• Welcome at PHOENIX!

    Welcome at PHOENIX!

    March not only heralds a change of seasons with the first rays of sunshine and crocuses - it also brings an annual change of interns at PHOENIX.

    In the Stuttgart teams we welcome Dominic, Anna and Adrian. The Munich team is supported by Felix. Felix Heidemann is studying Industrial Design at the HS Hannover. Dominic Hahn is in the bachelor program Product Design at the HfG Gmünd, with a special focus on User Centered Design. From his internship at PHOENIX he hopes to get more clarity about "good design decisions".

    We asked Dominic "What's the best part about being a designer:intern?" "Solving problems and making this world a better place. It is really satisfying to see what a huge impact design can have."

    Anna Marie Kotter and Adrian Steurer are studying industrial design in their bachelor's degree at FH Johanneum in Graz. From her studies, Anna wants to retain abstract and free thinking when she starts at PHOENIX. Even though the basis of her studies is Industrial Design, she is increasingly interested in the UX/UI area and would like to further develop her skills there as well.

    For Adrian, the design of products for everyday use and the associated user experience plays a particularly significant role: " Since my university places a lot of emphasis on the emotional interaction between people and physical products, this suits me very well."

    We wish all new interns an exciting and instructive six months in the PHOENIX teams.

    About PHOENIX: PHOENIX is a design and innovation studio that creates experiences that touch people - today for tomorrow - always driven by Logik, Moral und Magie. As an independent, award-winning design and innovation studio, PHOENIX makes the often foggy future visible and tangible for its partners, accompanying them from idea to market success. Today, the team of around 70 international experts designs at the Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai locations and thus stands for excellent design - as confirmed by over 900 design awards since our founding in 1987 and our first-place rank in the category design studio of the iF World Design Index.

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    Welcome at PHOENIX!
  • Happy Women's Day!

    Happy Women's Day!

    Female power of PHOENIX - on international women's day we asked our female designers - do you feel equal?

    Today is the day to show the women around you an extra portion of respect, gratitude and support! Happy International Women’s Day to all strong, powerful and incredible women out there!

    Here you can see some of the female power of PHOENIX – our Product Designer Tiantian at studio Shanghai, our UX/UI Designer Marlene at studio Stuttgart and not to forget our now and then emotional support Selma. It’s a blast to have all of you here!

    We asked our female designers how they perceive their working environment and whether they feel equal. The answers varied. Even though women are now more valued in most industries, there are still enough negative examples in everyday working life. Situations in which a woman has to appear more dominant in order to be taken just as seriously as a male colleague of the same age, or in which women do not feel perceived at eye level, make it more difficult for us to move towards an equal society.

    So to all of you: please take care of each other and be aware to help in any of those situations.

    About PHOENIX: PHOENIX is a design and innovation studio that creates experiences that touch people - today for tomorrow - always driven by Logik, Moral und Magie. As an independent, award-winning design and innovation studio, PHOENIX makes the often foggy future visible and tangible for its partners, accompanying them from idea to market success. Today, the team of around 70 international experts designs at the Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai locations and thus stands for excellent design - as confirmed by over 900 design awards since our founding in 1987 and our first-place rank in the category design studio of the iF World Design Index.

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    Happy Women's Day!
  • Internship Review Pt. 1/ 2022

    Internship Review Pt. 1/ 2022

    Normally, we always have to say goodbye at this time - but fortunately for the three interns Timo, Sophie, Tina their time at PHOENIX is not over yet.

    Even though the six-month internship is coming to an end in February, all three will stay with us as working students!

    Sophie, bachelor student in Interaction Design at the @Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Tina, bachelor student in Media & Interaction Design at the @Hochschule Osnabrück and Timo, master student in Eco Innovative Design at the FH Johanneum in Graz completed their internship at PHOENIX. What is of course of burning interest to us at the end - what do they take with them on their further journey? Were their expectations fulfilled? Who or what made a special impression on them?

    What the three unanimously report back (and we are very happy about that) is the deep insight into their intended professional life and the practical application of previously learned knowledge. Especially the development of skills in the areas of UX/UI or ID, as well as the collaboration with customers and colleagues in the project teams has helped our interns in their personal development.

    To the question: "You pack your suitcase, what do you take with you from the internship?", Timo answers: "Although I always resolved to travel lightly in the past, it won't be easy for me this time and I expect my suitcase to be a lot fuller than before".

    Of course, it has not escaped the attention of our interns that the professional life of designers involves a lot of work and also sacrifice - the passion for design often creates a maelstrom around it. Keeping a balance between work and free time - a learning that is also part of reality.

    Thank you for your support, input to the teams, and time together! Good luck with your further journey, which we - at least for now - are taking together.

    About PHOENIX: PHOENIX is a design and innovation studio that creates experiences that touch people - today for tomorrow - always driven by Logik, Moral und Magie. As an independent, award-winning design and innovation studio, PHOENIX makes the often foggy future visible and tangible for its partners, accompanying them from idea to market success. Today, the team of around 70 international experts designs at the Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai locations and thus stands for excellent design - as confirmed by over 900 design awards since our founding in 1987 and our first-place rank in the category design studio of the iF World Design Index.

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    Internship Review Pt. 1/ 2022
  • Own knowledge and pass it on

    Own knowledge and pass it on

    Own knowledge and pass it on – with the topic of “wellbeing at future workplaces” our colleagues Claudia Tietge, Design Business Manager, Stephan Thiemt, Principal Strategist and Carolin Schmitt, Senior Design Researcher, teach 16 students at the Stuttgart Media University (HdM) across different semester levels.

    In the course Information Design, which is part of the Service Design module, several participants from completely different areas just as educators, nurses or restaurant service staff were interviewed by the students to gain information on their workplace environment – considering the question: “How can we design a service in the work context that contributes to improving the physical and mental well-being of working people?”.

    What the students valued most, was that the whole process of design research was shown by our designers: “We were accompanied by Caro, Stephan and Claudia as experts with a lot of euphoria and passion in an intensive design process. For me, I particularly take with me, the many little tips and tricks from practice: from conscious pauses in speech in interviews, to the direct naming and visualization of concept ideas, to the right balance of facts & storytelling for next level presentations." – a feedback that makes us very happy, from Service Design student Nicola Obermaier.

    Picture Copyright: Hochschule der Medien

    About PHOENIX: PHOENIX is a design and innovation studio that creates experiences that touch people - today for tomorrow - always driven by Logik, Moral und Magie. As an independent, award-winning design and innovation studio, PHOENIX makes the often foggy future visible and tangible for its partners, accompanying them from idea to market success. Today, the team of around 70 international experts designs at the Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai locations and thus stands for excellent design - as confirmed by over 900 design awards since our founding in 1987 and our first-place rank in the category design studio of the iF World Design Index.

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    Franziska Warnke Communication Manager
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    Own knowledge and pass it on