I’m a Dutch digital designer and photographer based in Berlin, Germany. Born and raised in Amsterdam, I graduated from Communication and Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. My interest in media and communication started when I fell in love with photography at age 13. After saving up for my own camera, I started sharing my photography on DeviantART and Flickr.
As a student I started a UI/UX role at Triple, working on projects for RTL, Vodafone, Telenet and on Triple’s own products like SpotOn – from 2015 to 2017. After Triple, I joined Resoluut as a Visual Designer working for clients such as Loyens & Loeff, OHRA, NN and ING Netherlands. I’m also a freelance photographer on the side, creating creative imagery for stock agencies or doing portrait shoots with local entrepreneurs and artists. In 2018 I joined Klarna as a Product Designer in Stockholm, and moved to Berlin in March 2020 for an internal move.
What I do
As a Product Designer, I am responsible for a product from start to finish: the concept, the user experience, the smallest details, and the improvements. I work closely together with product owners, engineers, design directors, and marketing to ensure our journey is awesome all the way through. I strongly advocate for the users, solving their problems and making their lives easier while building our business. As a senior designer in Klarna, I’m also here to support to design team by sharing knowledge, being a ‘buddy’ to new joiners, and conducting hiring interviews.
The Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom), Sketch, Figma, Protopie, and Invision are my best buddies. I believe in the power of storytelling, interaction, and excellent user experience, and using these to build a strong relationship with your users.
I always value using my skills for good. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a project that wants to make the world a better place.
The little things
Fun fact: I prefer Android phones and too many times I’m the only designer around who does.
I collect way too many fonts. (Shoutout to Typeface 2 for making managing them easier.)
I love stationery and can get very excited about getting a new notebook or pen. So much so that I found a home in the Bullet Journal community. But because I’m not one for drawing, I went the minimalist way. Now I’m sort of accidentally managing an Instagram account with 100k followers and a Facebook group with 70k members. I guess you could say I also like planning and adding structure to the chaos (but not too much, I like a little chaos).
I also love old cameras and collect them, preferably cheap and pre-1960. They’re displayed in my hallway. The best is if they still work and I can actually take photos with them.
I always had a dream to own a lot of books and have my personal library. Moving countries twice has kind of killed that dream, but buying books is still one my favorite things to do (until I think about packing them).
Good coffee and good tea are pretty important to me. Life’s too short for yucky coffee or boring tea. I’ve got a collection of jars filled with different loose leaf tea and I’ll make you a fan if you’ll let me.