From media designer to information architect
I trained as a media designer at mediaman in Mainz from 2006 to 2008. Then I moved on, working at various agencies, and eventually studied Information Design at Stuttgart Media University. I’ve been back at mediaman Stuttgart working as a information architect since April 2016.
Working together on user experience …
I found mediaman especially appealing as a modern and growing agency at the beginning of my training; now, it’s the joint development of applications that is so valuable to users – something we can only achieve together – as a family, so to speak. I like the fact that my work revolves around user needs, desires, and expectations, and I see my work as a kind of support; I’m happy to help.
Apart from that, I identify with mediaman as a “quiet” agency that can provide compelling quality without in-your-face advertising.
My typical working day: Boot up the computer, start Outlook, start Jabber. Start Axure, double-check the wireframes from yesterday, go through new user stories and journeys, discuss them internally, and implement them. Then there are meetings and consultations, and meetings with customers. There’s good music running in the background, and the odd coffee.
… and making the world a better place.
My mind’s never really far from mediaman as I’ve turned my hobby into a profession – I’ve always wanted to make the world a better and easier place to live in, and now I can do just that with my ideas from working as a information architect.