Photography by Rein Kooyman

I am devoted to making technology more human and humans more technological. Untangling complex problems with human-designed technology is what I like and do. Studied in Amsterdam, Seville, and Aarhus. Worked in Tel Aviv and freelance all around the globe. I specialized in making things I haven’t made before. I always go above and beyond. That’s how I grow.

For the past seven years, I had the pleasure to work for design agencies, international brands, and high tech startups. My role in these talented teams shifted from Full Stack Developer, Information System Designer to UI/UX Designer. Currently, I am fully dedicated to growing my company Devign.it. We define, design, and develop digital products, identities, and strategies. As a Design Technologist, I translate technological concepts into reality with testable prototypes.

Lately, I was honored being asked as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam and also at Hyper Island Program in Frontend Development in Stockholm. The classes I will teach, vary from Design Systems and Product Design to Frontend Development. Yet, my classes’ core components will always be humans, design, and technology. I thrive on the magic combination of these three elements.

    Services

  • Advertising
  • Agile
  • Android Development
  • App Design
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Strategy
  • Branding
  • Concepts
  • Design
  • Digital
  • E-commerce
  • Identity
  • Installation
  • Interactive
  • MVP Development
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Strategy
  • UI Design
  • UX Design
  • UX Research
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • iOS Development
  • Technologies

  • A-Frame
  • AWS
  • CSS3
  • Cinema4D
  • Contentful
  • D3.js
  • GIT
  • GSAP
  • Gatsby
  • GraphQL
  • Greensock
  • Gulp
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • Javascript ES6
  • NetlifyCMS
  • Next.js
  • P5.js
  • PHP
  • React Native
  • ReactJS
  • Redux
  • SASS
  • SQL
  • Swift
  • Three.js
  • Typescript
  • Vue.js
  • WebGL
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery

Work

05/2019 - present

Founder - Untouched Studios

Founded Untouched Studios. Working space and photo studio on the edge of nature in Amsterdam. The project is a collaboration with photographer Rein Kooyman. Together we are offering art direction, branding and high-quality content production. The space is also available for events, photoshoots and rentals.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

08/2016 - present

Founder - Devign.it

In 2016, I founded the digital agency focused on digital product development & brand and experience design. Defining digital concepts and ideas through developing and designing it. Currently, there are two interns and a flexible layer of three freelancers working full-time on international projects.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

10/2018 — 06/2019

UX Engineer - DAV Foundation

Creating open-source applications based on blockchain. Enabling a decentralized global transportation network. I was part of the R&D team in Tel Aviv. Merging UI/UX Design and a Frontend Development as a UX Engineer. Designed the UI/UX of three applications of a period of 7 months. Implemented the Frontend in React.js and React Native.

Tel Aviv, Israel

01/2017 — 10/2018

UX/UI Designer & Developer - Van Lennep

Hybrid position between Digital Design and Frontend Development. I was creating responsive websites with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript ES6, SASS, Gulp, PHP, Wordpress API, GIT and Vue.js and implementing complex and experimental frontend animations. Coordinated workflows with external backend development parties.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

02/2015 — 09/2015

Co-founder - Releasium

Releasium is an online platform that notifies users when ticket sales of their favourite events start. Startup Bootcamp backed our company in B.Amsterdam. I co-founded Releasium as the design and technical lead. The tasks were varying from creating the visual identity, building the marketing website and implementing the application Frontend.

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

03/2016 — 09/2016

Frontend Developer - Generous Studio

First and internship and later freelance Frontend Development for fashion brands and E-commerce parties. I worked closely together with U.I. Designers and Backend Development. Focused on interface animations, experimental web design and micro-interactions. Worked with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, Gulp, Sass and GIT.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

05/2014 — 08/2014

Co-founder - Bierkini

The Bierkini is a unisex neoprene beer holder that looks like a bikini. Second Kickstarter project in the Netherlands and used as a viral marketing product for the World Championship in Brazil. Unfortunately, we did not reach our Kickstarter goal, and the Dutch soccer team won bronze.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

04/2014 — 08/2014

UI Designer - Knowhowww

Developing and designing websites with Wordpress and mostly learning the infinite capabilities of the internet. During this time, I worked closely together with the companies clients.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

01/2014 — 08/2016

Founder - DVDZ Design

Started DVDZ.Design, my first company and the perfect job next to studying. Offering website development and graphic design. We grew flexible to 4 freelancers. Over two years, we created 60 Wordpress websites.

Haarlem, the Netherlands

10/2014 — 01/2016

Graphic Designer - Club Stalker

Creating and executing multiple party concepts, making designs and working behind the bar. Being part of the Club Stalker Family at such a young age (16) has been the foundation for my creative thinking, hard-working, being open-minded and love for music.

Haarlem, the Netherlands

Teaching

12/2019 - Present

Lecturer - CMD, Amsterdam

Coaching and teaching students how to execute concepts in reality — focussing on ideation, iteration, and testing. Leading a class of undergrad students two days in the week. This course is part of the Behavioural design theme semester at Communication and Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

12/2019

Lecturer - Hyper Island, Stockholm

During the course 'Design for the User' at the bachelor Frontend Development at Hyper Island Stockholm, I will give a three-day course about Design Systems. Aimed to bridge the gap between developers and designers. Understand concepts such as modular designing, component-based thinking and creative coding.

Stockholm, Sweden

Education

09/2015 — 06/2019

Communication and Multimedia Design

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Bachelor of Science - GPA of 7.92/10

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

01/2017 — 06/2017

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Academy Aarhus, Denmark - Erasmus+ Exchange Programme - GPA of 8.5/12

Aarhus, Denmark

09/2013 — 04/2014

Spanish Language Course

Don Quijote Salamanca and Seville (Level A1, A2, B1) 

Seville, Spain

2009 — 2013

Higher General Secondary Education

Eerst Christelijk Lyceum — Focussed on Economics and Social studies

Haarlem, the Netherlands

2008 — 2009

Pre University Secondary Education

Stedelijk Gymnasium — Focused on Latin, Greek and Science

Haarlem, the Netherlands