Nik Volz,
Creative Innovation Strategist

Design & Tech Journalism & Media

Combining a creative mind with a business-oriented approach. Future driven, design focused, nature inspired and tech savvy.


Currently co-creating creative technology solutions as Innovation & Strategy Lead for formigas and local non-profit journalism as Executive Director for karla.

Panels & Talks

(2022) Feeding the Watchdog – How Can Journalism be Funded in the Future?

(2020) Potentials for Resilient Design Education at Universities of Applied Sciences

(2019) Immersive Virtual Environments in Research & Development

(2018) Virtual Training Environments for the Future Of Work

(2017) The Depths of Virtual Storytelling

(2016) Next Level Medium, Next Level Ethics

Vocations & Awards

(2023) Award WAS IST GUT 2023, Deutscher Designer Club

(2023) Jury member Media Innovation Masterclass, Journalismus Lab NRW

(2020) 1st prize Konstanzer Designpreise, HTWG Konstanz

(2019) 3rd prize ADC Junior Award, Art Directors Club Deutschland


Volz D., Marszalek Y., Münchbach N. (2022): Potentials for Resilient Design Education at Universities of Applied Sciences, in: Universities of Tomorrow: Global, Interdisciplinary, Digitized, Sustainable (UNITO): 2021 International Conference


Volz D., Marszalek Y. (2020): Augmented Perception: Can virtual environments have an impact on well-being and work effectiveness?, in: Proceedings of the DGTF Annual Conference 18

Service Clients

Marquardt Group, fruitcore Robotics, LDSK, medflex, Georg Fischer, SPRINZ, Occhio, Europa Park, Universität Bern, HTWG Konstanz, Züricher HAW, …

Apprenticeship & Studies

(17–20) MA Communication Design, HTWG Konstanz

(18–19) Social & Media Sciences, Universität Konstanz

(13–17) BA Communication Design, HTWG Konstanz

(11–13) AP Digital Design, LLS Baden-Baden

Photo: Simon Diefenbach