I am a freelance web developer with focus on
UX/UI. So it’s
Redux, and styling languages
I hold a diploma in media computer science (Medieninformatik FH) since 1997, and a “Master of Computer Science [MSc.]” since 2005. Ever since 2011 I work as a web development freelancer.
My first computer I got at age 9, my second when I turned 13, and my third when I was 15.
|1993||Abitur (high school) in Osnabrück, Germany|
|1993 – 1997||FH Furtwangen: Diploma in Media Computer Science [FH]|
|1996 – 1999||Hamburg: Internships, Thesis, working in CGI…|
|2000 – 2001||Singapore: Ngee Ann Polytechnic, visiting lecturer|
|2002 – 2005||FH Wedel: Master of Computer Science [MSc.],|
|2005 – 2009||Adobe Systems, Hamburg (+partly in San Jose): C++, XMP,…|
|since 2011||Web Developer (freelance)
• 2011-13 various LAMP-Stack
• 2013-15 SPIEGEL News Magazine
• 2015-2017 Angular.js, React-Projects…
• Winter 2017/18: 6-mo project at HolidayCheck AG, Switzerland
• 2018 more React/Vue projects in Hamburg…
Experiences & Technologies
When I got self-employed I started working an smaller full-stack projects for various Hamburg media agencies. – „LAMP“ =
CSS & plenty of
With the rise of
First working on an
Angular.js project, then contributing to a number of
React.js sites, which I like a tad better. I also gathered experience with REST-APIs, micro services and newer technologies like GraphQL.
Regarding CSS ui libraries and layout systems, I worked with
And I really fancy
Jeet, as it is a little less obstrusive from my angle, and you can handle a lot of layout matters through pretty elegant, compact mixins. Beside complex frameworks, a solid base of custom classes can also often do the job.
In terms of build-tools / task-handlern / bundlern I have worked time and again with
maven. In past years,
gulp and naturally
webpack for react.js came to the list.
Of course, I also know the regular tools of the trade:
bash-scripting, testing & TDD with
jest. I got a little less experience on all things devOps (deployment, Cloud, CI, …). Although I have done fairly complex deployment-scripts and apache setups before…
My preferred OS is
Linux (currently using Ubuntu MATE), but I also worked many years with Windows and Mac OS / X.
Computergrafik & Fotografie
After my diploma in Media Computer Science (1993-97) I initially focussed on Computer-Animation (3D Studio, 3DS Max, Softimage,…) and Compositing (Photoshop, After Effects, Flint, Flame, Inferno on SGI) in various Hamburg TV Postproductions, Spans & Partner among these. Bei the End of 1999 I even worked for 6 weeks in Beijing for the „Huayu Advertising Co“. Earlier in my studies, I did a 6-months-internship at Markenfilm, a commercials movie production.
My cgi background often helps me, to visualize Things fast. Be it complete screen designs or just single features that need to be sketched, for the better understanding of all stakeholders.
I would call myself a Photoshop expert thus. Maybe not in Proofs & Preprint, but in drafts, UI Pixelpushing, RAW conversion and retouching.
By the way: This website is done with
Jekyll, a entirely static site generator, which is also convenient and popular as
A great system, because one does not have to deal with the complexcity of a CMS and the choires of dealing with a database. Having all versioning in a single place has huge advantages. Since any programmer is used to git(hub) nayway. And lastly, hacking down something new in markdown is simply faster than even the most elaborate UI Editor. Apart from incredibly precise SEO-tweaking, which would mean a lot of pain in larger CMS. You find the source code of this site including styles & templates (just with a minor delay) on github.
Languages & International
The first 2 years of the millenium I lived & worked in Singapore, as „International Fellow / Visiting Lecturer“ at a Polytechnic.
Completely on Englisch, together with british, scottish, kiwi and american fellows/flatmates. Ever since I speak Singlish, Cinglish and understand, whatever language the Scots are using. My time at Adobe Systems (2005-2009) also largely happened in English. Thus I would call my English fluent and presentation-proof.
Besides Singapore I worked in Liechtenstein, most recently in Switzerland, a couple of weeks in San Jose and Seattle, and for 6 weeks in Beijing in 1999.
In Hamburg’s disturbingly short summers I play beach volleyball, go kayaking or cycle with my wife through Hamburgs beautiful surroundings. Since 2013 I do a bit of carpentering, which is a great compensation for screen work.
Between projects I still love to travel. Basically anything but package tours… and, naturally, Southeast Asia still got a grip on me…
Having said that, I still have a small ‚pet projekt’ on github, so far by the rather dry name
photocmd. It’s meant to help on sort & delete huge bulks of shot images… (so far I got the essential logic, the test harness and the basic Electron+Vue+Vuetify Setup… stay tuned.)