Hey there!

I'm John-Erik

a UX Designer with a background in digital construction management, EdTech, and content strategy.


I grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles named after Tarzan (yes, really), studied art in New York, and have lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. As a UX Generalist, I deftly jump from analysis to synthesis and back again – while always keeping users' perspectives top of mind.


Agile Methodologies
UX Research
User Flows
Problem Solving
Usability Testing
Content Strategy
Writing & Editing

Career highlights

Contributed over a hundred usability improvements (and counting) as a member of the development team turning Inpera's web app MVP into a more robust product with real market traction.

Developed new product features from usability test feedback, through ideation, design iterations, more testing, and continued design support to developers (ongoing, iterating in sprints).

Designed and drove content strategy for Babbel's owned media marketing channels.

Content Marketing team lead at Babbel.

      Interests & Hobbies

      • Science Fiction Literature
      • Solarpunk
      • Tabletop RPGs
      • DIY projects
      • Hiking
      • Baseball