This is Jens, hello. I am a Product Designer and Co-founder of you & the gang

In over 7 years as a professional designer I worked and learned in very diverse environments and situations.

Right after high school when I was 19 years old I joined in London as a design intern and was then employed full-time a couple months later. After spending some time in the ad sales operations, I joined the product team and worked on the latest version of the web product.

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After I stopped working at I moved to Berlin and worked as a freelancer for over two years providing UX, UI and front-end development services. At the same time I interned at Erik Spiekermann’s strategy agency Edenspiekermann, organised the user group up.front and started a project called DesignSmash. The premise was to make product design more open and collaborative through design events, online community development and investments in open design.

I also had the chance to participate in the first commercial edition of /dev/fort. We explored and prototyped ideas for a multinational music recording company.

I then decided to go back to a full-time position to work and learn with people on a daily basis again: I joined DDB as Creative to learn about the world of advertising and worked on Volkswagen. After that I was approached by the start-up Amen and worked as UX/UI designer and front-end developer. Amen got acquired by, the online music video station, which I then joined as UX lead.

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Selected Work

This includes commercial and personal work.


Here I quickly want to describe the process of developing this website and the thinking behind it.

I pushed this for a long while now, so to make the release of my new home on the web happen this time I gave myself a set of constraints. First I made sure that the content is written and prepared before I even start thinking about typography and layout.

I also put some constraints on the development of this simple website. I use Yeoman with Jekyll to power it and to make it easily maintainable and extendable.

Headlines are set in Benton Sans Condensed, Adobe Garamond Pro is used for the copy.

Get in Touch

How are you doing? Feel free to send me an email or give me a ring on Skype to talk product and design. I am based in Berlin and would be happy to meet you in person.

Jens Nikolaus Pentenrieder, Nogatstraße 41, 12051 Berlin