Maximilian

Computational Designer
London
$ 58.00
/ hour
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Bio

Originally from Germany, my family and I moved to New York City in 2014, where I attended High School in Manhattan, before moving to London in 2017. During my first two years of studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins, I experimented with a range of creative mediums, including illustration, videography, and branding. In 2019 I studied for my Diploma in Creative Computing at the Creative Computing Institute, which has broadened my creative discipline through interaction design.

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Work Experience
Mother Design
Graphic Design Intern
06.2018 - 08.2018
London
Victor Bastidas
Production Assistant
06.2017 - 02.2018
London
06.2018 - 08.2018
London
University

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Skills

Figma, Sketch, Principle, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Vue.js, Git, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, XD, Concept Development, UI Design, Identity Design, Frontend WebDevelopmentLanguages: German, English

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

Through my practice as a designer, I have learned to be compassionate and function as part of a bigger team. I am curious, embrace new challenges, and push myself to become a better creative by learning from others while sharing a personal commitment to my craft.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

Originally from Germany, my family and I moved to New York City in 2014, where I attended High School in Manhattan, before moving to London in 2017. During my first two years of studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins, I experimented with a range of creative mediums, including illustration, videography, and branding. In 2019 I studied for my Diploma in Creative Computing at the Creative Computing Institute, which has broadened my creative discipline through interaction design.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

The most courageous thing I've ever done, was to decide to switch to an American High School, after moving from Germany to New York when I was 15. I remember this being a daunting experience at first since I didn't speak English perfectly while having to follow along in my classes.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

I believe that innovation and creativity are related by their potential to result in an original or disruptive outcome. Both require the use of one's imagination to look beyond what already exists and interpret a specific context in new ways.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Within the digital age, I believe that companies need creativity to break through the constant flow of information and reach their desired audience in a personally engaging manner. Considering that the creative process commonly requires a sense of compassion and an understanding of the individual, I believe that companies need original ideas to effectively achieve a long-lasting impression, rather than a temporary one.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

I would quickly change into sportswear and ride my bike to the local basketball court and shoot hoops.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

My bold goal is to one day open a design studio with four of my friends that I'm currently studying with. Alongside we would be able to develop our style and act out the benefits of full creative freedom. Additionally, I would dedicate my life to improving the imbalanced relationship that we have developed towards our phones and other hand-held devices.

6. Explain your creative process

I initiate my creative process through research about the subject matter, context, and target audience. Once I unfold the problem, I develop a strategy that serves as the scaffold for a creative outcome. Throughout this process, I tend to ask why the problem needs solving, how I plan on tackling it, and what format the outcome could occupy. Following the idea generation, I enter an iterative cycle of trial and error while developing a design system.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

"The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It is the people who do all the work all the time that eventually catch onto things. You can fool the fans - but not the players. (Rule 7, 10 Rules for students and teachers - John Cage)

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is conceiving ideas from your imagination and translating them into a comprehensible form.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

On/Off (Anetha), Jambi (TOOL), Lateralus (TOOL), You Really Got Me (The Kinks), Is It Cold In The Water (SOPHIE), Interlude I (alt-J), Rigid (Kobosil), Calcium (Ecco2k), Brand New Day (Dizzee Rascal), Da Joint (EPMD)

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want to be remembered as being humble, approachable, humorous, and responsible.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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Through my practice as a designer, I have learned to be compassionate and function as part of a bigger team. I am curious, embrace new challenges, and push myself to become a better creative by learning from others while sharing a personal commitment to my craft.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

Originally from Germany, my family and I moved to New York City in 2014, where I attended High School in Manhattan, before moving to London in 2017. During my first two years of studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins, I experimented with a range of creative mediums, including illustration, videography, and branding. In 2019 I studied for my Diploma in Creative Computing at the Creative Computing Institute, which has broadened my creative discipline through interaction design.

You should pick me becuase

Through my practice as a designer, I have learned to be compassionate and function as part of a bigger team. I am curious, embrace new challenges, and push myself to become a better creative by learning from others while sharing a personal commitment to my craft.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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