Mike Albers

Fabian and Mike are founding partners of W12 Studios. The agency was founded in 2012 in London with a strong focus on media and entertainment. W12 Studios has developed comprehensive design systems for the big screen, delivering content across the device ecosystem and has helped shape entirely new digital content formats for markets across the globe. W12 Studios' clients include Intel, Microsoft, NOS, Vodafone, BBC, Samsung, WatchWith, Beamly, Shazam, Verizon and Okko among others. Beforehand Fabian worked at frog design, Method and the BBC where he led the design teams for iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport and 2012 Olympics. Fabian has taught design and theory at Princeton University, Syracuse University and NJIT. His art and designs have been frequently exhibited in the US and Europe and won numerous awards. Born and raised in Germany, Fabian holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University and a graduate degree in Architecture from Princeton University. Beforehand Mike worked for IDEO and the BBC where he oversaw the development and application of the Global Experience Language across the BBC on-line portfolio. He won the CHI2004 award and the Design Week award in 2010. He has been featured in Wired magazine and involved in numerous judging engagements. Mike received his MSc from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and a double BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Industrial and Furniture Design.