For more than 19 years I consult, design, and develop in many aspects of the web helping people and businesses along the road to successful and future-friendly web sites.
I have a diploma in communication design and 21 years of experience in professional graphic design, in concepting, designing, developing, and maintaining the elements that form online user experiences.
Since neither "web designer" nor "web developer" describes the interdisciplinary character of my profession and interest, I struggle to find a fitting job title, be it "web architect", "web consultant", "user experience designer", "interaction designer", "frontend developer" or else. I honed my skills along with the evolution of "the web" since 1995, so whatever label you choose, I'm fine with it, as long as it takes into account that research, design and development are inseparable when it comes to creating web experiences for a device agnostic web: there is no "mobile" or "desktop" web, just "the web" and the myriad of devices your visitors may use to access your site.
Web design is the creation of digital environments that facilitate and encourage human activity; reflect or adapt to individual voices and content; and change gracefully over time while always retaining their identity.
To keep the right side brain entertained, I occasionally accept work as an illustrator and to stay sane I play guitar and bass in several bands. I like to cruise on my longboard in summer and ride the slopes on the snowboard in winter.
I love the open nature of the web and enjoy writing and sharing my experiences and everyday's oddities in my (mostly german) blog. I also run a well-known tribute website for Fender's offset-waist models, the Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars. In 2012 I co-founded the Open Device Lab in Frankfurt, Germany