Mathias Gerdt

Software Engineer & Screen Designer.

What I Do.

App & Frontend Development

I've specialized in usability & interface design. Supervising complex projects from prototype implementation to App Store launch.

Software Engineering

Concept and planning are essential stages for a software, that works great. Communication with the client is key to success.

Interaction Design

User experience is more than just a design trend. A well planned navigation, user guidance and other aspects determine the quality of software.

Experience

  • Co-founder & CEO

    tapLab GmbHFeb 2012 - today

    After a lot of freelance work for several clients I went for another challenge. With two other partners the tapLab is now up and running. Our services are mainly mobile software development and interface design.

  • 1st Prize - Best Overall

    E.ON :agile Startup Weekend 2014June 2014

    Concept & prototype of a smart home app.

  • Lecturer

    Bielefeld University, GermanyOct 2011 - Mar 2012

    During the winter semester of 2011 I was a lecturer for Mobile Marketing at the University of Bielefeld. The outcome of five months of work with the students was the app project iDormDict.

  • 1st Prize - Best Overall

    YIN Startup Weekend 2011Sept 2011

    Yeehaw! At the first YOUISNOW startup weekend in 2011 I won the first prize (overall winner) with the team Roomiez. YOUISNOW is a startup incubator of ImmobilienScout24.

  • Internship (3D movie production)

    Bielefeld University, GermanyApr 2011 - Sept 2011

    During my internship at the University of Bielefeld I was part of the creation of the first German 3D short film in this context. Besides I was lecturing to the subject 3D in film and movie editing.

  • Lead Developer

    WAW Werbeagentur Hamburg, GermanyJun 2007 - Dec 2011

    For over 4 years I was working an agency in Hamburg, Germany. My duties were the creation of web software for over 50 clients as well as mobile software engineering and interface design. Besides I took care of project maintenance and customer relations.

  • Webdesigner / Developer

    WEB.MEDIA solutionsJan 2005 - May 2008

    WEB.MEDIA solutions was my very first own company – founded in order to work with clients on professional bases. I worked for several clients in more than three years.

Education

  • Master of Science ("Media Studies"), GPA 1.0

    Bielefeld University, GermanyOct 2010 - May 2013

    In May 2013 I completed my studies in Bielefeld and was honoured for my grade point average at the graduation ceremony.

  • Bachelor of Science ("Media & IT"), GPA 1.5

    Bielefeld University, GermanyOct 2007 - Sept 2010

    I’m a Bachelor of Science for Media & IT (German: Medieninformatik & Gestaltung). My focus was IT, especially mobile software.

  • German high school diploma

    Stadtgymnasium Detmold, GermanyAug 1998 - Apr 2007

    Graduated regularly in 2007.

My Skills

Fifteen years of experience.

Photoshop95%
Illustrator80%
JavaScript95%
NodeJS90%
Angular 290%
HTML5, CSS395%
Swift99%
Android80%
PHP90%
Python85%

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