Working in different environments taught me, a healthy human to human interaction makes everything possible.

I’ve been in the digital field for over 12 years and consider myself a design generalist. I feel comfortable to work across boundaries and explore crossroads of multiple disciplines, such as service and experience design, speculative design, strategic foresight, (data) ethics and product. 

I enjoy listening, asking questions and helping teams set their focus at the right time. This helps bring the team together around a common goal and drives me to lead with purpose.

I thrive in and evangelize for collaborative environments, where trust, psychological safety and people are the norm — here I be comfortable with the unknown and being able to navigate uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

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Current Work

Wandelbots — Robotic automation as a service

Thomas is responsible for coaching the UX team, orchestrating UX topics across different digital and hardware products, strategically leading product discovery, and supporting c-level leadership.

Sharing and exchange is inspirational, sparks creativity and growth.

As part of my work, I had the chance to share experiences, evangelize for a better data-future for professionals and academic fellows alike at conferences, events:

Clients & Product companies

I worked with teams for a variety of clients, from startups to enterprises, from private to public clients. Most of my work is NDA protected. Therefore, you find here some clients I worked for and companies I worked at. If you want to dive deeper into discussions. Please reach out.

Some of my stations

01/2024 — now
Wandelbots, Dresden

03/2023 — 12/2023
Wandelbots, Dresden

03/2022 — 03/2022, Berlin

11/2021 — 03/2022
icon impact, Berlin
Senior Director Strategic Design

11/2020 — 11/2021
Head of Design
at OVIAVO, Berlin

11/2019 — 11/2020
Design Director
at MVPF Technologies, Berlin

08/2017 — 09/2019
Senior User Experience Designer
at Aperto – an IBM Company, Berlin

2015 – 2017
User Experience Designer
at Useeds, Berlin

2008 — 2016
Freelance Interface Designer
Working for various clients 

Design MBA
6 weeks Business course for designers

2016 — 2018
Master of Arts in Design 
at the University of Applied Science Potsdam

2011 — 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Interfacedesign 
at the University of Applied Science Potsdam

2008 — 2011
Digital Media Designer – Design and Technology 
at the Multi Media Berufsbildende Schulen, Hannover