I am a product designer who strongly believes in the beauty of everyday things and design as a means to improve daily life for everyone.

I am an allround creative thinker with experience in multi-disciplinary design projects for a wide variety of clients and backgrounds. I strongly believe in the beauty of everyday things and design as a mean to improve daily life for everyone.
As a product designer I like to explore the experience of users, provide them with forward thinking solutions and design beautiful but functional results. Products that involve playfulness, emotion and character, design that is accessible for everyone.
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 and building concepts, 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 teams and sell ideas. 

In my role as designer I had the opportunity to work with renowned architects, product designers, 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.

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 Rijksmuseum, Theater Carré, het Tropenmuseum, gemeente Amsterdam and ProRail/NS. 


January 2023 — today
Design Lead

September 2019 — December 2022
Senior designer

September 2018 — December 2019
Mid-level designer

September 2016 — September 2018
Junior designer

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

August 2015 — October 2015
Freelance research project
Delft University of Technology
See ‘Geist Radio Project’
February 2014 — July 2014
Design intern
Studio Wieki Somers

Talks and more

Speaker at the Patterns in Design
event hosted by Broeinest. I was invited to talk about patterns in design, daily use and behaviour. More info here.

2020 – 2023
Guest lecturer Environmental Psychology
at the UvA masterclass on several occasions, providing the students insights in the basics of wayfinding and the psychology of wayfinding design.

Member of the panel at ‘Toegang tot Amsterdam’
a themed night about the accessiblity of Amsterdam, with this night specifically about the Booking.com HQ. I was invited to join as a member of the panel discussion, following my role as wayfinding designer for the Booking.com HQ. More info here.

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.


March 2023
Creative Direction
Short course
Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London

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

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

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