I am a 27-year-old German-Nicaraguan designer. I grew up bilingually in Hamburg, Berlin and Mexico City. Coming from an artistic family it was pretty obvious I was going to be a creative professional. So instead of going to high school I completed a graphic design apprenticeship at the Lette–Verein in Berlin. Shortly before the end of my apprenticeship I discovered service design, started going to conferences / hackathons / meetups and realized I wanted to do more than just* designing logos and posters. Since then I've shifted to a more holisitc approach, started studying interface design at the FH Potsdam and did the Basic Track at the HPI School of Design Thinking. During my studies I participated in a variety of courses like wood turning, generative design, IoT, illustration, speculative design, calligraphy, design sketching, physical interaction design, product design, visualizing cultural collections, information visualization, pottery and more. Since the spring of 2014 I've also been supporting Fuxblau, a service design studio in Schöneberg, as a working student. Our mission: translating user needs into business models. This includes visual design, research, wireframing, prototyping, testing and co-running workshops.
Currently available for new projects. After finishing my Interface Design Bachelor at FH Potsdam in July and after more than 4,5 years at Fuxblau it's time for something new. I'd love to work in these areas: public sector, capturing and delivering stories, serving authentic food, enjoying music and of course, somehow saving our planet along the way. Design should be at the core of the organisation, ideally integral to all aspects of the organisation → [Sabine Junginger's model to evaluate design maturity in organisations]. I want to be able to share more of my work again, less NDA's. The organisation has to have a healthy and sustainable business model.
Any tips or ideas? → Contact
Some random facts
I eat lots of sweets and unhealthy food but somehow never gain weight. I am seriously afraid of the end of the universe. I make my favorite guacamole. Always up for sports and board games. The best purchase for my flat was a slow closing toilet seat. The only reason I have an Xbox 360 is to play Halo a few times a year with friends or cousins. I still enjoy watching Spongebob Squarepants and Dragon Ball. I love chocolate but not chocolate ice cream. My favorite soda: Rojita. Humanist technologist. I keep misspelling neighborhood again and again. I am an optimist. I've driven down a volcano on a board. Huge Simpsons fan when I was a kid — I got the comics, series, figures, cards, stickers, PEZ dispensers and more. I enjoy observing how people observe other people. I like to take care of my fingernails. My favorite summer drink: Aperol Spritz.
What my flatmate, previous colleague and mother say about me
José — flatmate since ‘14
Tito is, from all of my friends, the one who’s most passionate about his work. It’s usually hard to talk without him interrupting because he has a new idea. He will open his eyes until they’re about to pop out and then shout into the conversation “Guys, guys… I have an Idea! Imagine…”. This usually happens while trying some new restaurant in the neighbourhood. We are both passionate about good food, especially tacos. Although I wouldn’t say Tito nourishes himself from food. He just needs crazy ideas and projects to stay alive. He would probably need 100 Lives to achieve all of the 178.200.473 projects that are on his bucket list. But the thing that amazes me the most, is that all of his projects always have the goal of making people happy. Whether it is by trying to make their lives a little less complicated or just by paying attention to details that others underestimate. This guy is just full of surprises.
Olga — colleague from ‘14 – ‘18
I met Tito 2011 when he was 19 years old and the youngest participant at the Global Service Jam in Berlin. Despite his young age, he was blending in with the other much more experienced professional designers, design thinkers and innovation experts, because of his curiosity. He became the first employee of our company Fuxblau when we founded it in 2013. Tito is an extremely curious and open-minded person. He is eager to learn new tools and methods and highly motivated to acquirsee new skills. Although Tito works as a user experience and service designer in our company, we also highly value his skills as a maker and tinkerer.
Lydia — mother since ‘91
Tito is my most beautiful gift to myself: a tall young man, a mirror image of his father, cheeky and charming. Wonderful he did not become a moral coward despite both parents’ ego trips but flourished into a restless and determined mind. At times he brings me to the point of despair when he tries to make me happy at any price or get me enthusiastic about his newest ideas demanding long discussions. But I feel instantly reconciled once he asks me for advice or just gives me a hug. A lovable tormentor!
My life on Instagram
Boring old CV
Design & Prototyping Fuxblau May 2014 – Today | Berlin
Service Design Internship Whitespring June – August 2012 | Remote
Graphic Design Internship University of Arts Bournemouth December 2011 – May 2012 | Bournemouth, UK
Graphic Design Internship PLEX Group August – October 2011 | Berlin
Interface Design, Bachelor University of Applied Sciences Potsdam 2013 – Today | Potsdam
Design Thinking, Basic Track HPI School of Design Thinking Summer Term 2016 | Potsdam
2-Weeks Hardware Accelerator with Superclock Hardware.co Accelerator Batch 2014 | Berlin
Graphic Design Apprenticeship Lette-Verein 2008 – 2011 | Berlin
Secondary School, Boarding School Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg 2006 – 2008 | Berlin
Secondary School Alexander von Humboldt 2005 – 2006 | Mexico City
Secondary School Montessori del Ajusco 2004 – 2005 | Mexico CIty
Primary School Christian Förster 1999 – 2000 | Hamburg
Primary School Gabriela Mistral 1998 – 99 + 2000 – 2004 | Berlin