Hi, my name's Chris!

I love creating experiences that really matter. Currently building Chummify. Former freelance innovation consultant and junior product manager at mymuesli.

mymuesli

The future of food and nutrigenomics — a personalized breakfast cereal based on your DNA and blood work.

Chummify

A personality-based psychology startup for deep emotional connections and meaningful relationships.

mymuesli

The future of food and nutrigenomics — a personalized breakfast cereal based on your DNA and blood work.

mymuesli is an award-winning food startup based in Passau and Berlin, Germany.

Among others, I especially had the pleasure to work with their innovation team and one of the founders on their Personalised Nutrition project in the field of food-tech.

I helped develop the innovation strategy, research scientific methods, conduct a nutritional analysis of the current range of products and participate at onsite meetings with partners.

Case study following soon!

Client

mymuesli

Role

Innovation Consultant, Strategist

Topics

Personalised Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, Micronutrient Deficiencies

Release

Q3 2019

Chummify

A personality-based psychology startup all about deep emotional connections and meaningful relationships.

Chummify is my own passion project, currently based in Vienna, Austria, but initially started out of my dorm room in Passau, Germany.

It takes your Big Five personality traits and brings you together with someone in real life who really gets you. Just answer a couple of questions about yourself, leave your number and put your smartphone away. That's it.

Emoji-filled chats and superficialities belong to the past. This one is all about feeling understood, spending less screen time and managing your mental health.

Case study following soon!

Client

Myself

Role

Founder

Topics

Personality Psychology, Interpersonal Compatibility, Digital Minimalism

Release

Q2/Q3 2021

From wireframing and mockups to user testing

Feel free to click yourself through some of the designs, landing pages and protoypes I've created once already for Chummify. Don't forget that all of this digital stuff is just one part of the whole user experience, as the other one takes place offline.

What that guy's all about

“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.” — Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Nice to meet you

I'm Chris, born and raised in Frankfurt, currently living in Vienna. As you might have guessed, I love to make things. Like, everything on this website actually.

Having been a huge science geek ever since I was a kid, I always loved learning new things about the world we're living in. I usually make use of all of my knowledge and expertise depending on the project I‘m faced with. My projects tend to grow like a bonsai: focusing on their core strength, not necessarily on size.

Previous experience

I‘ve been freelancing as an innovation consultant up until corona shut down a majority of potential projects in 2020.

In the past, I worked with mymuesli in different positions. Acting as the right-hand man for one of the founders and other managers, I helped create and advance strategies for food innovations like the Personalised Nutrition project or Lower-Carb-Müsli amongst other things.

Once, I even got to keep up the waiter bit at an opening of a pop up store I helped organizing. Met a couple of famous actors and celebrities there which was quite cool!

As a teen in the early 2010s, I also founded and managed Gronkh-Fanseite, a Facebook fanpage for Gronkh, one of Germany's biggest gaming YouTubers.

I created content, sold quirky merchandise, engaged with his community and grew the page to more than 20,000 followers at peak times. Trust me when I say that these kind of numbers meant so much more back then.

Other than that, I worked in retail at Peek & Cloppenburg at the end of my final school year in 2015. It gave me an opportunity to earn enough money to travel solo in Southeast Asia for three months as an 18-year-old kid — which was more than worth it and made traveling and exploring different cultures around the globe a huge part of my life.

Stay hungry, stay foolish

I love learning and am interested in many things in life. Majoring in computer science and a couple of other fields of study made me realize that today’s education system is just not for me.

It should always be about learning for the sake of learning, rather than doing it for the credits, grades or a piece of paper. Even as a 20-something college dropout, I still ended up with an Honours Degree in Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship from the University of Passau.

Outside of tinkering on side projects, I also enjoy being a film geek, playing piano, video games, watching anime, singing, daydreaming, singing even more, sushi, weightlifting, investing in companies I strongly believe in or planning future trips to the ever growing number of places I want to travel to someday.

Fun facts

I played ice hockey in my youth and was actually scouted for Germany's national U16 team as a teen.

I tend to sneeze at least twice after having some mint gum or dark chocolate.

I have a thing for neologisms and words that capture certain emotions — natsukashii and saudade for the win! (for more, visit The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows)

Countries visited

31

Cities lived in

7

Speaking

German, English, Russian

On my reading list

You tell me

mymuesli

The future of food and nutrigenomics — a personalized breakfast cereal based on your DNA and blood work.

Chummify

Why offline is the new online — a personality-based psychology startup to meet others who really get you.

Gronkh-Fanseite

From crazy idea to success — a Facebook fanpage for Gronkh, one of Germany's biggest gaming YouTubers.

“It’s better to have 100 people love you than have a million people that sort of like you.” — Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator

Currently — building Chummify; occassionally keeping my blog alive.

Previously — freelancing as an innovation consultant; working in Product at mymuesli.

My former work revolved mostly around strategy development and research analysis in product and innovation.

You will also find me geeking out on topics such as nutrition science, fasting, exercise science, biological psychology, nootropics, psychedelic science, consciousness research, minimalism, personality psychology, UX design and much more.

I usually make use of all of my knowledge and expertise depending on the project I‘m faced with. My projects tend to grow like a bonsai: focusing on their core strength, not necessarily on size.

Selected projects I really working on

mymuesli

The future of food and nutrigenomics — a personalized breakfast cereal based on your DNA and blood work.

Chummify

Why offline is the new online — a personality-based psychology startup to meet others in real life who really get you.