Why the Web?

About 6 years ago, I created my first website as an assignment for the media informatics module of a degree program by the same name. It was the very first time I got to see HTML and CSS and understood how to create a very simple website.

The page only consisted of a single image, a heading, two paragraphs of text and a big background gradient all over the page – but however small the website was and unpleasing it looked, I had a blast creating it and thus found a new passion.

Now, 6 years and many websites later, I have taken the time to fulfill my dream of creating my own personal site, which was a slightly more complex task – but still as much fun as all those years ago.

Here is what I have learned over the years and what I am currently focusing on.

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Development of performant web applicatons

After spending the last few years developing WordPress websites, I've recently transitioned to using React and Next.js to focus on building high performance web applications, with an emphasis on usability and accessibility.

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Website & application design

During my studies, alongside web development, I discovered a passion for designing things. I like creating or updating designs, focusing mainly on modern web applications, with the goal of making them user-friendly and easy to use.

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Microsites and Landingpages

In my last job, I was sometimes tasked with developing these little one-pagers. I love building them because there's something satisfying about starting with a blank page and turning it into something quite unique at the end of the day.

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Local SEO with Google Business Profile

Lately I started managing some Google Business Profiles and I'm really enjoying it. Keeping business information up-to-date and visible in local searches is helping these businesses to connect better with the community.


Behind the Screen

After my studies and some experience from working as a student in an advertising agency, I wanted to be able to take on jobs independently. So I filled out all the paperwork and became self-employed relatively quickly towards the end of 2021.

Since then, I've worked alongside some interesting people and companies, for whom I've created the following projects.



Here you can find an overview of my work history and the software and tools I use on a regular basis or have used in the past.

Front-End Development

Back-End Development

CMS & E-Commerce

Design & Animation

Dev Tools

  1. October 2021 – April 2024

    Web Developer & Designer

    Nikolai Lehbrink - Conception, Design and Development

    Support for companies and private individuals in the development and design of websites and online stores as well as the creation of brand design.

  2. November 2023 – January 2024

    Specialized training in React, Next.js and Typescript

    cimdata Bildungsakademie

    Two-month intensive program with practical projects as final theses. Work with the latest technologies such as Next.js 14, React 18 and Typescript as well as many new and modern packages.

  3. June 2023 – August 2023

    Full Stack Developer

    moskito GmbH & Co. KG

    Development of an AI-supported web application using Next.js 13.4, connection to the OpenAI API and integration of Google's Firebase database.

  4. January 2022 – May 2023

    Web Developer

    moskito GmbH & Co. KG

    Development of websites and landing pages or microsites. Conversion of the code base to Git and GitHub. Implementation of automatic deployment mechanisms with GitHub Actions for "Push to deploy". Process optimization by creating an internal company wiki and introducing helpful software. Maintenance of CMS or WordPress for customers. Partial responsibility for system administration, including hosting.

  5. February 2021 – May 2021

    Ecommerce Developer

    Jung&Billig GmbH

    Relaunch of a large dropshipping online store (over 40k products) with the help of Shopware 5 and JTL Wawi.

  6. October 2020 – January 2021

    Web Developer

    Jung&Billig GmbH

    Compulsory student internship with a focus on process optimization and the revision of the internal company wiki as well as the development of online stores.

  7. April 2020 – September 2020

    Wordpress Developer

    Jung&Billig GmbH

    Conception and implementation of Wordpress websites for customers from various industries.

  8. October 2017 – July 2021

    B.Sc. Media Computer Science

    City University of Applied Sciences

    The degree program focuses on the necessary concepts, methods and technologies and combines central topics of computer science and mathematics with issues of human-computer interaction and media design. The course is application- and practice-oriented and has an international focus. Projects, electives, semesters abroad, a practical phase and a Bachelor's thesis offer a wide range of opportunities to set individual priorities according to personal inclination.


Your Move!

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„Not everyone makes it to the bottom of the page, but you are one of them! So why don't you drop me a line and chat about whatever interests you? I would also greatly appreciate any feedback on the site or just a friendly conversation. Looking forward to it!“

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