Max Tillich

Max Tillich

Product Designer in Berlin

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Berlin, Remote

Building a design team on a mission to get musicians paid what they deserve.

2021 — 2022
Berlin, Remote

Redefined the first mile and core experience of CLARK’s smart insurance wallet. Informed by insights from usage and qualitative data, I designed experiments and vision prototypes in close collaboration with Product and Engineering leads, leading to increased retention and a positive impact on sales

Piloted Continuous Discovery Habits and introduced tailored variants of Design Sprints among other formats, fostering a collaborative and customer-centric culture across our squads.

Lead visual redesign efforts that resulted in sponsorship for a dedicated Design System team, which I helped to set up and staff.

Hiring and managing a team of senior and junior designers on an interim basis through-out CLARK’s growth to become an international company, reporting directly to the CPO.

2020 — 2021
Berlin, Remote

Lead the pivot of our Bitcoin micro investing app to become a savings product that democratizes access to high interest rates with DeFi for everyone. Repositioning resulted in substantial growth in assets under management and enabled a sustainable business model.

2019 — 2020

Previously a client, I’ve joined to design and roll out a system of white-label apps and tooling used by major festivals.

2014 — 2018

Ran a product development consultancy. Clients across the music industry. Focused team of 6 engineers and designers.

2017 — 2017
San Francisco

Got to redesign Twitter’s logged-out homepage ( Rolled out worldwide and fundamentally still live.
Designed Drag&Drop for Twitter on iPad. Contributed to the Design System.

2014 — 2015
Berlin / London

Built the product team and launched our first app (featured on App Store). Redesigned the website as we grew to 1+ million visitors. Major brand partnerships. Internal tooling.

2011 — 2012
Reading, UK

Design and front-end development of filtering interfaces for real-time social media data.


Prime Life (2030) at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (FHP)

Speculative design project taking a critical look at the tradeoff between self-determination and convenience in a not so distant future.

Side Projects