Hello, I’m Niklas — a Frankfurt-based Designer working at Kaiser X Labs, a company of Allianz. My expertise is multidisciplinary from Visual Identities to Brand Spaces and Digital Experiences.

I understand the multifacetted term design as the reflected definition, formulation and shaping of interfaces for interaction with people.

Always with a recipient’s centered perspective I help to create visible solutions for making an idea, identity or product tangible, understandable, memorable and sometimes even lovable.

For my work, I strive to solve challenges pragmatically, like to think ahead and am unimpressed by complexity.

Vita

Professional Experience

Jan 2020 – today
Kaiser X Labs, Frankfurt
Brand & Visual UX Designer

Oct 2014 – Dec 2019
Hauser Lacour, Frankfurt
Art Director

Sep 2012 – Sep 2014
Peter Schmidt Group, Frankfurt
Designer

Oct 2011 – Jun 2012
Seven Principles AG, Köln
Working student Marketing

Jun 2011 – Sep 2011
Peter Schmidt Group, Düsseldorf
Intern Design

Jan 2008 – Jun 2008
Walbert-Schmitz, Aachen
Journeyman

Education

Sep 2008 – Jul 2012
Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
B.A. Communication Design

Jan 2011 – Jun 2011
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Erasmus

Aug 2005 – Jan 2008
Walbert-Schmitz, Aachen
Apprenticeship

Skills

Software & Tools

Adobe Creative Suite
Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,
Lightroom, After Effects Basics, Premiere Basics

Maxon Cinema 4D Basics

Sketch, Figma, Invision

Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Apple Keynote

Skills & Knowledge

Bootstrap Basics
HTML & CSS Basics
Wordpress Basics

Mentioned

Award

Corporate Design Preis, 2018
IF Award, 2014

Publication

Licht. Die große Fotoschule.
Eib Eibelshäuser
Rheinwerk Fotografie, 2018

Corporate Design Preis 2018
Odo-Ekke Bingel
Seltmann Publishers, 2018

Ideenstadt Düsseldorf
Design und Werbung aus Düsseldorf 1900 – 2013
Victor Malsy, Jens Müller
Droste Verlag, 2013

A5/04: Kieler Woche:
Geschichte eines Designwettbewerbs
Jens Müller, Karen Weiland
Lars Müller Publishers, 2010

Clients I have worked for

Annemarie Börlind, Bosch eBike, Börse Frankfurt, Cobi.Bike, Continental, Cyreen, Daimler, DZ Bank, Dynamic Finance, Fraport AG, Grünenthal, Hager Group, Obermark, Oppenhoff, Sidel Group, SocietyVision, Tetra Pak, Tyrolit, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, VR Leasing


Pitch

BMW Group, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, Leica Microsystems, Leica Camera, Thyssen Krupp, o2, Stiftung Mercator