Who I am

I'm Niklas Buchfink, a designer and engineer who focuses his skills on creating enjoyable and meaningful user experiences. Design for me is the opportunity to solve problems and create a better future. It's not about the product or service itself, but about the impact it evokes.

How I Work

1 | See the bigger picture

Deep understanding of the problem and the people behind it.

2 | Design solutions

Using the design thinking process, methods and rapid iteration to find the best solution.

3 | Make them tangible

Prototype the unbelievable part to experience it and validate the idea.

Work Experience

Design Engineer

@inlang GmbH

Mar. 2023 - Today

As one of the first employees of inlang, I design and build developer tools that make it easy to adapt software for different markets by making version control accessible to new user groups.

UX Designer & Web Developer


Oct. 2022 - Apr. 2023

Stage is an API-based portfolio generator for developers. The project is also part of my bachelor thesis in Interaction Design. My task is to develop the UX concept and support the app development.

Design Intern in Design & Web Development

@Eatch Interactive GmbH

Aug. 2021 - Jan. 2022

Internship in user experience design and user interface design as well as some programming tasks for web development.

Student thesis supervisor

@DHBW Ravensburg

Oct. 2019 - June 2020

During my first studies I started to develop an analog synthesizer. This project was continued by students and supervised by me

Working Student in Software Development

@Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

Nov. 2019 - Apr. 2020

Programming of a script application for the automation of software test containers.

Dual Student in Electrical Engineering

@Daimler AG

Oct. 2016 - Sept. 2019

Development of a transmission sound generator, a sound-light visualization, programming of a dynamic driving sound for electric cars and the implementation of the control logic of an acoustic comfort function.


Digital Ideation (B.A.)

@HSLU Hochschule Luzern

Feb. 2022 - July 2022

Exchange semester focused on contemporary and future-oriented design education in the field of information technology.

Interaction Design (B.A.)

@HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2023

The degree program combines user experience design, interface design, and interaction design. The methods of human centered design and design thinking are taught and applied in semester projects.

Electrical Engineering (B.Eng.)

@DHBW Ravensburg

Oct. 2016 - Oct. 2019

The dual study program includes theoretical content at the university, which was then applied in practical semesters at my partner company Daimler AG. The focus is on electromobility, mechatronic systems and diagnostics.

Free Time

Music Everywhere

Music plays a big role in my life. Since 2016 I'm a vinyl deejay and it fulfills me to make people dance with different music styles. I also have a small home studio and taught myself how to play guitar. The feeling of experiencing music at festivals, open airs and clubs and dancing to it with friends is one of the best.

Daily Nature

I love being out in nature, whether it's at the beach, lake, forest or mountains. It's fun to go on walks and hikes to explore new trails or do other outdoor activities like jogging, longboarding, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing and skiing. On vacation I also enjoy camping with friends in different places.