About Helmar

I am a curious mind always on the lookout to understand and improve things. I have over 14 years of combined experience in creating positive outcomes for customers & businesses alike - 2 of which in digital product design, 6 in IT service and 6 as a chef restaurants.

My roots as a chef always made me hold up my value for team collaboration and the right tools and mise en plance, the preparation of the ingredients.

Inspired by continuous contributions to the IT service portfolio at Schleupen and EnBW I got interested in product and service design and upon discovering Design Sprints, I was sold on the concept in the blink of an eye so I decided to take on an in-depth UX training in 2020.

Ever since I collaborated with teams in different domains and contexts where I found my niche in projects that exposed me to research & workshops.

Recently, D&AD Shift allowed me to harness my collaboration skills and am now on the lookout for a new position.


Jan 2023 - June 2023 D&AD Shift - Hybrid

Marketing Campaigns for adidas, Google, Prime as Researcher & Strategist

Nov 2022 - Nov 2022 adidas - On-site project

Conducted 200+ Mixed-Methods Customer Interviews as Freelance Researcher

Apr 2022 - Sep 2022 diconium - Hybrid

Shaped an Automotive Project as UX Consultant & Researcher

May 2021 - May 2021 fragLOVIS - Remote

Supported our Hackathon Team as a Facilitator & Designer

Mar 2021 - Oct 2021 Sea Smart School - Remote

Consultation during Re-Design & Evaluation & Iteration as UX Researcher

Jan 2020 - Okt 2020 CareerFoundry GmbH - Remote

Curiously Explored & Practiced User Experience Design in 2 projects as a Student

Sep 2013 - Apr 2019 Schleupen AG & EnBW

Ensured Servers & Clients stay Operational as IT-System-Technician

Aug 2003 - Nov 2010 kitchens in Germany & Austria

Created Replenishment & Delightful Experiences for our Guests from Germany to Austria