Steffen Kauenhowen

Design Portfolio.

Hey, my name is Steffen.
First, thanks for reviewing my portfolio. It is a collection of my work in Footwear, User Experience and Interaction Design, Creative Direction and Brand Design, Industrial Design and many other topics related to my experience so far.
I’m a very active person with a passion for design, sports, traveling and music. For me, design is exciting and a driver of change. Challenging the Status Quo, we always search for innovation. Creativity gives us the power to imagine, combining and develop things, that make our lifes more comfortable.
With a motivated and courious mind I take it as a chance to deliver results, that pleasure people. I always strive for thinking big, go where no one went before, inspire people and then reduce it to the feasible implementations of products and concepts.

Since 03/2016


INDUSTRIAL
AND BRAND DESIGNER

trivago GmbH
http://company.trivago.com

Tech company, known for its
hotel meta-search website (http://www.trivago.com)

Reference:

Anna Druckrey (Team-lead Brand Design)

Responsibilities:

Shape a unique brand experience for trivago; Creative Direction and excecution for 'branded spaces' and 'branded products'; material and color design; graphic and brand design activities; Designing for UX and UI

Accomplishments:

'Branded goods' collection, high quality products branded by trivago (color, material, applications); brand architecture and logo design; material library for interior design inspiration; 'branded space' workshop, definition and guideline evaluation; Trade Fair Booth for 'ITB' and 'WTM'

03/2015 - 02/2016


INDUSTRIAL AND FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

Design Freelancer
http://www.steffenkauenhowen.com

Industrial Design, Strategy and branding, UX-UI Design, Graphic Design, Footwear Design

Responsibilities:

Whole design and collection process; research; ideation; sketching and rendering; conceptualisation; finalisation; technical packaging; preparation for implementation

Accomplishments:

Designing features for trivago Hotel Search (http://www.trivago.com); Design update for the trivago company pages (http://company.trivago.com); Graphic design for menu set 'Ulcus Gastro GmbH'; Branding, Logo, CI and Truck-ad for 'Tischlerei Heinrichs'; Interior and Furniture Design; Color Design Case Study: adidas footwear designer Creative Direction

09/2014 - 03/2015


FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

Porsche Design by adidas
http://www.adidas.de/porsche_design_sport_by_adidas

Luxury, engineered and high quality performance and lifestyle footwear

Reference:

Jacques Chassaing (Design Concept Director)

Responsibilities:

Research for colors, technologies, patterns and trends; conceptualisation and visualisation of footwear collection via sketching and rendering; Designing new silhouettes; Color and material design; Technical packaging (e.g. color CADs, shell patterns) and communicate to producers, manufacturers (PDM, verbal); Design Review (CR0, CR1, CR2; SMS)

Accomplishments:

Footwear, material and color Design 'Intermediate 2.0' by'Porsche Design Sport by adidas' (FW16/17); Footwear, material and color Design '911 SC' by'Porsche Design by adidas ORIGINALS' (SS16); Footwear, material and color Design 'Summer Slipper' by'Porsche Design Sport by adidas' (SS16); Color definition and set up a color card for Porsche Design for SS16 and FW16/17; Material and color Design '356' by'Porsche Design by adidas ORIGINALS' (SS16); Material and color Design for 'Porsche Design Sport and ORIGINALS' (SS16)

03/2014 - 08/2015


INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Wild Design
http://www.wilddesign.de

Medical, healthcare and daily life products design agency

Reference:

Markus Wild (Founder, CEO Wild Design Germany)

Responsibilities:

User and usability research; Whole design process (research, conceptualisation and visualisation, finalisation, technical implementation); Brand-building activities; Designing for UX and UI

Accomplishments:

Laboratory design for 'Wild.at'; Medical driller design for 'Spieggl and Theiss'; Toothbrush concepts for 'Eurodent'; Branding for 'Emsa', market development of chinese market

10/2010 - 03/2014


INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENT

Folkwang University Of The Arts
http://www.folkwang-uni.de

Studies of Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Product and Strategy Design

Reference:

Marc Hassenzahl (Professor)

Graduation:

Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Design - Grade: 1,7

Bachelor's degree topic:

Travel and Outdoor - Caught between fun and responsibility

Interests:

Product and Strategic Design, Experience Design, Sketching, Modeling, Brand development and implementation

Spare time


ADDITIONALS

Languages:

German (mother tongue); English (fluent); French (conversant); Bahasa Indonesia (basic)

Skills:

Outstanding sketching and analogue rendering skills; Excellent handling of Adobe Creative Suite software; Solid Works; Rhino; Cinema 4D; Keyshot; PDM; Sketch App; Invision App

Experienced in HTML, CSS and JS; Autodesk Sketchbook, Alias; Android Developer Toolkit; Processing; Arduino; Microsoft Office

Interests:

Sports (climbing, surfing, skateboarding); Outdoor activities (hiking and travelling); Staying creative (music, tayloring, analogue photography)

Work


REFERENCES

Feel free to contact me for further informations, projects, work samples etc.

imprint:

Steffen Kauenhowen
Kopernikusstraße 40
46147 Oberhausen
Germany

E-mail: industrialdesign@steffenkauenhowen.de