Hej! My name is Nikkel
I'm Just Another F***ing Designer.

I am a product designer from Bremen / Hamburg, Germany, working at XING. I founded the Design Made For You studio. I write and speak a lot about designing products, specifically how to think in products, about UX strategy and how to start a digital business. I am passionate about bringing product thinking to the world of product development to see more successful products tailored to people’s needs.

Nikkel Blaase

You can follow me

on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, XING, Google+, LinkedIn, Speaker Deck and Medium.

Skills & Expertise

  • Product Thinking
  • User Experience
  • Product Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Prototyping
  • Product Strategy
  • User Research
  • Product Discovery
  • Innovation
  • Mobile First
  • Multi Device Experience

Education and Work

In the following lists you can see my educational career and my work experience.

Academic degrees

Work Experience

  • Product Designer 03/2013 – Present
    XING, Hamburg
    I’m currently working as a Product Designer at XING – the social network for professionals.
  • Founder 02/2015 – Present
    Design Made For you | Studio, Bremen
  • Interface & Interaction Designer 2011 – 2013
    Self-employed, Bremen
    Design jobs for various clients.
  • Visual Designer, Student Job 2011
    hmmh multimediahaus AG, Bremen
  • Designer & Developer, Student Job 2010
    Die Informationsgesellschaft mbH, Bremen
    As a Game Designer & Developer I worked temporarily on the Flash-Game “Vom fehlenden Fisch”. Primarily, I was in charge of the mini-games.
  • Graphic Designer 2007
    Tipp24 AG, Hamburg
    During my employment as a graphic designer at Tipp24 I was responsible for the maintenance of cooperative websites, advertising formats and newsletter design.