A person who gains pleasure from amassing large quantities of knowledge about subjects often too detailed or complicated for most other people to be bothered with.
Often mistaken for Geeks, who aspire to become nerds, yet lack the intelligence, and end up giving nerds a bad name due to their poor social skills.
Non-nerds are often scared of nerds, due to their detailed knowledge, and therefore seemingly high levels of intelligence – and subsequently denegrate them as much as possible as often as possible.
Nerds exist covertly within the fabric of society, often choosing to ‘nerd it up’ in private or in the company of fellow nerds. It is for this reason they are feared the most – unlike geeks, who are easily identified, nerds can only be found out when casual conversation reaches a subject that they like nerding.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stephan Müller (aka Skizzo) and I work as a freelance media designer since late 2012. As a technology enthusiast especially interested in the digital domain, I’m constantly gaining experience and expanding my knowledge in various sectors.
Since I’ll be moving to Barcelona at the end of 2015, I’ve launched my own digital media agency nerdybirdy in September 2015 – to finally have an official presence on the world wide web. Many thanks to my friend Wolfgang Ortner for creating nerdybirdy’s logo – check out ortnerschinko to see more of what he and his partner Kira Schinko are capable of.
What encourages me the most is finding creative ways of combining different technologies and transforming them into something new. One example for this I’d like to mention here specifically is the recent installation I created for Creative Region Upper Austria‘s Nite of the Bricks.
Thanks to an evergrowing network of partners and colleagues, I’ve been able to realize quite a few projects, some of which can be found here. Feel free to contact me if you have any requests or questions!