What is your role at Konzepthaus?

I am co-founder and CEO of Konzepthaus and am excited to now also head up our recently created new division, Konzepthaus Innovation Consultancy.

What does Innovation mean to you?

Innovation is everything in the world of design. It goes far beyond the individual projects we accomplish day-to-day but has the capacity to mould the culture and behaviour of people. This is our aim: To drive innovation in teams to evolve and expand mindsets and shape the future business direction beyond product development.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

I like to challenge mindsets, so I was looking at becoming a lobbyist before I was introduced to headhunting. After starting my career in London, I moved back to my home country and together with Daniel founded Konzepthaus.

What’s the top thing on your bucket list?

To drive along the original route 66 in a vintage Aston Martin, climb Mount Fuji, visit the Superclassico at La Bombanera in Buenos Aires.  Or was I supposed to say just one….?.

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

I am a co-founder and Managing Director of Konzepthaus and see my role as one that helps to shape modern business solutions, through connecting talented people globally and allowing our clients to source new business partners that drive their innovation.

What three words would best describe you?

Goal driven, ambitious and always on the lookout for new opportunities.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

Originally from Germany, I moved to Manchester, UK, to study Marketing and Management.  After graduating from university, I decided to enter the recruitment industry as I was motivated by the ability to work with multinational companies and the perspective of generating value through finding the best talent for their business ambitions.

What’s your greatest ambition?

To develop Konzepthaus into the Number One global consultancy for the design industry.

Oliver Vogt

Partner - Konzepthaus Innovation Consultancy

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

Coming from a start-up, I truly know how difficult it is to drive innovation – to find the ideal sweet spot between vision and implementation.  I have vast experience in the area of design management and forming complex, creative organisations.  Equipped with this experience, I help our business partners find ideal pathways to future proof their innovation initiatives.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

After studying product and transportation design I joined the team at BMW Advance Design. I have since worked with several suppliers, conducting projects across Europe and Russia and progressed my career into Management. The last 4 years with Byton have been a highly satisfying challenge, allowing me to work for an innovative company that transforms transportation.

What three words would best describe you?

Reflective, creative and active.

What talent may people not know you have?

Well, I am quite good at building LEGO models.

Asaf Yaacobi

Director Academy 

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

Heading up the new Konzepthaus Academy, my role is to deliver exciting, new content, skills and technology through our extensive, high-end training programs.  We aim to help upskill our clients’ teams or freelancers to develop new skills, implemented in their daily design process that accelerate the pace of their innovation.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

Developments in hardware and software have matured and vastly rooted themselves through different industries. Each industry has different requirements which result in powerful solutions; however, those can be hidden to other almost parallel industries, and inaccessible to the mainstream users.  We are committed to accelerating the future of innovation, by democratizing the access to those solutions through offering training content that shares the knowledge across multiple fields.

What would be your personal motto?

“You start as fast as you can, and very slowly you increase the pace”.

What other exciting things have you done in your life?

Bouldering for fun.

Florian Teufel  

Associate - Konzepthaus Innovation Consultancy

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As a consultant within Konzepthaus, the purpose of my role is to deliver customer-orientated results that achieve our partners’ business objectives.  To do this, I like to draw upon my skills of analytical thinking, a methodical way of working, and the use of my own initiative to challenge existing norms and offer creative solutions.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

I studied a bachelor’s and master’s degree, with a focus on business administration and international management, in 4 different countries.  Following graduation, I was part of the team responsible for designing the corporate strategy for Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

The simplicity of my 3-year-old nephew’s view of the world.

Can you name a talent, that not everyone knows about you?

I can whistle through my tooth gap!

Alexander Stingl

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As a recruitment consultant for Konzepthaus, my focus is on identifying the true needs of both sides of the recruitment process, to ensure our job applicant feel supported and our business partners find the best talent for their role.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

Designers are a driving force of innovation, so I believe that we must respond quickly to our customers’ needs and be adaptable to take advantage of new opportunities.

What would be your personal motto?

Life prefers those who are prepared!

What three words would best describe you?

Authentic, honest and direct.

Kevin Muckel

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As a recruiter here at Konzepthaus Digital, I try to build a bridge between the wishes of our partners and our jobseekers.  I believe that we have the opportunity to drive innovation in digital design by always finding the best fitting candidates for the position.

Konzepthaus’ vision is of a world where the power of innovation shapes a better future. What does a better future look like to you?

I see a future where technical evolution will simplify people’s lives, through creating usability, which is understandable, intuitive, and which people will integrate into their lives in a natural way.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

Every person has a journey that you can learn from when you listen carefully.  Every struggle or inconvenience can be an important lesson that you can profit from if you take the time to reflect upon them.

What other exciting things have you done in your life?

Watched the sunrise in Angkor Wat and explored the lively cities of Bangkok and Ho Chi Min which opened my eyes and reshaped my view on life.

Samuel Lottner

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As a recruiter on the digital team, I am always striving to find standout, creative talent for the design teams of my business partners. Fostering long term partnerships allows me to truly understand the industries and people I work with, and the needs of my business partners’. I also enjoy hosting the podcast Moodboard by Konzepthaus, to deliver inspiration and connect people through shared knowledge.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

We deliver innovation by choosing the right talent, placing only the most creative people who challenge what they know, to allow them to truly innovate the process of design.  We accelerate innovation by facilitating the sharing of knowledge from aligned industries through our podcast series. It can challenge people’s mindsets and provide new ways of approaching design.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Enthusiastic, communicative, positive.

How do you want people to remember you?

I want to be remembered for my positivity, openness to everyone and authenticity.

Karina Karbach

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

I work as a recruiter for Konzepthaus in the Digital team.  My aim is to truly understand the needs of both my designers and employers to ensure I find the perfect alignment that works for both.

Konzepthaus’ vision is of a world where the power of innovation shapes a better future. What does a better future look like to you?

For me, the future would see people work in a more creative way, harness the power of people’s own initiative and celebrate authenticity.  I also see the future merging and uniting both worlds of work and personal values.

What would be a top career highlight for you?

My very first placement at my previous employer, Google.  From there it grew to building the complete UI/UX & Marketing Team of the DACH division of Google.

What would be your personal motto?

Does it say anything about me, that my inspiration comes from a pirate?  ‘It’s not about living forever, the trick is living with yourself forever’ – Jack Sparrow´s father

Emanuel Wutte

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

I recently joined the Digital recruitment team.  Never one to sit on something, I take a pro-active and persistent approach to finding the best design talent for my business partners.  I do this by identifying the values and talents of our job applicant and matching dreams and ideas with people to shape their future.  Plus, I consider myself to be a good listener, so that helps.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

My career started off within a global recruitment firm before I moved into a People and Relations Manager

role delivering talent to the hospitality industry at the highest level.  Promoted to Head of Human Resources I was able to broaden my skills, consulting companies and organizations in personnel development and coaching on recruitment and temporary employment.

What other exciting things have you done in your life?

I had a private audience with Pope Benedict in Rome.

What would be your personal motto?

I shall either find a way or make one!

Dilek Tahri

Recruitment Consultant

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As a recruitment consultant for Konzepthaus Digital, I intend to connect people in long-term partnerships by understanding the needs of our clients and candidates, to find outstanding talents for our business partners.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

Before Konzepthaus, I taught German as a foreign language. Through this, I met many lovely people from all over the world and found it extremely fulfilling to support my students in realizing their ambitions. It was a great intercultural experience for me.

Konzepthaus’ vision is of a world where the power of innovation shapes a better future. What does a better future look like to you?

For me, a better future would simplify, widen, and beautify our individual lives and horizons through innovation and artistic expression.

What three words would best describe you?

Reliable, ambitious, honest

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

My role in Marketing is responsible for all the brand communication and events that Konzepthaus undertake in their yearly marketing plan. It requires me to have good communication skills to bring the team together and give them a voice through our social media channels.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

Life is always evolving, and in this ongoing process, there are always steps that can be improved. My role helps to communicate innovations here at Konzepthaus, inspire conversations, and hopefully motivate others to take great leaps.

What other exciting things have you done in your life?

I once walked from the Marienplatz in Munich to the Piazza San Marco in Venice over the Alps in 4 weeks.

What three words would best describe you?

Positive, ambitious and sporty.

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

My role as graphic designer sees me creating all visual elements in support of our marketing content plan, video production, and editing of our innovative podcasts.  Within such a dynamic company, I regularly draw upon my ability to multi-task and ‘jack of all trades’ skills.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

To me, the goal of life is to improve things.  Innovation is the key to this process. My aim here at Konzepthaus is to communicate our innovations in the most effective, visual way and make people see things from a different angle.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

My uncle, since he taught me to be compassionate and still a strong and competitive person.

What other exciting things have you done in your life?

In 2003, after wanting to help the victims of the earthquake in Bam (Iran), I played the Santur (an Iranian musical instrument) in front of 250 people.  We raised more than 10,000 Euro.

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

As an Accountant with Konzepthaus, I use my best skill; the ability to keep calm even if there is a fire!

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’?

To accelerate the future of innovation for our business partners, I believe we need to also be innovative.  To this end, I approach my role with an open mind to try new things without the fear of failing.

What would be a top career highlight for you?

I think the best thing about my career is that I have been able to gain a breadth of experience across many industries, from real estate to hospitality for example.

Who is someone you admire, and why?

I would have to say Elon Musk, for all the things that he has invented to innovate life now as we know it and in the future.

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

I have a really broad role that encompasses all aspects of administration for Konzepthaus. I consider myself a very organised individual, so I think that my role suits my character and skills perfectly.

What was life before Konzepthaus?

After studying sociology, I was lured into the world of film, where I became an assistant in the legal department of Constantin Film. I later moved into a management agency – Lindenfels PR for actors. Finding the best talent has been in my career for a very long time.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

My sister, as she made my childhood wonderful, helped me with any problems I had and is now the wonderful mother of my two nephews.

What three words would best describe you?

Caring, empathic and perceptive.

What is your role at Konzepthaus?

My title is CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) or Office Dog, but frankly, I also play a serious role in sweeping up the floor and keeping it food-free.

How do you deliver on the company’s purpose of ‘accelerating the future of innovation’? 

Well I very much like to dream of chasing cars, is that what you mean about accelerating? Sorry, these are big words for a 6-month-old.

What are the best skills you bring to your job?

Enthusiastic, sweet, and very good at relieving stress.

What was your dream job when you were little?

Garbage collector

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