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Interaction design & data visualization

Hi, I'm Christian. I'm an independent interaction and data visualization designer based in Berlin. I’m curious about how to improve our life by user centered design and data driven decision making.

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Selected Projects

  • Dataviz / Interaction Design
    Comparing Cites

    Comparing Cites

    Learn more about a unknow city with the help of your own experience

    Supervision by

    Prof. Boris Müller, Dorit Mielke & Markus Ort (Here Maps)

  • Critical Design / Dataviz - a fictional surveillance interface

    A fictional surveillance interface to inform about mass surveillance.

    Supervision by

    Prof. Boris Müller, Prof. Dr. Marian Dörk

  • Dataviz / Interaction Design
    Social Inclusion Monitor Europe

    Social Inclusion Monitor Europe

    Data visualization about the current state of social justice and regarding reforms in the EU. See Website


    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Cooperation with

    Pierre La Baume, Flavio Gortana

  • Dataviz / Challenge
    The Meteorite Hunt

    The Meteorite Hunt

    The visualisation analyses the existing imbalance between where meteorites have been found and who is interested in doing research on them

  • Physical Dataviz
    SMS to Paper Airplanes

    SMS to Paper Airplanes

    Visualizing my long distance relationship through paper air planes

    Supervision by

    Jens Wunderling

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Professional Profile

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  • Work experience

    After starting my career as a bank clerk, I worked more than 10 years as a web developer and interaction designer. Today, I'm a freelance designer. Before that, I was working as a Senior Interaction Designer at MING Labs for more than 2 years. Furthermore, I had the chance to design interactive data visualisations at ZEIT ONLINE and I gained knowledge through several internships at SQUARE in New York City and San Francisco, Interactive Things in Zurich and Strukt in Vienna.

    Get more information at LinkedIn or Xing or better in a personal conversation.

  • Clients

    I had the pleasure to work with great clients from small energetic startups to well established enterprises and institutes. I just want to mention Adidas, Bertelsmann, Die Bahn, Google News Lab, DataSpark, Swisscom, Universal Music and Vodafone.

    Lets have a chat in person and share more intesting facts.

  • Awards

    german design award finalist
    • 2016

      German Design Award 2016 (Finalist Newcomer)

    • 2014

      • The Best Bachelor Thesis of 2014 (Interface design in government surveilance between fiction and reality)
      • Axel Springer Preis für junge Journalisten — (3rd Place - Internet for 100 Millionen at with Paul Blickle)
      • Malofiej Bronze - Features (for Modeindustrie at
      • Malofiej Bronze - Breaking News (for Wählerwanderung at
    • 2013

      dpa-Infografik-Awards — 2nd Place interactive (for Wählerwanderung at (with Ole Häntzschel))

    • 2012

      Winner Challenge (112 Years of Olympic Games)

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