Hi, my name is Chris

I design and build products and experiences that really make a difference.

Former Product at mymuesli.

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.

Bigger is not always better

“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

My recent 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.

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, Researcher

Topics

Personalised Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, Micronutrient Deficiencies

Release

Q3 2019

Chummify

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

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

With the help of your OCEAN personality traits, you're locally brought together with someone out there who you are on the same page with. Just answer a couple of questions about yourself, leave your number and put your smartphone away.

Emoji-filled chats, superficialities and wasted time belong to the past. This one is all about meaningful connections, digital well-being and less loneliness in your life.

Case study following soon!

Client

Myself

Role

Founder

Topics

Personality Psychology, Interpersonal Compatibility, Digital Minimalism

Release

Late 2020

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

If you happen to speak German — freut mich echt, dich hier zu sehen! I'm Chris and I love to make things. Like, everything on this website actually.

Having been a huge science geek ever since I was a kid, I ended up with quite some knowledge across multiple fields over the years. I especially love diving deep into problems and seeing them as opportunities to be embraced and pursued while searching for the truth.

So don't get me wrong, I'm by no means trying to be an expert in each and every field, but taught myself how to go deep on subjects rather fast and become quickly familiar with new topics.

Previous experience

I‘ve been freelancing as an innovation consultant 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 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. I still ended up with an Honours Degree in Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship from the University of Passau though.

Outside of tinkering on side projects and helping companies build strategies, I enjoy being a film geek, playing piano, video games, singing, traveling, weightlifting, sushi 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

The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

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.