Marina Rost

Hey there, I'm Marina. A UX and Strategic Designer from Stuttgart, currently living in Berlin. For me, Design really reaches far beyond just good looks. I have a passion for deep diving completely into new topics and learning new things, while creating complex solutions and products that add a social, cultural and sustainable value.

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My Focus

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Strategic Design

Through strategic design, I am able to combine aspects of design, management, and research, but also to place design in its relevant context.

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Service Design

Getting to know your users and finding the best possible service solution can be achieved using a variety of methods.

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UX Design

For the design of a good user experience it is important to me, to be in constant exchange with the users. To solve their pains and increase their gains.

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UI Design

Whether it's an app, desktop application, website or webapp, good design helps to improve good usability.



Education & Work


Junior UX Designer

10/2021 - present

ZENTRALNORDEN - Design agency in Berlin

M.A. in Strategic Design

03/2020 - 07/2021

At the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, (Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd)

B.A. in Internet of Things – Design of Networked Systems

10/2016 - 02/2020

At the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, (Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd)

General university entrance qualification

09/2012 - 07/2015

At the Social Sciences High School – Anna-Haag High School, Backnang



(be aware) the design prize for inclusion 2021 – Appreciated


Together with Vera Schindler-Zins and Mike Lehmann for the 'Coded Fairness Project'

German Design Award 2021 – Nominee


Together with Jana Seemann and Vanessa Stöckel in the category 'Newcomer'

Exhibitor at the MAKE Ostwürttemberg


In Schwäbisch Gmünd, with the project 'Internet of Trash'

UX Design Internship at Bosch Healthcare Solutions

08/2018 - 01/2019

Internship semester at Bosch Healthcare Solutions, Waiblingen in the UX/UI Design department



Future Design Award 2018 – Winner


1st prize of the Future Design Award 2018, in the category 'Design of an media-pedagogical concept' with the project 'TinkerBricks'

Graphic Design Internship

11/2015 - 02/2016

Internship at Geyer Marketing - Agency for communication

Art School

05/2001 - 07/2012

Participant of the Art School (for kids and teens), in Fellbach

Work Ethics & Principles

Here you will find everything else that is important to my work process, from my approach, to values, to combinig other different facetts of design and what I can offer to bring to your team.

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Design Thinking

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Human-Centered Design

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Holistic Approach

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Sustainable & Responsible Approach

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Visual Design

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Solving Problems

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Conception & Process Design

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Business Design

Background & Work Process


The interest in designing and creating was already visible in my interests as a child. The art school in Fellbach offered me a creative outlet and the possibility to work on projects together with others. Years of testing and experimenting with various art techniques still benefit me today. Especially in prototyping, when it‘s all about choosing materials and testing something very quickly. Even though art and design are very different, this has prepared me a little bit for the job as a designer and gave me a lot of 'tools' which I can use today.

By graduating from a Social Sciences High School with a focus on psychology & pedagogy I learned a lot about human behaviour. This knowledge and experience sensitized me and is applied today in my work as a UX designer, especially in the field of user/human-centered design. My holistic approach always takes place in exchange with the relevant users and stakeholders. The technical background within my Bachelor studies "Internet of Things - Design of Networked Systems", helps me to develop more complex concepts. To know which technical possibilities are available and how they can be used.

(be aware) Designpreis für Inklusion appreciated 2021
German Design Award 2021 Nominee
Future Design Award 2018 Winner