My career path is a little different than most.
I landed my first client at the age of 13 and found myself questioning the traditional education system around the same time. Ultimately, I decided it might not be the best way to get where I wanted to go in life.
After dropping out of school, I worked at a few different companies and agencies in Austria. During that time, I was able to dip my toes into more professional environments. I gained a lot of experience working with the Finnish Government on visitfinland.com, creating the first digital document storage solution for Austrian insurance carrier UNIQA and spending a lot of time in usability labs and user interviews.
Combining my visual design skills with what I've learned during the more research-heavy projects, starting a business of my own was the natural next step.
saismo was founded in January 2009, and my work has helped people worldwide build profitable products and raise hundreds of millions in funding since then.
In recent years my focus shifted to running appointmed, another company I co-founded, but I'm still taking on exciting projects one at a time.