About

Hi, I’m Sven. I’m currently working remotely from Hamburg (Germany) as a Senior Product Designer for Zaikio, a software company in the printing industry.

I didn’t start my career as a designer, but as a developer. Because of this, I have a very profound understanding of the technology behind software and the web.

Today I focus on design. I create products from end-to-end. I’m a strong team player with a good sense for what matters (aka getting things done). I collaborate with all stakeholders to create great products for real users.

I love listening to music to relax and focus, expressing myself with art, and playing video games for inspiration and immersive experiences.

Skills

Analytics and Research
Branding
Design Systems
Design Thinking
Information Architecture
Product Design
Prototyping and Wireframing
QA and Testing
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Web Development
Web Engineering
On the flight from Hamburg to Oslo, to pitch a project
On the flight from Hamburg to Oslo, to pitch a project
Together with the team and the client at an award show
Together with the team and the client at an award show
A refreshing walk in the morning with my dog
A refreshing walk in the morning with my dog
Sightseeing with colleagues in Oslo
Sightseeing with colleagues in Oslo
Crushing a large rock with my bare hands on a team offsite
Crushing a large rock with my bare hands on a team offsite
Walking around at night in Hamburg
Walking around at night in Hamburg
Together with my dog in the home office
Together with my dog in the home office
Getting scanned at an event together with a colleague
Getting scanned at an event together with a colleague

Process

I advocate for a tailored approach rather than a one-size-fits-all process, recognizing that the optimal path varies based on constraints and goals. My preferred strategy for handling new projects is to release something solid very quickly, enabling real-world feedback and facilitating swift iterations.

Think

I begin every task with brainstorming, research and ideation to define the problem, understand user needs, and to establish the design goals, setting the foundation for the design process.

Design

I translate concepts and ideas into tangible designs, wireframes, or prototypes, and detailed specifications, emphasizing user experience, functionality and aesthetics.

Build

During the realization phase, I actively support developers and promptly respond to emerging insights, iterating rapidly on details with the ultimate aim of creating a product that not only looks but also feels exceptional.

Analyze

After the release I critically evaluate the performance and collect user feedback, allowing for iterative improvements, identification of strengths and weaknesses, and informing future design iterations.

Experience

Senior Product Designer
Zaikio
Now
2021
Senior Product Designer
xChange
2021
2020
Senior Product Designer
Polargold
2020
2017
Senior Web Developer
Alexanderplatz Hamburg
2017
2013
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Contact

Let’s talk! Email me at hi@svenfinger.digital or send me a direct message on X.

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