Hey there! Me

I am an enthusiastic designer who aims to detect human pain points/needs through empathy and curiosity and solve them with creativity. On that way, I am always seeking to learn something new and collaborate with people from all different skill sets to create interdisciplinary and complex solutions. The combination of design and code offers me to think through and understand the overall creation prozess of a new product. On the theoretical side I love to inform myself about tech related news and discuss about technical sociology and sustainability. My desire to be a designer profounds in my dream to contribute something impactful to the world. And I really love to tinker, prototyping is quite close to that.

Check out my CV for my skillset and my previous work experiences! :)

Favorite quote

“Everything around you that you call ‘life’ was made up by people who were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” – Steve Jobs

Besides design & code I love

Hackathons (6 so far)
Playing the Ukulele and singing
Every activity including water
Building my own cosmetics

Bucket list

Living in California
Giving a TED Talk
Founding a startup
checkWorking abroad (LDN, BCN)

Impactful authors

Dale Carnegie
Alan Watts
Anthony Robbins
Eckhart Tolle

Me in 4 words


Connectivity for local crafts

Demonstration model for optometrists

Smart Shopping Cart

Independence for wheelchair users

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