• Experience. Proximity. Quality.

Why work with Whitespace


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


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


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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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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Karol Jaworski

Graphic Designer

Karol is a creative director and designer with 8+ years of experience working across three continents for clients such as Samsung, Nikon, Zenith Watches, the Red Cross and the WHO. He's a member of the Judging Panel of CSS Design Awards. Passionate about the mountains, photography and filmmaking, Karol lives an outdoor life in Chamonix, France.

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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.

About the name



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.