about my work

design with the user in mind. always.

I am passionate about building meaningful product experiences. Leading the Industrial Design team at Wacom (Japan/Germany) I have built multiple generations of pen and touch displays of different sizes as well as pen tablet PCs which delight our customers every day, mainly professional creatives but enthusiasts too. These people work many hours on my products making their living with digital art creation. They really appreciate the comfort, usefulness and quality of my designs. To express this quality I'm focussing on accuracy down to every detail, choosing materials honestly and take a lot of care with engineering and manufactures when implementing the design concepts to mass production. For most of these products I'm also responsible for the packaging design and aim to provide an outstanding out-of-box-experience leading the customer to a flawless set up of the products and give them the feeling of a proud ownership of an extraordinary product.

Always aiming for innovation I started at Wacom 2011 as the inventor and lead designer of the innovative Wacom Cintiq Companion, Wacom's very first pen tablet PC.

Before I was part of the Braun design team for the new topline shaver Series 9 direction and visualised the new design language 2008–2011.

Beside industrial design I'm also specialising in the design and visualization of technical products, creating various multimedia productions for automotive and machinery companies like ThyssenKrupp, Philips, Clark, Hydro, Achenbach, Goebel IMS etc.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24"/32" with Studio Engine & ErgoStand

Professional Creative Pen & Touch Display with exchangable Xeon-Workstation and various stand solutions.

iF award 2018, Red Dot Award 2018

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Role strategy, design, packaging
Team Volker Huebner (strategy, lead),
Benedikt Gloess, Mikko Thewes (packaging)
Company Wacom, 2016–2018
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Wacom One

Creative Pen Display with integrated stand.

Red Dot Award 2020, iF award 2020

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Role strategy & design direction
Team Volker Huebner (strategy), Giles Mitchell (lead), Moritz Arnt, Novi Rahman (UX)
Company Wacom, 2019–2020
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Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13"/16"

Professional Creative Pen & Touch Tablet PC workstation with detachable multiple angle stand.

iF award 2017, Red Dot Award 2017

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Role strategy, design, packaging
Team Volker Huebner (strategy, lead), Mikko Thewes (ID, packaging)
Company Wacom, 2015–2016 (3rd gen), 2018–2019 (4th gen)
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Wacom Cintiq Pro 13"/16"

Professional Creative Pen & Touch Display with integrated stand.

Red Dot Award 2017, iF award 2018

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Role strategy, design, packaging
Team Volker Huebner, Mikko Thewes (packaging)
Company Wacom, 2016–2017
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Wacom ProPen 2 family

After the design of the successful first ProPen I created a family of various digtal styli for professional creatives with different pen diameters and button arrangements for individual preferences of the users. All of these can be used on every Wacom display or opaque tablet. Carefully choosen materials and finishes give the ProPens a premium appearance. With its ergonomic flare shape the ProPen became the iconic design for the best in class digital pen experience.

iF award 2018 (ProPen 3D), iF award 2019 (ProPen slim)

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Role strategy, design, ux, case
Team Volker Huebner (strategy, design lead),
Mikko Thewes (case),
Stephanie Connor (ux)
Company Wacom, 2015–2018
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Wacom Cintiq Companion 13"

Professional Creative Pen & Touch Tablet PC with detachable multiple angle stand.

IDSA Award 2014, Red Dot Award 2014, iF award 2014

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Role design & innovation
Team Volker Huebner
Company Wacom, 2011–2013

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Braun topline shaver – "strength of the pure"

new male grooming shaver line-up and 3D-Animation video of new design language.

Role Design & CGI
Team Oliver Grabes (lead), Gregor Ptok (ID), Volker Huebner (ID & CGI)
Company Braun, 2009–2011
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Image credits: Wacom, Volker Huebner

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