Professor Oliver Szasz has a background in communication design, design thinking and design management and received a Master’s degree in design studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London.

He holds a professorship in media and communication design at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, where he leads the international Master’s programme in design management.

Prior to his professorship, he successfully ran a multidisciplinary design studio in London for over ten years. His research and project work for large international companies and NGOs focuses on human-centred innovation, design management and sustainability.

In his position as managing director of Culturesphere and as co-founder of the non-profit initiative Symbio(s)cene, he draws on his unique combination of expertise in design research, design consultancy and higher education didactics.