My name is Marimar Hollenbach, but my friends call me Mar (and High is my maiden name–hence Mar High). I’m a Mexican-American user interface designer based in Berlin, Germany.
Besides my professional work I occasionally produce digital art workshops & events.
I am always seeking interesting projects, mentors and co-conspirators. If you would like to work with me, get in touch! hello[at]marhigh.com
June 2017 – October 2017
Host and moderator of a documentary film about the future of technology, a collaboration between Allianz and VICE Media. Details are confidential until the film is released.
Creative (Frontend) Developer
Project A Ventures
July 2015 – June 2017
Project A Ventures is a Berlin-based early-stage investor and operational VC in the digital technology space. With financial support and operational expertise, Project A helps startups build up competences in key areas such as IT/Product, Performance Marketing, Business Intelligence and Organization Building, and thus contributes to their sustainable success.
My projects included:
User Interface Designer and Frontend Developer
Overhaul of the company's existing user interface with a focus on a scalable, and accessible (A11Y) design system.
Project A's website
Creative Frontend Developer
Development of Project A's redesigned website, using a styleguide Atomic Design-based approach. Our redesign is compliant with WCAG AA accessibility standard.
Established ecommerce company (name undisclosed)
Frontend development of a large-scale website with a micro-service architecture, using a styleguide Atomic Design-based approach.
Established ecommerce site (name undisclosed)
Product design, UI and UX (4 months)
A large-scale website redesign in a consecutive series of Google Ventures design sprints. Our deliverables include a library of reusable atomic design UI elements to allow faster development and ease of maintenance as the project continues growing. Our design approach is human-centered, and includes rigorous weekly user-testing to iterate and evaluate. We prioritize both accessibility and performance.
Creative Frontend Developer (9 months)
Junior Frontend Developer
November 2014 – June 2015 (8 months)
Natue is Brazil’s leading e-commerce nutrition platform with it's IT team based in Berlin, Germany.
For our main e-commerce platform:
- Detailed translation of PSD layouts into HTML5 and CSS3
- Maintenance and optimization of a large-volume codebase
- Style guide creation and maintenance
- Collaboration with designers to improve RWD and site performance
- Foundation-based framework
- Automated testing with CasperJS
- Automated minification, compilation, unit testing and linting with Grunt
- Project A Venture’s Front and Backend (Yves and Zed)
Additional projects for our company include creation and maintenance of several brand websites (Natuebox subscription service, NU3 Naturals and Beavitas) and the creation of a Wordpress-based blogging platform (NatueLife). Through these projects I’ve had the opportunity to familiarize myself with writing in LESS and using Gulp.
Frontend Development & Q.A. Intern
(November 2014 - January 2015)
Quality Assurance for both Front & Backend:
- Thorough cross-platform, browser and device checks
- Developer tools to inspect code and scripts
- Familiar with MySQL
Digitale Leute Interview (German)
Marimar Hollenbach, Creative Developer bei Project A
Native or bilingual proficiency
Native or bilingual proficiency
Limited working proficiency
Code.Talks Conference Berlin
"From Dinosaurs to Unicorns"
Design systems and the transition to a modern design-development workflow.
April 13th 2017
On Product #10
Talk from Marimar Hollenbach and Christian Höpfner hosted by Microsoft's Digital Eatery on April 4th 2017.
Host of CC4AV MaxMSP
Meetup Berlin with Irina Spicaka
CC4AV (Creative Code for Live Audio and Visuals) is a platform for collaborative experiments with technology, sound, design and visual art.
Live Audio-Visual system using Ableton Live & Max7
Lead by Julien Bayle
October 10th to 14th 2016