Support for Stuttgart and Shanghai
Yingying Ni, Senior Product Designer, David Samuel Weiskopf, Transportation/Product Designer, and Katharina Unger, HR Manager, will support the Phoenix Design Teams in Stuttgart and Shanghai as of now. They thus take over important interface positions in our studio.
Yingying Ni is the first team member of Phoenix Design Shanghai. After her one-month initial training in Stuttgart, she will focus on projects of Asian clients as a Senior Product Designer, and continue to build up the Phoenix Design studio in China. After completing her bachelor’s studies in Shanghai, her interest in German design led her to Karlsruhe where she graduated at the Hochschule für Gestaltung [Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design]. In the meantime, she worked as a student trainee with Phoenix Design and wrote her final thesis at the Phoenix Design Academy on the mobile steam cooking unit Slow Food for China.
After five years of work experience in designing products around the bathroom, Yingying Ni will increasingly carry our values of “Logic, Morals, and Magic” to the Asian markets. Her motivation stems from wanting to improve people’s quality of life thanks to user-focused design. She knows how to empathise with people – taking on the user’s perspective is part of her strong points.
David Samuel Weiskopf chose the path to creativity early on before graduating in 2016 as Master of Arts in Advanced Product and Transportation Design at the FH Joanneum Graz [Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria]. During his practical semester, he joined the Phoenix Design team in Stuttgart, and he returned here in June 2017. Thanks to his specialisation during his studies and his experiences in the automotive industry, David Samuel Weiskopf will add his expertise to the area of transport systems and mobility at Phoenix Design.
With regard to global changes and the increasing dynamics in society, the topic of design becomes ever more important and more exciting for him. The love for creating and designing new products and vehicles, adapting them to needs and requirements while not neglecting their formal essence, is what he considers so special in his activities as a designer. Born in Austria, he was drawn to Germany not only because of the design business. The Stuttgart metropolitan region and the intercultural society here lured him from the Alpine regions to our wine-growing area.
Katharina Unger takes on administrative tasks as an HR Manager as of now. She passed her Master’s degree in European Business at the OTH Regensburg [Technical University of Eastern Bavaria at Regensburg], and after working in recruiting and applicant coaching, she will now handle the HR topics at Phoenix Design. Curious about design herself, she has found our studio compelling not only because of the creative and relaxed atmosphere, but especially because of the clearly discernible team spirit.