Born and raised in downtown Vienna, Austria, I escaped the city in 2008 to study in the western most state of Austria called Vorarlberg, near Switzerland and Germany. My first experience living in the United States was as an exchange student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2010. Following the completion of my Master’s degree in Vorarlberg in 2013, I moved to Chicago for a year to work at Leviathan. In June of 2015, I returned to Vienna to freelance while finalizing my permanent residency in the United States. As of March 2016, I’m back in Chicago and since July 2016 I work for Method Studios.

Work Experience

Motion Designer at Method Studios Chicago
July 2016 – Present

Freelance Videographer & 3D Artist
October 2011 – Present

3D Animation & Video Production Intern at Leviathan, Chicago
June 2014 – May 2015 (1 year)

Cinematographer at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
October 2008 – June 2011 (2 years 9 months)

Camera operator at multiple live-broadcasted events held by Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Digital Cross-Media Intern at Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Austria
August 2010 – October 2010 (3 months)

Graphic Design Intern at youngstaers:vienna, Austria
November 2006 – May 2007 (7 months)

Web Development Intern at OmanBros.com Internetdienstleistungs Ges.m.b.H., Austria
October 2005 – May 2006 (8 months)

Graphic Design Intern at Mediaprint Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlag Ges.m.b.H., Austria
July 2005 – August 2005 (2 months) Summer 2005, 2006 & 2007

Education

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Master of Arts (MA), InterMedia, 2011 – 2013
Activities and Societies: 3D Design & Visualization

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Bachelor of Arts (BA), InterMedia, 2008 – 2011

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
International Educational Exchange, Radio and Television, 01/2010 – 06/2010

Volunteer Experience

National Civil Service (Zivildienst) at Wiener Hilfswerk, Austria
September 2007 – May 2008 (9 months)

Camp counselor and team leader (Jungschar), Austria
2005 – 2008 (3 years)

Production Assistant at alt.news 26:46
January 2010 – May 2010 (5 months)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Personal Achievements

Marathon Finisher at the Vienna City Marathon in April 2012
Finish time upon request

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Educational Testing Service (ETS) March 2011

Passionate but amateur ping pong player
Fear not, no big awards have been won, yet.

Special Interests

Space & Aviation
Science and current research on exploration and space travel

Cryptography
End-to-end encryption, encrypted data transfers, encryption-awareness