The Team


When you hire us, you are not only hiring expertise in visual design, programming, CMS development and social media, you are also benefiting from our deep knowledge of sustainability topics. We are team of committed and passionate professionals who believe that the digital space is the the perfect place to make sustainability informative and engaging.

Get to know us.

  • Eric Mahleb

    In 1998, Eric left his career in offline sales and marketing to join the design agency, Razorfish. He project managed large-scale projects in San Francisco, Melbourne, Hamburg and Munich for clients such as Autoweb, Village Roadshow Pictures, Audi, and Hypovereinsbank, and later became the head of the Experience Group at Razorfish Germany where he applied his usability and user-centered design skills on projects for Bayern LB, Metler Toledo, T-Mobile, and Stage Entertainment. In 2002, he was appointed as manager of design and usability for LexisNexis Europe and in 2004 as head of projects for a digital music marketing agency in London. There he oversaw various projects for Nokia, Orange, O2, and Sony. In 2005, he moved to Berlin to manage online operations for the NGO dropping knowledge.

    Before starting LGMi in 2009, Eric consulted on projects for Vodafone, Fjord, the German Center for Artificial Intelligence, and Metaversum. His work has received awards and honorary mentions at the Cannes Lions, Lead Awards, INDEX: Award and Prix ARS Electronica. He also co-wrote the documentary Trouble – Teatime in Heiligendamm, which won the Cinema for Peace Award at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival.

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  • Valdis Wish

    Valdis is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has lived in Berlin since 2004. He has served as online editor and concept lead for a number of groundbreaking CSR and sustainability-oriented web projects for – among others – Allianz, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), dropping knowledge, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Valdis has a background in publishing and journalism, including years of experience covering topics related to climate change, energy, sustainability, development, and microfinance. Since co-founding LGMi in 2009, his work has focused on design and strategic development of interactive apps, games, and websites that showcase and add value to sustainable projects and campaigns.

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  • Tim Schober

    Tim earned a diploma in design at Bauhaus-University Weimar. For ten years, he has worked as an art director for clients such as the German government, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens Household Appliances and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He has extensive experience developing corporate design and creating style guides, with a focus on online media, including banners, Facebook and Myspace campaigns, mobile apps, campaign websites, online games, interactive infographics and large internet portals. Examples of Tim’s work include the conception and supervision of campaigns for SOS-Kinderdorf and the Election of the European Parliament, digital kiosks for the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden, and the website of Stiftung Warentest.

  • Mathias Gößling

    Mathias is a copywriter specializing in renewable energy. In June 2009, he started “Wechselwelle,” a non-profit social media campaign for green electricity. From December 2009 to May 2010, he was head of the online editorial department of “Denkanstöße,” a project initiated by energy provider ENTEGA, which was awarded the Golden Lion in Cannes. Since then, Mathias has acted as chief editor for the social media (editorial) department of Warsteiner Brewery and as a consultant for Berlin gas provider GASAG. This makes him one of the leading experts for the marketing of renewable energy on the social web.

  • Felix Lucke

    Felix – Dipl. Ing. für Informatik (applied science) -, has over 10 years of professional experience in programming, system architecture and GUI. A CMS development specialist, he has overseen the technical management of numerous multinational and multilingual efforts for the following companies and institutions: Saxony Economic Development Corporation, the State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labor Saxony, Ministry of the State Baden-Württemberg, and the Ministry of the Interior in Brandenburg. More recently, he developed the CMS and interface for the Danish Institute for Human Rights’ Business Country Portal.  His work has been awarded with the “World Leading Performance – GDP global” Award for Invest in Saxony (2008). He was also a winner at Deutscher Multimedia Award (DMMA) and “Goldene Biene” for the state portal Baden-Württemberg.

  • Sven Helemann

    Sven is responsible for front- and back-end technology. His background is in software development and typography. He has more than 10 years of experience in web-based software development, from small (WordPress) to enterprise (Fatwire Content Server) content management systems. He helped develop content-management-based solutions for newspaper publishers, web-based backoffice software, as well as front- and back-end solutions for one of Europe’s largest online printing companies.

  • Caro Mantke

    Caro studied design at Bauhaus University Weimar. In her role as art director over the past ten years, she supervised and contributed to projects with the German government, the European Commission, UNESCO, ver.di, IG Metall and various clients in the arts, fashion and cultural sector, including the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden. Caro created a corporate design and comprehensive communications strategy for EUROGLOBE 2.0 – a film and music festival organized by the European Union aimed at raising young people’s awareness about the topic of global warming.