About me

I am an allround creative thinker with experience in multi-disciplinary design and research projects for a wide variety of clients and backgrounds. As a designer I like to explore the experience of users, provide them with forward thinking solutions and design beautiful but functional results. Every situation is different – I believe that the power of design can deal with these cultural, contextual and individual challenges.

In my current senior position I am confident in creative processes, I steer teams in exploring design solutions and deliver results. 

During my career I have developed strong communication skills. I am able to explain complex situations in a understandable way and like to build relationships upon this understanding. By being passionate about design I can engage the client and sell ideas. 

In my role as designer I had the opportunity to work with renowned architects, interior designers, urban planners and type designers. In general I had the pleasure of always working in multi-disciplinary teams for clients from different industries, unraveling complex stakeholder structures.
I have worked with large international clients such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Booking.com, Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico and the Dubai Future Foundation, but also with local heroes such as Theater Carré, het Tropenmuseum, gemeente Amsterdam and ProRail/NS. 




    Design Lead
    January 2023 — today

    Senior designer
    September 2019 — December 2022

    Mid-level designer
    September 2018 — September 2019

    Junior designer
    September 2016 — September 2018

Nova Design and Maatwerk Interieurs
    Freelance woodworker and furniture designer
    April 2016 — September 2016

Delft University of Technology
    Freelance research project, see ‘Geist Radio Project’
    August 2015 — Oktober 2015

Studio Wieki Somers
    Design intern
    February 2014 — July 2014

Talks and more

Guest lecture Environmental Psychology

Part of panel discussion

Speaker at Patterns in Design

Best Pictorial Award
of the pictorial 'The Tuning of Materials: A Designer's Journey', by E. Karana, E. Giaccardi, N. Stamhuis & J. Goossensen. Submitted for the 2016 DIS Conference in Brisbane, Australia. See 'Geist Radio Project'.
Mention on the TU Delft site: here (in Dutch).
Pictorial can be found here.

Speaker at Analog Borders symposium, at the start of the Analog Borders festival about the boundaries of graphics. Talk about printing with electrodes, in specific applying electroluminescence by screen printing. More info here.


Integrated Product Design
    Master programme
    Delft University of Technology
    August 2011 — August 2015
    Average of 8.0 – graduated with a 9.0 

Master exchange
    Elective courses
    Danish University of Technology
    August 2011 — January 2012

Industrial Design Engineering
    Bachelor programme
    Delft University of Technology
    September 2008 — July 2011
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