“As a designer and researcher I am interested in exploring the possibilities of design to enhance the social – especially in the field of technology and its corresponding interfaces, to think and draft alternative ways of living for our future.

Within teaching, it is exciting for me to take my practical experience and theoretical findings directly back into utilization, by working with my students to shape a thoughtful practice, thus create new and really meaningful approaches.”

Since 2016 // Lecturer in Design Theory and Design Methods, Master Creative Direction, Diploma University, Online and Study Centre Hanover, Germany
Since 2006 // Freelance Designer, for different companies, Germany, main focus Healthcare Design
Since 2004 // Product Designer, Wesemann GmbH Syke, Germany
2003-2004 // Photo Designer, Wolfgang Schwager Fotografie, Aachen, Germany
2000-2003 // Graphic Designer, Gegensatz, Newspaper, Aachen, Germany
1999 // Model builder,
Centrum für Prototypenbau, Erkelenz, Germany
1998 // Graphic Designer, Der Designpool, Aachen, Germany

Since 2015 // PhD at the Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany, in Cooperation with the Philips Chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT), Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen,
2014-2015 // WindH, vocational education in university teaching, Kompetenzzentrum Hochschuldidaktik, TU Braunschweig, Germany
2012-2014 // Master Industrial Design, main focus Medical Design, Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany
1999-2004 // Diploma Product Design, main focus Furniture Design and Social Design, University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
1996-1999 // Training as Graphic Designer, Mönchengladbach, Germany

01.2016-06.2016 // Promos Scholarship, Glasgow school of Arts – School of Design (Healthcare Design / Research), Glasgow, Scotland
02.2003-07.2003 // BAfög grants for studies abroad scholarship – Industrial Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

18.10.2019 // Workshop “Zwischenraum” – Designing the Inbetween, MSD School of Design, FH Münster, Germany
30.10.2018 // Workshop “Designing Democracy” – Building social democratic futures as alternatives in medical device design, OTH Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany
21.07.2018 // Mastercamp, Workshop “WIR gestalten” – Approaching the concept of “We” in Design, Diploma University, Study Centre, Hanover, Germany

2018 // “Designing Democracy”, NERD2GO Conference “New Experimental Research in Design”, Hildesheim, Germany
2016 // Doctoral Colloquium, DRS Conference “Future-Focused Thinking“, Brighton, England
2015 // Doctoral Colloquium, IASDR Conference “Interplay“, Brisbane, Australia

05.2019 // Studienbegleitheft, “Dokumentation als wissenschaftliche Arbeit im Design”, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
03.2017 // Studienbeglei
theft, „Code und Material“, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
09.2015 // Studienbegleitheft, „Methoden der Designforschung“, Diploma University, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany

Member of Deutscher Designer Verband e.V.
Member of the DGTF – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und Forschung