Moin! I'm Marc, a UX designer based in Colorado, originally hailing from northern Germany.
I've been designing digital experiences for over 8 years and have had the privilege of working alongside some wonderful people and on brands across a variety of industries. I always strive to combine human-centeredness with processes and systems to improve experiences both for customers and internal stakeholders. Early on in my graduate school experience, I was introduced to the credo of designing with people, not just for people. My biggest design passion is design for social good, as originally inspired by the wonderful Design Ethos conference in Savannah, GA.
I enjoy being exposed to different cultures and studying foreign languages. I believe my intercultural experiences — having lived in 4 different countries and places like Georgia and now Colorado — significantly influence my ability to create empathetic design solutions and keep me inspired.
When I am not designing, I am usually working out, hiking, playing a round of disc golf or tennis, or working on my beatboxing skills. Yes, you read that right.
(as of 5/27/2021)
I am playing a game called Literary Roulette with a coworker where we frequently hop on video calls, pick a random book, random page numbver, and read the first full paragraph. It has led to many surprisingly deep discussions. Beyond that, still reading Frank Herbert's "Dune".
I am finally revisiting the Myths and Legends podcast, and the huge backlog of unvisited episodes I've accumulated. Similarly, I am listening to all sorts of songs through the years that stuck with me, and trying to compile them into a playlist. It's interesting to see the evolution of my taste.
I am exploring other venues for mentorship and paying it forward, and where I can see a valuable contribution I can make. Another area of focus for the past months has definitely been exercise, which has been a good counterpoint to all the time at the desk and in front of screens.
"Just as biodiversity embodies many forms of life and signals the health of our ecosystems, value diversity embodies many ways of life and signals the health of our social systems."
F.S. Michaels in "Monoculture"
If you would like to get more of a glimpse into what I do and who I am, feel free to connect with me on these sites: