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Tobias van Schneider

Tobias van Schneider is a German multi-disciplinary maker of useful, curious and beautiful things. (he just doesn't like the word entrepreneur) Originally born in Germany, and raised in Austria, he now lives and works in New York City.

Tobias’ journey is a little different than most. He started his career by dropping out of high school at 15, and then made grand plans of becoming a software engineer. After realising he, quite frankly, sucked at it, Tobias began teaching himself design at the age of 16. Fast forward a few years and through a whole lot of ass-busting, Tobias is now a designer, founder, speaker, mentor and maker.

After opening his own design studio, Tobias had the honor to develop products and services in a wide range of categories for companies such as Red Bull, Google, BMW, Wacom, Sony, Fantasy Interactive, Stinkdigital, Toyota, Ralph Lauren, Bwin, to name a few.

As part of his quest for overachievement, Tobias has been honored with the net magazine Designer of the Year & Awwwards Art Director of the Year award. He also serves as a member on the Board of Directors at AIGA NYC and is supporter, advisor and mentor to a variety of programs around the world, including Cannes Lions, HyperIsland, Art Directors Club & the FWA.

For the past two and a half years, Tobias has helped building new products as Art Director & Lead Product Designer at Spotify in New York. During this time, Spotify grew from 15 million users to 70+ million, becoming the leading music streaming service in the world.

Tobias’ work has been published in highly acclaimed press such as FastCompany, Inc Magazine, net Magazine, Computer Arts, Wired, FirstRound Capital, BusinessInsider, Washington Post, TheNextWeb.

In his spare time Tobias is the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio system and community used by thousands of the world’s leading designers who represent brands such as HUGE, BBDO, Tumblr, Disney, Apple, Firstborn, Unit9, R/GA and Razorfish. Since the launch, the Semplice has quickly grown into one of the leading portfolio systems for creatives.

In addition to his mentoring work, Tobias is advisor and creative director at memomi. He’s played a crucial role in creating the brand and overseeing the user experience to help establish the world’s first digital mirror software platform called Memory Mirror. Memomi aims to revolutionize the interactive shopping experience and recently launched with selected partners such as Intel, IBM, Sony and Panasonic.

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Hi Gabriel

Yes, I did skip everything but high school which I dropped out of with the age of 15. I hope you don't mind if I paste an answer from another question here, it's pretty much the same.

I don't think a design degree is needed in the design industry, there are many who don't have one who would agree with that. But that said, it doesn't make it easier to not have one, quite the opposite.

When I dropped out, I tried to study but had trouble getting accepted at universities. I would have probably studied if I would have allowed to. At first, I had some feeling of regret. That's normal because literally everyone else tells you that you NEED to study, especially if you grow up in a small city where everyone just blindly follows each other. Social pressure, for sure.

In general, I would recommend everyone to get a degree in design. I see it as follows:

Studying design puts you in a place with 30 other like minded people. All are as confused (or focused) than you. It's a fantastic social environment to learn & grow with others.

Being self-taught, it's just you alone in a room. You have to put yourself out there at the same time, there are no teachers, mentors or colleagues around you.

Studying introduces you to a great network of teachers & mentors from the beginning. That's what you pay for, it's a safety net.

Being self-taught is the opposite. While you have great freedom, you also have great pressure to network the shit out of your time.

In general, the main difference between studying design and being self-taught is the social component that provides you with mentorship, emotional support and a little kick in the ass here and there.

It depends what kind of personality you are. There is no clear answer to this question, but it depends on you as a person. For some people, the format of a university is beneficial for them, for some it's destructive.

So in general, I wouldn't recommend dropping out unless you are a 100% sure (or at least 99%) that you can bring the motivation be on your own.

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He's renowned for his work as a designer and an entrepreneur. Now, he runs his own product called Semplice, a fully customizable portfolio system. In this interview, Tobias van Schneider shares key insights into what he has learned from browsing thousands of portfolios.

Hey Tobias, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Let's cut straight to the meat. You're the founder of Semplice, a portfolio system that has become leading in the design field. Can you tell us a little bit about the story behind it?

Like most products, Semplice started as a problem we wanted to solve (mostly for ourselves at first). As designers, my co-founder and I were both frustrated with the limited “one-size-fits-all” options out there for portfolios — especially when it came to case studies. We wanted to build custom portfolios and advanced case studies in a simple, beautiful way. Aside from using a template or a developer, the option didn’t seem to exist. So we decided to solve the problem ourselves and boom, Semplice was born.

What does the future hold for Semplice? Will you continue to grow or have you found your sweet-spot?

We continue to grow each year, but we will always be focused on portfolios. That’s our sweet spot. With every feature we add or product we create, we aim help creatives do their best work and feel a sense of pride about it.

You obviously spend a lot of time looking at portfolios, do you see any common trends from the ones that stand out?

Right now I see a lot of Swiss-style, minimalist portfolios. So the ones that stand out do something playful and different, whether that’s with animations, color, copy, type or layout.

A few recent examples from our Semplice family:

Matteo Giuseppe Pani Portfolio
Fernanda Sousa Portfolio
Marton Borzak Portfolio

That said, it all comes down to great work. The best portfolios are the ones that set the work up so well, I barely think about the portfolio design itself.

What are some of the biggest mistakes you see designers make in their portfolios?

Neglecting case studies. Dumping a bunch of images on a page and leaving it up to the user to guess what they’re looking at. Or, on the other extreme, writing case studies so long and boring I can’t make it past the first two sentences.

"I want to understand your process, but I don’t need to know your user persona better than I know my own mother."

It’s all about finding the perfect balance.

You're a big believer in case studies and were one of the first to tell stories in your own portfolio. What is important to keep in mind when making case studies?

The person reading your case study is busy. They’ve probably looked at dozens of portfolios today. Respect their time. Write something that makes them smile. Tell a story, but get to the point.

With our own portfolio, it’s easy to forget the design and web practices we know so well. Things like: People scan, they don’t read. They want captions, not chapters. They’ll exit fast unless you keep them wanting more.

Ask yourself if you’d enjoy reading your own case study. If not, your audience probably won’t either.

UX is in high demand right now, and is getting increasingly competitive as a result. How can designers position themselves to stand out from the crowd and grab people’s attention?

Avoid doing the trendy thing. We usually look to our peers when building our portfolio, and we end up repeating the same phrases (“crafting solutions through strategic storytelling!”) everyone else is already saying.

UX is not only in high demand, but it is also a title everyone uses now because it’s what gets you the job.

"To stand out from the crowd,
you first need to stop trying to fit in."

And if I look at most UX designers these days, they all try to fit in with what they’re saying, what they’re designing and how they present themselves.

Lack of work experience is a challenge for many designers making their portfolio, is there any way to overcome this?

Side projects. Do as many as you can afford, whether they are self-initiated or small client gigs. Your friend’s wedding invitation. A small-budget project for a non-profit organization. Business cards for a family member. When I first started out as a designer, I accepted nearly every opportunity that came my way. (I actually wrote about about this in detail on my blog.)

"Do great work with even the small stuff,
and it will lead to bigger things."

Do you have any last advice for someone first starting out in UX or transitioning from other design fields?

Learn to write well. Communicating your work is important for any design field, but especially for UX design. Your work doesn’t always speak for itself the same way a poster or packaging does. It’s your job to not only make it tangible for people, but to also make it interesting. The better your UX work, the more we enjoy the result and the less we think about your UX work. You have to point it out for us.

Where can we go to find out more about you and Semplice?

You can go to Semplice.com or browse the portfolios in our Showcase, which we update every week with fresh picks from our Semplice family.

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Tobias van Schneider (also known as  House of van Schneider) is an award-winning designer born in Germany, raised in Austria and currently living in Stockholm  New York.

Working at the intersection of digital product design and brand identity,  he's had the privilege of influencing products used and loved by millions. These include Spotify, Red Bull, NASA, BMW, Google, Wacom, Sony, Toyota, Ralph Lauren, Bwin and more.

Today, he's  the co-founder of Semplice, partner at   Carbonmade  and Creative Director at   DESK. Before, he served as lead product designer & art director at Spotify.

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Tobias van Schneider (also known as  House of van Schneider) is an award-winning designer born in Germany, raised in Austria and currently living in Stockholm  New York.

Working at the intersection of digital product design and brand identity,  he's had the privilege of influencing products used and loved by millions. These include Spotify, Red Bull, NASA, BMW, Google, Wacom, Sony, Toyota, Ralph Lauren, Bwin and more.

Today, he's  the co-founder of Semplice, partner at   Carbonmade  and Creative Director at   DESK. Before, he served as lead product designer & art director at Spotify.

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NASA  —  Designing an identity for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission.

NASA  —  Designing a symbol and identity for the Mars 2020 rover mission.

■ CLIENT: NASA/JPL
■ ROLE: LOGO DESIGN & IDENTITY
■ DATE: 2019/2020

■ CLIENT: NASA/JPL
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTION
■ DATE: 2017

For the 2020 launch of the Mars Rover, NASA asked House of van Schneider to design a symbol capturing the energy and legacy of space travel, while celebrating the engineers who worked tirelessly on this mission.

At once an abstract representation of the iconic rover and blocks reaching up to the sky, the logomark works as beautifully on the rover as it does on a 191-foot tall rocket ship

Audient—  Bringing mixer software into the 21st century with the first user-centered mixer interface.

Audient—  Bringing mixer software into the 21st century with the first user-centered mixer interface.

■ CLIENT: AUDIENT.COM
■ ROLE: CD, UX & UI DESIGN
▸ DEMO: VIEW VIDEO

For Audient’s new ID44 device, I designed a modern software interface that tightly integrates with their new hardware. The standard mixer UI hadn’t changed over the years and this was the first real user-first approach. The new iD Mixer interface is simple and elegant, a streamlined experience for a complex audio recording tool.

Ad Astra—  Designing the poster for a cinematic masterpiece set in deep space.

Ad Astra —  Designing the poster for a cinematic masterpiece set in deep space.

■ ROLE: ART DIRECTION + GRAPHIC DESIGN
■ DATE: 2019

When we were asked to design the poster for a space film starring Brad Pitt, we naturally said yes. "AD ASTRA" centers on an astronaut’s mission to Neptune, as he attempts to save humanity and fill the void LEFT BY HIS missing father. For our poster concepts, we played with white space and the acronym LOS, meaning Loss of Signal. While our designs were not ultimately the final poster, it was an honor to have our concepts considered for this film.

When we were asked to design the poster for a space film starring Brad Pitt, we naturally said yes. AD ASTRA centers on an astronaut’s mission to Neptune, as he attempts to save humanity and fill the void LEFT BY his MISSING father. For our poster concepts, we played with white space and the acronym LOS, meaning Loss of Signal. While our designs were not ultimately the final poster, it was an honor to have our concepts considered for this film.

NASA  —  Celebrating 80 years of space  discovery with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA  —  Celebrating 80 years of space  discovery with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

■ CLIENT: NASA/JPL
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTION
■ DATE: 2017

■ CLIENT: NASA/JPL
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTION
■ DATE: 2017

NASA/JPL reached out to us for help celebrating an important milestone: The 80th anniversary of their Jet Propulsion Lab, a leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system. To commemorate the occasion, we designed elaborate badges for fictional NASA membership clubs. The badges were featured on limited edition shirts and jackets as a gift for the JPL TEAM.

Wave—  Bringing meditation  to the 21st century with an integrated multi-sensory music approach.

WAVE—  Bringing meditation to the 21st century with an integrated multi-sensory music approach.

In contrast to the average meditation app on the market, wave is designed as a destination rather than an escape. HOUSE of van schneider created the user experience and user interface design for the app and, together with wave, developed the digital product strategy. You use wave not because you have to, but because you want to.

NYC — The ultimate guide for moving to New York City, written and designed   for creatives.

NYC — The ultimate guide for moving to New York City, written and designed   for creatives.

Moving to New York from Austria was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I figured most of it out the hard way: finding a job, getting a visa, choosing an apartment. Seven years later and still happily living in the city, I wrote a book that makes it easier for others. Let’s Go to NYC is the complete guide for moving to New York from outside the States. It’s the sum of my personal experience, legal advice and tons of research all in one place, written in easy-to-understand terms. No bullshit, no fluff.

Spotify  —   Designing a  music brand and product for millions  of loyal users around the world.

Spotify  —   Designing a  music brand and product for millions  of loyal users around the world.

■ COMPANY: SPOTIFY
■ ROLE: PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD
■ DATE: 2013-2016

As a product design lead and art director at Spotify, I lead design for all platforms including desktop, mobile and consoles. I worked for three years on the brand and product design, helping Spotify through a major rebrand as the company tripled in size from 20 million users to more than 80 million. I also worked on the Spotify Innovation Team designing future products, helping establish Spotify’s first design guidelines and implementing them across all platforms.

memomi™ —   Reinventing the luxury shopping experience with a new high-end digital mirror.

memomi™ —   Reinventing the luxury shopping experience with a new high-end digital mirror.

Memomi created the world’s first digital mirror software platform called Memory Mirror. I’m advisor and creative director at Memomi, overseeing the user experience, brand creative and ever-evolving product design. Memomi launched with partners such as Intel, IBM, Sony and Panasonic, and now appears in high-end stores like Neiman Marcus.

Unsplash —  Capturing the spirit of exploration in a limited edition, custom-designed   sweatshirt.

Unsplash —  Capturing the spirit of exploration in a limited edition, custom-designed   sweatshirt.

Together with my friends at Unsplash, I created a sweatshirt that embodies our shared love of travel and exploration. I designed each detail of the sweatshirt, from the label on the sleeve to the graphic in tonal black foil script on the front. The Urban Explorer sweatshirt is handmade in Canada from 100% french terry cotton and reads “Fernweh & Wanderlust.” In German, Fernweh translates to “farsickness” or “longing for far-off places.”

NXTGlobe —  Using innovative technology to imagine a perfect world without gasoline cars.

NXTGlobe —  Using innovative technology to imagine a perfect world without gasoline cars.

■ AGENCY: FANTASY INTERACTIVE
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTOR & LEAD DESIGNER
▸ DEMO: VIEW VIDEO

■ AGENCY: FANTASY INTERACTIVE
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTOR & LEAD DESIGNER
▸ DEMO: VIEW VIDEO

A leading car brand created Eco Next Globe to show how the world would look if we switched from gasoline to eco-friendly cars. Using WebGL technology, I art directed and designed the experience. The website used real map data to generate a visual dashboard for each user, all elements rendering directly in the browser. Everything was built with new web technology – even buttons and subtle glow effects were completely coded in CSS or integrated via SVG.

Wacom —  Designing a powerful ecommerce platform for state-of-the-art creative tools.

Wacom —  Designing a powerful ecommerce platform for state-of-the-art creative tools.

■ AGENCY: FANTASY INTERACTIVE
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTOR & LEAD DESIGNER
▸ DEMO: VIEW VIDEO

■ AGENCY: FANTASY INTERACTIVE
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTOR & LEAD DESIGNER
▸ DEMO: VIEW VIDEO

Together with Fantasy Interactive, I created a cohesive online experience for Wacom. We completely overhauled the wacom.com ecommerce platform, streamlining the checkout experience, creating custom 3D imagery and designing layouts that helped Wacom better tell their product stories. Wacom creates fantastic tools for creative professionals, and their new website matched that reputation.

.Mail —   Rethinking the way email works with a refreshingly simple email client concept.

.Mail —   Rethinking the way email works with a refreshingly simple email client concept.

■ PROJECT: DOTMAIL APP
■ ROLE: FOUNDER, DESIGNER
■ DATE: 2011 (NEVER LAUNCHED)

While technology had advanced and adapted to our needs over the years, email hadn't evolved much at all. I created the DotMail email concept to fix that problem. Unlike many email clients filled with functionality nobody needs, DotMail focused on only the necessities. With a clean, visual interface and simple yet revolutionary details like Actionsteps, DotMail gained a surprising amount of attention and even press from publications like Fast Company.

Black Marble —  A limited edition beard oil, custom-designed  for you and those close to you. 

Black Marble —  A limited edition beard oil, custom-designed  for you and those close to you. 

■ PROJECT: BLACK MARBlE
■ ROLE: ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER
■ DATE: 2014

I partnered with Beard Brand to design a premium beard oil from scratch, carefully refining the formula and designing the packaging, brand and marketing. Tired of the typical woodsy scent of most beard oils, we aimed for a more subtle fragrance using citrus, cedarwood and ginger. I’m biased, but I’d say it’s the best beard oil out there. The beard approves this message.

Authentic Weather — Creating the world's most honest  and irreverent weather app.

Authentic Weather — Creating the world's most honest  and irreverent weather app.

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■ PROJECT: AUTHENTIC WEATHER
■ ROLE: FOUNDER, DESIGNER
■ DEMO: DOWNLOAD APP

Unlike most weather apps with their sunshine and rainbows outlook, Authentic Weather tells it like it is. I founded and created the app including the concept, design, copywriting and branding. What began as a side project in 2011 quickly reached cult status, with millionS of downloads across Android and iOS shortly after launch.

I've been fortunate enough to be featured in highly acclaimed publications such as .net Magazine, Computer Arts,  FastCompany, Wired, Inc Magazine, FirstRound Capital, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Business Insider and many others.

 

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I've been fortunate enough to be featured in highly acclaimed publications such as .net Magazine, Computer Arts,  FastCompany, Wired, Inc Magazine, FirstRound Capital, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Business Insider and many others.

 

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