Designer of interactive tech
Sweden-based designer with an incredibly hard name, ready to conquer the world with designs that empower people to discover something new about themselves.
AzaleaA resourceful approach in enriching remote communication
WavePersonalised breathing guidance for stress prevention
E-waste ArcadesMaking recycling of electronic waste more sexy through design
PentaPhysical dayplanner for burnout patients
RespiratePeripheral respiration display for office-workers
BoomboxHandcrafted bluetooth speaker
OpalPhysical and gestural interaction with smart lighting
Wave LabInteractive system that playfully demonstrates the phenomenon of vibration
Mobile App UIDigital marketplace for trading second-hand children products
about me —
Growing up in a tiny town in the Netherlands, I spent my happy childhood days feeding the animals and driving the tractor on my grandparents’ farm. I promised my grandpa to become a farmer like him one day. Unfortunately for him, my grandma noticed I liked to draw and tinker, so she encouraged me to look for a creative profession.
I moved to Eindhoven, which sparked my obsession for design. Before, I always thought design was about making slick furniture – I was so wrong. At Industrial Design I saw people design products using technology in ways I had never imagined before. It made total sense to me, so I decided to join them, one of the best decisions in my life. To me, design is the perfect blend between exploration and value creation, combining research and creativity.
My curiosity to set out for new experiences led me to move abroad, to Sweden in particular. There is an excess of cinnamon buns, mesmerizing nature and a humanistic mindset baked into the culture - not the worst place to be. Initially coming for a master's in Interaction Design, unfolded in staying for a PhD.
People are not miraculously born with a creative gene. Throughout the years I have exercised my creative abilities through a methodological approach where I feel confident in generating profound concepts and ideas.
I always put care into the craft of my designs so that it looks, feels, and behaves as a delight to the senses. I know how to handle the right tools and machinery to get the desired aesthetic that suits the project.
I used to think that I should be able to do everything by myself. Now I embrace the contrary, I know the limits of my expertise and get energized by collaborating alongside people from various disciplines.
contact me —
Let's go wild!
Hit me up if you want to collaborate, want to know more about me or my work, or simply if you want to say hi! (bonus points if you pronounce my name correctly)
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