10 years experience as designer
6 years experience as experience designer
3 years experience as product designer
For me, design is both an interdisciplinary intellectual and aesthetic challenge. I admire beautiful designs that harmonize seamlessly with the human body. In 2014, I graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (NL) with a focus on Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. In the latter part of my studies, I realized that function in architecture isn't solely determined by the measurements and proportions of the human body in relation to the object or space, but primarily by how it is ultimately used. For example, children, with their smaller bodies, might repurpose a table with quilts and imagination, turning it into a house. This observation was pivotal in developing a unique visual research method, which I documented in my thesis titled “Intertekstualiteit, reel en abstract maatsytemen.”
This method defines new secondary or imaginary functions in their environment, different from the original intent of the designer or architect. Little did I know then that this would also become the key to my journey into product design and UX research. After several years as a spatial designer, my fascination with the subconscious and imaginative use of the environment inspired me to expand my design practice and embark on a multidisciplinary career in Product Design. In my view, extraordinary products never conform to any template. That's why I currently specialize in crafting sophisticated and unforgettable user experiences.