Inspiration for my work stems from a deep interest in data and the ways in which the design of information can make our lives better.
In 2012, I founded Schema, a research and design firm headquartered in Seattle, with the goal of helping individuals and organizations create tools and platforms to understand complex data and turn information into action.
Prior to starting Schema, I was a senior designer at Microsoft, an associate partner at Pentagram, and an interaction designer at IDEO. At Pentagram, I was the lead designer for the One Laptop per Child interface, included in MoMA’s permanent collection. At Microsoft, I concentrated on the visualization of unstructured search data and designing new data-driven mobile experiences, while at IDEO I learned how Design Thinking could transform the design of products, spaces, and services.
Originally from Germany, I was educated in Europe and the United States and hold degrees from Parsons School of Design and the Yale University School of Art. I’ve had the opportunity to teach in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and in the design programs at UW and Cornish. My work has been recognized by the D&AD in London, the SEGD, Communication Arts and the IDSA. I have also exhibited in cities around the world, from New York to Taipei.