A little bit about me

A little bit about me

Hi, I’m Sebastian — a UX engineer and frontend developer from Zurich, Switzerland. Born and raised in Germany however, living in Zurich since 2005.

Besides being a UX engineer and frontend developer, I am also a founder and entrepreneur, a project and team manager, having a track record working as freelancer, as corporate employee and startup CEO.

Founding a company

My most recent project was to grow a startup company developing a white-label mobile app platform called Quiply enabling large organizations to communicate and coordinate themselves better. We chose a hybrid app approach for the mobile app which we could leverage for building an accompanying web app.

The above mentioned startup company did also deliver some custom projects to various clients, such as a mobile app for bicycle manufactures and buyers of their products — the CyBike app.

Before that

A few years ago, I was looking for language exchange partners to improve my French and Spanish but couldn’t find a good website where language learners could find peers to meet in person. So, I developed the Languagefriends web site in my leisure time. At that time I was working as a project manager for a large insurance corporation and hadn’t done any development work for more than 10 years. So, got back into development then.

A long time ago, though, during my studies, I used to work as a freelance frontend developer, using tables, inline font tags and spacer gifs.

These times fortunately are long gone and by now I’d call myself a CSS/HTML enthusiast and senior expert.


Oh, yes, some time ago I studied Business Engineering — in German Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen — at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, finishing with a Diplom degree. At that time this was the German equivalent to a University master degree.

And for those who are keen to know, I also used to work as a Snowboarding instructor about 20 years ago for some time.