About Me

I was born as a “Saarländer” on September 29, 1992, in Germany. I pursued my studies in Industrial Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a small town near Stuttgart. There I discovered fantastic camera equipment, sparking my passion for photography and filmmaking. You can explore some of my personal projects and freelance work under the “Photo Film” menu.

Since my childhood, I’ve been painting miniatures and constructing scenery. During the pandemic, I began selling them as a commissioned painter to clients globally. Although it started primarily as a hobby, it’s been an enlightening experience, teaching me a great deal about colors, composition, and conducting workshops to instruct others. You can explore some of my creations related to this in the “Miniatures” section or on my Instagram: Chewie_painting.

On top of all these geeky hobbies I have, I also do the typical designer work like drawing and visualizing. You can check out some of my drafts in the “Graphics” section.

what’s important to me:

Empathize

How someone behaves in a project is paramount to me.

Achieving a solution often involves compromise, yet most of the time it means convincing the other party to reconsider or take a step back. As we all engage as humans, I believe mastering soft skills to articulate this diplomatic approach is crucial.

Prioritize

Yes, usually the amount of tasks is overwhelming. But: usually alot can be solved with the right form of prioritization and distribution within the team. It comes naturally to me to simplify subjects into manageable parts and prioritizing them.

I like to envision it like this: imagine flying for a vacation with only hand luggage, limiting your bag’s capacity. You lay out all the items you want to bring and commence packing with the most important ones. This often involves simply leaving out the less important items.

Make decisions

I try to embrace the phrase “kill your darlings” to stay effective. It’s such an unnatural, unintuitive behavior and super difficult to detach us from concepts we like and spent time on. ButI love to rethink the statues que and come to fast and effective team-decisions.

It might seem straightforward, but in my experience (especially in Germany), it’s not commonly practiced. We often aim for the absolute right and perfect decision, leading us to go around in circles. Kids and designers excel in a “trial and error” method, approaching tasks without overthinking, which can be pretty effective.

Empathize.

Prioritize.

Make decisions.

My personal top 3, but there is a lot more that’s important to me, and I’m very happy to discuss it in person.