Christian Hohn found his passion for design through an apprenticeship as a media designer in classical design. Back then, the web was still in experimental mode. This allowed Christian the freedom to explore that space. It didn’t take him long to realise – this was a medium where he could rally his talents and interests by combining text and images with sound and video to determine how websites should look and work. This brought him to an agency where he met Amazee’s Thomas Schröpfer. Together, over the next 8 years, they were able to realise many exciting projects. And finally, Thomas brought Christian to Amazee Labs. Once again a perfect match.
Beyond the skills necessary for designing with colours, shapes, and typography, he ultimately believes in the importance of empathy in design, and the ability to imagine oneself in other people's shoes when they interact with a product or website. This is an absolutely necessary skill to create user-centric interfaces.
I once had the chance to work as a DJ for one of my favourite musicians "Marteria" at the "Boarderweek" in France. When I played a special song, he came to me, kissed me on the cheeks, thanked me and then the whole band fell on their knees to praise me. That was so unreal and exciting too.