Which unit do you manage?
The center Digital Graphic & Corporate Design.
What are the main tasks of your unit?
With our internal and partner teams at different locations such as Sindelfingen, Silicon Valley and Beijing, we arrange the entire digital world within and around the vehicle. Together with all Daimler design centers we continually develop our design strategies and through our different companies we arrange or moderate the holistic design appearance of our company brands - from the product to all classical and digital touchpoints. Additionally there are a lot of non-automotive products, which we create under the "Mercedes-Benz Style" brand for selected licence partners.
Describe a typical working day?
I´ve never experienced a typical working day. Time and again it is a new mixture of everything: discussing drafts, inventing strategies, negotiating technical possibilities, administrating tasks, holding personal conversations with colleagues, in person or via video conferencing by “visiting” the foreign locations, presenting results and giving lectures. Being enthusiastic and inspiring others, but also being doubtful, arguing, holding on and finally coming to a result. Each day is a struggle for the optimum.