• Experience. Proximity. Quality.

Why work with Whitespace

Experience

For 20+ years, we have helped global brands, international organizations, and start-ups build user-friendly applications.

Proximity

We’re based in Switzerland and speak the local languages. More importantly, we listen.

Quality

We pay great attention to detail and follow an iterative, user-centered design process. The result? Satisfied clients ... and happy users.

Management team

Julia Borkenhagen – Managing Partner

Originally from Munich, Julia has 20 years of experience in UX design and project management in both Silicon Valley and Europe. She led the UX practice at Geneva-based blue-infinity for 8 years before co-founding Whitespace.

London School of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Sciences-Po Paris
Certified Usability Analyst (HFI)
English, French, German
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Jesse Anton – Managing Partner

Jesse is a native Californian with over 20 years of experience in software product management, business analysis, and marketing. Before co-founding Whitespace, he worked for Oracle and a handful of start-ups in Silicon Valley and Paris.

Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service), Open University, Sciences-Po Paris
Business Administration
English, French
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Extended team

Whitespace collaborates with senior-level developers, designers and strategists to deliver high value-added services to our clients. The professional consultants in our network have years of experience working for multinational enterprises, lean startups, and humanitarian organizations.

Jasmina Travnjak

Technical Advisor

Jasmina has 12 years of experience in the IT sector. A developer whose skill set also includes business analysis and UX design, she currently teaches agile methodology and programming at a professional IT school in Geneva and serves as a member of the Whitespace board. Jasmina is a Certified Scrum Product Owner with a background in .NET, Java, iOS, Android and other platforms.

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Peter Banik

Technical Advisor

Peter is a software developer and project manager with over 20 years of experience. Founder of Prioritylane Consulting, he is an enthusiast and advocate of cloud technologies, web application frontend technologies, open source software and great user experiences.

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Michelle Stock

Graphic Designer

Michelle has more than 16 years of design experience, including complex application designs for Pictet, Richemont, Cartier, and Visilab, among others. She is the founder of NorthCreatives in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to usability and interface design, Michelle's passions include photography and print.

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Balazs Nagy

Graphic Designer

Balazs is founder and art director of Senses Studio, a graphic design company in Budapest, Hungary. With over 20 years of experience, his specialties are web design, branding and identity.

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Partners

Whitespace partners with IT service providers, software companies, and marketing communications agencies in Switzerland and EMEA. If you are interesting in partnering with us, please get in touch.

 


ILEM

ILEM SA is a Geneva-based IT services company with over 175 employees and 4 subsidiaries located in Switzerland (Microsoft technologies), France (ERP), and Morocco (IT outsourcing and managed services). The company provides a full range of IT services to numerous Swiss and international clients including Migros, RTS, Lombard Odier, Pictet, Richemont, Audemars Piguet, and Firmenich, to name a few.

ilemgroup.ch

 

SERIAL

SERIAL is an IT engineering services company based in Geneva and Lausanne. The company focuses on six services areas, including Web technologies, Enterprise Content Management, Mobile, Security, BI & Data Management, and Software Engineering. SERIAL places high value on its employees and on building long-term customer relationships.

SERIAL.ch

 

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KBMarketing

KBMarketing is a marketing strategy and digital consulting firm based between Lausanne and Geneva. KBMarketing helps start-ups and established businesses with their strategy, on/offline marketing and planning.

KBMarketing.ch

About the name

 

Whitespace:

An important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist … the balance between positive [and] negative spaces is key to aesthetic composition.

 

A place where a company might have room to maneuver in a crowded playing field.

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