Our
Team

Christian Ruppert, Electronics & Coding
Christian Ruppert, Electronics & Coding
Stefan Liske, Partner
Stefan Liske, Partner
Barry Mendez, GUI Design
Barry Mendez, GUI Design
Vanessa Weiss, Scouting & Dynamic Foresight
Vanessa Weiss, Scouting & Dynamic Foresight
Luzifer Altenberg, Coding
Luzifer Altenberg, Coding
Philipp Wesselmann, Scouting & Film Creation
Philipp Wesselmann, Scouting & Film Creation
Anne Schilling, Project Management
Anne Schilling, Project Management
Sandra Schaede, Filmmaking & Curating
Sandra Schaede, Filmmaking & Curating
Robert Kummer, DoP & Editor
Robert Kummer, DoP & Editor
Elena Schmerberg, Junior Creative Director
Elena Schmerberg, Junior Creative Director
Louis Gropman, Writer & Innovation Liaison LA
Louis Gropman, Writer & Innovation Liaison LA
Sebastian Vogelsang, Coding
Sebastian Vogelsang, Coding
Tom Lowe, Artist-in-Residence
Tom Lowe, Artist-in-Residence
Ebon Heath, Artist-in-Residence
Ebon Heath, Artist-in-Residence
Robert McNally, Artist-in-Residence
Robert McNally, Artist-in-Residence
Jakob Michelmann, Mechanical Engineer
Jakob Michelmann, Mechanical Engineer
Apurv Mishra, Innovation Liaison UK/ India
Apurv Mishra, Innovation Liaison UK/ India
Tood Schulz, Senior Advisor Berlin
Tood Schulz, Senior Advisor Berlin
Rod Campbell, Senior Advisor L.A.
Rod Campbell, Senior Advisor L.A.
Aitor Errazquin, Industrial Design & 3D
Aitor Errazquin, Industrial Design & 3D
Anna-Isabelle Lämmel, Industrial Design & 3D
Anna-Isabelle Lämmel, Industrial Design & 3D
Gaby Strobel, Accounting
Gaby Strobel, Accounting
Adrien Hobt, Mechanical Engineer
Adrien Hobt, Mechanical Engineer
Lian Fumerton-Liu, Graphic Designer
Lian Fumerton-Liu, Graphic Designer
Ash Thorp, UI Senior Creative Director
Ash Thorp, UI Senior Creative Director
Geza Schön, Partner
Geza Schön, Partner
Markus Kison, Coding & Processing
Markus Kison, Coding & Processing
Ralf Baecker, Coding & Processing
Ralf Baecker, Coding & Processing
Daniel Steiner, Filmmaking
Daniel Steiner, Filmmaking
Ingur Boettger, Industrial Design
Ingur Boettger, Industrial Design
Henry Wegener, IT-Systeme
Henry Wegener, IT-Systeme
Oliver Janik, Coaching
Oliver Janik, Coaching
Caroline Szymanski, Neuroscientist & Design Thinker
Caroline Szymanski, Neuroscientist & Design Thinker

Teamtelligence

PCH INNOVATIONS’ core disciplines of Disruptive Strategies, Dreamtelligence, Design Fiction, Learning From and ‘Understanding. Seeing. Believing.’ are reflected in the diverse composition of inspired individuals whose collaborative work upholds PCH as a leading innovation firm in marketing, engineering and design.

Born from strong industrial experience, PCH believes in the constant recombination of proven marketing and engineering practices with the fluid, future-oriented influence of design.

We train our imaginations on the future – its opportunities and challenges. Through an interdisciplinary approach fusing art, science, engineering, tech, marketing and sales, our products and services support a vertical integration from the inception of new, unique concepts to their materialization for the marketplace.

We are the result of 250 Propulsive Pioneers: a distinct potion of talents, backgrounds and perspectives, fortified by continuous exchange.

We learn from other industries, and from one another. We enhance our scope by teaming design, marketing and engineering experts with visual artists, filmmakers, urban planners, architects, perfumiers and visionaries of all types, gaining insights through diverse arenas of expertise and generating innovative concepts.

We look not only to what has worked, but to what we’ve been told will never work. We know that ‘never’ is an illusion, as is permanence. Because the natural order continually changes, we position ourselves to embrace and emit change by searching for the 3rd Choice, which remains beyond and advantageous to our typical outcomes and options.

We apply our principles not only to our work, but to ourselves, allowing an empathic immersion into our methods for imagining and manifesting innovation.

Partners

Stefan Liske

BMW Group (10 years)

Manager, Vehicle Concept Development, Design Innovation Manager

Arthur D Little Gmbh (4 years)

Partner, Automotive Germany

Volkswagen AG (3 years)

Director, Group Product Strategy

Unlike Media Ltd. (since 2007)

Founding Partner
 

Geza Schön

Escentric Molecules (since 2005)

Founding Partner

Haarmann & Reimer (12 years)

Perfumer

Artists
in
Residence

Robert McNally

Robert McNally wants to tell the story of the life and times in which he lives. He aims to consider the past, the present and the future all in one cohesive image, to act as a filter for the world, and produce an image that in some way holds a mirror up to anyone who may see it.

Using a pencil and paper, he crams a universe into an atom and morphs the subject matter into layers of unraveling story threads which empty out into fluent, linear, pictorial fictions.

His work can be found in a number of important collections including Damien Hirst’s Murderme collection, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the West Collection, Pennsylvania and The Olbricht Collection.

Robert McNally

Ebon Heath

Brooklyn native Ebon Heath creates complex mobiles, jewelry and performance art made of letters. His typographic sculptures liberate words from the confines of a two dimensional surface or screen, enabling type to be experienced in the physical environment rather than only read.

“The structures are a physical representation of our language as object. This ‘visual noise’ permeates all aspects of modern culture, especially urban living, from street signs, billboards, storefronts and t-shirts that yell with type for attention as you walk down any high street, to all the audio & verbal noise, from music we plug our ears with to the din of countless conversations, screams and whispers. With new media of texting, online, and transmitted technology, there is even invisible noise silent to the eye surrounding us all. It is this cozy womb of information, data, or chorus of cacophony that my mobiles hope to represent as well as reveal: Making the invisible visible.”

Ebon Heath

Tom Lowe

Tom expresses his colorful drawings in terms of memory’s organic movement, the way events and objects become entangled and take on new dimension through time and experience. Harnessing interrelation and juxtaposition, Lowe focuses on objects like hands, which tell multiple narratives and connect us to constellations of ideas and feelings.

As has been written of his work, "Disembodied hands, floating lips, noses, and eyeglasses – Lowe’s drawings initially seem unruly and chaotic, but are in fact carefully formulated compositions of metaphorical snippets, integrated into an intelligible narrative. As one reviewer wrote “They think it’s all over, each work […] fills the page to the brim, boiling over like the thoughts in your head.” Though meticulously rendered in colored pencil, Lowe’s works have been compared to Dada artist Hannah Höch’s photomontages for their similarly swirling juxtapositions of seemingly disjunct imagery."

Tom Lowe

Studio
Berlin

Studio
LA

Hire
for
Interns

Since PCH INNOVATIONS is invention and innovation studio, we are looking for skilled interns as creative designers and engineers who learn quickly and are able to work under pressure with a lot of freedom.

The ideal candidate knows design, art or engineering history, is up to date with current developments, is motivated and well organized. He/she should feel inspired and challenged to contribute to the spirit and ambition in our studio.

If you are an idealist, a visionary and unorthodox, please send your CV/ portfolio as PDF or a link to an online presentation to philipp@pch-innovations.com.

Job Description

Most of the time we have two to three interns, each for a minimum period of 6 months. Currently we are looking for a full-time intern in our Berlin Studio. As an intern you will assist the project leader and the other team members and you offer general support in the studio – all that in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.

As we are working with clients from various industries such as automotive, luxury goods, transportation & logistics, ceramic, ICT industry, etc., you would presumably support us on at least 1-2 innovation projects at the same time.

Your Profile

  • Renowned design academy / crafts education
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Able to perform fast and very targeted in-depth research analysis
  • Able to translate research work into meaningful and actionable ideas
  • Team player
  • Solid English language skills
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Eye for detail
  • Solid in Rhino and Solidworks skills
  • Knowledge of rhino scripting (grasshopper) and Open GL scripting very welcome
  • Skills in Maya of 3Dstudio are considered an asset
  • Affinity with design is a must, a relevant education a plus
  • Solid Keynote, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign skills (Mac)
  • Basic film editing skills would be great

Your Background

Your studies (advanced track) are preferably in the fields of Engineering, Design, Arts & Media – other disciplines are welcomed as well.

Compensation

We offer a salary for a full-time internship of 650€/month. A permanent position after the internship is an option.

Hire
for
Tech
Lead

PCH INNOVATIONS is always looking to hire technology & material experts to support and evolve our innovative software and hardware product and service solutions. If you're passionate about development and are looking for an opportunity to be part of a growing organization in a startup environment, let us know. You'll be working closely with our research, design and engineering teams, to help develop meaningful and impactful products for the future.

Job Description

  • You drive our advanced product development process
  • You are the link between our innovation/ invention work and our clients' industrialization process
  • You provide the technical/ materialized connection between aesthetic and functional design elements
  • You translate user needs, technical realities, brand attributes and business needs into compelling products that embody an unique experience

Your Profile

  • Renowned engineering or material research academy
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Experience in processing the design-technology convergence
  • Access to an in-depth, future-oriented but marketable material library
  • Highly networked into the academic and science world
  • Preferable areas of expertise: nano-materials, lightweight materials, robotics, micro-mechanics
  • You have hands‐on model making skills
  • You master 3D CAD (Maya, Rhino)

If you are an idealist, a visionary and unorthodox, please send your CV/ portfolio as PDF or a link to an online presentation to philipp@pch-innovations.com.

Hire
for
Design
Researcher

PCH INNOVATIONS is looking for a Design Researcher to guide and inspire our project teams into uncovering meaningful insights that drives great invention and innovation for our clients.

This job is important for us because great design is born out of in-depth, scientific research, which leads our clients and teams through a journey of discovering insights and dreamtelligent inspiration, and contribute to all phases of our invention and innovation process. Society and technology continue to evolve at unbelievable speeds, therefore PCH INNOVATIONS needs a design researcher to help pushing the boundaries of how we search for insights and inspiration.

Job Description

  • Work on projects within a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, engineers, coders whose work is unique in the design fiction/ innovation world
  • Be responsible for structuring innovation research, backsight-foresight and leading the internal and client teams through fieldwork, powerful and engaging scenarios and beyond-the-known sense making
  • Connect key insights to design, collaborate with teammates to create innovative products, services, spaces, interactions and experiences
  • Experience the process of great ideas emerging from a deep understanding of our times, the future, the past, human-technology and human-nature convergence
  • Travel to diverse labs, industries, our experts and to various regions, to explore diverse cultural markers, life philosophies, human behavior, values, likes/ dislikes, ethics, etc.

Your Profile

  • Fluent in English, good at German speaking and writing
  • 3 to 6 years of qualitative research experience cumulating in a sound ability to scope a research process, lead fieldwork, conduct interviews and do desk research
  • Ability to synthesize research findings (sense making), uncover and articulate insights that will inform and inspire inventions and innovations
  • Ability to work flexibly and efficiently, exercise a balance between research rigor and inspiration
  • Passion and pulse for the dynamics of our times