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✌️Hi,

I’m Dino.

I am a freelance designer specializing in user interface design, user experience and visual design. My particular expertise is in projects that require a high level of vision, problem solving and visual polish. I am experienced in working with small and large teams and am familiar with agile project management. My most recent work includes projects for Sportschau, GROHE and ARD.

I currently work in my own design studio in Düsseldorf. In my 20+ years of professional experience, I have worked as Digital Design Director at GROHE Design as well as in small and large agencies as Creative Director, and have won several prestigious design awards. 

I live in Düsseldorf with my family. Outside of work, I take photos, ride my road bike and make music.

 

Services

Services

Services

Services

Services

Design made in Flingern

Dino Franke is an independent, multidisciplinary designer focussed on Interface Design, UX and Development of Digital Products – from native or web apps to custom made software solutions with maximum performance and usability. With 20+ years of experience in digital media and interdisciplinary, visual communication.

My client list features big brands like Mazda, Sony, Toyota, Heinz, WDR, ARD Sportschau, Random House as well as small businesses and startups.

My core values are transparency, honesty and trust as well as flexibility and agility. I always strive for the best creative solutions for my clients.

UX Design
UX design, or user experience design, focuses on creating products, websites, or applications that are user-friendly and provide a positive, intuitive, and efficient experience for the people who use them. It involves understanding user needs, conducting research, and designing interfaces that are easy to navigate and visually appealing.
UI & Web Design
UI design, or user interface design, is the process of designing the visual elements of a digital product, such as a website or mobile app, including layout, colors, typography, and interactive elements, to ensure a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing experience. It focuses on creating an interface that allows users to interact with a digital system in an intuitive and visually appealing way, enhancing the overall user experience.
Wireframing & User Flows
Wireframes are basic, simplified visual representations or sketches of a user interface or web page, often created in the early stages of design. They outline the layout, structure, and placement of elements, serving as a blueprint to plan the overall design and functionality of a digital product before more detailed design work is undertaken.
A user flow outlines the path a user follows as they interact with a website, app, or product to achieve a specific goal or task.
Prototyping & User Testing
Prototyping is the process of creating a simplified, often interactive model or representation of a product or system to test and validate its design, functionality, and user experience before development. It’s a crucial part of the design process.
Creative Direction & Art Direction
Creative direction is the process of guiding and overseeing the artistic and design elements of a project, ensuring they align with the overall vision and goals. It involves making decisions related to visual style, tone, and messaging to achieve a cohesive and impactful result.
Branding, CI/CD
Corporate identity and corporate design refers to the visual and strategic elements that collectively represent a company's image, personality, and values to the public. It typically includes the company's logo, color scheme, typography, and other design elements, as well as guidelines for their consistent use in branding and marketing materials.
Content Production
We create various types of content, such as written articles, videos, images, or audio, for use in marketing, communication, or social media. It involves content ideation, creation, editing, and publishing. Great content is a crucial aspect of marketing and media strategies to engage and inform audiences.
Micro-Animations
Micro-animations are small, subtle, and often interactive animations or transitions within a user interface, typically designed to enhance the user experience and provide feedback on user actions. They can include things like button presses, loading indicators, or hover effects, adding a touch of interactivity and visual appeal to digital products.

Codevise, Die Neue Vernunft, Elements of Art, Grey, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy Healthworld, Rumblefish, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\, Team Cosmo, TEQUILA\, Wunderman Thompson

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Clients

Clients

Clients

Clients

Clients

20+ years working with a wide variety of small and large businesses as well as agencies – from automotive, consumer electronics, industry, tech startups, IoT to healthcare and many more.

1LIVE, ARD Sportschau, Bastei Lübbe, BMW, Borussia Mönchengladbach, brücker&klühs notare, cherrymed, Coco, envoii technologies, Foto Koch, gartenetage, GROHE AG, Heinz Ketchup, Kandem Leuchten, khkt, Lixil, Mazda Europe, MDR, Mectron, Nissan, O2, Pageflow, Random House, rbb, Reinhardt’s Restaurant, Renault, Rewe, WDR, SlidePresenter, Sony, SWR, Toyota, VG Bild-Kunst

Codevise, Die Neue Vernunft, Elements of Art, Grey, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy Healthworld, Rumblefish, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\, Team Cosmo, TEQUILA\, Wunderman Thompson

Press and Awards

Press and Awards

Press and Awards

Press and Awards

Press and
Awards

Press

A Day in Design with Dino Franke
Medium Article
AG Magazine
Jahrbuch der Werbung 
brand eins
Annual Multimedia

Awards

Indigo Awards - Mobile Design of the Year 2019
Indigo Awards - Gold in Mobile App 2020
Annual Multimedia Silber 2018
red dot Design Award  2018
IDEA Gold Award 2018
iF Design Award 2018
Iconic Award 2018
Grimme Online Award 2014
Lead Awards 2014
Jahrbuch der Werbung 2010
Effie Bronze 2008
Annual Multimedia 2005, 2003, 2000
Cresta International Award 2000
Cannes Cyber Lion 1999

Methods and Languages

Methods and Languages

Methods and Languages

Methods and Languages

Methods and Languages

Tools

Figma, Sketch, XD
Adobe Suite (PS, AI, XD, AE)
Apple Final Cut / Motion
Flowmap, Octopus
Miro, Freeform

Generative AI
Invision, Framer, Webflow
Zeplin, Eightshapes

Methods and languages

Wireframing & Prototyping
User Research
User Testing

iOS / AOS Design
Web Design
HTML, CSS
Generative AI