Short story: I am interested and skilled in different spheres of knowledge. I currently work as a self-employed, graphic designer, illustrator, and front-end web developer.
I have been working with non-profit organizations at the intersection of technology, arts and human rights since 2006.
Long story: I design web sites and books, and create illustrations. This is currently one of my main areas of focus.
I work as a front- end web developer since 2006. I work using Debian with command line tools, and write HTML5, CSS, JS, jQuery, Python, and sometimes PHP. I've contributed to Debian, a free operating system, since 2014 and I'm officially a Debian Developer since 2017.
Before learning English and French I learned Russian in school (6 years), and can also read Hangul (alphabet) and Mandarin (certified level A)—I'm very far from being eloquent in those languages, I just enjoy being able to decipher things.
In the past I have worked as a project manager and had the role of team lead for front-end development. I've (co-)organized several events, trainings, and workshops about the free software ecosystem and digital autonomy and security—specifically for women, artists, and NGOs—since 2001.
My experiences in IT companies led me to learn more about emotions and care, and I am interested in bringing this knowledge into groups I work with. You can read more on my blog or explore my collection of resources. As of 2020, I am completing a mediation training to learn more about conflict resolution.
What I am interested in: I am interested in the notions of autonomy and self-determination: the access to knowledge as a prerequisite for building identity, self-expression, and equality through participation. For example, free software gives me the autonomy to understand and determine what happens on my computer. Knowledge and access to information give me the autonomy to decide over my body and life. I'm further interested in a variety of issues related to East Germany (blog post to come).
Another big area of interest of mine lies in graphic novels, drawing, illustration and photography.