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 town in Germany, I moved to London in September 2011 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.

 

Skills and tools

BESPOKE WEB DEVELOPMENT

  Angular     Angular Material     Angular CLI     HTML5     CSS3     JavaScript     TypeScript     PHP     MySQL    WebGL     Node.js     Google APIs     Google App Script     MVC Frameworks     LESS / SASS / SCSS     Bootstrap     Webpack     AWS  

Nowadays rather outdated technologies I worked with in the past (to give you a spectrum):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

  C++     C#     WPF     OpenGL     openCV     Objective-C  

 

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS

  openFrameworks     Processing     Arduino     Raspberry Pi     Kinect     Command Line     Python  

 


Environments:

  Atom     Sublime     XCode     SourceTree     Git     Flash / Flash Builder / FlashDevelop  

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUTING

  Photoshop     Illustrator     InDesign     Acrobat     Affinity Photo     Affinity Designer  

 

AUDIO, VIDEO & 3D

  AfterEffects     Premiere     Audacity / Soundbooth     Maya     AutoCAD  

 

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

  Lucidchart     Omnigraffle  

 

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.