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I am

... a UX UI Designer with 3 years of proven professional experience and 10+ years of experience in Content Production and Content Management. I am skilled in problem solving through creativity and building empathy to improve human experiences. My speciality is the creation of accessible, ethical, delightful to use and technically refined designs.

Education

Aug 2021 - Nov 2021

UI Design Immersion

Career Foundry

Immersive course on user-centric digital experiences. Merging theory with hands-on practice, it gave me a profound understanding of UI design. I now create designs that not only look good but prioritize user engagement and functionality.

May 2020 - Sep 2020

UX Design Immersion

Career Foundry

Intensive program on user-centric design. From user research to prototyping, it equipped me with essential skills for crafting intuitive digital experiences. Emphasizing empathy-driven design and fostering adaptability, the course provided a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. By the end, I gained not just practical skills but a strategic mindset for creating impactful user interfaces.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2011

Dipl. Political Science
Goethe University Frankfurt/M.

The Political Science Master's program heightened my expertise in political systems, global affairs, and policy analysis. Through rigorous coursework, I developed critical analytical skills and gained a comprehensive understanding of political ideologies. The interdisciplinary approach equipped me to navigate complex political landscapes, contributing meaningfully to contemporary discourse.

Experience

Oct 2023 - present

UXUI Designer  

Cuabi, Hybrid

Responsible for developing user personas, pain points, user stories, user journeys, UX Architecture, Prototyping, UI Design, User Research & Usability Testing, UI Elements and the development of a sustainable Figma Design System.

Mar 2023 - Aug 2023

UI Designer  

.diff communications GmbH, Remote

Responsible for pixel perfect mobile first & desktop solutions for a banking client: UI Elements, Prototyping, UI Design, Design System, Team Onboarding. Regular communication with clients, stakeholders and developers.

Dec 2021 - Nov 2022

Lead UXUI Designer  

DeinePflege, Remote

Responsible for developing a mobile first solution from scratch: UX Architecture, Prototyping, UI Design, User Research & Usability Testing, UI Elements, Design System, Team Onboarding.

Feb 2021 - present

Mentor & Lead Teacher I UX UI Design

ReDi School, School for Digital Integration, Berlin

Successfully mentoring students in 1:1 sessions transitioning into UXUI Design and finding their first UXUI Design role. Responsible also for syllabus, creation of design project & design brief.

Jul 2020 - Jun 2023

UX UI Brand Designer - Freelance

Kat Leimner UX UI Design

Successfully helped clients with UX Research, User Surveys, Conducting Interviews, User Personas, Competitive Analysis, Mobile First Designs, UI Design, Prototyping, Branding.

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Project Manager

Yopic e.V. Young People for International Communication, NGO, Berlin

Lead Editorial and Management of 5. Layout and design of magazine “100 years of women’s voting rights in Berlin”.

Mar 2015 - Sep 2016

Online Editor & Content Manager

7NXT Health GmbH, Pro 7Sat1 Media, Berlin

Responsible for digital product content strategy and creation of video content with product testimonial while working closely with Design, Marketing & CEOs.

Skills

Certifications

Nov 2023

IAAP Certified Professionals in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

Broad foundational knowledge of disability and accessibility concepts, to lead, guide, and develop more accessible products, services, and environments. This credential defines what accessibility professionals are expected to know and to help increase the quality of work delivered in the industries served.

Sep 2023

Graphic Design

OfG - Online School of Design

Technical proficiency in the art and science of visual communication. Beyond the technical aspects, the certification process honed critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Learned to approach design challenges with a strategic mindset, considering not only the aesthetic aspects but also the intended message and target audience. 

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