bachelor thesis to VR prototyping tool for the automotive OEMs. This is how 'Project Athena' came to be.
Case coming soon

KoDorf

Concept, Branding, Design and additional development for the Berlin company reimagining rural living.
Case coming soon

More Projects

Web

KoDorf

Concept, Branding, Design and additional development for the Berlin company reimagining rural living.

Work Awesome

The New-York-based conference startup got a new Branding and website design in 2017.

Signal & Rauschen

Branding, Concept and UX for the statistical aggregator explaining poll data before the federal German election.

Pfandgeben

A web relaunch for the German nonprofit 'pfandgeben'.

Mobile

Mapify

Significantly increasing WAUs and D30 retention while heading the product team at the young travel startup.

Tchop

UX and Product Architecture for the B2B mobile-first publishing app tchop in 2017.

Drop

Concieved in a five-day design sprint, this app concept aims to solve local recommendations for Airbnb. Read more about it on Behance.

Publishing Perspectives

How can news content be displayed on mobile in an engaging way? A group of five students set out to look for the answer in 2014, back when mobile-first news content was still unchartered territory. Atomization and contextualization was the answer. Learn more about it here.

Teaching & Mentoring

Career Foundry

Since 2019, I'm mentoring students online at CareerFoundry and acoomplany them on their journey to become full-blooded UX designers.

Manipulation Machines

I thought this fully remote course at HTW Berlin in summer 2020. It was a sull-semester major project about digital psychology and the pifalls of dark UX patterns. The results can be found here.

Future HMIs

Taught in 2018 at HTW university Berlin, this 5-day design sprint aimed at developing visions for future human-machine interfaces in cars.

Print

KB / C3

I was fortunate enough to work several years with Europe‚Äės biggest content marketing agency. Starting as an intern in 2012, I worked until 2015 as a freelancer and got a chance to learn from some of the best.¬†

New Eden

During my studies at HTW, together with Alex Venus I designed a print book about video game environments called 'New Eden'. The project garnered admirable reporting and awards.

Posters

Since 2012 I've been making print posters. Sometimes for clients, small events or just for fun. That's it, no more than that.

Writing

Design Ethics and Mixed Reality (2017)

"We have to start a conversation to redefine what makes design good. Until now, the most popular definition of good design was formulated by Dieter Rams in his '10 principles for good design'. But it has some blind spots..." Read more.

Experimental

Athena

Based on my bachelor thesis, I developed the principle of VR prototype to a market ready industry tool while heading a team at Goodpatch Berlin.

Bachelor Thesis

For my bachelor degree, I set out to explore to possiblities of the human-machine-interaction with autonomous driving vehicles. The result was an interactive VR simulation, showcasing a vision of future urban shared mobility.

AI.OS

In 2016, Vivien Schnelle, Alex Venus and myself set out to invision what a fully Voice-UI-based mobile operating system would look like as a semster project at HTW Berlin. 

About

I’m a multi-disciplinary digital designer with more than eight years of experience. I build digital products as a freelancer and lecture about design at HTW Berlin. I practice Ethical Design and write about it, too.

Mapify

Greetings, Exalted One. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight and friend to Captain Solo. I know that you are powerful, mighty Jabba, and that your anger with Solo must be equally powerful. I seek an audience with Your Greatness to bargain for Solo's life. With your wisdom, I'm sure that we can work out an arrangement which will be mutually beneficial and enable us to avoid any unpleasant confrontation.
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