Florian Schulz

Pushing boundaries, not pixels

Hi, I’m Florian, a German interface designer based in Zürich. I design and code apps, websites and digital tools for people just like you.

A portrait of Florian Schulz

Interface design

user experience

prototyping

plugins

design tools

creative coding

education

teaching

Work Experience


Digitalstation digitalstation.ch
Solopreneur

Zürich

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste zhdk.ch
Guest Lecturer, Dozent Interface Design (CAS Digital Typography)

Zürich

Ginetta ginetta.net
Interaction Designer

Zürich

Ergosign ergosign.ch
Intern / Interaction Designer

Zürich

Behance behance.com
Interaction Design Intern, Remote Contracting

New York

Raureif raureif.net
Freelance Interaction Designer

Berlin

FH Potsdam design.fh-potsdam.de
Interface Design Student, Bachelor of Arts

Potsdam

I design user interfaces for interactive applications for the web, mobile and beyond.

Since studying interface design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, I’ve been working on a lot of projects including apps, websites, data visualisation and services — no matter what the target device was: a computer screen, multi-touch table or full-dome projection. I like to challenge status-quo and develop unique solutions.

I create realistic and highly interactive prototypes for usability testing.

Designing digital products and testing them with users requires realistic prototypes. A lot can be achieved using clickable prototypes, but sometimes you need more. Being a designer who also codes, means that I’m comfortable using data from APIs, sensors, gestures and voice. I like to work with Vue, Node, WebSockets and Kirby.

I develop plugins for popular design tools.

When I used Sketch for the first time, I fell in love with its simplicity compared to other tools at the time. The more I used the tool, the more I noticed its shortcomings and repetitive work. That’s when I’ve started to automate commands and turned them into plugins including the first color contrast checker. My plugins have been used by hundreds of designers worldwide.

I’ve since built plugins for major design tools including Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD and integrations with Frontify.

I invent design tools that work with CSS and HTML.

I’m currently building design tools for the web. With Ratio, I’m trying to turn my knowledge about design, writing CSS and creating design systems into a series of tools that enable both designers and developers to explore more and worry less. useratio.com

I share my knowledge by writing about design and teaching students and clients alike.

Since 2018, I’ve been teaching user interface design as part of the class CAS Digital Typography at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

I also like to share my knowledge by writing about design and technology. My most popular articles include The Anatomy of a Thousand Typefaces and Designing with Ratio.

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Re: Designer who codes

Hi there! I build interactive prototypes for startups and enterprises that convince stakeholders, get developers excited and make users happy.

Whether it’s a refresh or restart, I help you launch. There are no shortcuts to good design, but together we can check more boxes than you can think of. We’ll make it bold, with a pinch of fun.

I’ve worked with people at companies including Adnexo, Adobe, Allianz, Axpo, Doodle, Eduwo, Frontify, Ginetta, Helsana, SBB, Schule für Gestaltung, Raureif, Siroop, Swisscom, Vontobel and many more.

Re: Designer who codes

Hi there! I build interactive prototypes for startups and enterprises that convince stakeholders, get developers excited and make users happy.

Whether it’s a refresh or restart, I help you launch. There are no shortcuts to good design, but together we can check more boxes than you can think of. We’ll make it bold, with a pinch of fun.

I’ve worked with people at companies including Adnexo, Adobe, Allianz, Axpo, Doodle, Eduwo, Frontify, Ginetta, Helsana, SBB, Schule für Gestaltung, Raureif, Siroop, Swisscom, Vontobel and many more.

👋 Say “Hi”, sag »Hallo«, säg «Grüezi».

Email
mail@florianschulz.info

Twitter
@getflourish