I am Mari, a Berlin based Interaction Designer. Beginning of 2020 I joined the digital innovation agency MING Labs as a Junior UX Designer.

Have a look into my work or get in touch.

In July 2019 I completed my bachelor's degree as an Interaction Designer at the University of Applied Science Schwäbisch Gmünd (HFG). In my thesis, I investigated ways in which musicians can be supported in maintaining their health. The result was a combination of a sensory part in form of a bracelett and a software for the real-time visualisation of the collected data.

I see my abilities above all in the conception and the representation of ideas both digital, as well as analog. I also like to experiment with electronic components and create first, fast prototypes 🔧. Through the work at Ming Labs I have learned a lot about usability testing and speaking with clients and developers. In the past year, I was able to be part of several usability tests and also conducted some of them.

Besides working as an UX Designer I love to play the cello and go hiking in the mountains. Both activities give me a break from my work and helps me to keep coming up with fresh, new ideas.

Work Experience

MING Labs, Berlin
Junior UX Designer
UX Research and Design, UI Design, Usability Testing
01/2021 until now

MING Labs, Munich
Junior UX Designer
UX Research and Design, UI Design, Usability Testing
01/2020 – 01/2021

stellar design und engineering GmbH, Ulm
Full-time Interaction Design Internship
UX and UI Design, Design Exploration
11/2018 - 12/2018

Triad, Berlin
Full-time Interaction Design Internship
Interaction Design for Exhibitions, Prototyping, User Testing
03/2017 - 06/2017

stellar design und engineering GmbH, Ulm
Interaction Design Vacation Job
Screendesign, Creation of Iconfamilies
07/2016 - 08/2016 and 08/2015 - 09/2015

stellar design und engineering GmbH, Ulm
Design Internship
Preperation of a portfolio, first insights into Interaction Desing
09/2014 - 02/2015

Design Education

University of Applied Science Schwäbisch Gmünd (HFG), Schwäbisch Gmünd
Bachelor in Interaction Design
focus on User Research, UX Design, Prototyping
2015 until 2019

University of Applied Science Schwäbisch Gmünd (HFG), Schwäbisch Gmünd
Participation in the course Redesign and Prototyping (IOT)
03/2018 - 07/2018

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), Wellington (New Zealand)
Participation in the courses Wearable Technology, Design Psychology, Physical Computing
07/2017 - 09/2017

Aicher Scholl Kolleg (ASK), Ulm
Prestudies
focus on Design Psychology, Photography, Architecture, Mathematics
10/2013 - 07/2014

Workshops held

Treff Y Media Workcamp, Ulm
Workshop "Journalistisches Interaktionsdesign"
11/2017

Engagement

Member of the student representative organization
Organization and mentoring of student tutorials
03/15 - 02/17

Member of the students parliament
10/15 - 09/16

Student Representative of the Appointment Committee for the Degree Course Internet of Things at the HfG
10/15 - 03/16

Scholarship

Deutschlandstipendium
2016 - 2018

Tools I use for Design

Paper and Pen, Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud (psd, ai, idd, ae), Cinema 4D, Fusion360

Prototyping and Coding

Prototyping tools: Figma, InVision, Framer, Principle

Code: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, p5.js, ml5.js, Arduino, first expiriences with Node.js, PHP and MySQL

Other Tools and Workflows

Tools: Miro (Remote workshops, collaboration), Notion.so, Dropbox (Paper), Slack (Communication), Jira

Workflows: Scrum, User Research

Languages

German (native), English (fluent), French (beginner)