A bit about me.
My background is in Industrial Design and in 2016 I finished the postgraduate programme “Global Innovation Design” at the Royal College of Art in London which has given me the opportunity to study on three different continents in three very different cultures at four internationally renowned institutions. Since then I've been working at various companies at the intersection between design research and product/service design. My expertise is generating new and innovative ideas based on thorough research to create meaningful experiences.
I takea holistic design approach to figure out the most appropriate solution, whether it is based on service, product, experience, interface design or other disciplines.
At the moment I am working as a product designer at Bitter GmbH in Upper Austria. Feel free to look at some of my work examples on my website and contact me if you have any questions.
Here you can see and download my CV:
About Global Innovation Design.
"The programme is a world-class design collaboration between four internationally renowned academic institutions. Each partner brings distinct expertise and complementary approaches to design, engineering, technology and business with an emphasis on internationally oriented design and innovation. GID Master's students on the joint RCA/Imperial College programme study in New York and Tokyo during their first year and then in London for their graduation year. Graduates from the programme are expected to be central to innovation leadership in the twenty-first century. The programme is full time and runs over a period of two calendar years."
I am a traveller, water sports addict, curious to try out and learn about new things, get to know new people and live off of experiences and memories instead of things and consumables.
But don't take my word for it, have a look for yourself:
One of my newest passions is ski-touring. Climbing snow-covered mountains and then riding down in pure powder is an amazing feeling.
In summer I try to climb the mountains also on 2 wheels as often as possible.
Surprise, surprise: I also like to hike the mountains whenever possible.
I'm addicted to water sports, especially to Kitesurfing. I travelled to numerous destinations (Egypt, Poland, Spain, etc.) to pursue my passion. In the year 2013 I received my teaching license to teach others how to surf with the wind.
Taking a break for a moment and enjoying the beautiful scenery in Spain.
Trying out new things is one of my passions. That's why I tried out wave surfing in Zarautz, Spain. A lot of bruises but equally much fun.
We are a small community in Austria who get together regularly to "wake-surf" on a small river. The planning of a standing wave is in process.
A holiday/backpacking-trip while I was studying in Tokyo.
Getting to know elephants from up close was an extremely memorable experience.
Diving is a great way of escaping the "normal world" and emerge into a whole different environment.
A backpacking trip during the cold months in Europe to Thailand
When I was studying and living in New York City I wanted to get around quickly, cheaply and to get to know my neighbourhood in New York City. So I bought a bike.
Currently I am living in London, enjoying the European big city life.
To get to know NYC a couple of friends and I made a day-long bike trip through the boroughs.
One of the things I miss most.
In Kochi, my class and I attended a traditional metal-forging workshop to learn from Japanese artisans.
An extremely sharp, handmade knife made by myself in rural Japan.
I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy the time of cherry blossom in Tokyo.
At the end of my period in Japan, we climbed Mt. Fuji. An extremely challenging but also very rewarding and funny experience.
We arrived at the top of Mt. Fuji at dawn. Even though it was boiling hot in Tokyo, it was freezing cold at the top of the mountain.
Lake Garda is one of my favourite holiday places to go to. The amount of activities you can do there are basically endless (Wind- & kitesurfing, biking, sightseeing, etc.) and the beautiful scenery just adds to that.
As said previously, I love to try out new stuff. One of it happened to be archery.
Since I like climbing and hiking, I wanted to try out the sport which combines both of them: Via Ferrata, a really cool experience.
I took the motorbike-test at the same time as I got my driving license, and since then I've rented out a motorbike a couple of times to just cruise around and enjoy the freedom and acceleration.
One of my side-projects during my under-grad was to design and make my own longboards. I learned a lot during the whole process about wood-working, wood-finishing and how to make a process work for mass-production.