Hi, my name is David.
I design digital products.

As a kid I wanted to become a Detective or an Inventor.

I guess, I became a bit of both.

What I can do for you

I solve user problems
by designing
meaningful products

What I did before

If you're here to see my portfolio, check out:

My product design process

Research
& Ideation

Sketching
& Paper Prototyping

Information Architecture
& Wireframing

Visual Design

Prototyping
& User Tests

Motion Design
& Production

Currently my favorite tools are:

Google, Google Scholar, Statista, Pinterest, Postits

Pencils, Markers, Paper, Postits, Scissors

Illustrator, Sketch, Keynote

Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator

Invision, Craft,  Principle, Validately, Muse

After Effects, Zeplin

How I work

During different phases of the design process I step into the shoes of a detective, a designer and an inventor.

1 Investigate

 

When a project starts I become a private investigator.

 

As a detective I get to know my target group by observation and interviews; seeing through their eyes.

 

I follow the footsteps of competitors and examine comparable projects. I create hypotheses, which I address to major pain and gain points and test them by sketching out ideas and quick paper prototypes.

2 Design

 

From the initial product feature planning over wireframing, to visual design and prototyping I worked in every project phase. I gathered most of my experience working as a UX and UI designer. So if you need someone to sketch out the menu structure of your product and who designs to solve problems I'll be able to help you.

 

When I first designed for mobile devices in 2005, I spend hours learning how to pixel icons on a 12 x 12 pixel canvas. So, if your product needs pixel perfect visual design and style guides, I will help you, too .

3 Experiment

 

When I want to make sure that a product makes a user happy or a new feature really solves a problem, I put on my lab coat and step into the shoes of a scientist. Assumptions and hypotheses are great but they need to be tested. Just like every new invention has to run through a couple of iterations before a patent can be claimed.

 

I try to critically rethink my ideas as often as possible and am an ambassador for iteration in every phase of the process. There is always enough time for a quick office test with colleagues who were not involved in the project.

Let's talk

I’m always interested in talking about new ideas

hello@davidbrandau.com

I’m waiting for your call

No matter if you would like to talk about a project idea, or just say „Hello!“, send me an email to:

 

hello@davidbrandau.com

Let’s connect

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Companies and brands I worked with

About me

My name is David Brandau. I was born in Hannover, Germany in 1983. Since my teenage years I played the electric guitar in bands and started to create websites, posters and cd covers for the local punk rock scene.

 

In 2004 I moved to Berlin, where I studied Interface Design at the FH Potsdam and worked as a digital designer. After ten years of experience I became a freelance product designer. Currently I’m working and living in Amsterdam.

 

Please find my most recent CV here.

Portfolio

 If you would like to see some examples of projects I recently worked on, please go to:

What I did before
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