Self-Defence in the Age of Attention

How to win back our time and minds. ❦ It’s been a while since I first started questioning my own behaviour with technology, but also of all of us in general. The Internet has given us an endless stream of information, nearly every question answered in seconds. It has given us more music to hear, more texts to read, more images to look at, more movies to watch than one could ever consume in thousands of years.

Front-End Web Developer & Desiger

I work as Front-End Engineer at XING and contributed to a variety of products like Jobs, Mobile, Groups, Profile, SEO and Onboarding.

I love new ideas and helping innovate. I won the XING internal innovation award during the yearly Prototyping Days three times and took part in over 30 HackWeeks. One of my HackWeek projects got into a final product on the XING platform.


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PostCSS
  • SCSS
  • Sass
  • Compass
  • Performance
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Critical Render Path
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Browserify
  • CommonJS
  • Ajax
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby
  • Gulp.js


  • Affinity Designer
  • Affinity Photo
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Usability
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface
  • Graphic Design

Agile Methods

  • Scrum
  • Kanban


  • Git
  • Vim
  • Zsh
  • Bash
  • tmux
  • Jekyll
  • Hugo
  • Apache
  • SEO


I love books, to be precise I love paper books. I can not imagine a living room without shelves of books.

Most likly I inherited this passion from my grandfather, who owned over 4000 books. My books count roughly a 1000. I buy books ahead and my desks are always stuffed with unread books. I like classics, books about philosophy, martial arts, art & desgin, architecture, typography and novels.

Work-related books I read mostly digital, because they get old too fast and don’t look nice in most cases.