I’m Lars Mensel and here I write to make sense of things I encounter online and offline.

I spend my days at studio~humm, an independent brand design studio based in Berlin. My work happens somewhere between UX design and writing: Creating communication that’s clear and makes sense.


I keep busy with a variety of ongoing projects:

  1. Available Light is my project exploring the culture, history, and madness of photography.
  2. On Medium I write about photography, visual culture, and technology.
  3. I take lots of pictures, a selection of which you can find on Instagram and Flickr.


I have worked as an editor at the magazine The European (now defunct), as a content strategist at the photography company EyeEm and at IBM iX, authored two books on the Startup Guide series, and created the magazine The Idea List.


Look me up on Twitter @mensel or reach me by email at hello@larsmensel.com.