Team

Thomas Starczewski

Diploma Designer
Founder & CEO

Thomas Starczewski

Diploma Designer
Founder & CEO

Thomas Starczewski Graduated Designer - founder of designship, has been developing and designing series products for the machinery, furniture and consumer industries since 1984. Against the background of his training in mold making, he studied product design at the HfG in Schwäbisch Gmünd. 1986 started the agency in Ulm under the name Starczewski Design Team. In 1987 the award for Young Artists of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia followed, and in 1995 the El Toro chair was included in the permanent collection of the museum of Applied Arts

”Preußischer Kulturbesitz“ (Prussian Cultural Heritage) and that of the Museum of Architecture and Design - The Chicago Atheaneum. Many successes later and a teaching position at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and the FH Ulm Digitale Medien, the design team has been operating under the name designship since 2006.

Team

Thomas Starczewski Graduated Designer - founder of designship, has been developing and designing series products for the machinery, furniture and consumer industries since 1984. Against the background of his training in mold making, he studied product design at the HfG in Schwäbisch Gmünd. 1986 started the agency in Ulm under the name Starczewski Design Team. In 1987 the award for Young Artists of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia followed, and in 1995 the El Toro chair was included in the permanent collection of the museum of Applied Arts

”Preußischer Kulturbesitz“ (Prussian Cultural Heritage) and that of the Museum of Architecture and Design - The Chicago Atheaneum. Many successes later and a teaching position at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd and the FH Ulm Digitale Medien, the design team has been operating under the name designship since 2006.

Thomas Starczewski

Diploma Designer
Founder & CEO

Thomas Koch

Bachelor of Arts
Industrial Designer

Partick Friedl-Hoppe

Bachelor of Arts
Industrial Designer

Felix Schmidtchen

Bachelor of Arts
Industrial Designer

Christoph Mayr

Master of Arts
Industrial Designer

Product design studio

Creativity is the ability to navigate successfully in a sea of ​​ever increasing possibilities. When the waves of the market hit high and the currents of the economy demand the seemingly impossible, it is important to keep your bearings. In this sense, Designship steers solution goals that produce innovative products and services. This work is based on a holistic conception of design that sees design as an abstract and concrete task at the same time:

Processes of thinking, laws of functionality and emotional aspects come together to produce a new and unmistakable result. Cultural values ​​flow into the work, clarity and openness facilitate orientation. Designship thus propagates a design that does justice to economic, ethical and creative aspects.

designship - orientation through design

We understand
creativity as
a way more
efficient
to think.

Satisfied costumers

We work for national and international companies in the fields of mechanical engineering, consumer products, medical technology, vehicle technology, furniture production, electronics, data and communication technology.

Product design creates EMOTION and creates IDENTIFICATION and recognition of the BRAND! Professional design makes products MORE VALUE. An investment in the future.

& measurable success

Over 70 national and international design awards and numerous patents confirm our path!

Details
to form
a Design.

Services

Design Consulting & Strategy
Market & Research
Market & Research
Creative Concepts
Modelling / Ergonomics
CAD Drafts / Wireframe
Photorealistic Renderings
CAD Data / UX Prototypes
Presentation Models
Implementierung
Accompaniment and consultation
Design Consulting & Strategy
Market & Research
Market & Research
Creative Concepts
Modelling / Ergonomics
CAD Drafts / Wireframe
Photorealistic Renderings
CAD Data / UX Prototypes
Presentation Models
Accompaniment and consultation
Design Consulting & Strategy
Market & Research
Market & Research
Creative Concepts
Modelling / Ergonomics
CAD Drafts / Wireframe
Photorealistic Renderings
CAD Data / UX Prototypes
Presentation Models
Implementierung
Accompaniment and consultation
Design Consulting & Strategy
Market & Research
Market & Research
Creative Concepts
Modelling / Ergonomics
CAD Drafts / Wireframe
Photorealistic Renderings
CAD Data / UX Prototypes
Presentation Models
Accompaniment and consultation

Success through the symbiosis of technology and design.

For each project, in parallel,
emotional and technical
design concepts are developed.

This creates freedom of design up on 
different levels of development.

Combined, a holistic, optimized, emotional, 
technical design concept is created.

Design processes

Project start

  • Define goals
  • Product strategy
  • Context reference
  • Budget
  • Specifications

Research

  • Market situation
  • Competitor
  • Identify problems

Analysis

  • User analysis
  • Data flow analysis
  • Define further problems

Ideation 

  • Brainstorming
  • Team discussions
  • Sketching
  • Implement drafts
  • 3D drafts

Modelling /
Detailing CAD 

  • Prototyping
  • Modelling
  • CAD models
  • Rendering

Implementation 

  • Close to production
    CAD data
  • Accompaniment by the
    production process

Tightly woven networks

With us as your partner, you can benefit from our extensive network in industry and the creative sector. We keep in constant contact with suppliers and producers far beyond the location of Ulm.

Strong
industrial
location
Ulm

In the center of the university city Ulm, one of the economically strong locations in southern Germany, our premises are located in the green idyll of the ”Heimstrasse“. On 2 floors with our own workshops, we work on ideas and develop future-oriented concepts in close cooperation with our customers.