Portrait Lutz Schmitt

Hi, I'm Lutz Schmitt

I'm a graduated Designer and professional dilettante. I work self-employed. I can fill in roles as Team Lead, Strategy Consultant, Experience Designer and Information Architect. I might join for a project or as interim placement.

You can also book me for coachings, workshops and talks on various topics from Systemic design, Emotional design, Privacy Design to Internet of Things – and quite some more. I'm also a hilarious comedian, if you trust some people who joined my gigs on "Being an Evil Mastermind".

With roundabout twenty years of experience in and with digital media and working four years as a UX team lead, I know how to create value for users and business and how to get things done in time and budget.

Curriculum Vitae

Designing is a way of thinking and not a craftmanship. Nonetheless, during the years I got involved into the crafts of Interaction Design, Game Design, Cooking, Information Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Typography, Finance Management, Art Direction, Event Direction, User Research and some more. Some I mastered, at some I stayed a humble apprentice. Some jobs paid my rent, some earned me experience.

2017 till now: Self-employed Designer & Consultant
2014 - 2017: Head of Consulting Unit Interaction, nexum AG
2008 - 2014: (Senior) Consultant UX, nexum AG
2000 - 2008: Self-Employed Designer
1999 - 2000: Trainee Web Design, 01 Digitales Design GmbH

Public Speaking & Teaching

I'm a regular speaker at industry and community events on various topics for many years. Most of my talks and workshops are available in German and English.


Previous talks and lectures

Event Organisation

While it is a shitload of work, organising events is very rewarding.
In 2015 I had the opportunity to co-chair the EuroIA Summit in Madrid together with Stuart Curran and Peter Bogaards.

For a while I directed and produced the Cologne edition of the Design for Conferences: