Julia Brand

Angestellt, Head of Product Design, Sowa Labs GmbH

Berlin, Germany


UX design
Visual design
User Interface Design
Usability testing
Design Thinking
design management
media management
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Project management
Strategie & Konzeption
Corporate Design
cms systems
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Office
great sense of comprehension
ability to work in a team
ability to work under pressure
Media designer apprenticeship
User Interface
User Experience


Professional experience for Julia Brand

  • Current 1 year and 4 months, since Dec 2021

    Head of Product Design

    Sowa Labs GmbH

  • 3 years and 1 month, Nov 2018 - Nov 2021

    Head of Design

    Coya AG

    I am responsible for the product design (UR, Workshops, UX & UI Design, Usability Testing) and all post offer communication designs (OM, Social Media, OOH, Newsletters, Website) to ensure a consistent user experience - end to end. I am a project manager. As the people manager of a team of 3 FTEs I am guiding the team, set strategy & principles together with them & have regular 1-1s and performance reviews.

  • 6 months, May 2018 - Oct 2018

    Senior Product Designer

    Coya AG

    As the lead UX/UI designer I was responsible for the facilitation of Design Sprints/Design Thinking Workshops and UR & Usability Testing to define the actual products. I created UX concepts and UI Designs for the entire product; set the core visual language (colors, typography, iconography, core UI controls, website) while consulting with various stakeholders.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2017 - Apr 2018

    UX & UI Design Specialist


    Execution of UX/UI & VD (incl. iconography, typography, color concepts, etc) as a part of a multi-disciplinary team // Developing userflows & interaction concepts // Experience with Agile, Scrum & Kanban to include design into the development process // Consulting with clients & other stakeholders // User research & usability testing // Applying design thinking methodologies // Design thinking coach // Guidance & project management for Working Students

  • 1 year and 2 months, Nov 2015 - Dec 2016

    UX & UI Design Associate


    Execution of UX, UI & VD as a part of a multi-disciplinary team according to agile methodologies // Consulting with clients & other stakeholders // User research & usability testing // Developing userflows & interaction concepts // Visual design, layout and final drawing of software interfaces including iconography, typography, color concepts and other assets under consideration of the users behavior and given guidelines // Guidance for Working Students

  • 7 months, Apr 2015 - Oct 2015

    Graphic Designer

    TechStyle Fashion Group

    Conception, layout & final drawing of newsletters, landing pages, onsite assets, facebook ads, social media content & their implementation. Creation of newsletters using HTML/CSS. Assistance to the marketing team Germany.

  • 10 months, Apr 2014 - Jan 2015

    Online Marketing Consultant

    LeROI Marketing Consulting & Intelligence

    Working with analysis and research tools like Google Analytics, creation of landing pages & creatives for performance and content marketing channels. A/B testing to gather the users needs and iterate on them. Research and image editing as part of the creation of workshop presentations.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

    Graphic Designer

    idee³ | Grafik- und Werbebüro

    Conception and design of corporate designs, brochures, posters, business stationery, etc. on print as well as small websites, landing pages and some other digital assets.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 2012 - Mar 2014

    Education Operations (Working Student)


    Preparation of internal trainings // Scheduling, support and supervision of internal and external examination (nationwide) at SAP branches and partners

  • 7 months, Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

    Customer Service & Consulting (Working Student)

    Pinguin Druck GmbH
  • 5 months, Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

    Internship Publishing Sector

    Feierabend Unique Books

    Kundenbetreuung & Vertrieb

  • 3 years, Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

    Digital and Print Media Designer Apprenticeship

    spreepiraten.eu // pixelmix24

    One year internship as part of the Digital and Print Media Designer Apprenticeship // Working as a Digital and Print Media Designer // Conception & realisation of business stationarys, corporate designs, booklets and flyers // Realisation of web designs, web assets and other creatives // Working with HTML and CSS

Educational background for Julia Brand

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2012 - Oct 2014

    Media Management (Print and Media Technology)

    Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

    project management, ebusiness, online marketing, PR, CRM, marketing concepts, interface design, CMS, innovation management, human resources management, business management, database publishing, media didactics, intercultural communication, intellectual property protection, research methods

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2009 - Sep 2012

    Print and Media Technology

    Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

    marketing, marketing concepts, media economics, media law, graphic design I+II, media design, multimedia communication, financial management & accounting, controlling, prepress, material in print engineering, book binding, printing technology I+II, databases, quality management

  • 3 years, Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

    Vocational Training School of the administrative district Müritz, Waren


  • German

    First language

  • English



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