I contribute throughout the entire development cycle, from concept to code.
As a designer & technologist, I am driven by creating solutions to meaningful problems, by leveraging accessible resources, so that people get value from technology. I work in the intersection between psychology, design and technology to develop and deliver digital products. Below is recognition for work that I developed from the concept phase, through to execution while leading talented teams.
2015: Selected as one of ten finalists for SXSW LAUNCHEdu program
2014/15: Selected as one of five social enterprises from over 120 international applications for the World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE) Accelerator Program
2014/15: Selected from of over 1,600 applications for Startup Chile Program (Generation 10)
2014: Winner of the UN World Summit Youth “Education 4 All” Award from over 1,896 applications from 138 countries. Finalist for the World Summit Award for “Best African Content”
2014: Finalist at 4YFN as part of the Mobile World Congress from 200 startups representing 50 countries
2014: Finalists at Harvard Africa Business Conference
2013-15: Integration in African markets, with endorsement from The Ministry of Education and the Teacher Union of Lesotho. The Vodacom Foundation Lesotho has sponsored the airtime for our pilot including over 500,000 SMS lessons, 1.6 million minutes of voice/airtime, SMS gateway and short-code
2015: BBC’s “Focus on Africa” live broadcast, BBC World News
2015: The Guardian article “Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho”
2015: WIRED magazine: "Die Idee Meines Lebens"
2015: Published case study "Disruption in the Developing World" (eBook)
2014: Named one of FastCompany’s “Top Ten Most Innovative Countries in Africa”
Awards & Achievements: Cofounder, Creative Director, Capsule.fm
(in collaboration with cofounders, Espen Systad, Tor Langballe and with our team)
2015: Number one selling news App in over 25 countries
2014: Finalist, Midem for MidemLab in "D2C sales and content monetisation category"
2013: Winners €1 Million in TV-media at SevenVentures Pitch Day at NOAH’12 Conference
2012: Winners of Startupbootcamp audience vote, winning a trip to SXSW
2014: The Next Web: "Music in the Midnight Sun"
2014: The Next Web: "11 of the hottest startups from Tech Open Air Berlin 2014"
2014: Netted, by the Webbys: "Early Edition Wakes You Up with Futuristic AI"
2015/16: Contributing author: Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning, Springer Reference
2014: Fiction: I Like Cats, designed by Benedikt Lehnert
Freelance writer with Audience.io, published here: Huffington Post Tech: At A Glance: What Apple Watch Means for Typography; Huffington Post Tech: The Killer Podcast Demystified: 5 Secrets to Success; Yahoo Tech: 6 iPhone Apps for Budding Filmmakers
Writing on Medium
Honors & Experience
2015: One of five fellows invited to China for HuaweixSLA
2014: Mentor UX Design, CareerFoundry
2014: One of 150 mentors of Startupbootcamp Accelerator program (Berlin)
2014: Winner of Weather Underground's API award at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014, taking home $1,000 between our three person team
2013: Developed Snapcat, an android app in just 24 hours at PhotohackDay, Berlin. Snapcat has since received press by The Independent, WIRED, FastCompany, NowThis and Bloomberg as well as getting over 100,000 downloads
2008: Finalist at Schroders Bright Young Things competition, receiving 2,000 pounds to develop the proposed business idea
2008: Group exhibition, id11, Rotterdam NL "Solo City"; "In White Rooms"; "Untitled Paintings"