Facing new challenges, working with people and always questioning things critically in order to solve problems inspires and motivates me in my work.
Nice to meet you!
I'm Caro. Only my grandparents actually call me Caroline, but I'm fine with both. 😊
I grew up in Aachen, the westernmost city in Germany. Through my work experiences and studies I discovered my passion for developing product and service innovations. I particularly enjoy working as closely as possible with users as well as working in an interdisciplinary and agile team.
Master of Strategic Product and Innovation Development
2020-2022: University of Wuppertal
Graduation with honours.
Bachelor of Industrial Design
2015-2020: University of Wuppertal
Graduation with honours.
Strategic Designer, Generation Design GmbH
2023-today: Wuppertal, Germany
Brand strategy and design, user and trend research, UX design, future scenarios
Junior (first Assistant) Product Owner, Springlane GmbH
2021-2023: Düsseldorf, Germany
Digital product management, UX design, scrum, research, ecommerce, app
Assistant, Start-up Center of the University of Wuppertal
2020-2021: Wuppertal, Germany
Consulting, strategic design, design thinking & pitch workshop
Intern, Halskov & Dalsgaard Design
2019: Copenhagen, Denmark
Industrial design, product design, research, rendering
Intern, Generation Design GmbH
2018-2019: Wuppertal, Germany
Industrial and strategic design, research, prototyping
Study project, thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH
2018: Wuppertal, Germany
Industrial design, UX design, research, rendering
Assistant, Marketing Department of the University of Wuppertal
2016-2020: Wuppertal, Germany
Event and webshop management, graphic design, html coding
Voluntary service, Youth and art academy Bleiberger Fabrik
2013-2014: Aachen, Germany
Event, course and exhibition management, graphic design, Creative workshop for kids, creative supervision in middle school
Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
Publication: "To Go or not to Go? A Participatory Approach to Digitally Augmenting Museum Experiences
In Mensch und Computer 2022 (MuC '22), September 4–7, 2022, Darmstadt, Germany. ACM, NY, USA. (read here)
German Design Award Nominee
💛 Things I also like
Besides my job, I am passionate about creativity through story telling. Be it a book, a film or a video game, a crime novel, science fiction or fantasy. Other than that I volunteer at Stray Aid Bulgaria in the area of communication and I'm always up for a new vegan recipe or restaurant, as well as a trip to explore nature.