Designing and exploring future concepts for Audi and other VW brands at their research and development lab in Silicon Valley.
Starting as an Interaction Designer, Heiko has had an opportunity to influence many products in a rapidly changing mobility environment. These range from market adaptations, physical input devices, new mental models, and brand engagement.
The role has grown to encompass a much more strategic emphasis. Collaborating with many different departments throughout the VW Group, Heiko is working to evangelize, visualize, and embody changes needed to transform the automotive giant in a new economy.
Prototype and Systems Engineer
Harman International (Upper Saddle River, NJ) 2006-2008
Harman is the parent company of JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon. As a systems and prototype engineer, Heiko used his skills to propose, test, and prototype many automotive solutions.