Hans von Sichart - email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 - email@example.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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