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We are Empatic.

Collaboration is central to everything we do. We invite client teams to be part of the process, energizing them to think in new ways, become agile, 
and achieve success.

Our services are diverse—just like our team. We are people from different backgrounds and with diverse expertise working together with a common goal: “Creating human experiences that go beyond the screen.”

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Josef Mayerhofer

CEO & Business Designer

Josef understands product development from every angle: as a product manager in a corporation, a business strategist in an agency, a managing director of a startup, and a user at home on the sofa. From strategy to execution, co-creation is the most important principle in his work at Empatic: "The most prosperous innovations come from mixed client and agency teams."

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Maria Kolitsch

CEO & Strategic Designer

Maria takes care of the strategic structure when collaborating with our partners and drives product visions beyond the screen. Before joining Empatic she worked with clients like Sparkasse, Airbnb, Miele and Vodafone. She’s passionate about funneling creativity into an agile approach and developing product visions that stick. Berlinnsbruck is her home – riding the U-Bahn in Berlin and hiking in endless mountain landscapes constantly provide her with inspiration and creativity.

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Jessica Eibert

COO & Research Strategist

“Product strategy is not a one-size-fits-all affair”. As operations chief, Jessi fine-tunes the development processes in our projects and ensures smooth communication between the product team, designers, developers, and other stakeholders. She passionately leads our partners and multidisciplinary teams to create valuable and revenue-generating solutions.

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Tamara Kunert

Research Lead

As Research Lead at Empatic, Tamara is responsible for the strategy of all research and testing projects. In doing so, she familiarizes herself deeply with the subject matter, regardless of the industry, so that she can examine digital and physical products and services from mobility to health in the research phase and accompany the design process. She has a degree in User Experience Design.

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Zack Wilson

Product Design Lead

With his hybrid skill sets of design, research, and prototyping, Zack helps organizations develop and launch innovative products, services, and programs. He holds degrees in Human-Computer Interaction Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science.

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Julia Bertling

Project Manager

With her formal education in business administration and law, Julia is a true all-rounder when it comes to the hard facts in business. She oversees internal and external projects and events from inception to planning to implementation. With her efficient processes and sophisticated quality controls, Julia ensures that projects reach their destination smoothly and on time.

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Alena Riha

UX Designer

As an interface designer with years of professional experience, Alena is able to integrate design languages with products and external communication – giving brands and services an entirely unique look & feel. Her postgraduate studies in User Experience Management in Vienna allow her to gain deeper insights and integrate them into her work with our clients.

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Bernhard Burger

Marketing & Sales

With a background in International Business and Management and in Tourism Management, combined with analytical skills, Bernhard drives our sales and acquisition processes. In addition, he drives the data collection and analysis to manage our various touchpoints – especially keeping online activities on the right track.

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Data Specialist

As a data-savvy leader, Mario helps our partners to transform Big Data to Smart Data using Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and AI. He led the implementation of a hybrid multi-cloud data lake for Swarovski and built up a team of data engineers and data scientists for several lighthouse projects.

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Art Director & Illustrator

Amber is an award-winning illustrator & graphic designer from San Francisco. She creates Empatic’s design languages and transforms conceptual strategies into compelling visual design atmospheres that support usability and make the customer fall in love with the look and feel of every project.

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