I’m Nicolas Zimmel, a Hamburg based designer with a focus on contemporary UI/UX and brand identity. I love creating and managing experiences that span digital product design and branding.

Currently I’m working as a Principal Designer at XING, creating and leading a new Design Language, used across teams, products, platforms and touchpoints.

Previously I’ve worked as an UI/UX designer in several multi-disciplinary product teams and the central design system team at XING. In the past I’ve worked as an Art Director with agencies like SinnerSchrader, Polargold and elbdudler. I’ve more than 14 years of professional working experiences.

During the last years I’ve worked as well on side projects, e.g. creating the branding and UX for the Reeperbahn Festival (2015-2018), the elbjazz festival (2017), and the fantastic CSSconf EU (2014-2019).