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									Hans von Sichart - hans@vonsichart.com - http://www.vonsichart.com/hans - Mobile (408) 888-0658


SUMMARY
Over ten years of international experience as an interface designer with increasing responsibility, designing
graphical user interfaces for software applications, services and products. Demonstrated ability to lead
designers and facilitate collaboration of software engineers, program managers, and usability experts to ship
award-winning products. Passionate about life-long learning, teaching design and growing individuals.

QUALIFICATIONS
 - Development of design strategy for off-line and on-line brand building and corporate identity.
 - Creative direction and project management for visual Interface and interaction design, design specification
   and production.
 - Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills including practice and departmental management,
   people growth, team management and client interaction.
 - Expert-level experience of the user centered design process: User research, user profile development,
   scenario creation, functionality and scope definition, concept and usability testing.

EXPERIENCE

Cisco Systems, User Interface Designer, Voice Technology Group
San Jose, California, June 2007 – current
Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks
possible - providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Working within the Voice Technology Group, I am helping to create a Unified Workspace encompassing multiple
applications, devices, networks, and operating systems. Overseeing the mobile phone and desk phone User
Interface design.

decentral.tv, Principal Designer, kyte
San Francisco, California, November 2006 – June 2007
decentral.tv is a startup in Downtown San Francisco. Responsible for all things design.

Apple inc., Lead Interface Designer, iWeb
Cupertino, California, May 2005 – November 2006
Apple leads the industry in innovation with computers, operating systems, digital music and professional
applications.
Responsible for the interaction and visual design of iWeb 1.0 and 2.0 - productivity based application shipping in
the iLife family of products.

University of Lübeck, Professor for Design
Lübeck, Germany, October 2003 – August 2005
The International School of New Media focuses on education and research about opportunities and challenges that
New Media creates for business, design, culture and society.
Developed the design curriculum of the newly founded institute from the ground up. Taught courses in visual
communication, user centered design and interaction design in the “Master of Science in Digital Media” program.
Conducted master exams, mentored PhD students, proposed, planned and conduced research projects for the
European government and multiple industry clients. Organized Cognitive Design congress.
Hans von Sichart - hans@vonsichart.com - http://www.vonsichart.com/hans - Mobile (408) 888-0658


Philips Design, Art Director
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 2001 – October 2004
Philips Design is the internal design department of Philips worldwide, answering to all questions related to
branding, design and strategy.
Responsible for creative direction, business development, budgeting, resourcing, career and team management
for the team of 50 full-time interface designers. Clients include multiple Philips business units, Siemens VDO
Automotive, Alpine Car Systems and FEI Company.

Studio Archetype - Sapient Corporation, Design Director
San Francisco, CA & Munich, Germany, April 1998 – June 2001,
Sapient is a leading business and technology consultancy. Opened in 2000, Sapient AG is the German branch of
Sapient's global delivery network. Studio Archetype was an industry-leading design firm, which was acquired by
Sapient in the fall of 1998.
Founded and led the design department in the new German office, being ultimately for creative direction, practice
development and client satisfaction. Responsibilities also included hiring, employee reviews and career
management. Clients include Yello Strom, Siemens.com, Xerox.com, Hallmark.com, Virginmobile.co.uk,
Bestbuy.com and Walmart.com.

frogdesign, Graphic Designer
Sunnyvale, CA, March 1995 – January 1998
Since more then 30 years frogdesign is one of the world's most prestigious design agencies.
Member of multi-disciplinary design teams developing concepts and designs for user interfaces, corporate
identity, packaging and environmental Designs. Clients include Acura, Amdahl, Bayer, Compaq, Citibank,
Karstadt/Dual and Lufthansa.

J.G. & Partner, Graphic Designer
Baden-Baden, Germany, July 1993 – December 1994
J.G. & Partner is a full service agency specialized in branding for TV stations and magazines.
Freelance designer creating corporate design, posters and brochures. Clients include Deutsche Welle TV, SWF
Radio, MDR TV, Burda Verlag and Bertelsmann.

EDUCATION

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Diplom Designer (M.A.)
Karlsruhe, Germany, April 1992 – October 1994
Received training in Editorial Design, Poster Design and Interface Design.
Thesis Nomad_X explored novel user interface and online-marketing concepts for a next-generation traveler’s
guide. Class Project: “Übergriffe” reviewed in form, vol. 03, 1993.

GHK Universität, Vordiplom, Visual Communication (B.A.)
Kassel, Germany, October 1989 – March 1992
Attended classes in Fine Arts, Typography, Lithography, and Photography.
Class Project: “Erfreuliche Klasse Kippenberger” reviewed in “Zeitmagazin” vol. 12, 1993,
and exhibited in David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY.
Hans von Sichart - hans@vonsichart.com - http://www.vonsichart.com/hans - Mobile (408) 888-0658


AWARDS&HONORS
2006 Macworld Expo: Best of Show, Apple, iLife 06
2005 Top Ten Global Web Sites, bytelevel research, Philips Design, Philips.com
2003 IDEA - Bronze, Philips Design, iPronto
2003 iF Design Award, Philips Design, iPronto
1999 Outstanding Web Site, Web Marketing Assc., Studio Archetype, Xerox.com
1999 Nominated Finalist, International emma awards, Studio Archetype, Xerox.com
1999 Gold Award, New York Festivals, Studio Archetype, Realtor.com
1997Award of Excellence, American Corporate Identity, frogdesign, Dillingham Consulting
1996 Worldwide Patent, Citibank ATM Interface
1994 Bronze Award, International Bookfair Leipzig, Germany, Übergriffe
1993 Best Books of the Year, Stiftung Frankfurter Buchkunst, Germany, Übergriffe
1993 “High Quality” Communication Design Prize, Design Center NRW, Germany Übergriffe
1992 Posterdesign for "X-Köpfe" exhibited in Brno, Chechien and Breda, The Netherlands

SKILLS
Excellent proficiency with both Macintosh and Windows based PCs. Expert knowledge of industry standard
software. Fluent in English and German, working knowledge of French.

								
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