I am Katharina – representing two worlds that often seem impossible to combine
Who I am –
interaction designer & business economist
I am Katharina, student of Interaction Design, creative mind & enthusiastic motorcyclist. I am just another human being celebrating the beauty of existing things as well as bringing new ideas to life – both meaningful & banal. My field of interest lies in interaction design & I am especially passionate about user experience, questioning the existing & finding innovative solutions for all kind of things.
Before I started working on the conception, design & implementation of user interfaces, user experience & other design aspects, I was working in a completely different environment. In 2017, after graduating from high school, I started a dual study program in the field of business administration specializing in industry at BOS GmbH & Co. KG in cooperation with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart. During my dual studies, I worked in various departments of the company & learned how a company is structured & functions. After my studies I started working for BOS as a personnel development officer in human resources development before I was drawn to the big wide world & I went on a three-month trip. Now I am studying Interaction Design in the 5th semester at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd & I have found what really fulfills me.
being a designer
Our job description is in constant motion. This is why I concentrate on the core attributes of a designer: first and foremost the mindset – the thinking, values & attitudes, then the skillset & only then the toolset.
For me being a designer means developing a certain personality. I am curious – and at least I try – not to be afraid of confusion, experimentation or failing. As a designer I am critical to create clarity, and creative to build ideas. I try to see the big picture, but also be meticulous about details. I as a designer want to be humble, care about and fight for the people, and the planet we live on.
What I have done so far –
career development & qualifications
2021 – 2021
2017 – 2018
2019 – today
2014 – 2017
seminars & training courses
Technical Communication | Business Game Seminar “General Management” | Rhetoric and Communication Competence | Argumentation Training | Effective Presentations | Business Etiquette | Successful Negotiation | BOS Didactics – Trainings & Workshops with the Flipchart | Successful on the Phone | BOS Internal Train the Trainer-Workshop
DGQ quality officer and internal auditor | basic certificate in project management (GPM) | Instructor qualification certificate
2020 – today
2019 – 2021
Member of the cultural team of the composed student body, which organises cultural events such as the Jam Session, game nights, excursions and numerous other events and activities.
2019 – 2021
Employee in the shop of the composed student body, which offers just about everything that makes a designer’s heart beat faster, from Ureol and Kappa boards to drawing books, spray glue and pencils
Say hello –
interested in working together?
I am open to any type of business proposal or partnership. If you have any questions about my projects or myself, I will be happy to answer.