Max combines technical understanding with the mindsets of a craftsman and a researcher. He leads product development with consideration, patience and an eye for detail.
«I’m interested in backgrounds, connections and constraints. Synthesizing them into a form which meets a variety of demands — whether ecological, economical, social or cultural — is my definition of successful design. I try to work out the optimum within real conditions, beacause I‘m convinced that this is a promising path to lasting success.»
David has a focus on creative direction and product communication. He is fast in ideation and breaking down ideas.
«I like working outside of my comfort zone to constantly keep learning. In the design process I try to develop a thorough understanding to then be able to take a strong stance and make bold decisions — I believe in taking risks, in gut feeling and in the power of collaboration.»
Lucas is a convinced user advocate. From research to ideation to implementation he makes sure that ideas match real needs and behaviours.
«I believe in design as a driving force in business. I strive to combine practical benefits with joy of use and economic resilience. What drives me is creating a positive impact in the daily lives of real people. I’m an empathetic, honest, and down to earth person, and this translates into my working partnerships.»
Our decisions revolve around the human being. We empathise with the users to uncover potentials and reality–check assumptions.
We balance reason with imagination and analytical examination with empirical practice.
We don‘t design for the sake of it, but because it provides real benefits to real people.
Experiencing an idea is the key to validating it. We prefer quick prototyping over perfect modelmaking.
The studio was shaped in an exciting journey. We initially set out to found a hardware startup with ‹Shortcut› in 2017. Based in the Fab Lab Berlin, we were surrounded by comprehensive prototyping machinery and a lively community of professionals. This environment provided valuable input, helped to start collaborations and to establish a network that we still build upon today.
We secured funding, wrote a business plan and went through coachings and accelerators. The economic perspective that we gained enhances our design process and collaboration with clients today. We had become a strong team, however, we came to realise this first venture didn’t make business sense. As designers, we wanted to focus on our core competences, and seek new challenges and areas we could apply these to.
As a result we founded Boost in 2018. Since then we had the chance to work on exciting products with exceptional teams. The studio has become the vehicle in which we venture, working on client-facing projects while pursuing our own creative visions. Besides studio work, we also lecture at HbK Braunschweig and KHB Weissensee.
We’d be more than happy to welcome you at our studio in Kreuzberg, Erkelenzdamm 59, 10999 Berlin.