Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Marlene Kettner and I work as a User Experience designer based in Berlin. I love making things and like to play around with new ideas, media, tools, technologies, tasks and roles.

Available for freelance work & other interesting projects


Work experience

08/ 2013 – today
Freelance work as Experience Designer for Triad Berlin, the Museum of Islamic Art, and others

10/ 2016 – 03/ 2017
Lecturer for video-prototyping/ visual storytelling at Fresenius-Hochschule Hamburg

07/ 2015
Workshop on video-prototyping (HfK Bremen, BA Integrated Design and Digital Media)

12/ 2013,  01/ 2015 and 11/ 2015
Introductory workshops for 1st year students, making kinetic storytelling machinery (HfK Bremen, BA Integrated Design)

03/ 2011 – 08/ 2011
Internship at designaffairs, product design (medical equipment), Erlangen

09 – 11/ 2010
Lecturer for two BA classes (product design) at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan/China

08/ 2009 – 09/ 2010
Participatory Exhibition Project “Weltbürger. 650 Jahre Neukölln in Lebensgeschichten”

06/ 2008 – 05/ 2009
Research Scientist in User Driven Innovation at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin

12/ 2006 – 02/ 2007
Modeler at the Institute for Integrated Design (iid) in Bremen

04/ 2006 – 09/ 2006
Internship at martinimeyer, product- and interior design, Berlin

10/ 2004 – 07/ 2005
Assistance Prof. Detlef Rahe



Master Studies in Interaction Design at the Umeå Institute of Design (UID)

10/ 2009
Iconograda Design Workshop at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China

10/ 2002 – 02/ 2008
Studies of Integrated Design (major: Industrial design) at the University of the Arts (HfK) Bremen

2005/ 2006
Exchange studies at the IUAV in Venice, Italy



07 – 10/ 2010
“Weltbürger. 650 Jahre Neukölln in Lebensgeschichten” participatory exhibition design project at the Saalbau Neukölln/ Berlin/ Germany

10/ 2009
“Gazebo” at Iconograda Design Conference/ Beijing/ China

04/ 2006
“Snake” at “Seasons in Design” Design Conference/ Cosenza/ Italy

12/ 2005
“Morpheus” at Borgo Cavour/ Treviso/ Italy

“Inflatables” at Profile Intermedia 7/ Bremen/ Germany



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