Team

Benedikt Rottstegge

Head of Systems and Semicolons

Stella Friedenberger

Head of Constructs and Contemplation

We are a very small and versatile studio, combining two very different and unique skill sets and functioning like a MAN-MACHINE (obvious homage to Kraftwerk). Stella's background is in graphic and multimedia design. Her focus mainly is on concept development, UI/UX design and forms of digital augmentation. Whereas Bene's graphic design and coding background enables him to bring absolutely every idea into being. He fell into his first coding rabbit hole over 10 years ago and never came out of it ever since.

Both of us strongly believe that designing in knowledge of development (and the other way around) is key! We combine an artistic approach to design and use code as a tool to develop its digital infrastructures.

Practice

With 5+ years experience in interface design and development and a strong background in graphic design and fine arts, we create exciting, unusual, strong and informative digital experiences.

Our interdisciplinary, fluid practice allows us to lead projects seamlessly all the way from initial concept, through design and development to launch.

SERVICES

  • Art Direction
  • Graphic & Communication Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Frontend & Backend Development
  • Experimental Development

CAPABILITIES

  • User Interaction
  • Visual Identity
  • UX/UI
  • Cross-media Interaction
  • Augmented Reality

Clients

Appearances

January 31, 2024, New York City, USA

Participatory website launch with Department of Transformation

at Canal Projects — 351 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

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April 19, 2022, Halle, Germany

Lecture about the possibilities of interactive print

in the course Ist das ein Buch?! by Anja Lutz

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

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Teaching

April—Juli 2021, Hamburg, Germany

Interface of Things (Design & Labor)

Design and Creative Coding on the ideosyncracies of interface conventions

Faculty of Design, Media and Information / HAW Hamburg

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Collaborators, Friends & Mentors

Contact

Instagram
@menschmaschine.studio

E-mail
mail@menschmaschine.studio

Mobile, but we prefer mails:
+49 (0) 1511 58 68 797
+49 (0) 1516 14 12 110

Friedenberger & Rottstegge GbR
Ferdinand-Beit-Straße 12
20099 Hamburg

VAT: DE348394228