Philipp Schäfer

I‘m an independent consultant, design manager and digitalisation expert living in Munich.

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years digital leadership


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As an entrepreneurial design manager I connect people and technology, business and change.

I’m passionate about understanding the problem, creating strategies and solutions, and leading the execution with world-class product, service and organisational design.

In short: I’m enabling teams to achieve their best.

Book me for


Defining the future of your business with design.


How to set-up your organisation to use the strategic power of design.


How to use all the ideas and answers your organisation already has.


How to orchestrate all the involved stakeholders and ensure delivery.


Processes, methods, tools? Yes, but it all comes down to people.


Ensuring the teams success – from planning to execution to launch.


How to start it, launch the product and scale without loosing sanity and fun.

Company & Team Assessment

Can this be successful? What is good? What is missing?

Before starting my advisory business I worked six years as Director of Design & UX at ExB, a German B2B SaaS AI/ML company that processes text on industrial scale.

Prior I co-founded and lead the Munich office for SinnerSchrader (now Accenture Song).

My four years as Managing Director and Associated Partner at IDEO, the masters of Design Thinking, deeply influenced my understanding of the strategic role design can and should play.

Before that I co-founded Razorfish in Hamburg in 1997 („everything that can be digital, will be“) after starting one of the first digital agencies in Germany for Kochan & Partner in 1995.

Me, on a stage, giving a talk.

Foto Phil Dera

Giving a talk at the ZEIT KONFERENZ „Künstliche Intelligenz“ 2017 in Berlin.

My work is focused on humanising technology and creating meaningful stories.

In my leadership and entrepreneurial positions I hired and led multidisciplinary teams to develop innovative, future-oriented and sustainable solutions.

My job understanding was always to provide the space, culture, methods and processes to make new things happen.

Over the years I got insights into a wide range of companies, organisations, industries and markets.

My industry experience

Health & Pharma


Financial Services


High-Tech Electronics

Media & Entertainment

Travel & Tourism

Consulting & Creative Services

Today I support small to large companies and organisations tackling their challenges – from creating a company vision, setting up state-of-the-art product development to planing and executing critical projects. What are your needs?

Let’s get in touch.

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Remember: Design is, how it works.

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