- Freelance UI & UX DesignerVisual & UX design, 2011 - presentI’m a senior visual and user experience designer working freelance in Berlin, Munich and remote. I do mobile-, touch-interfaces and i love drawing.
- Adobe SystemsInfluencer Artist & ACP, 2012 - presentFreelance Artist to enchant the world with adobe products :) Get in touch!
- Team RoidizerVisual & UX design, 2011 - 2012
- Kud.am GmbH / Sixt AGVisualdesigner, 2009 - 2011
- FreelancerFrontend Developer & Visualdesigner, 2006 - 2009
Marie was one of the first freelance designers for android, back in 2010. With her unique specialty she spoke at several conferences such as Mobile design Meetup Oslo, DevFest Istanbul, Campus London, UXcamp Europe from 2011 until now. As senior mobile UX designer, her help influenced huge Tech giants and startups to improve their mobile experience and just recently she hosted a panel for Women in tech in Berlin, Germany.
- Montessori School Munich2000
- International Munich ArtlabArt & Photography, 2004 - 2006
A friend of mine is two years older than me and she studies Art. She has no money but good work and because she has to pay the university every month she is always in trouble. I asked her why she is so desperate to finish her ...3rd education. She starts talking about her feelings to impostor a professional which i simply cannot understand. In her position i would have quit the education program and started something pretty cool to be a successful artist. She could have invested all the money and time in something truly good. Instead i have to listen to her how bad the teachers are. So i asked my self, why don't you finish your coding lessons? Why don't you code your prototypes...why...so many questions and a few answers.
1. Code a prototype might be cool...for me. My clients can't afford a designer with codeskills. They have people clicking on buttons.
2. In my freetime i spend with hackers i'm the one with artskills so i'm left to craft, do, design...
3. It was never fun to learn code if you already know "a bit". A bit someone told you. And someone else told you something better etc.
I fixed that. I said no to a few jobs, and i decided i'll accept advice from just one mentor. The other ones can talk but just one will choose a path. And its amazing.
unfortunately i can't use my coding skill at all otherwise my clients are lost. Which brings me to the point...we don't need codeschools, we need training! Technology, libraries the latest "trend" are changing so fast its impossible to keep up if you aren't spending every day with code. And they are changing just as fast for the visual and service designing world. How we are suppose to keep up if there is nobody clearing your view. I'm lucky i have the best person you can imagine which is doing that with me together.
I don't know how other designers are suppose to keep up with it.
Chu said, "It's a new platform, it's a first - there's so many things you can do with it. It's definitely going to revolutionize how people view immersive artworks."
I'm surprised what people talking about on linkedIN or in public. Even when a product is launched you can find plenty of "internal" information in portfolios. In fact a friend told me about a software which is detecting secret government projects via linkedIN and social network connections. Because people talk when they shouldn't!
Here is the impossible, i need a client without an NDA, with a full UX process, no step left out - research, interviews, insights, journeys, personas, target group, Service design, brand concept, user flows, , wireframes, prototype, testing and visual design. Now please.
not gonna happen.
i can do this, this and this job.
Not my problem: Become a webdeveloper - well i don't mind coding it for myself but i can imagine other UX talents do not have the skill to just do that.
My problem: dvsty.com is my freelance identity and I split it from my name cause my name is very attached to Google. (thats a problem for my clients). Luxury problem but it is one.
My problem: As a freelancer you have a huge folder full of contracts which literally doesn't give you any chance to show what you are capable of.
My problem: Clients write me terrible emails, no date, no scope, no description and no timeline. I need them to think before writing me. On the other hand i need them to write me.
My problem: you can invest a hell of a lot time in your portfolio while you have to maintain your regular business.
My solution: i don't wanna freelance anymore.
I've worked in corporate before. I don't mind being employed. Business wise i have to overcome a lot of prejudice. Other Woman spending a lot of time on how they look and deal with that. (dress like a square, short hair do plenty of things to be "accurate").
I'm not, the last time i've worked in corporate i wen't to my interview in ski trousers. And i think when i was at google (office opening) three weeks ago i weared my favorite hoodie which is also my pyjama sometimes...i'm a creative person i don't fit in this aggressively self marketing heating what ever world. And clients want that. Works like shit and flies.
I have a recruiter, which is okay. But i do have more interest in having other designers around me. As freelancer you are always "alone" and in agencies... let's say...the digital education isn't that much good.
I do not believe its a step down being employed, i just think a design team would be great.