Dipl-Psych. & Design Interactions MA (RCA)
Based in Berlin, I am a freelance designer, illustrator & facilitator. My educational degrees are in Psychology from Johannes Gutenberg-University in Germany, Usability from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY and Design Interaction from the Royal College of Art in London. I have worked in software development at IBM for over five years and for the last six years, I have been self-employed as a designer and facilitator for ideas, products and services in various fields of technology, design, art, science and education.
My work has been exhibited and acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and when I co-directed Beta Tank, we won the Design Miami / W Hotels Designers of the Future award 2010 and exhibited at Spazio Fendi in Milan and Art Basel in 2010.
Exhibitions, Talks & Awards
2011 [Talk & Workshop] Creative Processes (with Marina Ostrowski and Rivka Halbershtadt, Qubique 2011, Berlin
2010 (Beta Tank) [Award] W Hotels Designers of the Future Award 2010, Design Miami/Basel, Basel
2010 (Beta Tank) Seeing Myself See, Wellcome Collection, London
2010 (Beta Tank) Design Vertigo, Fendi Spazio, Milan
2010 (Beta Tank) 13,798 grams of design, Lambretto Art Project, Milan
2009 (Beta Tank) [Talk] ‘The Charm of the Unfinished’, Interesting Berlin 2009, Berlin
2009 (Beta Tank) DMY Allstars, Berlin
2008 (Beta Tank) Deitch Art Parade, New York
2008 (Beta Tank) NEXT no.5, Nordic Exceptional Trendshop 2008, Aarhus
2008 Design and the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2006 Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London
Press & Publication (selection)
2009 Thinking: Objects. Contemporary Approaches to Product Design, By Tim Parsons, AVA Academia
2009 (Beta Tank) Viewpoint (Issue 24), ‘Altered Arrivals: Sweet Support’, By Kate Franklin
2008 (Beta Tank) crEATe. Eating, Design and Future Food, Edited by Chris Sanderson, Martin Raymond, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, S. Moreno, Berlin: Gestalten.
2008 Design and the Elastic Mind, Edited by Paola Antonelli, New York: The Museum of Modern Art.
2008 (Beta Tank) Colour Mania, Edited by viction:ary, viction:ary
since 2010 Self-employed
2007 – 2010 Beta Tank, co-director
2006 – 2007 Self-employed
2000 – 2004 IBM, user-centered design team lead and facilitation consultant
2003 – 2004 Berufsakademie Stuttgart, lecturer for software usability
1998 – 1999 Fraunhofer/GMD, student researcher
2006 Design Interactions MA (RCA), Royal College of Art, London
2003 Certified IBM ACT facilitation team consultant
2001 Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
2000 Diplom-Psychologin, Johannes-Gutenberg Universitaet, Mainz