Another UX guy.
Yes indeed, but...
My diploma in "Information Management and Corporate Communication" with a practical orientated mixture of IT, multimedia and marketing is the perfect fundament for my career as digital concepter.
In the last 10 years I worked on more than 100 digital projects in all kinds of industries. Advertising, product development and user testing made me learn a lot about the strategy and process of digital creation and communication.
I am driven by the wish to create useful and feasible results. I make this happen in every step of the design process by choosing the right tool or method and by working close with all team disciplines.
Just to make sure...
Understanding fundamental user needs, customer journeys and the product usage.
Even a long digital development process starts at some point with a creative idea.
Conceptual ideas have to be sold in persuasive and structured presentations.
Efficient and structured workshops with various stakeholders.
Gathering user centered requirements by defining and clustering user stories.
Visualising complex data and processes in comprehensible flowcharts.
Shaping rough mockups drafts as well as building detailed responsive wireframes.
Designs made tangible by transfering them into usable prototypes.
From around 100 projects...
My UX Design product workflow?
Adobe invited me to talk in three sessions live about my experience and especially my workflow as a conceptual UX Designer. Live viewers asked a lot questions and took part in a sample project we created during these sessions.
Adobe Studio Paris
It is my profession to create digital experiences with a seamless interaction between users and products or brands. Screendesigns often can’t reflect this complex conceptual work behind the scenes, and a lot of this work doesn’t end in a showable project package at all. I mostly work with Sketch for visual elements, Axure for complex prototyping and whimsical.co for flow charts and schemas.
Messenger Product Discovery
To improve messaging flows on the platform, I evaluated various improvements and potential features by doing a lot of user feedback sessions, a proper user research and some A/B testing. Always in close connection with the PO and the Development team.
IOT Plattform, Microsite & App
The projects with this exciting client contained a modular and flexible tech-platform system as well as a marketing mircrosite and a standalone app. The technical complexity of the whole environment was a real challenge for the interface conception.
German Digital Award Silver "Digital Transformation"
Service Design for students
I designed a customer journey with the vision to enhance the plattform experience for students among all areas of XING. Based on that roadmap and user tests I`ve built up a content and onboarding world for students in a mobile first prototype.
XING Innovation Lab
Multiscreen Smart TV
As part of a product development team, I worked on the Android and iPad app of the Sunrise TV ecosystem first, later on the TV Box interface. A versatile multiscreen experience containing various smart technologies and services.
Puls Android Tablet
As conceptual part in a scrum team I worked on the tablets interface experience with focus on the onboarding flow (including a tutorial video) and various interactive widgets, bringing the Telekom services closer to their customers.
Telekom Products & Innovation
Internal Web App
To make internal organisation management easy and even fun, a high performance web-app was built. Besides the interaction design, my main challenge was gathering all requirements in a user story mapping workshop.
The first sailed Mona Lisa
We created a microsite where it was possible to follow Lasse Klötzing’s team sailing the Mona Lisa into the sea. Live data and media from the boat was displayed and all action and social media support was documented in a social stream.
German Digital Award Bronze "Campaignsite", ADC Bronze "Branded Content" & "Microsite", New Media Award Shortlist "Branded Experience"
Local Government Portal
With the objective to bring local politics in a closer connection with the public, I worked on a relaunch and communication concept. Several workshops took place before a detailed fine concept was created for a bid invitation.
Want to see more?
This is just a small extract of my previous projects.
Please get in touch with me.
Trust some voices.
Studios & Companies
CELLULAR, Deutsche Telekom Products & Innovation, Deeblue Networks, Demodern, eSailors, For Sale Mobile, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, Hoffmann und Campe X, Landor, Publicis Pixelpark, Geometry Global, Melting Elements, VORN Strategy Consulting, Wertmarke Hamburg, XING
"Rainer is a great team player and has a fantastic work attitude understanding context quickly and contributing very effectively. I can highly recommend Rainer for his depth of knowledge, experience, his creativity and passion to develop a great product and also to improve team collaboration. He is actually one of the best UX & Product Designers I've ever worked with!"
"It has been a great pleasure working with Rainer on the Telekom Puls project for the past months. His knowledge and expertise as our user experience designer has certainly made the product much better. Rainer is up to any UX challenge you can throw at him, making sure the product and user experience becomes the best available. He is a great guy to work with and a superb addition to any team or project. I look forward to working with him in the future again."
"‘Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Rainer. I had the pleasure of working with Rainer only for four months at the Deutsche Telekom. Rainer expertly filled the role of UX designer and "konzepter" for Telekom Puls tablet project. He always has a creative, positive outlook and he’s good at organizing and bringing people together. I was particularly impressed by Rainer’s ability to handle even the toughest Axure prototypes. Rainer would be an asset to any team."
"I worked closely with Rainer on several projects. He possesses a keen instinct when it comes to human nature and this makes him invaluable when it comes to user experience. This combined with his in depth and always cutting edge knowledge of front end technology make Rainer a profoundly awesome UX expert. Would work with him anytime."
Never trust the establishment.
New Media Award
2x Shortlist Branded Experience
Deutscher Digital Award
1x Digital Transformation Silver
1x Campaignsite Bronze
1x Branded Content Bronze
1x Microsite Bronze
1x Special Mention
1x Mobile Site of the Day
1x Social Media Silver
Hey, Let’s connect.
Based in Hamburg. Open for remote work.
+49 177-43 77 957