People

We are an international team of dedicated product design experts. A diverse mix of cultures, professional backgrounds and personal interests.

Wolfgang is managing partner at Design3 and has been running the company since 1997. His work has been recognised with numerous international design awards. Wolfgang is often in demand as a design award juror. His recent commitments include the 2014 Cannes Lions Product Design Jury and the 2015 - 2017 IF Product Design Juries.

Early in his career he worked at IDEO San Francisco, designing products mainly for Silicon Valley companies. Wolfgang was born and raised in Germany. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel.

Besides regular travelling activities, his sources of fun and inspiration are his family and a 1971 Plymouth Valiant.

Wolfgang Wagner

Managing Partner

Bjoern is managing partner at Design3, leading projects for German brands such as KEUCO as well as international brands including Panasonic, LG and Fujitsu.

Prior to joining Design3, Bjoern worked at a subsidiary of Siemens Mobile focusing on the overall user experience of future mobile devices and services. His work has been regularly published and honoured with international design awards.

Bjoern was born and raised in Northern Germany. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. He is an avid session musician and enjoys his free time with his wife and two dynamic young boys.

Bjoern Vibrans

Managing Partner

Jan is senior project director at Design3. In his 20-plus years of experience he has accumulated expertise in various fields. He recently led major projects for Miele, Dräger, Panasonic and Huawei.

A wholehearted designer and winner of numerous design awards, Jan has a strong interest in hands-on creative research and inventive problem solving that gives invaluable guidance to the involved engineers.

Jan was born in Freiburg and graduated in Product Design from the University of Arts in Braunschweig. He is a dedicated skier and licensed trainer. In his spare time he loves to head out with his wife and son to the Alps.

Jan-Michael von Lewinski

Senior Account Director

Sandra was born and raised just south of Hamburg and is a trained stone mason, having worked all over Europe and Canada. After running her own UK concept store in Hamburg for more than a decade, she decided - due to her growing family - to step down a bit and support Design3 in all administrative matters.

Sandra loves to sing children's songs with her two young daughters!

Sandra Peters

Administration

Michael was born and raised in Osnabrück in Northern Germany. Starting out with business administration he switched to studying product design at renowned Folkwang University in Essen. He is a core member of the Design3 team since joining us in 2011. Some of his recent key clients: LG, KEUCO, Midea and Loewe.

Michael has a keen interest in new business ideas and working with start-up companies.

Michael Scherger

Senior Designer

Philipp was born in Bonn and grew up in the city's periphery. He studied product design at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and ÈCAL in Lausanne. Some of the key clients he works for: Dräger, Huawei and LG.

Philipp enjoys the rare hobby of crossgolfing in the Sahara (no kidding). Nevertheless, his family including two young troublemakers keep him reasonably grounded.

Philipp Christ

Senior Designer

Yusuke was born and raised in Niigata, Japan. Upon studying fine arts in New York he got deeply interested in product design and later studied that field at Tama Art University in Tokyo.

He was a member of the Toshiba corporate design team for 7 years, mainly focussing on mobile devices and PC products. Yusuke joined Design3 in 2015 and is working for various clients, including Miele and Fujitsu. His native Japanese background makes him an invaluable help in managing our projects with Japanese clients.

What Yusuke misses in Hamburg: a bit more sunshine – and Ryokans!

Yusuke Kawai

Designer

Fabian was born in Cologne and grew up in the most Western part of Germany. He studied product design at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen.

He is both a PC-nerd and a big fan of outdoor activities.

Fabian Kinsky

Designer

Martin is our actual trainee, he just finished his product design studies at the University of Kassel.

Martin Hass

Trainee