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Martin Backes

Freelancer, Design Sprint Consultant, UX UI Product Designer, Creative Director, Martin Backes

Berlin, Germany

Skills

New Media
Consulting
Interaction Design
UX/UI Design
Conceptual thinking
Design Strategy
Sound Design
Usability Research
Information Architecture
Interactive Media
Usability Testing
Audiovisuelle Kommunikation
Mediengestaltung
Medienproduktion
Human Computer Interaction
Project Management
Design Fiction
Design Thinking
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Concept Development
Communication concept
Brand Communication
Corporate Design
Auditive Gestaltung
Audio Production
Audiovisual Production
Music Production
Programmierung
Marketing Communication
Audio Branding
Sound Branding
Corporate Sound
Design Research
Generative Gestaltung
Physical Computing
Prototyping
Usability Consulting
Mobile Devices
University
Teaching
Konzeption von Workshops
Videoproduktion
Videoschnitt
Museografie
Ausstellungsgestaltung
Informationssysteme
Szenografie

Timeline

Professional experience for Martin Backes

  • Current 11 years and 6 months, since Jan 2010

    Design Sprint Consultant, UX UI Product Designer, Creative Director

    Martin Backes

    I`ve been working on Freelance projects since 2008 and gained immense experience consulting and designing for brands, mobile platforms and websites, automotive in-car entertainment and infotainment systems, music soft- and hardware, interfaces for museums, financial services, interactive/non-interactive installations, and art installations. My passion for design spans all known (and some unknown) forms of media.

  • Current 12 years and 7 months, since Dec 2008

    Creative Director, Audio Branding Expert, UX Sound + Visual Designer

    aconica - creative lab for sound + media

    Focus: Sound & Media Design, Interactive Media, Event & Live Communication, Media-Enhanced Scenography, Museography, Exhibition Design, Multi-Sensory Marketing, Audio Branding, Digital Music

  • Current 15 years and 6 months, since Jan 2006

    Artist

    Studio Martin Backes

    Besides working for the industry, I'm an artist playing with the ambiguity between the physical world and the digital realm, reflecting the blurred boundaries between analog + digital, reality + simulation, stability + disruption, figure + abstraction. My cross-border and experimental field of activity in the intermediate area of art, science, technology, and culture ranges from augmented reality & multimedia sound works to theatre dance pieces and installations, as well as sculptural and computer works.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2018 - Sep 2019

    Brand Design Strategist & Audio Branding Consultant

    Blinkist

    • Process Lead: development and execution of blinkist’s brand and communications strategy for sound and audiovisual media • Mentoring, coaching and supporting founders, stakeholders through workshops (design thinking, design / brand sprints), meetings, etc. • Contracting & legal advice • Production & Design Lead: Leading the execution and production of blinkist’s brand and communications strategy for sound and audiovisual media

  • 1 year, Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

    Design Lead: UX / IA / IXD / UI Design

    Zerodebug

    Focus: Brand Design, Mobile Design, UX / IA / IXD / UI Design • Developed and launched Soda app for iOS, the first modualr DJ app • Created information architecture, user interface, flows, wireframes & rapid prototypes for mobile and the overall Brand Design, Logo Design, etc.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Oct 2014 - Oct 2017

    Dozent für Brand Communication & Interaction Design

    hdpk Hochschule der populären Künste

    In my more than 7 years of teaching at different universities in Berlin (started at BTK at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in 2010), I have worked with students of all ages and enjoyed it a lot. I have taught different courses such as interaction design, brand communication and sound design. Beyond working directly with students, I have also enjoyed developing new course materials. These have included revising exam papers, creating worksheets and projects, and of course the awarding of marks.

  • 3 months, Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

    Konzepter / Information Architect / UX, IA, IxD, UI Designer

    Saatchi & Saatchi Pro

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

    User Experience Designer and Researcher, HMI Concepts and Interaction Design

    Carmeq GmbH

    Focus: User Experience & Interaction Design, Research, Innovation Design, Sound Design, Audiovisual Design, Prototyping, HMI Concepts, User Interviews & Usability Testing, Surveys

  • 4 years and 10 months, Apr 2009 - Jan 2014

    Dozent für Sound Design & Communication, Sonic Culture, Sound and Media Art

    Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule

  • 8 months, Feb 2013 - Sep 2013

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    EICT GmbH

  • 9 months, May 2008 - Jan 2009

    Sound Designer & Producer

    Native Instruments GmbH

    Sound Designer

  • 7 months, Jun 2005 - Dec 2005

    Produzent, Tontechniker, Sound Designer

    Media Musik

    Tonstudio Praktikum bei Media Musik Hattendorf in Berlin

  • 6 years and 8 months, Oct 1998 - May 2005

    Resident DJ, Artist Relations

    Morph Club

    Mitaufbau des Morph Clubs (Diskothek) Anstellung als Resident DJ, Booker und Betreuer in Bamberg

  • 1 year and 3 months, Sep 2002 - Nov 2003

    Radioshowproduzent, -moderator und –dj

    DJ-Sets.com

    Radioshowproduzent, -moderator und –dj bei DJ-Sets.com in Berlin

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 1995 - Sep 1998

    Brewer and Maltster

    Wernecker Bierbrauerei

Educational background for Martin Backes

  • 5 years and 10 months, Oct 2011 - Jul 2017

    Art + Media Design

    Universität der Künste Berlin

    Media Design, Generative Design, Computional Art, Interactive, Interaction Design

  • 2 years and 1 month, Apr 2006 - Apr 2008

    Sound Studies

    Universität der Künste Berlin

    Klanganthropologie und Klangökologie, Experimentelle Klanggestaltung, Auditive Mediengestaltung und Akustische Konzeption

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

Interdisziplinäres Zusammenspiel

Interests

Neue Medien
Kunst
Sound
Design
Hardware Hacking
Circuit Bending
Interfaces
interessante Menschen
Essen
Wein und Bier
Atmosphären
Soundscape
Musik
Internet
Philosophie
Phänomenologie
Erkenntnistheorie
Medienwissenschaft
Kommunikation
Realisation
Entwurf
Hörerziehung
Technologie
Forschung
UX/UI Design
Künstliche Intelligenz
Szenografie
Museografie
Ausstellungsgestaltung
Reisen
Film
Mensch-Maschine-Interface (HMI)
Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion
User experience design
Programmierung
Code
Mobile Development
Web Design
Web Development
Interactive Design
Machine learning
Deep Learning
AI
Politik

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