about

My name is Willem Rabe, I'm a designer and developer based in Cologne, Germany.

Holding a degree in Information Technology I see myself at the intersection of technology and design. In my work as a freelancer I seek challenging projects that will enable me to bring in both my technical and design backgrounds.

Over the past decade I have worked as a freelancer in efforts of various scale. Collaborations with agencies such as mirador, Radikant and WDR media group during my studies as well as projects for a variety of clients ranging from cultural and non-profit organisations to start-ups, artists and personal trainers have provided me with a wide array of experiences.

In 2017 I joined Andreas Muxel and Michael Schmitz of Cologne-based studio NEOANALOG. Together we shape hybrid spaces that fuse analog and digital domains.

2017-

Partner

NEOANALOG, Cologne

2015-16

Freelancer

Various industries & clients

2014-15

Art Director Digital

Meiré und Meiré, Cologne

2012-13

Scholarship

CODE program / School of Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

2009-14

Bachelor of Arts / Integrated Design

Köln International School of Design, Cologne

2009

Intern

VOX Television On-Air Graphics Dept., Cologne

2007-08

Live-in Volunteer

Su Casa Catholic Worker Community / Chicago, USA

2006-07

Alternative civilian service

EIRENE, International Christian Service for Peace, Neuwied

2003-06

Apprenticeship in Information Technology

Rheinische Akademie Cologne, Cologne

1986

born

Wuppertal, Germany