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.

Clemens Lutsch
Clemens Lutsch

Clemens Lutsch

Branch Manager Munich  ·  Head of UX Strategy

Magister Artium in Human Factors
GUPA Member

Clemens Lutsch has been working in the Usability / User Experience field since 1994. He manages and develops the area of strategic User Experience, which embraces new approaches in innovation management, organization development and the integration of human-centred design in corporate culture. The industrial anthropologist and trainer collaborates on a number of international standards in User Experience and Usability, recently as editor of ISO 9241 — Part 161: Guidance on visual user-interface elements. Clemens Lutsch was also in the Board of the GermanUPA for two years. He is a member of the Certification Counsel at Fraunhofer Institute.

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.

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.

Saskia Hehl
Saskia Hehl

Saskia Hehl

Knowledge Manager

Master of Arts in Media- and Educational Science

Saskia Hehl finished her master’s degree in Media and Education at the University of Trier in 2014. Since then she has concerned herself with the successful transfer of knowledge in Schools, Universities and other educational environments, working both in classic learning situations and multimedia contexts. As a knowledge manager Saskia Hehl organizes training programs and advises the team regarding didactics and composition of digital learning environments.

Simon Kieke
Simon Kieke

Simon Kieke

Senior Marketing Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies

Simon Kieke studied Media and Communication Sciences and Psychology at the University of Halle (Saale). He is interested in everything that happens at the interface between those two disciplines – with corporate communication and audiovisual communication being his special interests. At Centigrade, he puts his mind to online marketing strategies and produces videos to give viewers insights into Centigrade’s corporate culture and its way of working.

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.

Louisa Probst
Louisa Probst

Louisa Probst

Marketing Assistant

Student of cultural studies

Louisa Probst is a student of the interdisciplinary course of studies in historically oriented cultural sciences at the University of Saarbrücken. She has already worked for the Saarland State Theatre in the field of PR and event management. Her main focus at Centigrade is content management and the management of our references. In her spare time, Louisa works as a ski instructor and thus provides the necessary balance between office and studies.

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.

Dirk Dietrich
Dirk Dietrich

Dirk Dietrich

IT Administrator

Business Informatics specialist

Dirk Dietrich calls on many years of experience in IT and data protection. Prior to joining Centigrade, he worked as a system, network and database administrator. He also served as IT manager in a variety of industries such as construction, production and information technology. At Centigrade, he is responsible for anything related to IT services.

Inna Betke
Inna Betke

Inna Betke

Office Manager Mülheim an der Ruhr

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 in Mülheim an der Ruhr and supports the areas of administration and corporate experience.

UX Management

Martin Hesseler
Martin Hesseler

Martin Hesseler

Key Account Manager  ·  UX Manager

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

Senior UX Manager

Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction

After graduating in Information Design at the Stuttgart Media University, Laura Festl focused on the field of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen. She has several years of experience in designing user-friendly interfaces that satisfy both user and customer requirements. As a UX Manager, she keeps an eye on the overall process and ensures that initial interaction design considerations are thought through to the end to be implemented successfully.

Sven Strauß
Sven Strauß

Sven Strauß

UX Manager

Dipl. Designer

Sven Strauß studied Media Art & Design at the University of Fine Arts Saarland and primarily worked on audio-visual media, such as film, sound and animation. Before his study, he successfully completed a apprenticeship as a digital media designer and gained experience in the field of E-Learning and the production of computer based and web based trainings (CBT/WBT)–in particular on designing key visuals and the realization of interactive and animated training contents. At Centigrade Sven Strauß is principally concerned with icon design and screen design.

Ronja Scherz
Ronja Scherz

Ronja Scherz

UX Manager

Master of Science in Computer Science and Media
GUPA Member

Already during her studies at the university of Trier Ronja Scherz supported Centigrade as a working student and implemented within her degree theses the virtual reality and augmented reality demonstrators “DeepGrip” and “DeepSight”.
Her interests range from visual design with Illustrator to 3d-modelling with Cinema4D and application development with Unity3D. Coordinating projects in the area of machinery and plant engineering, she combines those disciplines to contribute to the formation/development of intuitive and attractive software products.

Analysis

Britta Karn
Britta Karn

Britta Karn

Field Lead UX Research  ·  Senior UX Researcher

Master of Science in Psychology
GUPA Member

Britta Karn studied psychology at the Saarland University. During her studies she chose media informatics as a minor where she mainly focused on the topic of user experience as an interface between psychology and informatics. With her knowledge on human cognition and perception and her methodological education she supports Centigrade in the fields of usability analysis, concept design and project management.

Nora Wolfsheim
Nora Wolfsheim

Nora Wolfsheim

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.

Conception

Miriam Julius
Miriam Julius

Miriam Julius

Field Lead 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

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.

Marion Conrad
Marion Conrad

Marion Conrad

Concept Designer

Dipl. Designer
GUPA Member

Marion Conrad studied product design at the University of Fine Arts Saar with the focus on industry, medicine and ergonomics. Before her studies, she completed an apprenticeship as a technical drawer in the field of mechanical and systems engineering. After completing her studies, Marion worked in marketing and UX design for companies in medical technology, industry and IT. As a concept designer at Centigrade, she develops user-friendly interfaces and builds appealing prototypes.

Nathalie Mini
Nathalie Mini

Nathalie Mini

Concept Designer

B. Sc. Hons Digital Interaction Design

During her studies in „Digital Interaction Design“ Nathalie focused her design process on motivation of people. As a Concept Designer at Centigrade, she works to ensure that the end product is not only practical - the use itself should be an experience that brings a smile to the face. Besides, Nathalie is passionate about Arduino prototyping, screenless interactions, the future of mobility and augmented hearing.

Visualization

Aline Barré
Aline Barré

Aline Barré

Head of Visual Design

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

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

Visual Designer

Media Designer

Roger has been passionate about visual design for more than fifteen years: After finishing his apprenticeship as a digital and print media designer, he has worked as an art director in advertising agencies in Saarbrücken since 2005. His experience ranges from print to online, from graphic design and visual concepts to photography, image editing, logo design and typography. At Centigrade, Roger applies his media know-how to design, specify and document appealing visual user interfaces and controls.

Marius Hubertus
Marius Hubertus

Marius Hubertus

Visual Designer

Bachelor of Arts in Virtual Design

Marius Hubertus studied virtual design at University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern focusing on typography, corporate identities and 3D design. Prior to that he finished an apprenticeship as media designer. Working as a visual designer at Centigrade Marius is conceptualizing innovative interface designs and motion graphics.

India Furnari
India Furnari

India Furnari

Visual Design Assistant

Student Communication Design

India Furnari studies communication design at Saar College of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken. As a student assistant she has been supporting the design department of Centigrade since 2018. Her focus lies on graphics, icon and screen design.

Implementation

Kai-Dominik Kuhn
Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Field Lead DevOps Engineering  ·  Senior Design Engineer

Master of Science in Computer Science

Kai-Dominik Kuhn studied Computer Science at Saarland University. During his master studies and employment at a well-known German research company he researched intelligent user interfaces to create new and innovative user concepts for software. In parallel he dedicated time to entrepreneurship and co-founded two start-ups. Throughout this time, he dealt with various technologies in web, mobile and hardware development. Thanks to his studies and entrepreneurship he collected wide knowledge which he will apply to future IoT, web and WPF projects at Centigrade.

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 Mülheim 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.

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 completed his master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. During his studies, he discovered his joy for implementing user interfaces and started developing smaller applications. As part of his master thesis, he developed technical foundations for a design system that supports their users in creating, maintaining and consuming its contents. By using different, mostly web-based technologies, all kinds of users can contribute to the design system, even those who are not technically affine. At Centigrade, Julian works as a design engineer at the intersection of visual design and technical realization in the .NET environment as well as in web technologies.

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.

Mikhail Shabanov
Mikhail Shabanov

Mikhail Shabanov

Design 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.

Anke Weber
Anke Weber

Anke Weber

Assistant Web Design Engineer

Student Applied Computer Sciences HTW Saarbrücken

Anke Weber studies Applied Computer Sciences at HTW Saarbrücken and supports the Web Engineering Team since summer of 2018. Currently she works on the development of internal tools using Angular amongst others. She is also interested in game development, especially in Virtual Reality.

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