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 marketeers 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.
The Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom), Sketch, Principle, 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.
Each year around Christmas I reread the entire Harry Potter series. Also, except for the Harry Potter series, all my books are organized by color in my bookcase.
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.