Originally from Germany, Thomas began his career in the US after studying at the Art Center College of Design, and spent 10 years at Razorfish in New York where he w orked as Design Director. More recently he acted as Chief Experience Of f icer at Siegel+Gale before coming on board as Regional Design Director of Fjord in Europe.
In his lif e at Fjord, he splits his time betw een three main pursuits. Firstly, creating the environment necessary, as w ell as removing obstacles, in order for his team to be productive. Secondly, managing key client relationships, and building up a Fjord team that spans 4 of f ices. Thirdly, working on new business development including speaking at events, interacting with the media, and helping Fjord Berlin pitch for new business.
A huge fan of simplicity, Thomas loves using design as a process to both f acilitate people and ultimately create clarity in both form and function. He believes that design is a better approach than consulting because it puts people f irst. He wants to give people something to smile about, and make the world a better place, and design is one of the few things that has the power to do this.