That’s me–Alex Heilmann. I’m a graduated multi-disciplinary designer from Germany. I pride myself in sports design and UI/UX design. Since 2004, I've worked on compelling projects within the spectrum of design for clients both locally and internationally.
In 2006, I joined a US based digital sports marketing agency as the head of creative, leading all design projects and personnel. During this time, I created launch experiences and branding for several NBA and NFL athletes, including Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Tracy McGrady, Ray Lewis, and LaDainian Tomlinson as well as the athletic departments of four renowned universities, successfully boosting their recruiting efforts.
Five years later, I also co-founded Hike, an app startup based in Cologne, Germany. Hike offered freemium Facebook apps which enabled Facebook Page owners to fully customize their brand's FB Page in order to provide unique and creative content to its fans. I was responsible for Hike's branding and the UI/UX of its online presence and products. With top-rated apps and 21M active users–just three months after the initial launch–Hike was able to secure seed funding from XING founder Lars Hinrichs and German incubator HackFwd. Hike later became Dropify due to a product strategy shift.
You can find me on Instagram where I frequently post select client work as well as passion projects. Behance is another outlet that I utilize to showcase my work and interact with other designers. I’m not as active on Twitter as I’d like to be, but you may still want to follow me regardless :P
If you have any questions about anything, always feel free to hit me up.
Brand strategy and positioning
Visual identity systems
Innovation and ideation processes
Editorial design and visual narrative