Meet our Passionate Team
The web is our passion and it's also what we're really good at. We are a team of developers, strategists and designers who listen, enquire and engage. We create digital worlds for brands and companies that inspire. For more than ten years, universities, banks, real estate companies, watch manufacturers and publishing houses have relied on our expertise in digital transformation.
From an early age, Alex was fascinated by numbers and gadgets, which inspired him to study computer science at the University of Bern. He's our backend backbone and makes sure everything runs smoothly at Gridonic! A self-proclaimed gourmet, he spends a lot of time with his two sons and is a huge fan of Bern's football team Young Boys.
Using emotion as well as method, Gridonic’s UX designer Andrea creates websites that will leave no one indifferent. Originally, she trained as a graphic designer (and completed her vocational baccalaureate), which is why color concepts and typographic details play such an important role in her digital universe. In her spare time, Andrea likes to cycle through the city and bake cakes from family recipes. And if the passionate gardener needs some more flower pots, she will make them herself.
Benjamin De Capitani
Benjamin has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering but was always fascinated by the dark art of software development. Thanks to his broad experience, he’s excellent at finding creative solutions to tough problems. Whenever he’s not coding, he rides insane distances on his bikes or pots some balls at the local pool hall.
Whether it's a beer or a hike in the mountains, Chrigu likes it cosy and above all sociable. Powderdays in winter or surfing in the ocean is one of the biggest things for him. His superb flow is also transferred to the office. Thanks to his front-end skills, he can master any wave, no matter how big, with a lot of style. He learned his craft during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences for Electrical Engineering with a focus on computer science in Biel.
Colin is always at the forefront when it comes to endurance. Whether it's cross-country skiing, a Lord of the Rings film marathon or designing and implementing elaborate user experiences. Thanks to his education as a computer scientist and his degree in Interaction Design from ZHdK, Colin feels right at home in the digital world.
His fascination for the Internet dates back to when he first heard that iconic dial-up tone of an analog modem. Since then, his passion has been creating and developing websites and applications. That is probably why he also studied computer science, receiving his Master's from the University of Bern. He much enjoys traveling all over the world and adores to visit unusual, isolated places.
A passionate strategist, he explores user behavior with the same dedication as he goes on wine expeditions in Piedmont. He enjoys baking cheesecake, occasionally ends up in a boxing ring and survives on an (almost) pasta-only diet. He likes to be efficient, which is why the Vespa is his preferred mode of transport - 365 days a year, even in a snowstorm. Dimitri received his doctorate from the University of Bern and Columbia Business School New York.
Joël likes to be creative - for example, when sketching user journeys for a new website, or even with his sewing machine, which he uses to give disused garments a new lease on life. In his spare time, he's sociable - drifting down the river with an inflatable boat, or sharing a beer with friends after a sweaty football game. Joël studied business administration at the University of Bern.
Julien, who holds a Master's in Computer Science, has the talent to turn even the most unusual ideas into brilliant code. Whether video game or as an electronic ping pong referee - nothing is impossible for Julien. In the office he is admired for his programming skills as much as he is feared for his bad puns. Only on the floorball field is Julien's impact equally threatening.
Megan already possesses creativity and an eye for aesthetics from her industrial design studies. Now she designs digital products as an intern UI/UX at Gridonic. Megan finds a balance to her creative work by doing aerial yoga or meeting friends in cafés.
Already during his apprenticeship as a computer specialist, the areas of web and graphics fascinated him the most. Today, he works at Gridonic as a interaction engineer and combines these areas. In his free time, Raphael can usually be found in rehearsal with one of his bands or in the workshop, where he fixes old motorcycles. As a born-and-bred Bernese, he of course enjoys swimming in the river Aare.
Since training in mediamatics Stefu has always remained faithful to programming. His in-depth knowledge gained while studying for a Master's in Computer Science today benefits Gridonic's projects. Stefu not only loves working the computer keys, but also the keys of his piano - but these sessions are mostly closed to the public. He is also regular on the tennis court, where his varied game tends to make his opponents run out of breath.