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Tabitha Swanson

Principal Product Designer, Creative Director, CGI

Can work in or around Berlin

  • 52.517
  • 13.3888
  • Suggested rate 800 € / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 66%
  • Response time 1 hour
Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Tabitha's quote.

This freelancer has confirmed part-time availability (4 days per week) in the past 7 days.

Part-time, 4 days per week

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Tabitha's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Berlin, Deutschland
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Berlin and 50km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
Business sector
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Digital & IT
  • E-commerce
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Fashion & Cosmetics
+9 other
Company size
Would prefer:
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people
Would prefer to avoid:
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people


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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • German



Skills (49)

Tabitha in a few words

I've a multi-disciplinary designer and creative technologist with more than 12 years experience.

In Canada, I co-owned a boutique marketing agency and moved into UX/UI after that. My last position was as the UX Lead of the latest international Dr Oetker redesign via AKQA.



UX Lead

June 2021 - Today (1 year and 9 months)

Dr Oetker website redesign (international). I came in as support and transitioned into the UX Lead.

Studio Tabitha Swanson


August 2016 - Today (6 years and 7 months)

Studio Tabitha Swanson

Multi-Disciplinary Designer and Creative Technologist

Berlin Area, Germany

February 2015 - Today (8 years and 1 month)

3D animation, art direction, face filters, creative direction, UX/UI, branding, animation, VR, AR Select clients: Highsnobiety, Origins, SEGA, Nike, Adidas, NTS, Zalando, Reebok, Origins, Rakuten, Vevo, Jaegermeister, Stepstone, Headspace, ABC Dinamo


UX/UI Principal Designer

Berlin, Berlin

March 2020 - Today (3 years)


SEEK/FIND Podcast Host

February 2021 - Today (2 years and 1 month)

Hyper Island



April 2021 - April 2021

I was invited to give a day-long workshop on UX/UI Animation.


Featured Artist

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

January 2021 - April 2021 (3 months)

Earlier this year, Highsnobiety asked to feature some of my work alongside some other Berlin-based artists for an AR exhibition.


AR Creator

Berlin, Germany

February 2021 - February 2021

I was asked to make an AR filter for a project headed by Iconoclast and IAMHERE featuring Peggy Gou for Vogue Germany.

Zalando SE

AR Creator

Berlin, Germany

July 2019 - January 2021 (1 year and 6 months)

I've worked on a variety of AR Filters for Zalando campaigns for: Reebok, Nike, Zalando SE, Adidas, Vans, and more.

SRH Berlin School of Design and Communication


May 2020 - December 2020 (7 months)

Factory Berlin

Artist in Residence


October 2019 - March 2020 (5 months)

Community changes the way we work. Together with Factory and Sónar+D, we aim to discover, explore and showcase how creativity impacts innovation, problem-solving, work culture, how we collaborate, and how we come together as a community. The Residency supports artists exploring new lines of inquiry intersecting technology & society. The aim of this program is to facilitate dialog, partnership, and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts. By focusing on this synthesis, the program aims to empower resident artists to create work which inspires shifts in perspective and cross-collaboration.

Mast-Jägermeister SE

Night Embassy Ambassador

Berlin Area, Germany

June 2019 - September 2019 (3 months)

- Tasked with creating a 2-week program of cultural events in a custom-built modular art and music as part of Jägermeister’s Night Embassy initiative, managing a scholarship budget for production and promotion. - The team consisted of a diverse team of female, trans, and non-binary individuals to create and execute a unique concept of workshops, concerts, panel discussions, and club nights.


Head of Design & Marketing

March 2019 - August 2019 (5 months)


Art Director | Contributing Writer

December 2018 - August 2019 (8 months)

A' Design Award and Competition

Jury Member

March 2019 - April 2019 (1 month)

Zalando Marketing Services

Product Designer (UX/UI)

Berlin Area, Germany

February 2018 - March 2019 (1 year and 1 month)

-Mentee of Zalando CTO Philipp Erler -Design mentor -Core member of #TechForGood Guild

Zalando SE

Product Designer (UX/UI)

Berlin Area, Germany

February 2018 - March 2019 (1 year and 1 month)

-Mentee of Zalando CTO Philipp Erler -Design mentor -Core member of #TechForGood Guild

DADDY Magazine

Art Director

Berlin Area, Germany

April 2017 - February 2019 (1 year and 10 months)

DADDY Magazine is a Berlin-based digital publication examining the tough issues (racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination) through a humorous lens.


Contributing Writer

November 2018 - November 2018

Sofar Sounds

Head Of Design – Berlin

Berlin Area, Germany

July 2017 - August 2018 (1 year and 1 month)

I led a design team of 8 for the Berlin division of Sofar Sounds. We were responsible for creating both print and digital promotional materials for upcoming shows and for the Berlin division of the Sofar Sounds brand. Collaboration with Amnesty International.


Freelance Sr Digital/UX Designer

Berlin Area, Germany

December 2017 - March 2018 (3 months)

Projects for Vevo, Headspace, Stepstone, and Zenly.

Involve Digital

Senior UI Designer

Sydney, Australia

October 2017 - March 2018 (5 months)

Projects for Rakuten, Rhipe, and JB Markets.

Battalion Digital Agency

Freelance Creative Director

Berlin Area, Germany

November 2017 - February 2018 (3 months)

Projects for Daimler and finfo.

Vanilla Studios

Senior Creative Director


September 2017 - February 2018 (5 months)

Responsibilities include creative strategy, creative direction, and business strategy.

Webedia - WEBEDIA SA

Freelance Senior Art Director

Berlin Area, Germany

November 2017 - December 2017 (1 month)

Project for Douglas. I was brought on to the Webedia team for a month-long project. My responsibilities included creative strategy and the design implementation of creative strategy.


Design Contributor

April 2017 - November 2017 (7 months)

The theme for the second edition was disposability. Submission Writeup: “The disposability of a thing changes between perspectives and contexts. Once disposed, something doesn’t instantly snap out of existence, it’s simply expelled from one’s own life. Where do these things go after disposal?”

Tabitha Swanson Design

Creative Director and Researcher

September 2010 - October 2017 (7 years and 1 month) Inc.

User Tester

Berlin Area, Germany

April 2017 - April 2017

Sex Cafe Show

Art Director

Greater New York City Area

April 2017 - April 2017

I had the pleasure of doing the art direction for two set designs for Sex Cafe Show.

Aura West Inc.

Creative Director

September 2016 - April 2017 (7 months)

Aura West Inc. is a reputable company in the Lower Mainland, providing construction, electrical and plumbing services for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Forte Marketing

Co-Founder | Creative Director

Vancouver, Canada Area

October 2015 - March 2017 (1 year and 5 months)

"In 4 months, Forte solved a problem we'd been working on for 10 years. The strategy they identified for one of our models was exactly what we'd been looking for." - Jason Dickinson, Mercedes-Benz

Galaxy Displays

Graphic Designer – Freelance

February 2016 - December 2016 (10 months)

I have had the privilege of working with a variety of clients throughout North America to create customized graphics for their displays. I was initially the head of the design department and moved into a freelance role after.

SEO Candyland

UX/UI Designer – Freelance


January 2016 - December 2016 (11 months)

Galaxy Displays

Lead Graphic Designer

April 2015 - February 2016 (10 months)

Projects for NASA and Taylor Swift. I have had the privilege of working with a variety of clients throughout North America to create customized graphics for their displays. I was initially the head of the design department and moved into a freelance role after.

PULP - Pulp Invest

Design Production Editor


October 2013 - December 2015 (2 years and 2 months)

Pulp mag is a small, student-run, literary and arts magazine, as the Production Editor. As the Production Editor, it was my duty to oversee the layout and graphic design of each issue, as well as the Associate Production Editors. Each issue is 56 pages long and 1000 copies are printed. This position included designing the layout of each magazine and working with printers to ensure a high quality final result.

Kwantlen Student Association

Marketing and Design Specialist

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

October 2012 - April 2015 (2 years and 6 months)

I worked for the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) in their Active KSA department. Kwantlen has over 17,500 students and my department was responsible for all of the health and recreational aspects of the KSA for all of these students. This role included organizing, facilitating, and planning events, marketing, graphic design, and social media management of all events and programs.

Peekaboo Beans

Fashion Marketing Intern

Richmond, Canada

February 2013 - April 2013 (2 months)

I worked as an intern for the children's' clothing company Peekaboo beans. During this internship, I created strategic social media plans and worked on a plan to integrate the company's current platforms determine the future of their online presence. The following skills were used at this position: - Social Media - Competitive Analysis - Graphic Design - Marketing Plans - Press Releases

The Runner

Associate Culture Editor and Writer

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

August 2012 - April 2013 (8 months)

I worked as the Associate Culture Editor and a contributor to The Runner. The Runner publishes and distributes 18,000 issues every two weeks to all four campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Portobello West Market

Marketing Intern


March 2012 - November 2012 (8 months)

In this position, duties included creating marketing surveys, analyzing information gathered, determining key areas of potential improvement, and event facilitation.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Freelance Event Decorator

Vancouver Art Gallery

November 2011 - November 2011

This position required not only an eye for creative direction, but also careful planning and team management skills to ensure event setup went as needed.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Graphic Design Intern

Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

April 2011 - April 2011

This role provided invaluable experience working with a very established international brand as an in-house designer.

Esdale Printing

Graphic Design and Printing Intern

October 2010 - November 2010 (1 month)

This position included transposing files for large print runs and working with clients to determine both design and the most efficient printing processes.