I have a relentless pursuit for quality in my work
On any given day I work with framing problems in the inception phase of a project, molding the proof of concept, conducting early domain research, and ideating on interpreters in the search for human insights.
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I’ve been told “I am the guardian of positivism”
I never ever give up. It’s even tattooed on my arm. I'm a 3-time Ironman finisher and a competitive cyclist in Cat 2. This also means I always bring this dedication and goal-oriented approach in everything I do, including my work.
Winner of Hello Group’s Curiosity Award
“Few people have a bigger appetite for knowledge trends, technology and business concepts than Mikkel Køster. He is a sponge for inspiration and a fountain of input about all things digital.”
Jakob Langemark, CEO, Hello Group
I merge critial thinking with creative thinking
I have a deep understanding of interaction design principles, and I make concepts, prototypes and simulations of experiences to help test, demonstrate and communicate the magic of an idea.
In my role as Senior Strategist and Product Owner, I am in charge of the quality and I lead UX- and design team members towards creating complex digital solutions, while spearheading our biggest new business projects.
Hello is a group of thinkers, designers and craftspeople. We create empowering and delightful digital products and services.
Jan 2014 - present
Creative Project Manager
My tasks were extensive and included everything from devising digital campaign strategies, designing presentations and doing pitches, planning and executing events. I bridged offline campaign events with digital and social media strategies.
Thinkhouse is a creative communication agency focusing on concept development of trade campaigns across all media platforms.
Oct 2011 - Apr 2013
My primary assignment was to define relevant ways for Wolff Olins to work with new and existing clients. I developed and codified various creative tools for Wolff Olins to use with their clients. I planned and facilitated two workshops exploring different “do-learn-do” exercises and did concept development for Skype and American Express.
Wolff Olins partner with ambitious leaders to design radically better businesses by delivering deep, meaningful change.
Oct 2010- Jan 2011
In close cooperation with Nodes’ CEO and Managing Partner, I worked with business-development and was the lead on designing all mayor new business pitches. I advised new and current clients on customer experience strategies and mobile app technology.
Nodes is an app development agency specializing in delivering complex enterprise-level apps without compromising on outstanding user experience.
May 2013 - Jan 2014
Co-founder and in charge of promotion and marketing for a brand that rebelled against the conventional and overpriced monopoly that controlled the optical market in Denmark. We lived in Shanghai a couple of months while configuring and testing the logistics, setting up a partnership with a local optician and finding our 1st collection.
Riot Bernard sells stylish prescriptive glasses with a rebellious brand - online only. For every pair bought, we donate a pair to a person in need.
Mar 2011 - Oct 2011
The education focuses on societal changes, creative business development and personal self-development. BusinessWeek has recognized The Kaospilots as one of the best design schools in the world and it has been mentioned in Wired and FastCompany.
I handle all major new business presentations
I am adaptable to fast-changing situations, adept at answering tough questions from clients, and comfortable standing in front of C- and VP-level executives to conduct deliverable presentations, and be able to debate, discuss and defend my work.
The Kaospilots is a 3-year hybrid business and design school, a multi-sided education in leadership and entrepreneurship.
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
I deliver impactful digital experiences by applying human-centered design with business and technology understanding
I solve complex design challenges. fluent in strategic thinking and human-centered design.
Exceptional presentations and strong workshop facilitator.
Conceptual sketching, wireframe mockups and animations.
Experience strategist able to navigate high-level thinking as well as create detailed outputs.
Advising on innovative business transformations.
Translating human insights into unique digital solutions.
Go-to-person for insights on emerging technological innovation and digital trends.
Adept in understanding various industries and business models.
Supporting management with major new bizz pitches.
I am the architect of the early project vision
I work closely with UX- and design teams to solve complex problems within strategic design and I lead major new business concepts for amazing clients.
I specialize in converting deep human insights into new business concepts, opportunities and innovation capabilities.
I have a strong passion for building meaningful experiences.
I prefer to fall in love with the problem, not the solution.
I have a beginners mindset and I question everything.
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