I am a social designer, design researcher and project developer. I see culture, design, and creativity as a means to bridge societal gaps. Design research is for me a method to analyse systems or questions from different angles and offer new perspectives on matters in question.
Together with Pim van der Mijl, I co-founded De Voorkamer in Utrecht in 2016, an inclusive meeting space by and for newcomers and the local community.



Education
Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bachelor of Design, Department Man & Leisure / 2015


Work
De Voorkamer
Co-Founder / 2015 - ongoing


STBY, Amsterdam
Design Researcher / 2016 - 2020

Studio Irene Fortuyn, Amsterdam
Designer, creative assistant / 2015

Inspire Conspire Retire, London
Design thinking internship / 2014



Committees
Dutch Design Award
Service & Systems committee member / 2018 - ongoing

Teaching & Coaching

HKU, art school Utrecht
Cultural  Studies at the Design School / 2019 - ongoing

Design Academy Eindhoven

Guest lecturer department Man & Leisure / 2019 - ongoing

Nyenrode Business University
Master Class - client centered innovation / 2017 , 2018

Spindle Summer School

Human centered design training for non-profit sector / 2017 , 2018


Awards
Artful Integration Award
Awarded at the Participatory Design Conference / 2018

Réne Smeets
Nominated, most professional attitude, graduation,
Design Academy Eindhoven / 2015

Keep An Eye Grand
Nominated, support promising young designers / 2015