As a design director at Artefact, Holger Kuehnle leads project teams through complex design challenges, helping them envision strategies and design solutions that empower people. Whether Holger is building his own bikes from recycled parts or designing software that millions of people use, he strives to shape technology so that it allows humans to accomplish what they have not been able to do before.
As a kid, Holger created a virtual turntable so he could use a computer to DJ, igniting his passion for design and technology. Prior to Artefact, Holger was a project manager at Volkswagen before earning his master’s degree in human computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. After Carnegie Mellon, Holger worked at Microsoft, where as the manager of the Windows Core UX design team he oversaw Windows design elements millions of people use every day.
When he is not enjoying the outdoor opportunities of the Pacific Northwest, Holger builds bicycles and continues to tinker with music technology.