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Education & EXperience

Profile

I design & realize websites, data visualizations and interactive graphics.

Being a web designer with a background in traditional graphic design, my websites focus on a clear structure and balanced typography. Since studying visual communication, I have 20+ years of experience working as a creative coder in the context of agencies and freelance projects.

I live in Berlin and work freelance.

Two brands next to each other: Figma for design and webflow for website realization

Portfolio

Selected Projects

Find below a selection of websites and interactive graphics I designed, built and maintain for clients.

My tool stack combines design tools (Figma, Adobe CC), CMS-systems (Wordpress, Webflow) and a code editor (Visual Studio Code).  If required I may also deliver assets like renderings in Cinema4d or interactive data visualization using flourish.studio.

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Webdesign
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Concept, design & asset creation w/ Figma

UX
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User experience evaluation

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Built with Flourish, a tool for visualization
and animated data storytelling

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Data preprocessing in Excel

Data visualization

welt.de

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Design and realisation of interactive maps, charts & tables

For welt.de I am creating different data visualizations on a daily basis using the Flourish.studio tool. Data preprocessing is handled in Excel or Google Tables eg. using Google Finance for real-time stock values.

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AniPad displaying a information graphic about the Berlin vote. SPD in the center and the number of occurrences for certain words in their election program
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Concept, design & asset creation w/ Figma

UX
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User experience evaluation

Development
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Programming, hosting & SEO

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Coded in Studio Visual Code

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Custom JavaScript embeds

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Using jQuery

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Using D3, a JavaScript library for
manipulating documents based on data

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Interactive infographic

Parteien in Zahlen

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Design and implementation of an interactive illustration with scrolling effects for Berliner Morgenpost

Using the d3.js framework for data visualization, this website features also custom made scroll event handling using jQuery. Asset creation realised in Adobe Illustrator.

An iPad displaying the webdesign for developed application. Left side an image with clickable dots. Right side a form to enter the text which is displayed for each dot.
UX
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User experience evaluation

Development
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Programming, hosting & SEO

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Coded in Studio Visual Code

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Custom JavaScript embeds

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Using jQuery

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single-page application

clickMapMaker

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Development of a javascript based browser tool that allows graphic designers to create interactive images without coding.

After uploading a background image, users define areas of interest by placing markers onto the image. For each of these areas an info box is created into which users can enter a headline and additional information as well as an image. The interactive image is exported to a single html file and embedded into websites. The tool was used by designers working at welt.de to build interactive stock charts, maps and illustrations.

Tube system rendering realised in Cinema4D as part of my asset creation process.

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The hero section for thePlanetDrum website. Displaying a group of people celebrating after a workshop
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Concept, design & asset creation w/ Figma

Development
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Programming, hosting & SEO

Full-Service
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Podcast publications, security & legal updates, web- & email hosting...

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Built in Wordpress

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Using the Wordpress DIVI theme

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Podcast hosting using the Podlove plugin

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SEO optimization using Yoast plugin

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Website

thePlanetDrum.de

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Webdesign & development of several website generations for Berlin’s largest private drum school

From a single Flash site in 2004 to three Wordpress sites in 2023, thePlanetDrum is a long term client of mine. Site-development is focussed on SEO with several subdomains incl. a podcast website. The website were realized using different Wordpress themes (JOYN, Divi) and include SEO optimization, hosting, legal administration, cookie integration and privacy control, backup, security, updates, email-setup, podcast hosting, asset preparation and optimization.

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The hero section for thePlanetDrum website. Displaying a group of people celebrating after a workshop
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Webdesign for the thePlanetDrum. Structured rhythm of images and black and white sections.
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Publish to Spotify...

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...and to Apple Podcasts

An iMac displaying the webdesign for 3punkt. Hero section with a large image of traffic signs and the sentence "don't walk where the road leads you..."
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Concept, design & asset creation w/ Figma

Development
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Programming, hosting & SEO

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Coded in Studio Visual Code

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Custom JavaScript embeds

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Integration of an html canvas animation

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Landing page

3punkt.de

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Landing page design, implementation and hosting for Ulm based advertisement agency 3punkt.

Adaption of html template and integration of custom elements like html canvas animations and javascript elements. Asset preparation in Adobe CC.

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An iPhone displaying the responsive webdesign for 3Punkt's agency section
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An iPad displaying the responsive webdesign for Berlin based artist Markus Kison. Clean typography black on white. Images with captions.
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Concept, design & asset creation w/ Figma

Development
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Programming, hosting & SEO

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Coded in Studio Visual Code

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Custom JavaScript embeds

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Fast web-p images (with fallback)

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Portfolio website

markuskison.de

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Fast artist portfolio website for (my) digital media art projects.

With strong focus on efficiency and responsiveness, this site is build from scratch in VSC using latest html design patterns and features like grids, flex boxes, webP images (with fallback).

The site is rated 98% performance, 99% accessibility, 100% best practices, 100% SEO using Google Chrome’s Lighthouse analytics tool. Local hosting of all scripts, fonts and movies allows full GDPR 2020 compliance without cookie banners or other agreements.

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An iPhone showing the responsive webdesign for markuskison.de. A clean website with typography at the top and a single image at the bottom.
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Responsive grid alignment

Webdesign showcase. A clean Responsive webdesign for Berlin based artist Markus Kison: website with typography black on white and centered images. Similar to a weblog.
Responsive webdesign for Berlin based artist Markus Kison: Webdesign showcase. A clean website with typography black on white and centered images. Similar to a weblog.

Need a solid website builder that bridges structured visual design with modern development skills?

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Markus Kison
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Topsstr. 33
10437 Berlin

markuskison@gmail.com

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Website made in Webflow

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