Good design delights people every day. Good design makes a product useful yet desirable, is innovative, is honest and – yes – is aesthetic too.
In addition to providing a careful design sensibility and technical craft, I find great pleasure in collaborating with diverse disciplines and professionals in cross-functional, international teams around the globe.
My approach is to empower the people around me, believing in the catalytic force of teamwork to inspire design development, nurture the creative process and draw out the team’s diverse individual talents, and most of all, to have fun along the way.
I'm leading the design team at Wacom (Japan) as part of the global product management. For more than 9 years I'm responsible for creating innovative solutions around pen input devices mainly for high professional creatives but for enthusiasts too: pen displays, tablet PC's, opaque tablets. Starting from UX research, product definition, conception, industrial design and out-of-box-experience to prototyping and mass production implementation at ODM's in China and Taiwan.
Additionally I'm teaching industrial design at the University of Wuppertal since 2007, focusing on design methodology, digital creation processes and research projects with industry partners e.g. Braun, Microsoft, Precore.
Studied Industrial Design at the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal and upon graduation started my own design studio in 1993 working for e.g. Philips, CamDynamics/Leica, Deutsche Telekom and Braun (2008–2011).
Listed as an inventor in multiple registered patents and credited as the designer in nearly 20 Red Dot, IF and IDSA Product Design Awards.
Director Industrial Design leading the design team at Wacom responsible for building and supporting a team of talented industrial designers, developing future experiences for creative professionals and enthusiasts that consistently meet — or exceed — client expectations: pen displays, tablet PC’s, opaque tablets and more. As member of the Global Product Management team developing design strategies and transforming to award winning design from research and strategy through concept, development and execution, accountable for the creative and technical quality. Working collaboratively with diverse disciplines and professionals in cross-functional, international teams in Europe, Asia and North America.
Inventor of the Wacom Mobile Studio Pro, Lead Designer of Wacom Cintiq Pro and all professional pen displays and pen tablet PC‘s by Wacom released since 2012.
Listed as an inventor in multiple registered patents and credited as the designer in nearly 20 Red Dot and IF Product Design Awards. Also picked up the prestigious American Industrial Design Association Prize for designing Wacom’s innovative first pen tablet PC "Cintiq Companion" in 2014.
Teaching industrial design at the University of Wuppertal since 2007, mentoring and guiding young designers, focusing on design process methodology, advanced use of digital creation tools (sketching, modelling, rendering) and assisting in design research projects with industry partners e.g. Braun, Microsoft, Precore.
Studied Industrial Design at Bergische Universität in Wuppertal and upon graduation started my own design studio back in 1993, specialising in industrial design and
Braun, 2008–2011, industrial design top line shaver (co-working with Braun ID team), new design language 3D animation movie.
Deutsche Telekom, 2008, industrial design and visualisation generic multimedia products.
CamDynamics/Leica, 1998–2003, industrial design and mechanical design of a professional view camera.
Industrial design for Bohle (suction lifter, red dot 2001), Clark (forklift components), Philips (car audio), Bar (control devices).
Various multimedia productions for automotive and machinery industries: ThyssenKrupp, Philips, Clark, Hydro, Achenbach Buschhütten, Goebel IMS, Munk, BWG etc.
university of wuppertal
Diploma in industrial design (university of Wuppertal) and Master in Strategy and Innovation (university of Wuppertal)
design and cgi
9 Red Dot awards, 9 iF Design awards, 1 IDSA award, 3 animago awards, Bayrischer Staatspreis, Glunz Preis
companies and clients
Wacom, Braun, Deutsche Telekom, Philips, Achenbach, Bohle, Cam Dynamics/Leica, Clark, Hydro, ThyssenKrupp ...
solution creation with excellent understanding in user centric design processes starting with research by accurate observation to define and ideate innovative concepts finally confirmed by iterative prototype testings at varied fidelity
professional skilled design development up to the detail with deep understanding of materials and processes, long time experienced in maintaining design from concept ideation to prototyping and mass production with engineering and manufacturers, e.g. ODM's in China
building strategic design and innovation management concepts to sustainable grow business by accurate value proposition balancing desirability, feasibility and viability
always starting with the user in mind, empathizing their world first with wide experience in user research and user testing sessions in Europe, North America and Japan
executing on design strategies with strong business development by accurate product feature definition and line-up to tell relatable, emotive stories that bridge the gap between a brand's voice and tactical product benefits
teaching industrial design at the University of Wuppertal, focusing on design process and advanced use of digital tools
challenging reality with excellent 3D renderings and animations for marketing and concept presentation.
SolidWorks, Autodesk Alias Automotive, 3dsMax (V-Ray, finalRender), Keyshot, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, InDesign, MS Office
expertise in resin and silicone molding, all kind of aluminum processes at mp level like stamping, forging, milling, anodizig etc.
packaging materials & processes
experienced in rapid prototyping at varied fidelity