Who am I?
A few words describing my personality:
- I deeply honour nature. It upsets me every single day how humankind treats this planet we are lucky enough to have our homes on.
- I strive and seek for work with meaning, that serves first and foremost the longevity of all life and being.
- I enjoy moving, especially outdoors and with good company.
- I value the luxury to self-direct my day and time.
- Born and raised in a small, Thuringian village (Germany)
- Autumn 2008 ///// Moved to Berlin to study Digital Design and Media Management
- September 2011 ///// Moved to London to study for my MA in Interactive Media at LCC (part of UAL) in London.
As I fell in love with this vibrant city, I decided to stick around. Creating things of high quality and with a purpose makes me happy, but I also love travelling, working out, classic literature, and nature.
- November 2016 ///// Moved to the beautiful city of Leipzig (Germany) exploring new paths life has to offer.
Skills and tools
BESPOKE WEB DEVELOPMENT
Nowadays rather outdated technologies I worked with in the past (to give you a spectrum):
AngularJS jQuery / jQuery mobile / jQuery UI AJAX · ActionScript 3.0 ·
BESPOKE APP DEVELOPMENT
Cordova NativeScript Electron C++ OpenGL openCV Objective-C C# WPF
openFrameworks Processing Arduino Raspberry Pi Kinect Command Line Python
Atom Sublime XCode SourceTree Git Flash / Flash Builder / FlashDevelop
GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUTING
Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Acrobat Affinity Photo Affinity Designer Framer X
AUDIO, VIDEO & 3D
AfterEffects Premiere Audacity / Soundbooth Maya AutoCAD
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
From designer to developer
As you can see in my little diagram I come from an artistic/mathematical background. Since the day I was able to hold a pen I drew anything that came to my mind. And unlike all of my classmates I loved doing maths homework or writing tests in that subject. Weird? I know.
In 1999 my mum took part in a computer course to learn some coding, first HTML, later PHP. As a result, I wrote my very first line of code in the age of 9 and I immediately fell in love with the concept of coding to create something big with the help of a few lines of text.
I considered myself as too stupid, though, for being able to program, hence I focused on my passion in art and design. Nevertheless, I did not want to turn my back on the coding world completely, hence I chose a BA course that included a tiny bit of web design. During my BA in Applied Media Economics / Digital Design I worked as an intern at OJALA WERKE in Berlin and as a freelancer in my free time. I mainly gained experience in graphic design but also in web development.
In the first half of 2011 I moved to Barcelona for a work placement at Grapa.ws, an Interactive Agency. I deepened my knowledge in web design and development and realised my Bachelor thesis and project in cooperation with the agency.
I like coding, too!
My MA course which I started in October 2011 helped me continuing my path in my second passion: coding. Even though I keep track of the new web technologies, I am also very interested in mobile app development, generative art, and even more in the potential of physical computing. My first job in London at Engage Works Ltd gave me the chance to live out exactly that, we created numerous bespoke interactive, real-time applications – be it for interactive installation booths or large collaborative work environments.
In Summer 2015, I then took the next step and founded my own company, Wunderding, to appease my thirst for the new operating as a freelance Interaction Designer and Interactive Developer.
Back to the roots
Since the end of 2016 I’m back in Germany, now living in this beautiful town called Leipzig.