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Hello,
I'm

Thomas
Bernd

Digital Product Architect

About

  • Name: Thomas Bernd
  • Email: bernd@proyect.com
  • Phone: +49 (0) 173 80 40 90 5
  • Date of birth: 25 March 1962
  • Address: Karlsbader Weg 14,
    D- 65388 Schlangenbad
  • Nationality: German

Professional Profile

Multi-dimensional 360° expert.
From digital to analog (and back), from paid via owned to earned, from stationary to mobile, from research via concept and design to production, from hands-on doing to senior management.

Absolutely result-oriented with focus on:
user centricity and creative performance.

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Skills

Management & craftsmanship

Being in business for three decades now, I have developed skills in various disciplines: design, management, concept development, testing, analytics.

It all came together in the last couple of years with the paradigm of a seamless and agile digital product development and especially with a radical user centered design approach.

Now I am able to play most of the roles in the development process, or even act as a one man army.

UX Designer

Concepts, architecture, design, prototyping, usability engineering

Project Manager

Classical waterfall or agile, fire run or longterm contract

Usability Testing Expert

Day-to-day testing, guerilla testing, rapid prototyping

Consultant

Workshops, presentations, strategies, mindmaps, roadmaps

Software & Tools

In order to be able to oversee the entire development process, an in-depth knowledge of the required software and tools is essential.

I own and I work with the software listed below on a regular basis.

  • Axure
  • Balsamiq
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Morae Suite
  • Camtasia
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Filemaker Advanced
  • MindManager

Language Skills

German Native Speaker
English Advanced
French Basic

Experience

Career & Positions

After having finished university with a bachelor of arts and a master of businesss administration degree, I started my professional life as a communication designer, changed role to advertising and marketing management, changed role again to concept development and user experience design.

Since 1999 I am working as a freelancer, consultant and interim manager in order to support blue chip clients during their digital transformation.

proyect.com

CEO, Freelance

1999 - 2015
Apart from doing small communication design projects independently, the main focus of my work are complex digital product projects, like web portals, ecommerce shops or native apps.

I have worked many years for
Deutsche Telekom, Mercedes-Benz and Opel AG.
Leo Burnett

Client Service
Director

2008 - 2007
Management of digital projects for: Oral B, Chevrolet and Harman Kardon.
Sinner Schrader, Frankfurt

CEO

2005 - 2007
CEO of Sinner Schrader digital agency, 17 employees. Key client: Deutsche Bank Private Banking (exclusive), Goretex and Brockhaus.
Ogilvy, Frankfurt

Senior Consultant

1998 - 1999
Main focus was to integrate digital elements into real 360° communication strategies.
Key clients: IBM, Dresdner Bank and Mercedes Benz.
Pixelpark, Berlin

Unit Lead /
Member of the board

1996 - 1998
Pixelpark was the most exiting step in my carrier. A permanent start-up spirit paired with cutting edge digital projects. My team had finally 40 really creative people and I have never learned so fast in my life.
Key clients: Siemens AG, Messe Frankfurt, Quelle AG

Education

Design & Marketing

In order to follow my educational path, it is important to know that I have two key talents, that are usually not easy to combine: creative design and analytical-logical problem solving.
These are the two poles between I oscillated a few years back and forth with the outcome that now I can use both talents to create better digital products and experiences.

University of Münster

Master of Business Administration

1988 - 1992
Main subjects: Marketing and Statistics.
University of Applied Science Mainz

Bachelor of Arts / Communication Design

1982 - 1986
Main subjects: Digital Communication and Animation.
University of Koblenz-Landau

Certified Media Technician

1987
Main subjects: media production, video recording and cutting.

Portfolio

My services

As a one-man-show I can carry out smaller projects myself. In bigger projects I focus on the most critical steps in the process, where management or agencies often don't have the capacity or the knowledge, to set up a phase in a way that a superior product can emerge.

For each of the following five tasks, I have developed methods that help to create great products and to deliver successful projects.

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Please feel free to contact me via the below listed contact data. I will respond as fast as possible.

Thomas Bernd
Karlsbader Weg 14
65388 Schlangenbad, Germany
Phone
+49 (0) 173 80 40 90 5

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Design
is really about
problem solving.

Thomas Bernd

Creative.
Competent.
Result-oriented.
Experienced.