about me

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. 

👩🏻‍🎓 Education

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.

🤓 Experience

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 

Study project, Art and Exhibition Hall of Germany

2021: Bonn, Germany
Strategic design, UX design, user research
(Learn more about it here)

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

📜 Achievements

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. 

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