Design and development 
for agencies and brands

Felix Dorner is an independent designer and developer with 8+ years of experience. He is working between the intersection of clarity and surprise by creating thoughtful and enjoyable solutions. He is working with agencies and brands – either on the full picture or just on parts of a bigger puzzle.

Services

Product design
Web development

Recognition

Awwwards

CSS Design Awards

Land-Book

One Page Love

Agencies

diesdas.digital
functional aesthetics
Goldener Westen
Kombinat Berlin
Mondon Design

Brands

Adam Audio
Boston Consulting
Feel Festival
Red Bull
Soundcloud

More

My background

In my perception, I was always kind of creative: As a kid, I have drawn (poor) comics, built a lot with Lego and day-dreamed myself through school classes. As a teenager, I created multiplayer maps for Half-Life, designed my first web pages in Frontpage and played around with animations in Powerpoint. When I came of age things got more serious and I began designing promotional materials for co-organized club events in Berlin. Soon, I became part of a collective named Pink-Pong where I was kind of the creative lead as I was the only one who designed and developed everything. In this time I learned a lot about branding, marketing, print design, web design, and web development. Further, I got to know more and more people who liked what I did and landed my first freelance jobs. I liked the work, kept going, did an internship at early SoundCloud and got more professional with every year.

My setup

Machine: MacBook Pro
UX/UI Design: Figma
Prototyping: Principle
Code-Editor: Atom
Code-Hosting: Github
Server: DigitalOcean, ServerPilot, Cloudflare
Project Management: Things, Quire, Teamweek, Timely
Messaging: Gmail, Skype, Slack
Docs & Files: Dropbox

Beyond work

I’m into soccer and play myself in an amateur team in Berlin. I like video games with great stories and I’m into blockbuster movies (hello Marvel) or well-made series (Westworld). I listen to music a lot and collect my favorites in annual playlists on Spotify. I prefer clean and timeless design, but also find joy in observing chaotic new design trends like brutalism. I’m also a little into travel photography and release shots irregularly on VSCO or Instagram.