Hi!­ This is Michael.

I work on solutions for design problems – including digital products, print and concept work. I believe that an app isn't always what people need. But may it be the case, I know how to make it user friendly and beautiful at the same time. My work is heavily influenced by design theory and analytical thinking.
What can I do for you?

Michael can solve­ your (design) problems

What is a design problem?

Design is a powerful tool to help people interact with your product and reduce the effort of completing a desired task. It can also help you to build a solid and fruitful communication with users. Everything being in the way are (sometimes yet undefined) problems. Don't worry, it's my job to identify them.

How do I work?

Finding a solution for a design problem isn't always a fixed process. Based on research and an assessment of your situation, I will work out the design problems, from a broader understanding of the product (e.g. User Experience / Service Design) down to the creation of a pixel-perfect interface (Interface Design) that could then be user tested. In case we're talking print, it's the same, but different: Focusing on the message is important, but legibility is still key.

Is it really that complicated?

Yes. But the good news is: Not for you. As a well-trained designer with the experience of working in various design fields for nearly 10 years, I'll handle the whole process for you. Using collaboration tools like InVision and Figma, every step of the process will be accessible. Event though I'm a freelancer, I work as a team player.

... sounds expensive!

Depending on the actual project, there are several different possibilities to choose from. A highly individual website or service and/or an application requires the handover to a developer (and therefore will increase the budget). For smaller web projects, I offer a streamlined WordPress or Webflow solution. My work will be billed by the hour, ask for my current rates if you're interested. Good news for you: I am well-reknown for working fast. No dead hours!

What are the extras?

I work with a lot of talented developers, illustrators and animators. That means you can rely on professionals for each step of the design process without the need to orchestrate the work on your own. Bonus: I am a skilled copytext writer. You can leave me alone with your product and let me build a well-performing landing page. That's full service.

I am the right designer for ...

... user interfaces for all kinds of products. Landingpages and product pages (including SEO and copytext). Applications (native iOS, Android, WebApps). Print design (editorial, books and posters focusing on typography). If there's something missing, you'll get the mentioned extras from my network. Full service again!

Short biography

Tackling all things print and web, Michael enjoys being an open-minded designer. Having a broader view on things helps to create better products, which is a key to Michael's work ethic. Internships and recent short time employments proved his abilities. It also helped to boost his team player skills, as well as his understanding of user focused design.

Michael was born in 1987 and lived most of his life by the sea. It was the salt in the air that made him feel strong ties to the ocean. At University of Rostock, he pursued a career in the fields of Political Science at first. The ability to work with scientific methods and write papers would later help him also as a designer.

Exploring the vast fields of design was for fun back then. By chance, Michael joined the student magazine where he could play in a 4-colored sandbox. Typography soon became a major interest and has yet developed to a strong skill. Working for a business in Rostock for several years, he was trained in interface design as well.

Soon, design became Michael's main focus, leading him to abandon his Master's thesis. Instead, he started to study Design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam. His studies at a well recognized design school enabled him to further develop. Being interested both in print and interface design, Michael got into in all kinds of design work. Meeting a lot of great and creative minds helped to train a versatile view on the world. Driven by his former studies, design theory was added to his interests.

Since 2009, Michael works as a freelance designer. His clients appreciate his comprehension as well as his creativity. Being both a team player and team leader, he can make use of a large creative network. Michael's has strong analytical abilities and combines theory and practice very well. Asking the right question is often the first step to a solution. He's also in love with execution and reknown for his very fast but exact approach both in print and digital design..

Who do I work for?

My creative work is divided by designing user experiences and user interfaces for companies such as Airbus, DHL, Deutsche Bahn, FinTechCube or etventure – and designing whole products such as codecks, Superdays or Sponta. When it comes to print design, I worked with Academy of the Arts Düsseldorf, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, University of the Arts Berlin and many more. My portfolio is currently under reconstruction. For more information check out my LinkedIn.

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