NICE TO MEET YOU
I'm Thomas Schinabeck, a digital designer, product & brand manager, who loves to help creating new companies. Currently I run an independent one man product design studio in Munich, Bavaria, spend as much time as possible in the mountains and obsess about snow reports.
SO FAR

Until recently I was product design lead at Teleport Inc (acquired 2017 by MoveGuides), a data platform and service that helps you to find the best place to live and move there.

Before that I built Fork, a place for sharing projects, learning and building things together.

From 2011-2013 I was CEO and co-founder of dotdotdot, a VC funded social reading platform, based in Berlin.

Before that I was working as freelancer for brands and agencies like MTV, Ableton, Microsoft, VIVA, VW, Mercedes, Dr. Hauschka, PEZ, CDLX, KircherBurkhardt or artists like Jan Delay.

As a Marketing Manager I worked from 2006 to 2008 at MTV Networks, Berlin.

At the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien) I started writing my PhD thesis at the Institute for Management Information Systems - researching about the impact of digitalization on the media & entertainment industry.

In 2004 I graduated at LMU Munich as Master of Business Administration with focus on Marketing, Information Management and New Media.

And there was a time when I was a concert booker and made a living by traveling around the world for an artist agency.

WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING

I design digital products, do consulting, write essays, give talks, write code and develop product strategies that sometimes become companies.

You can hire me ;). I am available for consulting and contract work to help you building digital products or tackle design and strategy challenges.

In a job description these tags might appear:
Product Design, Creative Director, UX/UI Design, Product Management, Digital Brand Management, Digital Business Strategy, Growth Marketing, Jack of All Trades.

I love to create product strategies and UX/UI designs for everything that has a screen or is connected to the internet. This could mean just developing an UX strategy or having a workshop, up to being in charge of the full agile development process from idea creation and prototyping, to UI design implementation and optimising product growth via several product iteration cycles.

CURRENTLY CURIOUS ABOUT
Things that I am currently thinking about:
-> Design optimisation with data
-> Behavioural science
-> Service design
-> Atomic Design Systems
-> Super Normal Design
-> Building digital stuff to last / Wabi-Sabi
-> JS & Rails
-> AI x UX
-> AR x UX
-> Blockchain & Smart Contracts
-> Personal Knowledge Bases
Shout at me on Twitter if you are curious about some of that stuff...
ELSEWHERE

In my free time I love spending time in the mountains, in front of concert stages or behind some reading devices. I enjoy traveling especially if the destination involves some backcountry skiing. There was a time where I played a lot of table tennis. Occasionally I am still obsessing about soccer.

CONTACT & AVAILIBILITY

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I am happy to here about your projects. Please get in touch, send me an email or shout at me on Twitter. I am not on Facebook, nor on LinkedIn, but hey, I have a newsletter ;). In most cases I work remotely, but I am happy to travel. Thanks for stopping by. Really.

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