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.
My Design Tools
My Programming Tools
Design Intern in Design & Web Development
Aug. 2021 - Present
Internship in user experience design and user interface design as well as some programming tasks for web development.
Co-Founder as Designer & Developer
Apr. 2021 - Present
Melo is a web application to manage, edit and distribute the sounds of your digital experience. Together in a talented team, we are creating the sound interaction tool of tomorrow. Sign up to get an early preview!
Freelancer in Web Design & Web Development
Mar. 2020 - Present
Design and development of online presences for clients. The focus is on personality, accessibility and performance.
Student thesis supervisor
Oct. 2019 - Jun. 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
Nov. 2019 - Apr. 2020
Programming of a script application for the automation of software test containers.
Dual Student in Electrical Engineering
Oct. 2016 - Sep. 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.
Interaction Design (B.A.)
Oct. 2019 - Present
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.)
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.
Web Development & Podcast
Mar. 2020 - Present
The format+ is the online magazine for design of the university. In the programming team as well as the podcast team, I set up the publication of the podcasts and the integration into the website.
Student Event Organisation
Apr. 2020 - Present
Organizing events for my fellow students. Currently, there are Zoom game nights, online DJ livestreams, and a poetry slam.
Web Designer & Web Developer
Jul. 2020 - Nov. 2020
Design and development of the new responsive website with content management system for the local Green party in Schorndorf.
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.
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.