When I got my first computer I was instantly fascinated by everything about this machine, it tickled my curiosity to explore, my creativity and to learn. I taught myself how to design graphics such as DJ-mix cassette tape covers and inlays, build whole websites, repair and build from scratch desktop PC’s, record, edit and convert audio and video files.
My professional journey, however, took me different places. All thanks to my grandmother Anita ♥
When I struggled choosing a career I remember her words to me “Why the struggle? Become a chef. You’ve loved cooking ever since you were a young boy.”
Two years later in 1998 after I finished a year of ‘Zivildienst’ I moved to Leeds, England where I studied hospitality & catering management at Leeds city college. I became a chef and went on to managed restaurants, bars and conferencing operations for various hotels until 2005.
Throughout I continued to built websites and computer technology as it developed. Cassette inlays turned into CD covers and online DJ podcast artwork.
I moved to Brussels in 2003 and in 2005 began my career in international business, working for different companies over the course of the coming 14 years learning about running a business, its development and administration.
From 2014 on I had been picking up more creative work, built up my web design competencies, became active in language teaching and workshop facilitation, event organising and studied NLP.
After a redundancy in 2019 motivated me to reconsider my goals and I found the courage to start Symphonic Design and work for myself, focussing my bundled experience and joy into my work.
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My professional experience is as coloured as a box of crayons.
The silver thread that goes through them all is customer service.
Looking back the hospitality & catering industry laid solid foundations which were built upon by experiences at Euromedical in advertising, marketing and sales and Ingram Micro through managing key customer relationships with Dell, HP, Canon etc., business development, ecommerce platform integrations, finance, legal and operational responsabilities.
The Center for Creative Leadership offered valuable experiences in project and operations management and was a key motivator in my decision making towards independant working.