Team

The Centigrade Team

An outstanding user interface is an elegant symbiosis of usability, aesthetics and technology. With this goal in mind, our agile team of psychologists, computer scientists and designers manages to think, communicate and create across disciplinary boundaries. Interested in becoming part of our team?

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Management

Thomas Immich
Thomas Immich

Thomas Immich

Managing Director  ·  Head of UX Services

Dipl. Computer Scientist (FH)
VDMA Member GUPA Member

Thomas Immich is a co-founder and director of Centigrade and responsible for the company's UX Services division. Thomas Immich holds a Diploma in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, having completed his studies of Digital Media with an award-winning thesis on user interface prototyping. Since then Thomas Immich concentrates on user-centered design methods with regard to their technical feasibility and tool support. During this time he worked as a user interface design lead in numerous client projects, consulting development teams in the visual and conceptional optimization of user interfaces.

Florian Moritz
Florian Moritz

Florian Moritz

Branch Manager Frankfurt  ·  Head of Operations

Dipl. Computer Scientist (FH)

Florian Moritz takes care that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes at Centigrade. Furthermore, he coordinates the Centigrade branch office Frankfurt am Main. As former Head of Design, Florian contributed his longtime experience of UI Design and Conception to Centigrade. As Head of Operations, he applies his experience in project leadership and UX Management to combine highest quality and economic efficiency. His motivation is to enable user centered design in all processes – whether it is for a customer or colleague. Thus, Florian is making essential contribution to the fact that Centigrade not only carries human centered design to the world but also brings this paradigm to life in all structures of the company.

Alexander Keller
Alexander Keller

Alexander Keller

Head of Design Engineering  ·  Senior Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Alexander Keller is Head of Design Engineering at Centigrade. He completed his studies in Media Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. In his bachelor thesis he dealt with the conception and implementation of an Expression Blend Plugin to visualize input scenarios on touch devices.
During his several years of developing WPF applications at Centigrade, Alexander Keller has managed numerous software projects in his function as technical project lead. He works at the intersection of User Interface Design and User Interface Development he joins technical know-how of C# engineering with esthetic UI Design in XAML. Furthermore, he supports clients in WPF performance analyses for better runtime behavior of their existing WPF applications.

Aline Barré
Aline Barré

Aline Barré

Head of Visual Design  ·  Senior Visual Designer

Master of Arts in Communication Design, Bachelor of Arts in Intermedia Design

Aline Barré studied Communication Design at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar focusing on typography, graphic design, branding and screen design. She also conducted early and practical research in the field of intelligent furniture. Preceding her master’s degree, she absolved her apprenticeship as a Media Designer for digital and print as well as her bachelor’s degree focusing on Intermedia Design. At Centigrade Aline Barré is working on the concept and design of appealing and innovative user interfaces

Kai-Dominik Kuhn
Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Head of DevOps Engineering  ·  Senior Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science

As Head of DevOps Engineering, current web, app and hardware technologies and their efficient use in customer and Centigrade projects represent Kai-Dominik's core competence. He advises customers on process automation, new technology, infrastructure and software architectures. Kai-Dominik represents DevOps as key to process automations and use of modern cloud technologies in combination with secure IT and data protection. He takes on this responsibility for both clients and Centigrade infrastructure - especially to ensure smooth remote collaboration. Already during his studies of computer science at Saarland University, he developed a passion to combine business and technology by participating as a co-founder in two IT start-ups and intensively dealing with IoT, web and app-based technologies.

UX Management

Martin Hesseler
Martin Hesseler

Martin Hesseler

Key Account Manager  ·  Field Master UX Management

Master of Science in Computer Science and Media

Martin Hesseler studied media informatics with a special interest in human-computer interaction. With several years of experience at Centigrade, he is leading large projects, always having the overall user experience of the product in mind. He is cooperating closely with software engineers in agile and user-centered working processes and continuously developing the integration of user experience into the software development process of clients.

Laura Festl
Laura Festl

Laura Festl

Team Leader UX Management  ·  Senior UX Manager

Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction

Laura Festl has several years of experience in designing interfaces that satisfy both user and customer requirements. As UX Manager, she has a special eye on the overall process and ensures that requirements are unerringly transformed into concept and design solutions and can be successfully implemented by the development department. As team leader, she ensures that knowledge and experience is shared within the team and successfully applied in projects. Already during her studies, she dealt with the subject area UX - after her bachelor's degree in Information Design at the Stuttgart Media University, Laura Festl focused on the field of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen.

Britta Karn
Britta Karn

Britta Karn

Senior UX Manager  ·  Account Manager

Master of Science in Psychology
GUPA Member

Britta Karn works at Centigrade in the fields of UX Management, Account Management and UX Research. In the project business, she has a comprehensive view on the continuous UX process and ensures this in projects. Furthermore, she represents the user perspective and feeds the user feedback back into the team in order to iteratively and user-centeredly improve solution ideas. In the acquisition process Britta Karn makes first contact with potential customers or places inquiries in the appropriate departments. Britta Karn studied psychology at Saarland University. During her master studies she chose media informatics as a minor subject, whereby she was particularly interested in the topic of user experience as an interface between psychology and computer science.

Sven Strauß
Sven Strauß

Sven Strauß

UX Manager

Dipl. Designer

Sven Strauß has many years of experience in the visual design of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) at Centigrade. As UX Manager, he supervises large projects as a key account manager as well as small and new customer projects. In doing so, he keeps an eye on the overall process to ensure a user-centered and agile approach – from requirements management to conceptual and visual development to implementation. Sven Strauß studied Media Art & Design at the University of Fine Arts Saarland and primarily worked on audio-visual media. Before his study, he completed an apprenticeship as a digital media designer and gained experience in the e-learning sector – especially in the realization of interactive and animated training content.

Nora Wolfsheim
Nora Wolfsheim

Nora Wolfsheim

UX Manager  ·  UX Researcher

Master of in Science Psychology
GUPA Member

Nora Wolfsheim studied psychology at the technical University of Darmstadt. During her master’s degree she chose user-centered product development and HMI as her special interest. She gained several years of experience in user research and -testing in industry 4.0 through her work in the automotive industry. Since 2019 she supports Centigrade in the field of UX Research.

Rebecca Hainich
Rebecca Hainich

Rebecca Hainich

Assistant UX Research

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Rebecca Hainich is studying Psychology at the University of Würzburg with a focus on Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Human Factors. She is particularly interested in user-centered design and human-machine interaction. In her bachelor thesis she worked on the development and validation of a Human Machine Interface against motion sickness for highly automated vehicles. At Centigrade she supports the UX Research department in the conception and execution of user research and prototype/concept testing.

Conception

Miriam Julius
Miriam Julius

Miriam Julius

Field Master Concept Design  ·  Senior Concept Designer

Master of Arts in Interface Design
GUPA Member

After her degree in cross-channel media design at FH Trier, Miriam Julius started to focus on the field of user experience in the masterprogram „Interface Design“ at FH Potsdam. Her thesis about the potential of personal data in social networks brought her in touch with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin, where she worked with multimodal social recommendation systems. At Centigrade she takes the users' perspective on interaction concepts in the context of machine operations via mutlitouch-HMI.

Jonas Enck
Jonas Enck

Jonas Enck

Senior Concept Designer

Bachelor of Arts in Intermedia Design

Equipped with a good technical understanding, not only because of his training as information electronics technician which he completed before his studies, Jonas quickly identifies and understands complex technical connections, especially in the field of engineering. By doing so he manages to break down the complexity of interaction flows and guides the users to focus on the essentials. This finally creates interfaces of great usability.
His passion also lies in visual storytelling and motion design. Jonas shows this by creating lively presentations and specifications.

Visualization

David Patrizi
David Patrizi

David Patrizi

Senior Visual Designer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

David Patrizi holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and media at the University of Furtwangen. As a passionate user interface designer at Centigrade he develops high-quality icon and screen designs in an ongoing dialogue with the customer. Using technologies like WPF he brings the User Interfaces to life, mastering disciplines like micro interaction design and motion design to bring the UI elements together.

Günter Pellner
Günter Pellner

Günter Pellner

Senior Visual Designer

Bachelor of Art & Technology

Since 2012 Günter supports Centigrade and their clients to create intuitive and efficient user interfaces. Starting in web and game-development, he now works closely with engineers to create design solutions in various technology contexts. With his experience in new and old GUI technologies, he creates and specifies most notably pragmatic solutions to enhance the user experience fast and effectively.

Roger Towae
Roger Towae

Roger Towae

Senior Visual Designer

Media Designer

Roger has been passionate about visual design for almost 20 years. After finishing his apprenticeship as a digital and print media designer, he worked as an art director in advertising agencies. His experience ranges from print to online, from graphic design and visual conception to photography, image editing, logo design and typography. At Centigrade, Roger uses his experience to design engaging interfaces and controls, coordinating and leading UI projects with a visual focus.

Marius Hubertus
Marius Hubertus

Marius Hubertus

Senior Visual Designer

Bachelor of Arts in Virtual Design

Marius Hubertus completed an apprenticeship as a media designer for digital & print media and subsequently studied Virtual Design at the University of Kaiserslautern with a focus on conception and design in virtual spaces. With his experience in print and web, game development and 3D design, Marius creates innovative interface designs, 3D visualizations and interactive prototypes at Centigrade.

India Cino
India Cino

India Cino

Visual Designer

Diploma of Arts in Communication Design

India Furnari studied communication design at the University of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken. Already as a working student, she supported Centigrade in the field of design. As a visual designer, her focus is on illustration, icon and screen design.

Implementation

Iris Hesseler
Iris Hesseler

Iris Hesseler

Senior Design Engineer

Dipl. Computer Scientist in Media

Iris Hesseler studied Media Informatics at the University of Ulm. During her studies, she focused on software engineering, media education and media psychology. In her thesis she designed and developed an e-learning class. Having worked in user interface development with WPF and C# for several years, she realized multiple software projects as developer and project lead. She works at Centigrade's Düsseldorf office, where her main focus is the development of high-quality user interfaces in the industrial sector.

Frederic Frieß
Frederic Frieß

Frederic Frieß

Senior 3D Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science and Media

Frederic’s works starts where visualization and implementation meet with a special focus on 3D design engineering. With many years of experience in this field, he is engaged in the disciplines of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D design engineering and motion design. Frederic Frieß studied at the Universities of Applied Science in Wiesbaden and Trier and works at the Centigrade branch office in Frankfurt, where he realizes intuitive and immersive experiences for industrial scenarios.

Clemens Poblotzki
Clemens Poblotzki

Clemens Poblotzki

Senior 3D Design Engineer

Dipl. Communication Designer

Clemens Poblotzki creates 3D environments for static, animated and interactive perception. With years of experience in web-technologies and frameworks he refactors them for the use in different target media. No matter if it is about classical desktop applications, virtual reality or mixed reality environments, Clemens is keeping a firm focus on optimized user experiences. He is passionate about visualising complex scenarios and rethinking workflows along the interfaces between conception and presentation, tooling and authoring, technical integrity and design innovation.

Patrick Andre Decker
Patrick Andre Decker

Patrick Andre Decker

Senior Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

In 2012 Patrick Andre Decker finished his studies of Computer Science and Media at the Trier University of Applied Sciences. His bachelor thesis was about the creation of a browsergame in which the players had to build their own city and simultaneously watch the consequences for the environment. After his studies he worked as a software engineer at a midsize company. He was highly involved in the development of an address- and eventmanagement software using WPF in all layers of the MVVM pattern. At Centigrade he now uses his knowledge to develop visual appealing user interfaces with clean and maintainable code.

Mikhail Shabanov
Mikhail Shabanov

Mikhail Shabanov

Senior Software Engineer

Diploma in Engineering

Mikhail studied Spacecraft Automatic Control Systems in the Moscow State Forest University. At the beginning of his career he was a C++ software engineer in the Russian Spacecraft Industry. He has major experience is in commercial software development and had jobs at the largest russian telecom company, a world-known bank and in the largest world antivirus company. He has strong knowledge in databases, backend and microservice systems, and of course in UI creation with WPF and Angular. Here at Centigrade he uses these skills to build systems and applications that deliver a great UX.

Thomas Becker
Thomas Becker

Thomas Becker

Software Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Thomas Becker completed his studies in Media Informatics at the HS Trier with an emphasis on web technologies and software-engineering. For his graduation project he developed a shipping platform for a chemical trading company. After his graduation he worked on a web-based managing software for hotels. At Centigrade Thomas Becker works on web-based projects and he develops for internal usage.

Julian Lang
Julian Lang

Julian Lang

Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science

Julian Lang studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern and within his master thesis he worked on the concept and creation of a design system architecture, which aims at integrative collaboration between UX design and software development. With the help of various web-based technologies, interdisciplinary teams can collaborate remotely and effectively. At Centigrade, Julian supports projects of all sizes as a web developer and shares his knowledge from several years of professional experience as an instructor in Angular trainings or as a coach within project teams. Julian is also involved in open-source development and in 2020 he started his own project, ngtx, an Angular testing-library which simplifies the development of Angular component tests, leading to more robust and readable test cases.

Matthias Frauer
Matthias Frauer

Matthias Frauer

Design Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Media

Matthias Frauer studied Media Informatics at Saarland University. Early on he focused on web development with an emphasis on usable security and developed the routing-based authentication scheme GeoLock in his thesis. At Centigrade Matthias contributes to the engineering team by planning and implementing web-based applications, mostly with TypeScript and Angular.

Martin Fokam Simo
Martin Fokam Simo

Martin Fokam Simo

Assistant Software Engineer

Student computer science

Martin Fokam Simo completed his school education in Cameroon in 2018. After successfully passing the DSH language exam at Saarland University, he started his studies in practical computer science at Saarland University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Centigrade. During his training years, Martin learns practical contents of modern software development with the help of the Centigrade Engineering Team, accompanying his lectures. Through the coaching of the software engineering colleagues, Martin was able to implement his first projects in the Arduino (IoT) & Angular environment during his first two semesters at Centigrade. His motivation and joy of learning has enriched the Centigrade engineering team ever since.

Communication

Luzie Seeliger
Luzie Seeliger

Luzie Seeliger

Employee Experience Manager  ·  Office Manager Saarbrücken

Magistra Artium in German and Comparative Literature

In 2010 Luzie Seeliger graduated from Saarland University in German and Comparative Literature. After working in the journalistic field as a copywriter and as a press officer at a parliamentary group in the state parliament of Saarland she moved to Centigrade in 2013. As a Employee Experience Manager, she contributes to a good working atmosphere, an enjoyable atmosphere in the team and to the employee satisfaction. She takes care of the onboarding process, the company's own guidance program and is also responsible for all team events. As Office Manager she ensures smooth procedures in the headquarter Saarbrücken.

Sebastian Oberger
Sebastian Oberger

Sebastian Oberger

Online Marketing Manager

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Marketing

Sebastian Oberger studied Digital Media Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. During his studies, he discovered marketing in the field of digital media for himself and quickly specialized in it. After successfully completing his bachelor thesis, which involved the conception and marketing of a web platform, he took responsibility in the project management of large IT projects and gained experience in self-employment. At Centigrade he works as an Online Marketing Manager and leads projects for the online marketing of the business offer.

Administration

Petra Ripplinger
Petra Ripplinger

Petra Ripplinger

Corporate Administrator

Bank Officer and Language Secretary

Petra Ripplinger has a long work experience as personal assistant on management level. As trained bank officer and language secretary she has worked in diverse sectors (chemical industry, advertising, banking) and is therefore perfectly acquainted with all tasks and procedures in modern office management. As first contact person for Centigrade's clients and suppliers, she is in charge of commercial correspondence, time scheduling and all matters of organization and administration.

Andrea Degel
Andrea Degel

Andrea Degel

Corporate Administrator

Bank Officer and IT Customer Advisor

Andrea Degel has a long work experience in the banking and finance sector and as IT Customer Advisor for the data processing service center of savings banks. For Centigrade she is responsible for the accounting and financial controlling as well as for matters of organization and administration.

Inna Betke
Inna Betke

Inna Betke

Office Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, Student Business Administration

Inna Betke studied Cultural Studies and Business Administration at the University of Duisburg-Essen and graduated in 2019. Now, she studies business administration at the Mercator School of Management in Duisburg. Through internships she was able to gain administrative experience and acquired skills in the field of digital marketing. At Centigrade she works as Office Manager and supports the areas of administration and corporate experience.

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