I’m an user experience designer with a focus on digital products, design thinking and service design.
I create sustainable solutions for the needs and wants of businesses and people.
I work agile and lean to get out better results faster and constantly improve on them.
„Christoph is one of these rare examples of a supersolid T-shaped professional. Deeply grounded in UX from the strategic to the tactical, he also showed sound managerial and industry knowledge. That's why customers and team members like him to be on board so much. In challenging situations he keeps the cool and gives direction to his team. Christoph is an asset and I definetely would like to work with him again.“
„I know Christoph Merdes since the beginning of his post-graduate studies in the M.A. Design Management program at Macromedia University in 2010. He was one of the best students in the course and I have therefore invited him to become a lecturer for the course Screen & Interfacedesign in the undergraduate Media & Communication Design program. His class has become a great success with students because Christoph Merdes is not only a talented, but also a hard-working and warm lecturer. He is also a joy to collaborate with and I am very much looking forward to continue working with him as a colleague.“
„For more than 5 months I've worked together with Christoph on a complex, international eCommerce Project. He is experienced in building information architectures and UI prototypes following established standards without loosing sight of the strategic and longterm vision. His way of working is transparent, the results are convincing. In addition, he is very well informed about current, industry specific trends and technologies. I enjoyed the collaboration with Christoph!“
01/2018—now in Munich
Senior User Experience Designer
10/2015—now in Munich
Lecturer Interface & Interaction Design
Lecturer of an Interaction- and Interfacedesign class for Bachelor students. Lecture contents: Design Thinking process and methodology, user centered design, user interface design, development of an interface design prototype.
10/2010—09/2012 in Munich
Student Media and Design (M.A.)
Study focus: Design Thinking, Service Design and strategic design methodology and theory. Master’s thesis: „Innovation in Business and Design: The Role of Design Thinking“.
10/2007—09/2010 in Mannheim
Student Digital Media (B.A.)
Study focus: Web and print design basics, typography, programming, management. Bachelor’s thesis: „Improving information quality for media companies by using semantic technologies“.
02/2007—09/2010 in Mannheim
Working Student Digital Media
Web designer and programmer for small and medium size company websites. Designer of the company website. Introduction of web standard compliant HTML and CSS. Flash and ActionScript specialist.
10/2006—02/2007 in Konstanz
Student Life Science
Study focus: molecular biology, chemistry.
05/2006—08/2006 in Heidelberg
Assistance in biochemical and cytological practices like polymerase chain reaction concerning the infrastructural organization of the cell nucleus.
01/2006–12/2012 in Ladenburg
Founder & Partner
Web and print designer for corporate designs of small and medium size companies. Frontend developer for corporate websites. Account manager and customer consultant.