Let me introduce myself

my interest has always been in the interaction we have with technology – how to get human will into the machine.

I grew up in the south of Munich, spending my time as a boy scout hiking in the Alps. My portfolio for art school even featured an IKEA-style manual on how to build the famous old-school Kohte tents which German boy scouts have been using since the 1920s.
In 2014 I moved to Berlin to study Product Design at weissensee School of Art and Design. After the first year of Bauhaus-style fundamentals and a year of Industrial Design, I focused on the Design of Human Machine Interfaces and Interactions.

During my seven years in Berlin, I did all the typical Berlin things: I founded a start-up and learned to code.
After work, I like to read and I design and make my own things, like furniture or clothing.

The Last 3 Years

Became Code-Literate

I work closely with developers and I like to know what I am talking about, so I spent a summer learning to code.

People & Pixels

As the first Digital Designer in the Ford EU Design Studio, I built a team and supervised a full upcoming car HMI.
red dot award logo

Unveiled MonkeyBots

After almost two years in stealth mode, we finally revealed our small magic robots to critical acclaim:

RedDot Best of the Best, BraunPrize, Mia Seeger

Ciriculum Vitae

Work Experience

10.2020 - now

Ford Model e, Cologne

First Digital Designer in EU Design Studio.
Supervised full program HMI Design work with a freelance team.
Supported process and hiring for the new Ford EU Experience Lab.
Got a weekend project into production: phone-vehicle interaction.
04.2019 - now

MonkeyBots.io, Berlin

Founder of award-winning IoT Start-Up
initial funding by the European Union
supported by DesignFarm Berlin Accelerator
10.2018 - 02.2019

BMW Group, Munich

Working on my Thesis: hybrid-interfaces.com
04.2018 - 09.2018

IXDS, Munich

Interning for innovation consulting & co-creation
Client: BMW Group
since 2016

Side Gigs

Industrial & UI Design services, 3D printing, CAD design for manufacturability, pricing & strategy consulting for fine artists

Education

06.2020 - 09.2020

LeWagon Coding Camp, Berlin

Intensive full stack web development course.
09.2014 - 03.2019

weissensee School of Art and Design, Berlin

Bachelor of Arts, Product Design, 4-year minimum
Thesis: Hybrid-Interfaces
08.2017 - 02.2018

Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Erasmus Exchange, Studio Level, Activity Department

Skills

People
Organization
presenting and articulating Design decisions
working under time pressure with multiple stakeholders
Prototyping
2D & 3D Prototyping using these Tools:
Sketch, Figma, InVision, Adobe CC, Webflow, Basic Web Dev, ProtoPie, Basic Arduino, Rhino, KeyShot, Basic C4D
Research
Both quantitative and qualitative design research, sense making and systematizing of results

Scholarships

02.2020 - 06.2020

McKinsey Digital Shapers

Mentoring program with business design challenge
04.2019 - 12.2019

DesignFarm Berlin

Design in Tech Accelerator Scholarship for MonkeyBots
since 2018

e-fellows.net

online Scholarship for exceptional students

Teaching

since 2022

weissensee School of Art and Design, Berlin

I am teaching a 2 ECTS, ca 55 hours, bock module "Prototyping digital Experiences" for product design BA and MA students

Volunteering

06.2020 - 09.2020

berlin-visor.com

Head organizer of the project
3D printing & testing PPE with Charité Berlin Hospital
The story was picked up by the German taz newspaper