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Hi, my name is Barbara. I´m a designer based in Munich. Currently working as Head of Design at DGTLS.

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Barbara Kollmannsberger

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

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

2007 – 2010

Startup Designers – what do they do, and why is it important?

May 2014

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Working remotely as a designer

MaR 2015

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Guidelines on how to present to investors

Jan 2015

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