Hi, my name is Phil!
My background – From ‘Why?’ to ‘How to make better!’
I’m a UX/UI Designer with a strong background in online marketing. The philosophical question “WHY” was always present and of central interest in my youth that still drives my curiosity until now. But in my adulthood, the question “HOW” gathered more and more my interest and occupied my mind. After several years of work experience abroad, two accomplished university studies, intercultural competencies, and foreign languages, the analytical and pragmatic question “HOW TO MAKE BETTER” evolved as my passion to act on a maxim and transformed into a lifelong learning approach.
Marketing by education. Traveler by heart. UX/UI by mindset.
Over the past years, I made valuable life experience working as a product and marketing manager in a destination management company and several online marketing positions in the automotive and lead generation industry. During that time, I learned to speak and command multiple languages fluently.In my former positions, I managed several content management systems and was busy with two major data migration projects and website relaunches.
Improving the company’s digital presence as well as content creation and campaign management is part of my daily working habits. For me, that was a perfect moment to leave the company-centric approach and comprehend better a User Experience as the center of attention to intensify my career in that area. Uniting both my strategic marketing and operating creativity skills, I want to build exceptional experiences and solutions to further help and consult a user with his decisions.
My services – How can I help you?
I am confident that my skills in the following disciplines and programs improve your results:
• User Research (Competitor Analysis, User Personas, Gathering Requirements)
• User Flows
• Content Management Systems
• Creative Writing and Content Creation
• Branding, Storytelling and UX Writing
• Marketing Consulting
• Figma, WordPress, Divi, Umbraco, Eloqua, iMovie and Final Cut Pro
Words are sweet candy, but you do prefer a savory feast? In that case, you should take a look at my portfolio. If you can identify with my profile and see a fit at first glance, I would be very happy to intensify your impression. Let’s both find out more about a possible long-term collaboration. Please feel free to contact me with a LinkedIn message, reach out by email or use my contact form.
Why this name traphil and what does it mean?
Originally, I started this project as a passionate travel blog about my experiences in Latin America. I am blessed with all the experiences I could make in the last years. One day I thought to write some of the most distinct memories down to support other travelers who were looking for information, guidance, or help in their situation. If you are a passionate traveler as well, you should visit my travel blog for more stories and inspiration.
This blog had over the years almost as many hosting services and moved from place to place as I did. Later, I transferred this project more and more to a website with an attached blog. Next to my passion for traveling, I embedded my career topics into it and wanted to expand this website as a focal point for UX/UI-related topics.
The name ‘traphil’ originates still from the passion of traveling and is a desired mispronunciation. At the same time, it is easier to memorize and recall from the relevant set than yourfirstnameyourlastname.com. According to the ancient Greeks, the word ‘philia’ is the love or obsession with a particular thing or subject. Surprisingly, the word ‘travel’ did not exist in their vocabulary and was later established in the 14th century for the first time in the English language. These old Greeks were definitely no geeks, but haven’t discovered the joy for traveling either back in their days.
Ultimately, it came to my mind to start already being exceptional with the domain name and I was surprised that it was still available. Why not fuse the love and obsession for traveling in one single word?