User Experience & Product Designer

Maximilian Soltner

Hamburg & Cologne, Germany


Product Designer & Founder Travel Homie 2014 – 2016 Cologne, Germany

Travel Homie is the first travel agent via WhatsApp (and Facebook Messenger). We have very high conversion rates, a strong retention and referral rate. Together with our travel experts we find the best possible trips for our homies. In the background, our own, clever big data engine runs and analyzes over 1MM datasets for each and every user to find the perfect recommendation.

Creative Director & Founder SnipClip 2011 – 2013 Munich, Germany

We built a social business intelligence saas solution to realise personalized web experiences. I co-founded the company with 3 great partners in 2011, scaled it to more than 20 permanent employees and another 20 freelancers and sold it in 2013. We worked for big clients such as DAX companies and bootstrapped the company in the beginning.

User Experience Designer sevenload 2009 – 2011 Cologne, Germany
User Experience & Product Designer Freelance 2007 – Present

28 year old Product Guy, Designer and Entrepreneur. Based in Cologne. Made in Baden. Co-founded and sold my first company in 2013. I am interested in big data, personalization & great people.


1st place @ Rheinland Pitch, Startplatz Cologne
1st place @ Vision Award, IHK Munich
1st place @ Interactive Award, Telekom Cologne
2nd place @ DeinContest, University Furtwangen
2nd place @ Print Campagin, move3 Cologne
1st place @ wwWebbewerb, University Munich


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