In fact they depend on each other! They’re equally important to our success.
We’re passionate, we think out of the box, we get the big picture and we pay attention to the details.
Meet the team LAUNCH … what? Become a Launcher
An entrepreneur who loves to build things at the speed of light. Writing code at the age of 8 on his 1982 Apple was like wielding a super-power. And it still is. Along the way, he has founded, invested in and sold several companies.
@ubernauten das geht alles in der UI...
She would never admit it, but we all agree – she’s several people rolled into one: Launch’s Mayoress, Design Director and our Illustration Goddess. What her profile picture doesn’t show is how hard she works.
@commerzbank @katzundtinte Und alle anderen Teilnehmer: Nüschte!
Overseeing our Hanseatic operations, Felix is a seasoned software engineer and consultant. Passionate about mobile technologies, Felix is the go-to guy for everything responsive. He’s also our front end guru and manages the Open Device Lab Hamburg.
Jens has been rolling with Ruby on Rails for over 6 years, and developing great web applications for more than 12. The craft involved in his work is subtle and complex but shines through in the amazing user interfaces he creates.
@thegcat ah ja :D
Felix is a top-notch Ruby on Rails developer, an expert in Redmine, a hidden Chef, a German-born French-raised come-back expat, a singer in a choir and a pipe smoker. Sounds like the most interesting man alive? You bet!
RT @BBCNewsAsia: Snowman level: Japan.
☃🇯🇵 bbc.in/2k3ZShc pic.twitter.com/pjgjSbxg99
Software & Operations Engineer
Makes things stable and work seamlessly. His secret ingredient: a strong passion for operations and development. When not working as a smooth operator, improving the world one step at a time, he’s usually found near — or sailing on — the water.
RT @zitty: Das ist so #Berlin. Oder einfach nur: irre.
Louise is our customer support and coworking queen. Having worked at 5-star hotels and being a true multitasking talent, Louise will always listen carefully and find a solution for your problem — no matter what.
@eineLoewenmama More Details <3 <3
Desirée is our wonderful design dancer. You read that right, not only that she’s amazing with graphics, illustrations and UI designs, she’s also a professional dancer and better in shape than all of us together. Go Desi!
@nadrosia made a book about sketchnoting – and it's awesome! It's gonna be published end of January. *I'm excited*… lnch.co/2hEe9o1
While Launch was founded by Jan as recently as late 2010, he, Nadine and Jens have been working on the Web since the mid-nineties. After having worked together in different companies and under different names for three years, they’re now joining forces again to do what they love and know best: Launch!
It’s all in the name, actually. Our small team of passionate engineers, designers, and consultants is eager to pioneer the next generation Web. We launch early and we launch often. That’s how we learn from users and that’s what enables us to build great things. We’re working on the edge while relying on proven concepts and technology. For us, work must actually be challenging, rewarding and fun at the same time.
Being able to work from the desk or the deck chair, in Berlin or Barcelona is one characteristic of being a Launcher. Taking part in decisions and accepting responsibility is another. Launch is all about the Launchers, really – not about the rocket.
Not being about the rocket is actually also where the name comes from. Jan was a founding partner at ROCKET RENTALS whose focus was more on the tech side of things. He left the company in 2010 and started Launch to focus on all three dimensions: engineering, design, and consulting. So, in a way, Launch is also a personal evolution.
Finally, we also noticed that a lot of web agencies have rockets on their websites which we think is just too … obvious.
Do you have what it takes to be a Launcher? Have you worked on your own or elsewhere and want to do something big?
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