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MonsterBreak - #wirvsvirus Hackathon
Background: Only in Germany are over 13 million children now doing school at home due to the corona pandemie. Insights: Parents need help to create routines. Children are missing out on valuable play time and collaborative exercises. Idea: By creating a MonsterBreak app (aka PausenMonster) we help children to get inspirations of what to do on their breaks and stay connected with their classmates!
After giving up my studies, I didn't see any future for me in the academic world, I moved to Hamburg to start at a recording studio (My high-school time was focused around music (classic piano education) and sound engineering). After giving that up I started to focus again on my graphical skills and started as a designer in an advertising company (at that time ALL of my friends were working in the industry). I never actually liked advertising but I'm really grateful for the ideation speed and fast creation skills I learned there.
After moving to Berlin I started to work in my first service & product design jobs as a freelancer and truly loved the transition from advertising to usefulness. The rest is history: until today I work for various brands and clients around the globe focusing on design, UX/UI, research, team setup + lead, coaching and amazing products while having a great time together!
Due to my mentorship, I received a lot of questions about creating a CV. To get rid of the annoying framework I created this generator that lets you create your resume on the fly.
A prototype made during the #wirvsvirus Hackathon with 43k people attending. The app focuses on kid's routines during a forced homestay.
A collection of procedural clouds made with Houdini, C4D, RealFlow, and Arnold. This collection can be used for free and will be updated continuously.
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Sometimes you need more than talent, sometimes you also need a personality that can lift the team whilst leading it and drive real innovation whilst having a great time doing it. If it's one of those times, you're going to want to speak to Eddy. A real bright spark with a huge skillset, that's an absolute joy to work with!Andy Barker, UX Team lead @Logitec Oakland
Eddy has helped us with some great product design - helping us to align our online product with Spotify's new brand guideline. He's got good UX insights and is super quick in producing great design. Bringing Eddy to a workgroup brings a lot of energy to the vibe and he's good at delegating and helping more junior designer grow. It's a pleasure working with him!Elisabet Halmig, Product Manager @Spotify Stockholm
I have been blessed to work with Eddy! The minute we met there was electricity in the air and ideas were bouncing around. Eddy is not just a super talented designer, he is also a great person. Besides having a massive skillset from strategical design thinking all the way to perfect execution, he even codes. If someone would ask me to describe a unicorn designer, my answer would be Eddy Salzmann.Jan Luukkonen, Founder @Herontalents Helsinki
Where Eddy is there is JOY. Eddy and I met for a Volkswagen pitch at DDB in December 2011. We directly noticed how easy and quick we aligned and were able to build on each other ideas. Me as a UX designer focusing on the peoples needs & behaviours, and Eddy being the one knowing how to use technology and the gift of designing it. I immediately felt safe with Eddy because I noticed that whatever happened with our project, team and deadlines his joy was always there. His personality is such a gift to be around. Eddy is like a machine – when he works he is focused and a do:er. I am happy to call Eddy my Creative partner – the one and the very best I have ever had.Anna Lundqvist, UX Lead Stockholm
With Eddy it´s always a ride - but a joyful one on a unicorn. For me he is a true creative partner in crime with his talent and experience.Marcus Greye, ECD @TLGG Berlin
It is rare that you meet a Design Leader like Eddy. I’ve had the chance of talking to him about where I stand in my career and what I want to achieve, and his suggestions and approach were the most useful I’ve received in the last 4-5 years. He quickly understands a person’s current level in their profession and he is exceptionally good at advising on how to handle difficult career decisions. His mentorship helped me see how I should communicate my experience to show the value that I can bring to an organisation and what my next steps should be to reach my career goals. Any technologist would be lucky to have him as a mentor.Ceren Binyildirim, Lead Product and Service Designer