designy things

keynote speaker and facilitator

I have given talks, workshops and webinars and been a guest speaker at over 15 events. Some examples include the brand design conference as part of London Design Festival 2018, Lange Nacht der ZEIT 2019, UX-DAY Mannheim 2021, World Usability Day Leipzig 2021 and the Sustain Open Source Design Podcast 2022.

award finalist

I competed as a finalist for the Design Iteration Award with the design team of my former employer quäntchen + glück. We did not win, but were among the best 8 of almost 80 entries.

mayoral campaigning expert

Since 2016, I have provided the complete design and concept of all media for four mayoral election campaigns. My work included marketing strategy, posters, brochures, flyers, copywriting as well as photography and videography.

experimental typographer

During my design studies, I took several approaches to experimental typography: I created ‘Wareji’, a Japanese font that is a hybrid of German and Japanese calligraphy. Furthermore, I programmed a motion-controlled font creation tool. My font creation tool ›Digitype‹ was exhibited at the CAPTCHA Mannheim in 2014.
creator things: music and content

musician and composer

Since 2010, I've been composing music in my bedroom. Over the years, I have released 10+ experimental rock records, written a film soundtrack and more recently got into making music videos.

content creator

I create YouTube videos for over 3,000 subscribers, talking about life, sustainability, zero waste, vintage fashion, progressive music and Japan.


I was cast as the very first guest presenter at Kuttners Schöne NerdNacht, a nerdy Science Slam-like event hosted by German celebrity Sarah Kuttner. There, I shared my nerdy expert knowledge about Japan, just like I sometimes do on my YouTube channel.
Life lessons and passions


In 2012, I finished my Bachelor of Arts in English and East-Asian Sciences (Japanology) in Heidelberg (final grade 1,7).


I spent 10 months as an exchange student at Tôin High School, Hita, Ôita Prefecture, Japan. The summer sun was killing me a bit in the photo, but otherwise I had a great year there.


I took up drawing when I was 9 years old and still occasionally create artworks for fun. Quick sketches, black and white expressive architectural drawings and comic/manga illustrations are my forte.