Marco Plewe

Basic

Angestellt, Product Design Lead @Meta Reality Labs, Facebook

Menlo Park, United States of America

Skills

leadership skills
Leadership
creativity
Design Management
Project Management
User Experience Design
Interaction Design
Design Strategy
Design Research
Human Centered Design
User Interface Design
Information Design
Design Thinking
Branding
Communication Design
Rapid Prototyping
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Arduino
Processing
Qt
QML
Java Script
Wireframes
Concept Design
Product Management
Design
Art Design

Timeline

Professional experience for Marco Plewe

  • Current 2 years and 3 months, since Jun 2020

    Product Design Lead @Meta Reality Labs

    Facebook

  • 2 years and 5 months, Nov 2017 - Mar 2020

    Principal Product Designer

    Bowers & Wilkins

  • 11 months, Nov 2016 - Sep 2017

    Senior Manager UX Design

    Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

    Leading a team of 15 very talented cross-disciplinary designers and creative technologists from project ideation and conceptual development to project delivery. Organize and facilitate cross-team collaboration between design, engineering, user research and business strategy as well as between the different design studios around the world. Provide thought leadership with a long term vision for designing a holistic user experience across different platforms and touch points of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

  • 7 months, Apr 2016 - Oct 2016

    Manager UX Design

    Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

    Leading a team of 8 very talented cross-disciplinary designers and creative technologists from project ideation and conceptual development to project delivery. Organize and facilitate cross-team collaboration between design, engineering, user research and business strategy as well as between the different design studios around the world. Provide thought leadership with a long term vision for designing a holistic user experience across different platforms and touch points of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

  • 8 months, Aug 2015 - Mar 2016

    Principal UX Designer

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

    Guided and mentored a vision team of cross-disciplinary designers and creative technologists. Explored new experiences for Mercedes-Benz with strategic impact for in-car displays, mobile devices, wearables, intelligent light, smart materials, interactive and transformable surfaces. Spearheaded and established tangible digital interfaces as a new design discipline within Mercedes-Benz. Collaborated with cross-functional teams on multi-modal interactions combining voice, gesture and gaze.

  • 10 months, Oct 2014 - Jul 2015

    Senior UX Designer

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

    Strong contributor as member of the F015 core project team. Developed concepts for autonomous mobility experiences, worked on interaction and visual design, developed prototypes for evaluation and effective communication of the design vision and ensured correct implementation into the final product. Lead a small design team for demonstrating the Mercedes-Benz vision of a predictive user experience. IxDA Award 2015 shortlisted in category “Disruptive”.

  • 2 years, Oct 2012 - Sep 2014

    UX Designer

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

    As the lead designer for the digital user interfaces of the Concept S-Class Coupé I worked directly with software and embedded hardware engineers – from whiteboard concept stage to final polished visual design. I helped to establish a new collaboration model and best practices of interdisciplinary co-creation and the strategy of using show cars as proof of concept – designing and developing for real life automotive hardware in order to accelerate the transition of innovation from vision into product.

  • 7 months, Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

    UX Design Intern

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

    I helped implementing creative coding as a new design tool and design discipline for rapid prototyping and concept evaluation within Mercedes-Benz. With a small team of designers, engineers and UX researchers we established a new collaboration model of interdisciplinary co-creation and a human-centered-design process. Contributed to the Mercedes-Benz digital user experience strategy and design language.

  • 6 months, Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

    Designer

    spontech spine intelligence AG

    I worked as the design lead together with marketing and engineering on concepts, wireframes and visual designs for the innovative implant software, company website, and marketing material for web and print. I helped establishing a new brand and CI guidelines for this fast growing medical start-up.

  • 3 months, Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

    Design Tutor

    University of Applied Sciences Würzburg

    I mentored and taught a group of 60+ undergraduate students in Adobe Illustrator. I guided the students through the software from basic to advanced features and demonstrated how the software facilitates procedural design. The learnings were applied in weekly sessions in groups of 15 students using real life design problems which were accompanied by weekly design exercise assignments.

  • 10 months, Mar 2011 - Dec 2011

    Designer

    zum Kuckuck

    As a designer and creative technologist I worked directly with clients and developers and created concepts, designs and prototypes for innovative websites and digital experiences that pushed the envelope of established web standards. In a cross-disciplinary team I developed digital experiences for highly distinguished brands such as Mercedes-Benz AMG, Audi, Villeroy & Boch, Drykorn, to name a few.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Mar 2010 - Jun 2011

    IT Support in International Help Desk

    barcatta GmbH

    Assisting employees of E.ON all over the world in solving any kind of problems regarding the IT infrastructure, hardware and software, such as CITRIX, MS Office, Outlook, Exchange, Windows, Blackberry, RAS VPN, Active Directory, LDAP, SAP, Remedy ARS, IBM Mainframe, video and telephone conferencing tools, identity Management, network printing, order management, asset management, VoIP, on-call duty, intranet, extranet

  • 3 months, Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

    Design Tutor

    University of Applied Sciences Würzburg

    I mentored and taught a group of 60+ undergraduate students in Adobe Illustrator. I guided the students through the software from basic to advanced features and demonstrated how the software facilitates procedural design. The learnings were applied in weekly sessions in groups of 15 students using real life design problems which were accompanied by weekly design exercise assignments.

  • 7 months, Mar 2010 - Sep 2010

    Designer

    formfellows

    As a designer I worked closely with clients to provide effective visual languages for their brand systems. In an interdisciplinary environment I worked directly with fashion designers, architects and copywriters and developed concepts and designs for cross-platform campaigns, exhibitions, sports wear, and more for highly distinguished brands such as Continental, Red Bull, Jewish Museum Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Liebighaus Frankfurt, to name a few.

  • 5 months, Oct 2009 - Feb 2010

    Design Intern

    formfellows

    In an interdisciplinary environment I worked directly with fashion designers, architects and copywriters and developed concepts and designs for cross-platform campaigns, exhibitions, sports wear, and more for highly distinguished brands such as Continental, Red Bull, Jewish Museum Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Liebighaus Frankfurt, to name a few.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Feb 2007 - Oct 2009

    IT Support in International Help Desk

    barcatta GmbH

    Assisting employees of E.ON all over the world in solving any kind of problems regarding the IT infrastructure, hardware and software, such as CITRIX, MS Office, Outlook, Exchange, Windows, Blackberry, RAS VPN, Active Directory, LDAP, SAP, Remedy ARS, IBM Mainframe, video and telephone conferencing tools, identity Management, network printing, order management, asset management, VoIP, on-call duty, intranet, extranet

Educational background for Marco Plewe

  • 2 years and 5 months, Mar 2011 - Jul 2013

    Information Design

    University of Applied Sciences Würzburg

    communication in media based relationships, internet of things, physically augmented reality, emotion and empathy in interaction design

  • 4 years, Sep 2007 - Aug 2011

    Communication Design

    University of Applied Sciences Würzburg

    Interaction Design, Information Design

  • Business Informatics, Business Administration

    University of Applied Sciences Würzburg

Languages

  • German

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  • English

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  • Spanish

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  • French

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Interests

Photography
Design
Languages
Cinema
Architecture
Swimming
Philosophy
Snowboarding

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