Hello, I'm Tom.
During my 8 years of UX design practice I've gained experience in many different domains, mastering projects ranging from highly complex enterprise solutions to B2B systems and B2C applications. Web and mobile apps have always been my favourites even though I've designed classic desktop software solutions with enthusiasm as well.
I enjoy research and design and constantly seek to learn new skills and develop myself. Quantitative & qualitative data, creativity and empathy enable me to design valuable, meaningful and compelling products that are highly usable and efficient. It's a passion for me to turn complexity into simplicity and mere functionality into true desirability.
Every morning I get up and strive for excellence because I truly love what I do.
How I may help you
I help companies large and small. With a lot of experience working as a designer in agile development teams for huge enterprises, I feel comfortable in such a setup and am able to contribute on many levels. I cover research, interaction design, prototyping, visual design and I even support and consult developers when it comes to implementing clean and efficient HTML and CSS.
Small companies benefit from my broad skill set as well since I can wear many different hats and fulfil many roles. I can drive and lead product discovery and facilitate the process of matching business viability and user desirability.
I speak German, Italian, English and Spanish and I'm used to work in very diverse teams with people from all over the world. I enjoy positive, supportive and constructive team spirit and I am praised for my contribution to it. :)
Here is what people say about me
Even though Tom was officially a freelancer, we worked over the last 3 years together as he would be a permanent member of the team. Tom was always approachable, had an excellent eye for the problems to be solved and helped us with many many user research projects to ultimately build the first B2B product for Zalando in a very successful manor. Tom was key to that success and as an early member of the team was always looked up to by everyone who joined afterwards (100+ people). I can recommend Tom without any doubt and will definitely do so when somebody is looking for a great UX designer and researcher.Christoph Lange
VP Partner Solutions at Zalando
Tom is one of the best product designers I met in the last 5 years. He acts always with the goal in mind and does not miss the customer perspective. He is great in challenging perspectives and evaluating it hands on with customers. His social communication style helps to integrate immediately into a new team setup and builds a strong customer relationship. Give him a challenge and he will come around with a validated solution.Daniel Eicke
Product Owner at Zalando
We had the pleasure to work with Tom on several projects for leading companies in the health and mobility sector. Throughout the whole innovation process, Tom crucially supported us in user research, idea generation, prototyping and implementation. Beside his strong expertise, he is a well-liked member of the zero family and one of our main driving forces behind UX design.Jana Wichmann
Senior Consultant at zero360.the innovation company
We were often facing highly complex requirements limited by very tight deadlines and Tom never ceased to impress with innovative and clever design solutions strongly focused on efficiency and usability.Dr. Thomas Piribauer
CEO at intuio GmbH
Tom's expertise in the field of Responsive Web Design is remarkable. Through his profound skills as a designer and developer, he is able to close the gap between these commonly dissenting disciplines.Paul Maria Bartusch
E-Commerce Product Manager at OTTO