Professor of Media & Communication Design | Head of Study Program Design Management | Co-Founder & Director of Culturesphere

Oliver Szasz is professor of media and communication design at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich and heads the international Design Management Master's program. In 2018, he founded the company Culturesphere and, in addition to his teaching and research activities, he supports companies in fostering a culture of innovation. From 2001 to 2010, he was managing director and owner of an interdisciplinary design agency in London; from 1997 to 2000, lecturer in South Africa and senior designer for international agencies in the Cayman Islands and in Barcelona.

Oliver Szasz studied philosophy, political science and sociology before graduating in communication design from the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. He also holds a Master's degree in design studies from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts, London. In his research, he focuses on user experience, human-centered design, design thinking and innovation management. He advises on strategic creative issues and holds innovation workshops based on design thinking methods.