Matthias is a trained biochemist and bioinformatician. After dismantling mechanisms of multi-resistant bacteria and a dive into the big data secrets of childhood leukemia, he realized: No breakthrough is possible without compelling data visualizations. Luckily, at the same time, he discovered his passion for the combination of data & statistics with art & design.
In 2020 he founded his data visualization studio higsch, where he specialized on creative, interactive data visualizations. After a year of exciting projects across topics in politics, medicine and human rights, he decided to join the weekly news magazine DER SPIEGEL. Today he is leading their Graphics & Interactive department.