Hi, my name is Barbara. I´m a designer based in Munich. Currently working as Head of Design at DGTLS.
When creating something fundamentally new, …
When creating something fundamentally new, you are effectually trying to change people’s behaviour and, like the adage, if you want to change the mind, you need to first touch the heart. Great design does this.
Studied for four years, worked for over fifteen years. I feel my experience in the field in addition to my academic education, coupled with my can-do approach, attention to detail, enthusiasm for a diverse range of projects and my ability to collaborate make me a designer who can approach any kind of project very quickly.
DGTLS – Head of Design
Individual designs, newest techniques, best usability – DGTLS offers holistic project solutions from design to development. Competent and experienced in all areas, determined, creative, solution-driven, still quite young, sometimes slightly crazy but always passionate!
Aug 2015 – now
88mph – Head of Design
88mph helped web-mobile startups in the 88mph accelerator program to actually start their business. The programs are based in Cape Town – South Africa, Nairobi – Kenya and in Lagos – Nigeria under the name 440.ng.
Feb 2013 – Feb 2016
440.NG – Head of Design
Head of Design of 440 – a startup investment vehicle and accelerator – as a JV between 88mph and L5Lab. In 2014 440ng invested in 9 startups in Lagos.
Jan 2014 – Jan 2016
bdarchinger – Startup Designer
Specialising in creating brand identities for startups. I took on lots of freelance clients.
Jan 2011 – AUG 2015
Foreverly GmbH – Head of Design
Foreverly is an easy way to find good providers around the topic wedding. Whether you want to find the perfect wedding dress or the most beautiful wedding location, on their marketplace you can easily compare the wedding service and also contact them immediately.
Jan 2014 – Sep 2015
Berger Baader Hermes – Media Designer
I was working as a trainee in the field design as part of my dual study degree, Bachelor of Arts. I did various projects in print and web design, implementation of flash banners, helped by pitches and photographic works.
Clients: HypoVereinsbank, UniCredit, FC Bayern Banking, Garmin, funny-frisch
aug 2009 – Sep 2010
Blue Silver – Media Designer
First I did an Internship at Blue Silver and than I was their trainee during half of my dual study. I did a lot of print and helped the 3D team with needed photoshop work.
oct 2006 – Jun 2009
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bachelor of Honours of Technology – Graphic Design
2011 – 2012
University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Media Design