Johannes Mutter

I build ideas,

I’m a design-engineer from Germany. As a freelancer, I design and build websites, products & brands. As an artist and cinematographer, I create interactive installations with my wife Yejeong Mutter. As a design researcher, I explore »tools for thought«.

Previously I co-founded the startup Augmented Thinking. I have an M.A. in “Global Innovation Design” from the Royal College of Art and an M.Sc. from Imperial College London.

Now: My current projects are centered around creativity support- and infinite canvas tools, sustainability and modular architecture.

I lived and worked in London 🇬🇧, Beijing 🇨🇳, Singapore 🇸🇬, Bangkok 🇹🇭, Jeju-do 🇰🇷, Berlin 🇩🇪, and Japan 🇯🇵.

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—Disclaimer: This page hasn’t been updated with new work since 2015. Contact me for a recent portfolio.—

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Past Clients

Art Dubai Deutschland Land der Ideen Nesta DB IDE powering entrepreneurs to end poverty Prototypes for Humanity Imperial College London University Oxford Royal College of Art Universität Konstanz deutsche training Magnotherm ankner buchholz architekten


2016 – 2018Global Innovation Design,
Royal College of Art, Imperial College (London), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). — M.A. & M.Sc. (Distinction)
2010 – 2014B.A. Communication Design,
Specializations: Identity Design, Typedesign
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany.
2012 / 13Freemover (Communication + Lab),
Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands.
2009 / 10Dental Medicine, Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität, Munich.


2020 – 2021Founder Fridays for Innovation
2018 – 2020Co‐Founder, CTO Augmented Thinking / The Good Database
Together with Alexander Davies, Jeffrey Pickett and Helen van Baal, our vision was to reinvent how designers and engineers contribute ideas to solving complex challenges like climage change online.
2012 – 2015Co‐Founder Linetz Hosting & IT‑Services
(Responsible for design, strategy
and front-end development).
Since 2010Running my own design studio for SMBs.
now – ∞+Get in touch!


NativeGerman, JavaScript, Svelte, HTML, SCSS
FluentEnglish, GraphQL, React
GoodPHP, python
BasicFrench, Mandarin Chinese, Korean*


German Design Award Logo 2016 German Design Award
D&AD Logo 2014 D&AD Student Awards – Yellow Pencil Nomination


  • PsPhotoshop
  • IdIndesign
  • AiIllustrator
  • WPWordpress
  • FFigma
  • skill level
  • C4DCinema 4D
  • PrPremiere Pro
  • AeAfter Effects
  • DRDaVinci Resolve
  • SSketch
  • FSFontLab Studio
  • gqlGraph QL
  • AAutoCAD. Yes, I was just out of kindergarten.
  • RFRealflow
  • R3DRhinoceros
  • 1996
  • 2002
  • 2008
  • 2016
    Years used