Since September 2003, I have been working as a freelancer in Munich. As web developer with a focus on the front-end, I have been working on many web projects, sometimes as the one person for everything (concept, design, development), sometimes as part of a team, e. g. for High View (planet-tv.de & waidwerk.tv until 2016) and Nickl PR (nickl-pr.de until 2018).
Since 2009, I have been the web developer for Team-Andro.com, the largest German-speaking online community for fitness and bodybuilding. Please find a more detailed overview of my latest work in the section “Work” of this web site.
Until 2016, I have also worked on architectural projects: planning, 3D visualisation and realisation of architectural projects, exhibitions and events, e.g. for BMW, Osram, HypoVereinsbank, Rolls Royce und Starbucks.
I love CSS and became sort of an expert. In 2008, I co-authored a German book on advanced CSS (Fortgeschrittene CSS-Techniken) with Ingo Chao. It was very well received and it stayed number one for German CSS books at Amazon for years. We updated it in three editions until 2011. In our book we explain CSS principles that are not self-explanatory, like float, clear and collapsing margins —still relevant knowledge for developers.
Previously, I was involved in the publication of articles on the special pain in the neck of Internet Explorer: Über hasLayout, the German translation of On Having Layout and Thoughts on IE hack management. Fortunately, this is history.
I love teaching and besides coaching colleagues and fellow developers, I had the chance to lecture at the Rosenheim University on Web Design with (X)HTML & CSS and Computer-Aided Architectural Design (3D Modelling & Visualization).
Education & Academic Background
The web wasn't even a thing when I started to find a profession I both love and can make a living of. I started studying German Language & Literature and History, but was missing to be creative and build stuff. I completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter in preparation for my studies of Interior Architecture at the Rosenheim University where I graduated with a diploma as Diplom-Ingenieurin (FH).
In the late '90s, I fell in love with the web and have kept teaching myself web development, and I even became an expert in CSS. Many lessons learned during my university times proved to be extremely valuable: design principles, working in iterations, self-motivation, self-organisation, working both on your own and in teams, giving and receiving regular feedback e. t. c.
When I'm not glued to some keyboard or touch device, you can probably find me riding one of my beloved bicycles, or sticking my nose in an (e)book about anything related to web development or UX. And sometimes, I enjoy watching one of those shallow British crime series on TV …