Katharina Stoltze

Senior Art Director, SinnerSchrader Swipe, Hamburg

Everyone at one table.

SinnerSchrader Swipe is the agency’s special unit for mobile developments. This is where software and apps that excite clients and users are created. It’s successful because the team works so well. At other companies people might say: We’re all in the same boat. In the Hamburg office of SinnerSchrader Swipe, all of the employees sit at a big table. Katharina Stoltze is one of them.

Suddenly I was a forklift expert – I could have created a pack of Top Trump cards.

Katharina Stoltze,Senior Art Director

We play an advisory role for clients and we question things. We’re actively involved in the concept and strategic orientation. Our mission is to get the best out of every project.

Katharina Stoltze
Job Title
Senior Art Director, SinnerSchrader Swipe, Hamburg
Milestones
Studied communications design, Syzygy Hamburg and Hi-ReS! agencies
Fun Fact
Would like to visit Palawan or New Caledonia

A modern office with a lot of glass.

The way to the SinnerSchrader Swipe office leaves many visual impressions on the visitor. The Brahms Kontor building from 1904 looks traditional at first, but the colours in the lobby are shrill, and the golden lift could just as easily be found in a casino in Las Vegas. When you reach the top floor, you’re greeted by a modern office with a lot of glass – and a fantastic view of the city centre. “When clients visit for the first time, they’re surprised. Many times!” Katharina Stoltze says with a laugh.

Where do we encounter users? How do we support them in their everyday life? We use this to derive important functions.

Katharina Stoltze, Senior Art Director

Our mission is to get the best out of every project.

In order for this to succeed, the team follows the traditional route from the briefing to the research phase. It defines target groups and outlines the daily routine of a user. “We want to determine where the app interfaces should be. Where do we encounter users? How do we support them in their everyday life? We use this to derive important functions.” This is what excites Kate about the job. “We play an advisory role for clients and we question things. We’re actively involved in the concept and strategic orientation. Our mission is to get the best out of every project.”

You can ask questions directly instead of always writing e-mails.

The projects usually have the same rough framework, but they differ completely in their content. “You have to continually immerse yourself in new subjects. One of our clients was Jungheinrich, who manufactures forklifts. Suddenly I was a forklift expert” When the issues are complex, a good exchange with colleagues is especially important. This is also the philosophy of Swipe. Everyone sits around the same table, so the communication channels are short. “You can ask questions directly instead of always writing e-mails.”

Kate’s enthusiasm is infectious.

Swipe and SinnerSchrader have now joined forces. “There used to be fewer than 20 of us, now we have hundreds of colleagues.” This changes the communication, but it has advantages. “We have a lot of support now. We can access more resources and expertise.” One example of this new collaboration is the client Audi, for whom every department works together. Kate’s enthusiasm is infectious, and even in her daily work she wins her co-workers over and moves new ideas forward. “If you don’t continue to develop and just keep doing the same thing, you never make any progress – and at some point you’ll be passed by.” Kate has nothing to fear in this regard – not at SinnerSchrader Swipe and not in her free time. In races such as the Fisherman Strongman or the halfmarathon, lets hardly anyone pass her.

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Hamburg

SinnerSchrader

Völckersstr. 38
22765 Hamburg
+49 40 39 88 55-0
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SinnerSchrader Swipe

Völckersstr. 14-20
22765 Hamburg
+49 40 60 94 56-40
swipe@sinnerschrader.com

SinnerSchrader Commerce

Völckersstr. 38
22765 Hamburg
+49 40 39 88 5-188
commerce@sinnerschrader.com

Berlin

SinnerSchrader

Boxhagener Str. 76-78
10245 Berlin
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SinnerSchrader Swipe

Friedenstr. 91a
10249 Berlin
+49 30 34 65 59 45 - 0
swipe@sinnerschrader.com

Frankfurt

SinnerSchrader

Mayfarthstraße 15
60314 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 42 72 64 50 - 0
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Munich

SinnerSchrader

Schackstr. 3
80539 Munich
+49 89 20 60 26 - 800
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Prague

SinnerSchrader

Drahobejlova 2400/15
Czech Republic Prague 9
+420 776 16 32 58
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