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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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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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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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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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Tamara Kunert


With a degree in User Experience Design, Tamara designs simple workflows for complicated processes. Her UX knowledge spans a range of industries, from transport to education. As a UX architect, she is the link between research and design, driving both with much success.

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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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Zack Wilson

Researcher & Product Designer

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.

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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