resume

Jessica
Müller


hello@jessdesigns.it

* 1990
uses "she" pronouns

work experience
since Sep 2015

quäntchen + glück

Strategic Designer

In interdisciplinary teams of strategists, designers and developers, I design digital products and experiences. I am involved in all steps of the process, be it from personas to design sprint, from user research to workshop preparation, or from mockups to project management. Apart from UX and product development, I create corporate and brand designs.
Sep 2013 – Aug 2015

ADAPT OR DIE VENTURES

Visual Designer

I created the brand design for ADAPT OR DIE. In the process of creating the brand, I designed several websites and coordinated their launch, created print media and thousands of presentation slides. Furthermore, I built fake door MVPs and real MVPs for various product and service ideas like mix-your-own mineral water and The Valley Experience.
since Jan 2014

Jessica Müller Kommunikations­design

Freelancer

I create brand identities, print media, presentations and UX designs as a freelancer. Since 2016, I have leaned towards political design: I was Lead Designer for three election campagins for German mayoral elections.
Feb – Oct 2011

SAS Germany

Digital Marketing

As a working student, I helped the digital marketing team manage the SAS Germany website, coded new pages with HTML and CSS, created web ads and newsletters for e-mail campaigns. I did leave my mark by making animated GIF ads "a thing" at SAS.
education

B.A. Communication Design

Mannheim University of Applied sciences, 2012 – 2016
Graduated with distinction (1.1 GPA)
See my bachelor project here

Majors: Corporate Design, Brand Design, Interactive Media
Member of Student Council from Sep 2014 – Feb 2016

B.A. English Philology and East-Asian Studies

University of Heidelberg, 2009 – 2012
Graduated with the grade "Good" (1.7 GPA)

Topic of Bachelor Thesis: „Multimodality in Memes: Why Rage Comics are multimodal texts“
Best graded paper: An analysis of a Neil Gaiman „Sandman“ volume

Intercultural experience

Tôin High School, Ôita Prefecture, Japan, 2007 – 2008

Biggest learnings: How to bow correctly, the regional dialect of the Ôita Prefecture, dancing ParaPara, baton twirling
achievements and media coverage

Lange Nacht der ZEIT 2019 (upcoming)

I was invited to be part of a discussion panel on the future of work for the sixth “Lange Nacht der ZEIT 2019” on May 4th in Hamburg, Germany.

watson.de: interview about the gender pay gap

Gave an interview about my uniform wage working at quäntchen + glück for the German e-mag watson.de to mark the Equal Pay Day 2019.

Design Iteration Award

Finalist 2018 with the quäntchen + glück rebranding project „Big Bäng“.

brand design conference 2018

Conference speaker and research paper for bdc2018 in London

over 1.1 million views on YouTube

Had my 15 minutes of fame thanks to getting on YouTube very early and posting videos from my student's exchange to Japan in 2007. In 2013, the videos went viral. Funnily, although my target audience was German, the majority of the viewers is Japanese.
skills

Design & UX

Abilities
  • UX / UI Design
  • Wireframing
  • Brand Design
  • Information Design
  • Ideation
  • Creative Methods
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Paper engineering
  • Navigation Design
Tools
  • Sketch
  • Adobe CC
  • Premiere
  • InVision
  • HTML & CSS

Strategy


  • Brand Strategy
  • Design Thinking
  • Behavioural Science
  • Workshops
  • Project Management

Languages

Proficient
  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
Elementary
  • French
  • Latin

Passions


  • Songwriting
  • Homerecording
  • YouTube
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Independent Film
  • Vintage Fashion
  • Zero Waste
  • Cooking
  • Interior Decoration

Want to see some of my work? I have a history as a paper engineer and pop-up book designer. If you want more or have specific questions, just ask!