A short introduction

“Zurich based photographer and IT-specialist with a passion for design, technology and languages. Fluent in French, Spanish, German and English.”

I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, but raised in Geneva. In 2003 I returned to my birth place Zurich. My professional career began back in 2008 at IBM – Since then I have gained a lot of work experience at different international positions. In the past, I had the chance to work for startup companies and also for multinational companies, with a focus in the e-commerce, fintech and IT industry. I translate on a freelance basis documents, manuals & websites and set up websites (PHP & WordPress) including e-commerce webshops (Magento, Prestashop, WooCommerce, Shopify, Shopware, Opencart and many others).

Besides my professional career, I have always kept improving my biggest passion – Photography. I began to take pictures at the age of 16 with a Canon 400D. Throughout the years, I have changed to more professional full-frame cameras – I currently work as a freelance photographer with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Minolta X-700 for analog photographs. Most of my photographs are portraits and landscapes.

So what about my life besides being a photographer?

I’m currently studying my undergraduate academic degree (Bachelor of Science) at ZHAW School of Management and Law in International Management. I will spend one year abroad in Kuala Lumpur, starting August 2017. I’m a speedcuber and I love to solve any kind of puzzles. I also know plenty of useless facts, so if you meet me, you can expect some random side info about life, universe and everything. If you are from Malaysia, Indonesia or China, we might be able to have a casual conversation in your native language, as I have a basic knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) and Malay (Bahasa Melayu). I am fluent in French, German (and Swiss German), English and Spanish (Mexico).

Have a look at the latest impressions of my account richiehug on Instagram below.