Hey there!

I'm John-Erik

a UX Designer with a background in content creation, marketing, and online publishing.


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 designer, I'm passionate about digging in and inhabiting a problem space instead of rushing to solutions. My main goal is to always be learning.


Design Thinking
UX Research
Information Architecture
Video Editing
Usability Testing
Content Strategy
Writing & Editing

Career highlights

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

Content Marketing team lead

Co-founded Babbel Magazine

Led in-house content production for Babbel Magazine, Corbis Contributor Gateway, and GreenLight LLC

Recent(ish) side projects

  • Golem & Odd
  • Writer and Co-creator
    Comic book series
  • DrawnOnward – HAU Theater

  • Writer
    Developed concepts, scores and scripts for choreographer Jeremy Wade's dystopian sci-fi dance performance, DrawnOnward, which premiered at HAU3.
    Berlin, 2015

Interests & Hobbies

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