People

We are an international team of dedicated product design experts. As of 2016 our team members (not all pictured here), hailing from Germany, Japan and South Korea, represent a diverse mix of cultures, professional backgrounds and personal interests.

Wolfgang Wagner

Wolfgang is managing partner at Design3 and has been running the company since 1997. Latest client responsibilities include: Miele, LG, Panasonic, Daikin and Huawei.

His work is regularly published in the international design media and has been recognised with numerous international design awards. Wolfgang is often in demand as a design award juror. His most recent commitments include the 2014 Cannes Lions Product Design Jury and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 IF Product Design Jurys.

Early in his career he worked at IDEO San Francisco, designing products mainly for Silicon Valley companies. His very first design position with a small German consultancy included work for medical and public design companies.

Wolfgang was born and raised in Germany. He graduated with a Diploma in Product Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel, Germany.

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

(Photo: iF)

Bjoern Vibrans

Bjoern is managing partner at Design3. He first joined the company in 2006 as a senior designer. He leads projects for German brands such as Miele and Loewe as well as numerous international brands including Am.Pm, Panasonic, Toshiba and Omron.

Prior to joining Design3, Bjoern worked in an interdisciplinary team at Product Visionaires in Berlin, a subsidiary of Siemens Mobile focusing on the overall user experience of future mobile devices and services. Before that he gained a broad experience base at two independent German consultancies in the areas of transportation, tooling equipment and consumer products. He also worked as a freelancer in the field of architecture.

His work has been regularly published and honoured with international design awards.

Bjoern was born and raised in Northern Germany. He graduated with a Diploma in Product Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel/Germany .

He is an avid session musician and enjoys his free time with his wife and two dynamic young boys.

Jan-Michael von Lewinski

Jan is senior project director at Design3. In his 20-plus years of experience he has accumulated expertise in various fields. He has 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 regularly leads to outstanding results, and giving invaluable guidance to the involved engineers.

Jan was born in Freiburg, Germany. He graduated with a Diploma in Product Design from the University of Arts in Braunschweig/Germany .

Jan is a dedicated skier and licensed trainer. Whenever he has spare time, he heads out with his wife and son to the Alps.