The Conceptual UX Designer and Team Lead Erik Scholz
I'm Erik, a UX Lead and Product Manager from Berlin and specialized in growth-driven, multilingual, and evolutionary product design. I find and solve problems.
- My work is used by 100m+ satisfied users in over 120 countries.
- An e-commerce app in my responsibility had 1m+ downloads with a 4.9 ⭐ rating.
- I strive for a balance between happy users, profitability, and technical advantage.
- I work in multidisciplinary, stationary, and remote teams with developers, designers, and data scientists.
Fields of Expertise
- Conversational Design
- Product Management
- Evolutionary Design
- Iterative Product Development
- Problem Analysis
- User Research
- Input Form Optimizations
- UX Copywriting
- Product Strategy
- Multilingual Applications
- Apps for Android and iOS
- Responsive and mobile Websites
- Ideation and Innovation
Professional Life in a Nutshell
As a teenager, I started working at a small company called Multimedia Studio Rolf-Dieter Klein in Munich as a screen designer. After that, I studied communication design at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and the University of Arts in Berlin. Still in Berlin, I took on a couple of smaller jobs and eventually started a career at TBWA, a huge creative disruption agency.
I managed to transform myself into a UX expert and moved on to a well-paying but crappy job, before eventually landing a great gig at Thomann – one of Germany's top e-commerce players. With them, I had the opportunity to achieve some amazing things, like building a design team, a product management team, and implementing thousands of tiny and large improvements.
After my time at Thomann, I leaped into the world of freelance UX work, where I now serve clients in various areas, including e-commerce, SaaS, startups, and yes, even Thomann.
My Strenghts and Weaknesses
Exclusively for you I took the self-analysis tool on 16Personalities and was as honest as possible with the answers. Some of them were honestly tough to answer.
I am an assertive logistican with mild tendencies towards being observant, thinking, judging, and a tiny bit of introvercy.
My Strenghts as a Logistician
Being honest, direct, strong-willed, dutiful, very responsible, calm, practical, order creating/enforcing, and jacks-of-all-trades.
My Weaknesses as a Logistician
Being stubborn, insensitive, always-by-the-book, and judgemental.