Hello, my name is Harry, an open-minded, passionate and always curious person, bridging engineering, design and digital strategy, living in Berlin. In 2015 I founded a new digital agency called diesdas.digital where I build digital products and services with a fantastic team of developers and designers. Yes, you can hire us to help with digital strategy, design, branding and development!
Previously I was employed at 11 Freunde, Edenspiekermann and A Color Bright, working with big clients from a range of industries (e.g. Red Bull, ZEIT Online, Ableton, Carhartt, Otto Bock, Bosch, Red Bull Music Academy or FontShop).
People have described me as a design-minded developer, senior front-end engineer, strategist, project lead, scrum master, designer, copy writer and »the easiest person to work with«, but none of these cover what I actually do: I make projects work; with passion and by obsessing over the nitty-gritty details, but never losing sight of the big picture. I am a developer at heart, but I’m also the mortar binding several disciplines together: I understand business goals as well as user needs, technology as well as design. I guide the process of a project, keeping it together and on track, by contributing at all stages.
I work best in a motivated, talented team because finishing a big project, looking at the result and knowing one couldn’t have done it alone, is priceless. I see myself as a teamplayer rather than a lone wolf, because in a medium as fast-paced and diverse as the web, it is key to learn from others and share knowledge on a daily basis.
Talking about references I played a big part in the creation of websites and apps used by tens of thousands of people every day. NDAs prevent me from giving a full list, but here are some in which I had a leading role: ZEIT Magazin, Red Bull Music Academy Daily, Optivo, Ableton, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Schweizer Illustrierte, Hering, RBMA. I am especially proud of Optivo, Ableton’s website, Schweizer Illustrierte and ZEIT Magazin, since I happened to be the lead front end developer from Edenspiekermann and A Color Bright on these projects.
Currently I’m available for projects big and small with my team at diesdas.digital, as well as public speaking and consulting. So if you need a developer or want us to help with digital strategy, design/dev collaboration, responsive web design, hiring technical talent or the transition to agile, please reach out!
I enjoy sharing my knowledge through talks, blog posts and teaching. Oh, and just for the record: I am a Certified Scrum Master and have a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Media; not that anybody in this industry cares, but I wanted to mention it. In case you are eager to work with me, I would be delighted to hear from you – if you are located in Berlin, I am always happy to grab a coffee.
Live long and prosper! Harry