“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 thus communication, 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 methods (designexperiment and new technologies / material development), Master creative direction, Diploma university, online and study centre Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
Since 2006 // Freelance designer for different companies, main focus healthcare design
Since 2004 // Product and communication 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, (Thesis with a theoretical focus, medical design)
, Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany
1999-2004 // Diploma product design, (Thesis with a practical focus, social design), University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
1996-1999 // Training as a graphic designer, Berufskolleg für Technik und Medien, Mönchengladbach, Germany

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

16.04.2021 // ‮„‬Designing future products“‭, ‬BA Produktdesign‭, ‬FH Coburg‭, ‬Germany, Online
18.10.2019 // “Zwischenraum” – Designing the inbetween, MSD School of design, FH Münster, Germany
30.10.2018 // “Prototyping democracy” – Building social-democratic futures as alternatives in medical device design, OTH Regensburg university, Regensburg, Germany
21.07.2018 // “WIR gestalten” – Approaching the concept of “We” in design, Mastercamp
, Diploma university, study centre, Hanover, Germany

23.07.2021 // “Under surfaces”, Mastercamp Design berührt, Diploma university, Germany, Online
05.02.2021 // “Designing for crisis”, Mastercamp New realities, Diploma university, Germany, Online
20.07.2020 // “Digital design”, HFG Offenbach, Offenbach, Germany
28.05.2019 // “Methodical, constructive and experimental basics for design projects”, MSD Münster, Münster, Germany
16.06.2018 // “Designing democratization”, NERD2GO conference “New experimental research in design”, Hildesheim, Germany
29.06.2016 // Doctoral colloquium, DRS conference “Future-focused thinking“, Brighton, England
02.11.2015 // Doctoral colloquium, IASDR conference “Interplay“, Brisbane, Australia

11.2021 // Study booklet, „Experimentelle Designmethoden“ (“Experimental methods in design”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
05.2019 // Study booklet, “Dokumentation als wissenschaftliche Arbeit im Design” (“Scientific documentation in design”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
03.2017 // Study booklet
, „Code und Material“ (“Code and material”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany
09.2015 // Study booklet, „Methoden der Designforschung“ (“Methods of design research”), Diploma university, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany

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