N26 has redesigned banking to make it simple, fast and contemporary. Founded by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal in Berlin, N26’s growth has exploded since they launched in 2013, leading to several rounds of fundraising and a steady stream of new clients. They’re known for their no-nonsense approach to banking, an attitude that has attracted venture capitalists and financial powerhouses Peter Thiel and Li Ka-Shing as early investors.
Christian Hertlein Head of Design at N26 tells us more about work and life at this digital underdog within the banking landscape who became the role model for the best user experience in mobile banking in Europe and even worldwide.
Head of Design
“Design is much more than a visual skill set. It is a mindset on how we approach topics.”
“Making sure it’s a match on both sides is the best way to create a long-lasting relationship.”
Another important aspect is to not reducing the design process to its result.