I am Ariel Cotton.  I'm an artist, product designer, & maker of interactive things.

I craft beautiful, human-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications. I draw and write comics about life in Berlin and New York City. I even tinker with electronics and make interactive art from time to time.

Recent Design Work


This is a toolkit of short interventions and exercises to help Techniker Krankenkasse users quickly deal with stressful situations. It is a complement to their anti-stress eCoach, which offers longer-term solutions and programs to deal with stress.


UI/UX design, healthcare, anti-stress, web app

Managing Usability Barriers on TK eCoach

My team and I designed a tool for users of the Techniker Krankenkasse’s health and wellness eCoach app to identify various obstacles to progress in their health goals and choose from strategies to help combat them.


UI/UX design, healthcare, usability, chatbot, web app

Recent Drawing Work

South Brooklyn

When you’re done being stuck in the same place all your life, but are a broke student with no idea how to get the hell out.


graphic novel, graphic vignettes