Hey there! I’m Alex, a Design Manager located in Hamburg, Germany.

I’m a passionate hands-on designer & manager, product maniac and creator of meaningful user experiences. I’ve worked in agencies, companies on the rise and small start-ups making my way through the creative industry. I’m also giving creative workshops, speaking at events and organizing design + tech meetups.

My Experience

2018 – present

Product Design Manager

2015 – 2018

(Lead) Product Designer

2013 – 2015

Art Director UX/UI

My Expertise

Product & Communication Design

I’m creating meaningful experiences, well thought out aesthetics and unique brands that correspond with the audience through print, craft, digital media and other channels.

Prototyping & Testing

I use prototypes as part of an iterative process helping to create a seamless and delightful product experience for the user.

Concept & Strategy

I've created a comprehensive understanding of operational and strategic decisions by working closely together with various departments throughout the product development process.

Design Management & Leadership

I encourage pluralism, support my peers to exceed their potential and create a productive work environment that promotes creativity and joy.

What they say about me

alin-profile

„Alex has been such an amazing friend and colleague to work with! We've been working together towards creating an amazing design team at mytaxi (FREE NOW) and I can't imagine how I could have done this without him. He is a great team motivator and helps everyone to get better and better each day, while relentlessly looking to help the company have a bigger impact. His creativity and design skills allows him to communicate easily solutions and helped us massively in creating a very well crafted UX.“

Alin Meceanu
Director User Experience at FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi)

Alin Meceanu
Director User Experience at FREE NOW

johannes-profile

„Alex is a top notch designer with fantastic attention to detail – without losing sight of the big picture. He’s a problem solver, collaborative with a strong commitment in working out solutions. He never had problems stepping out of his comfort zone to support others in times of conflict or crunch times. Alex is a highly reliable person earning him trust and respect throughout the entire company. His knowledge of design and deep understanding of our users made him a crucial part of our organisation. He is always a pleasure to work with elevating everyone around him to work on a much higher level. I sincerely hope we work together again releasing kick-ass products.“

„Alex is a top notch designer with fantastic attention to detail – without losing sight of the big picture. He’s a problem solver, collaborative with a strong commitment in working out solutions. He never had problems stepping out of his comfort zone to support others in times of conflict or crunch times. Alex is a highly reliable person earning him trust and respect throughout the entire company. His knowledge of design and deep understanding of our users made him a crucial part of our organisation. He is always a pleasure to work with elevating everyone around him to work on a much higher level. I sincerely hope we work together again releasing kick-ass products.“

Johannes Mewes
Former Chief Product Officer at FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi)

Johannes Mewes
Former Chief Product Officer at FREE NOW

birthe-profile

„I really hope at some point I get the chance to work with Alex again. I was a fairly young PO when we first started working with each other at mytaxi and Alex had the patience to help me understand my role and responsibilities a lot better. Through different projects and products, we became a very strong team, always pushing each other to the limits, questioning decisions and never taking anything for granted. Alex will always be honest with you in a way that makes you strive for better. Combined with a strong trust in each other and each others skills we delivered great products. If you should have the chance to work with (and I am assuming also for) Alex, take it!“

Birthe Stubbe
Product Manager Mobility Solutions at SEAT:CODE

Birthe Stubbe
Product Manager at SEAT:CODE

felix-profile

„I really enjoyed working with Alex. He's a professional, creative, funny and cheerful personality - never losing sight of the small details, possible edge cases and larger picture. I will never forget our design+code hackathon night sessions in Denmark revealing his brilliant design skills.“

Felix Mau
iOS Developer at MOIA

Felix Mau
iOS Developer at MOIA

robert-profile

„Working with Alex was a real pleasure. He is one of the most determined colleagues I had the chance of working with in my professional life so far. Alex is carefully understanding the user, his needs, the business environment and constraints before making and challenging decisions regarding UX and UI. His deep knowledge of the industry made him a reliable partner. I never experienced any hesitation or doubts – getting his hands dirty in times of close deadlines and conflict. He is surely missed and I’m confident it won’t be the last time we got our hands dirty together.“

Robert Quitsch
Senior Product Lead at FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi)

Robert Quitsch
Senior Product Lead at FREE NOW

leander-profile

„Besides being a great human being, Alex is one of the most talented designers I have met so far. I've worked with him on multiple projects at this point and I am always blown away by his engagement, calmness and knowledge. He brings a clear understanding and vision to the table, always asks the right questions and is not afraid to fail. I love this.“

Leander Lenzing
Design Manager & Founder at Studio Lenzing