AMA: Tobias van Schneider, Designer & Maker
over 7 years ago from Tobias van Schneider
Thanks a lot Maxwell & the DN team for inviting me to this AMA.
I'm Tobias, a self-taught designer & maker. Over the last couple years I had the opportunity to work with many great agencies & clients on a wide range of products. In case you like the full bio, it's here.
I originally started as a software engineer about 12 years ago, then opened my own design studio for a couple years. (focused on print & branding first) Then I closed my studio, went to work with a few different agencies (mostly interactive) and ended up as Art Director & Product Design Lead at Spotify in New York.
Now I'm independent again, taking a break and learning new skills. I also love taking pictures. And trying to write more recently, it's like meditation but with spectators.
Besides helping to build Spotify in the last few years, I also worked on:
Co-Founding Semplice, a portfolio tool used by thousands of lovely creatives around the world.
Creating my own beard oil together with Beardbrand, because beards!!
Creating a stupid weather app called Authentic Weather which is used by millions of crazy people.
Working on the first digital mirror for the fashion industry. It's called memomi, and we started rolling out our mirrors in the last few months. Excited!
You can pretty much ask me anything, but I love answering questions about: Taking risks, being self-taught, keeping things stupid, side projects, personal growth, building products... you get the idea.
I'll start answering starting Tuesday, 10am EST - Thanks for having me! Twitter at @schneidertobias in case you like to message me there.
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