Jens Nikolaus designs software in Colorado, USA

Mountain vista in Gunnison, ColoradoBlurry picture of me in Potsdam, Germany
Mountain vista in Gunnison, Colorado
Potsdam, Germany

Currently, I am Head of Design at pganalyze leading research and design efforts

Often I get hired to help with anything research and design, sometimes I will move into a product management role or create a pull request on GitHub. At the end of the day I'm a designer. You can read my resume to learn how I ended up here, but this is what I am doing now.

I push for inclusion, a healthy work/life balance, sustainability, slowness, and I am trying my best to weave these values into my day-to-day work.

What I'm learning right now

For the last month or so I started learning how to eat better, and Noom is driving the change. Noom uses cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce stress and anxiety.

The biggest and probably not surprising takeaway so far is that change is difficult, and that being a student relieves me from a lot of stress. I don't own the process, and that feels great. I enjoy losing weight, but the biggest plus is that my energy levels considerably improved since I began this journey.

I also started practicing yoga recently.