UX is a business function

IT’s not ART

UX Design is a
business function

I build design organizations that utilize design practices to achieve business goals by satisfying customer needs.

Marvin Hassan - UX design leader, coach and mentor

“I am part of a team;
  when we win, I win.”

I’m Marvin, a designer, leader, coach, and mentor.

I help companies and startups build effective design teams that function as integral parts of their organizations and make products using customer-centric design practices.  
Excellent product organizations value all disciplines equally. Therefore, design, product, and engineering become equitable partners making the whole larger than its parts. My role as a player in this team is to ensure the design function delivers results, grows, and becomes more valuable to its partners.

In my coaching practice, I guide UX professionals in the middle of their careers across the challenges in their everyday life as UX professionals and find the next career steps and professional growth.

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UX Designer by Heart

My career started in art direction and web design before I expanded into UX design and leadership.
Having learned the craft of design by heart, I can guide my teams in their professional growth and support them hands-on from discovery to delivery should they need assistance or run into jams.

Partner and Peer

I believe in collaboration over competition.
As a design leader, I strive to partner with my engineering and product management peers.
I build trust and bridges to enhance collaboration at the leadership and team levels by establishing processes that value each discipline and optimize effectiveness.

Coach and Mentor

Learning from books and courses is limited to theory. Personal learning engagement, like coaching, is a great way to go beyond the basics and learn from real-life experience. Since both coaching and mentoring are two-way streets, I always see them as an opportunity to help myself and others.

Insatiable Learner

Throughout my career, I was lucky to have worked with incredible colleagues who helped me grow my skill set. I’ve remained eager for professional development and continuous learning from the new challenges I face with my managers, peers, and direct reports. I am always driven to become a better designer and leader.


Don't just take my word for it. Some of the great people I have been fortunate to work with were kind enough to say a few words about me.

What struck me about Marvin's leadership is the trust he places in his teams. Many of his team members showed unexpected growth curves and grew in confidence as a result. As his peer I felt equally trusted & empowered in my area of expertise.

The other outstanding characteristic of Mavin's is team play. He is low-ego, seeking and providing help, and always striving for a sound compromise when there is a difference of opinions. His focus is always on the outcome of the team, not only on the individual contributions.

I'd very much like to work with him again!

Sebastian Dzubiel
Director of Product Management

Marvin, as Director of Design, has always managed to balance the requirements of research, design and business and bring them to fruition!

Roger Schwarz

The work with Marvin was fun and productive as well because he always had an ear for the developing concerns but also insisted in the user-centric basics of UX. I learned a lot from him and will always enjoy his company.

Martin Fochler
Head of Engineering

Work with Me

I am actively seeking a new challenging position in UX leadership. If my approach, skills, and experience are a good fit for your organization, let's have a chat about working together.

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