Professor of Design and Media Theory, Design Consultant and Design Critic

With his Frankfurt-based office 4gzl/designkontext (, he focuses on advice, strategy, communication and corporate publishing for companies such as ClassiCon, Cor, e15, Haffmanns & Neumeister, Lufthansa, Magazin, Merck, Richard Lampert or Serien.Lighting.

He is a member of several design associations and a frequent speaker, advisor, curator and juror. As a design critic, he has contributed to many books and trade and consumer magazines, writing on design and everyday culture, the public image of design, and the cultural and social relevance of design; from 2010-2019, he wrote the regular “Designerglück” column for Design Report.

In 2011, he was appointed professor of design and media theory at the Munich University of Applied Sciences ( He is head of the "Advanced Design" Master's program and focuses his teaching on aspects of cultural semiotics and product language, on design criticism and design mediation, as well as on experimental research projects in the context of social change and transformative processes.