Veteran designer with a rich non-linear biography and some accolades. Former product design educator at KHB Weißensee (2009-2012). Incurably curious. Notorious systemiser. Still striving for growth, courage, and connection.
Digital transformation has been a golden thread since I was 11 years old and my entrepreneur-turned dad acquired a bulky, noisy text processing system that caught my interest, got me tinkering, and soon thinking ‘this could be changing everything'. Here we are.
For over two decades I have now been working at the intersection of human culture, technology, and entrepreneurship – design thinking/doing weaves them together and provides vision, meaning, and structure. I never learned as much in my life as when teaching (and, oh, parenting). Above all: that I deeply love to see people – and thus organisations and societies – develop. Other interests include the ongoing transformation of design as both a cross-functional skill and dedicated profession, building sustainable learning orgs for the 21st century, and the future of work. Lots of dots to connect there, vast spaces to fill in. Together.
As a consultant, facilitator, trainer and mentor I help my clients succeed in the human-centric experience-driven 21st century economy by fostering internal design/innovation competence throughout their organisations, developing the necessary capabilities and culture, and scaling opportunities to viable businesses.
> “Building a creative culture and a design-thinking capacity within the organization itself remains the best way to ensure that a company will thrive in the face of fast-paced change and unanticipated disruptions. Doing so is a design activity in its own right and may require designers and organizations to rethink design thinking.” (Prof. Thomas Fisher/Jess Roberts, Minnesota Design Center)
Let's talk about what business challenges keep you up at night and how becoming more design-savvy can help your organisation thrive.