About me

Interaction Designer with focus on web and mobile applications and with very strong experience in UX concept, wire-framing and rapid prototyping.
I currently live in Munich, Germany.
(after 18 years in UpperAustria,
13 years in Vienna, 1.5 years in Berlin,
1 year in Copenhagen)

Strong present time experience in co-founding and designing of products & services:
KiezExplorer, TheFlyingApp, Orbitalism.

Over 8+ years of professional experience working in the field of web-media for agencies and clients
(like BMW, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Siemens, Telekom Austria, Swisscom).

name: Markus Schmeiduch
birthday: 2. April 1982
profession: Interaction Design / Product Design & Management
2012 – 2013 Master level programme – Interaction Design @ CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design)
2001 – 2004 Bachelor of Arts – Multimedia Art @ SAE & MDX London
since 2015 Senior Interaction Designer – working at Google. (Munich & Mountain View office)
since 2013 Freelance Interaction Designer – working for Startups & International Companies. (e.g. 6 month product design projekt for Deutsche Telekom Design departement Bonn)
2012 – 2014 Flying iPhone App – Co-Founder, UI/UX Designer, Product-Manager
2011 – 2014 KiezExplorer.com – Co-Founder, UI/UX Designer, Product-Manager
2004 – 2011 working @ knallgrau in Vienna.
starting with an internship in September 2004,
since January 2005 – Full Time Designer
since January 2006 – Art Director
since January 2008 – Key Account Manager for BMW Group projects.
since Sept 2010 – UI/UX Design & Concept at the Virtual-Identity (new owner of knallgrau) Office Berlin.
June 2006 6 week internship in New York @ CDS / CCC
2004 – 2006 Freelancer
2004 – 2005 Supervisor & Teacher @ the SAE College

15 KB of Fame
- co-organized the first Barcamp in Austria
- article about my New York internship in the austrian newspaper “Kurier” (lang=de)
- article about my iPhone Research project in the austrian newspaper “DerStandard” (lang=de)
- Chrome for iPad. Interface Design Mockup. featured on techcrunch.com
- ONE GIANT ARM featured my Johnny Jungle photoproject.
- Interview with THE ILLUMINATOR about Neuk├Âlln, gentrification and the KiezExplorer iPhone App.
- the Bikeborg project. featured on theCreatorsProject and on Inhabitat
- #CPHsignals project featured on Wired, Creative Applications, CNET.
- BlindMaps featured on Fast.Co Design
- Flying App & Startup featured on Fast.Co Design, NYtimes, DerStandard, WEAVE Magazin and won the VIR-Startup-of-the-Year-2013-award.
- Interview with UserSnap on my approach to design.

smeidu as seen on flickr:

smeidu’s Planet Earth Discovery according to Google.