The basics

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 first camera, I started sharing my photography on DeviantART and Flickr.

Early self portraits ⸻

What I do today

As a Product Designer, I oversee the development of new products and features from start to finish. This includes developing the initial concept, ensuring a seamless user experience, paying attention to even the smallest details, and implementing improvements. Together with product managers, I help set a solid strategy where user and business needs meet. To achieve these goals, I work closely with engineers, designers, analysts, and marketing teams to provide an exceptional experience for our users. I advocate for the users and work hard to solve their problems and make their lives easier while contributing to our business’s growth.

As a senior designer at Klarna, I also support the design team by sharing my knowledge, mentoring new team members, and conducting hiring interviews.

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.

I believe in the power of storytelling, interaction, and exceptional user experience. I strive to use these elements to build strong relationships with our users.

Work history

I began my career as a designer at Triple, a full-service digital agency. Starting as an intern, I later became a full-time employee. During my time here, I worked with prominent Dutch and Belgian brands such as RTL, Vodafone, and Telenet, as well as Triple’s proprietary products like SpotOn.

After Triple, I joined Resoluut as a Visual Designer for clients such as Loyens & Loeff, OHRA, NN, and ING Netherlands. 

I’m also a freelance photographer, 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 opportunity.

See my CV

The little things

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 3 for making it more manageable.)

I love stationery and productivity. Because of this, I found a home in the Bullet Journal community. 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 appreciate a little chaos).

I also love old cameras and collect them, preferably cheap and pre-1960.

I always had a dream to own a lot of books and have a personal library. Moving countries twice has kind of killed that dream, but buying books is still one of my favorite things to do (until I think about packing them).