About me and about my work
In my work I am someone who is always eager to learn and seeks challenges in learning new things. I can do that by doing my own research, but I also really appreciate feedback from others, to work on my development. I like to learn from other people, but I also like to help other people from my knowledge and field. I have seen in practice how many functions within different work areas go well together with an Experience Designer.
I am a communicative person, which leads to good and pleasant teamwork. You will get to know me as an enthusiastic and cheerful person. I am always open to ideas from others and view them in a positive way. I think in scenarios and I learn from the images and sounds I perceive. The most important thing in my work is to have fun.
jan. 2022 - present
Independent contractor / freelancer
UX Design | Digital Design | UI Design | UX Research | Visual Design
Under temporary contract at Make it Max with current assignement for Dan.com
2016 - present
Freelance Graphic Designer
Graphic Design | DTP | Branding
Under temporary contract at C'est la Vie Campers
2010 - 2022
Side job at Market Plaza Burgh Haamstede
Retail store: Senior Assistant Sales
feb. 2021 - jul. 2021
Omoda HQ Zierikzee
UX Research | UX/UI Design
Type: Graduation internship and thesis defence
sep. 2019 - jan. 2020
Online Department Rotterdam
UX Research | Interaction Design | Visual Design
Type: 3rd year internship
jan. 2016 - okt. 2016
ISZO Visueel Zierikzee
Graphic Design | Branding | DTP
Type: Graduation internship (5 months) & 3rd year internship (5 months)
2017 - 2021
Higher professional education - Bachelor of Science
University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam
Course: Communication and Multimedia Design
Minor degree: Human, Nature and Technologies
UX Research | UX Design | Interaction Design | Visual Design
2013 - 2017
MBO Level 4 - Senior secondary vocational education
Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
Course: Multimedia Design
DTP | Branding | Graphic Design
Bachelor of Science (Bsc)
MBO level 4 Diploma (Multimedia Design)
Pre-vocational secondary education
Graduated in 2021
Graduated in 2019
Graduated in 2017
Graduated in 2013
Dutch - Native language (C2)
English - Advanced (B2)
UX Design | Digital Design | UI Design | UX Research | Visual Design | Prototyping | Graphic Design | DTP | Branding
InDesign Illustrator Photoshop Lightroom
UX/ UI Design and Photography
Since 2017 I am a qualified Graphic and Media Designer. With expertise in various aspects of graphic design, including Media Design, multimedia specialization, DTP and print work, illustrations, image editing, and web design.
In recent years, I've honed my skills further through a Bachelor's Degree in User Experience and User Interface Design. I firmly believe in putting the user at the forefront of any product, as they ultimately determine its success. My education has equipped me with extensive experience in UX Research and Visual Design.
As an Experience Designer, my primary focus is enhancing digital and physical user experiences. I excel in tackling complex practical challenges, whether they involve targeting specific user groups, increasing conversion rates, optimizing internal workflows, or generating fresh ideas for the company. My design philosophy centers on creating designs that prioritize accessibility, user-friendliness, usability, and functionality.
In addition to my design expertise, I also have a passion for amateur photography, which started as a hobby and has evolved into professional Product and Interior Photography for C'est la Vie Campers over the past two years. During my spare time, I enjoy conducting photoshoots for various occasions, including couples, pregnancy shoots, dog photoshoots, and family portraits
I have 7 years of freelance Graphic Design experience with expertise in DTP work, Graphic Design, and Concept Development using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. I have a strong interest in photography and videography as a hobby. I'm proficient in prototyping tools like Invision, Figma, and XD, primarily for application and website development.
I gained practical experience during a six-month internship at a Graphic Design agency in my previous study and a half-year internship at a specialized UX company during my current study, working with various clients. Additionally, I completed my graduation internship in the Marketing department within Commerce at a retail company.
In my spare time, I take courses on topics that interest me, including AI, Social Psychology, and Ethics in Technology. These topics are increasingly relevant to my role as an Experience Designer.
Since 2022, I've been running my own freelance UX Design business and currently collaborate with Make it Max, a UX agency with notable clients like T-mobile, Tele 2, Hello Fresh, Bookings.com, Avrotros, and Dan.com. I'm also responsible for managing the UX of the C'est la Vie Campers website. Read more about my recent work here
¹ I believe that as an experience designer I am the bridge between people, nature and new technology.
² I think that as an experience designer you should always put the well-being of the target group above a sum of money.
³ I think that as an experience designer you should always keep in mind that you always design inclusively.
⁴ I believe that as an experience designer you bear the responsibility for what you bring into the world
Read more in my manifesto: