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  • Markus Wierzoch


    Seattle, WA

I am a Design Leader. I guide teams in the creation of meaningful experiences that people will love. I possess intercultural work experience on three continents, as well as a proven track record of award-winning mass-manufactured products and leading edge design studies. I pride myself on the ability to never lose track of the big picture, while being able to keep an eye on tiniest of details.

Work Samples

  • Lytro Illum

  • Intel North Cape

  • Camera Futura

Work History

  • Design Director

    • Artefact
    • Jul 2010 - Present (7 years 4 months)

    Piloting multidisciplinary design teams of various sizes through the development process of products, experiences and strategies in the fields of consumer electronics, medical devices and industrial products. Spearheading incubation design programs and leading collaborations with the University of Washington.

  • Design Director

    • Carbon Design Group
    • Jan 2008 - Jul 2010 (2 years 6 months)

    Leading strategy, product and experience design program in the consumer and medical markets and working with clients such as Clearwire, GE Appliances, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sonosite and WL Gore.

  • Associate Design Director

    • Asus Computer
    • Aug 2007 - Oct 2007 (2 months)

    Leading a team of 20 product designers through the design development process of computer hardware products for clients in China, Japan, USA and Europe.

  • Product Design Manager

    • Asus Computer
    • Nov 2002 - Jul 2007 (4 years 8 months)

    Guided the creation of the Asus corporate design language, initiated and led the “Asus Design Lab”, an international internship program. Responsible for international PR, product presentations and business development efforts.

  • Guest Lecturer

    • Chang Gung University
    • Sep 2002 - Oct 2006 (4 years 1 month)

    Guest lecturer at the Industrial Design Department, holding design workshops for groups of about 30 undergraduate students. Organized project exhibitions in Taipei City.

  • Product Designer

    • GE/Fitch, Taipei
    • Mar 2001 - Nov 2002 (1 year 8 months)

    One of four industrial designers, designed mostly IT-related products, as well as consumer products and hand-tools. Worked on a multinational product development program with partner offices in London, Boston and Singapore.

  • Product Designer

    • Barski Design
    • Oct 1999 - Jan 2001 (1 year 3 months)

    One of three industrial designers. Designed a medical device, several consumer and industrial goods and worked on interior and graphic designs for Mercedes-Benz’s customer center. Created, programmed and maintained the studio’s website.

  • Industrial Designer & Model Maker

    • G. Schroer Ltd.
    • Sep 1997 - May 1999 (1 year 8 months)

    Designed aspects of the Audi A8 dashboard, built appearance models of Volkswagen wheels.


  • Fachhochschule Darmstadt

    • Diploma Industrial Design
    • 1995 - 2000





2012 Braun Prize Special Mention, Germany – Artefact Meme German Design Award – Panasonic Avionics FlightPath I.D. Annual Design Review, USA, Best of Show – Camera Futura 2011 Spark! Concept Design Award, USA – Camera Futura 2010 IDEA Bronze Award, USA – Panasonic Avionics FlightPath 2007 iF Product Design Award, China – Asus V1 2006 iF Product Design Award, China –...
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