To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you
can control or master.

- Milaton Glaser

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you
can control or master.

- Milaton Glaser




Starting from his training in web technologies, Thomas has developed from the visual design of surfaces to the conception and planning of digital products. For over 8 years, he has worked for companies and governments in the private and public sectors. In many areas of product/project development. From user research, conception and visual design to the strategic development of products. His focus today is on user-centered user experience projects to create real added value for people and companies.

Thomas sees every person involved in a project member as a participant in the user experience of digital products. He believes that open communication and transparency are the cornerstones for every well performing team to thrive and create outstanding experiences.


As a designer with experience in various fields, Thomas developed a T-shaped model of his abilities. The focus is on interaction design and user research.





UI Dev

Based on a model of Keywong Chung (Unicorn Ranch)


09/2016 - 07/2018
Master of Arts in Design 
at the University of Applied Science Potsdam

08/2011 - 02/2016
Bachelor of Arts in Interfacedesign 
at the University of Applied Science Potsdam

08/2008 - 08/2011
Digital Media Designer - Design and Technology 
at the Multi Media Berufsbildende Schulen, Hannover


11/2020 - now
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

03/2017 - 08/2017
User Experience Designer
at init, Berlin

08/2015 - 03/2017
User Experience Designer
at Useeds, Berlin

07/2015 - 09/2016
Co-founder & Product Strategist
of - people worth meeting

03/2015 - 08/2015
User Experience Designer Intern
at Useeds, Berlin

10/2014 - 02/2015
Working Student – User Experience Designer 
at SAP Innovation Center, Potsdam

04/2013 - 02/2015
Working Student – Supervisor of the User Experience Lab,
Interaction Design Labs – University of Applied Science Potsdam

08/2008 - 07/2011
Trainee Digital Media Designer
at Compra GmbH, Hildesheim

2006 - 2016
Freelance Interaction Designer
Working for various clients 

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Thomas Otto is a User Experience Designer in Berlin, Germany. As an experienced designer he is working on digital projects in the fields of user research, interaction design and data strategy.