matthias kretschmann

designer & developer


From 2016–2019 I was leading the UI design & development of all BigchainDB web properties. I created the initial BigchainDB brand and further conceptualized, executed and iterated on the creative and visual direction of BigchainDB. This included creating and iterating on a components-based UI design system for all of BigchainDB's web properties.

The main website is a static site built with Jekyll and a custom Gulp-based build pipeline in front of it, pulling data from various external sources and microservices. All design & development is embedded in a continuous deployment process via GitHub & Travis.

Branding & key visuals in collaboration with Wojciech Hupert.

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Tools & Technologies The tech stack I was involved with.

  • BigchainDB
  • Sketch
  • Affinity Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Jekyll
  • Gulp
  • HTML
  • SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • Travis
  • AWS S3
  • Cloudflare