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Hello.

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.

Portrait of Christoph Merdes

Christoph Merdes

Clients

Allianz brand logo EON brand logo BASF brand logo BMW mobility services brand logo Telefonica O2 brand logo

Voices

„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!“

Projects

Resume

01/2018—now in Munich

Senior User Experience Designer

Logo: Kaiser X Labs
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.

Logo: Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
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“.

Logo: Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
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“.

Logo: DHBW Mannheim
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.

Logo: Oelenheinz & Frey Werbeagentur GmbH
10/2006—02/2007 in Konstanz

Student Life Science

Study focus: molecular biology, chemistry.

Logo: University Konstanz
05/2006—08/2006 in Heidelberg

Intern Biotechnology

Assistance in biochemical and cytological practices like polymerase chain reaction concerning the infrastructural organization of the cell nucleus.

Logo: ZMBH Heidelberg
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.

Logo: Silversun GmbH

Extras

Keynote speaker

of „Organizing events as designing services" at ISIDC conference in Tainan, Taiwan, 2012

Skills