CV (en)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


since October 2007: ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CONSULTING

since 2013: FAST FORWARD IMAGING (Founder & Managing Director)

http://www.fastforward-imaging.com
FAST FORWARD IMAGING offers automatically cropped 360° product photography for all online and offline media as a B2B service.

2007-2014: Faces of Design (Co-Founder & Managing Director)

http://www.facesofdesign.com
International and interdisciplinary information-, career- and portfolio platform for designers.

2009-2013: MUSCON Sherp (Product Manager)

http://www.muscon.org
Online B2B-market place for the marketing of international travelling exhibitions by leading cultural institutions

2007-2010: SuperSwitcher (Co-Founder & Managing Director)

http://www.superswitcher.com
Online tariff comparison engine with an automated switching service for households in the UK (gas and electricity).

2011: Collegepiraten (Founder)

http://www.collegepiraten.de
Guerilla fashion label for location-specific, institution-independent college apparel and accessories, catering for German university students through an event-based ecommerce concept.

seit 2011: de pluribus (Co-Founder & Product Manager)

http://www.depluribus.de
Online B2B-market place for project acquisition and self-promotion for senior freelance management consultants.

CONSULTING

Focus areas:

      • Business Development
      • Branding: concept, strategy and development
      • Product and portfolio/collection development
      • Project management
      • Design management & Design Thinking
      • User interface & web design
      • Marketing, communications & social media marketing

July 2007 – September 2007: ASSISTANT TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Alexander von Vegesack, founder and director of Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany & Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France

April 2005 – June 2007: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT JEWELLERY & WATCHES

Egana Goldpfeil GmbH
Brands: JOOP! (Ladies- and gents’ jewellery, watches); Carrera (gentlemen’s jewellery)

Achieved a revenue increase of 16% for the JOOP! Jewellery segment.

Interfacing with all product-relevant areas of business:

      • Strategy: development of the collection in close collaboration with management and licencer;
      • Design: market- and trend research, briefings & support of the designer;
      • Production: sampling, quality control, project management, pricing, regular travels to Hong Kong and China;
      • Sourcing: support at order placement and stock keeping logistics;
      • Marketing: development of POS materials and packaging, creation of retail documents and brand presentations, photo shootings and layouts;
      • Sales: product workshops for sales staff, travelling agents and internationals distributors;
      • After Sales Service: QC;
      • Recruitment of the vacant design position;
      • Cost Center Management

October 2004 – March 2005: PRODUCT MANAGEMENT WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Montblanc International GmbH
Special Edition „Greta Garbo“ and product family „Scenium“

Responsible for product development in close collaboration with the
design team, sourcing and production; marketing concepts; coordination
of agency briefings; development of POS materials & image material.

EDUCATION


June 2004 – September 2004: INTERNSHIP

Product management Diversified Products (Jewellery)
Montblanc International GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

October 2003 – July 2004: MASTERS COURSE (M.A. with distinction)

Design, Strategy & Innovation – Brunel University, London, UK
Master’s Thesis: „How to Cast a Magic Spell – New Approaches to Luxury Brand Management“

September 1999 – July 2003: DIPLOMA (Diplom Designer)

Jewellery Design & Metalwork
HAWK Fachhochschule für Angewandte Kunst & Gestaltung, Hildesheim, Germany
Diploma: „Graphic Design in Jewellery“

August 1997 – March 1999: APPRENTICESHIP & FOUNDATION STUDIES

Dressmaking & Fashion Design
FADM Fachliche Ausbildungsschule Damenschneiderei und Modedesign, Hanover, Germany

September 1994 bis Juli 1996: Ardingly College, Haywards Heath, UK

A-Levels: Fine Art (A), Craft (B), Theater Studies(B)

September 1988 bis Juli 1994: Gymnasium Andreanum Hildesheim, Germany

SKILLS & INTERESTS


Languages:

      • German (mother tongue)
      • English (fluent)

Interests:

      • Contemporary design, cooking, surfing