About Owen

Hi there!

Welcom to my online portfolio. I am Owen Spekschoor a digital Art Director (UX/UI) and concept developer from The Hague, The Netherlands. With over 14 years of experience at both agency as client side (IdeanLabel AMirabeauClockwork) of which 4 years in the design consultancy. During my career I've had the opportunity to work for a variety of A-brands like: ABN, Ahold, Nationale Nederlanden, Wehkamp, Van Gogh museum, etc.

Full-Stack designer (UX/UI)
Initially I started as a visual designer and over the years evolved into an Art Director. In 2017 I started to broaden my horizon towards UX to become a full-stack designer. So I attended the highly regarded Nielsen & Norman UX courses to get my certifications (2x). As a result I've done awesome service/innovation/product design projects for Shell, IKEA, Sociale Verzekeringsbank and KLM. Impact is my key driver. My expertise lies in: UI design, wire framing, mobile apps (iOS/Android), responsive design, concept development, facilitating design thinking sessions, prototyping and a bit of (micro)animation. Snippets of my work can be found on Dribbble. Furthermore I’ve got experience leading creative teams and guiding junior designers. I’m a designer who can emphatize with the end-user and at the same time create a solid businesscase. All together a creative with a clear vision about design and able to sharpen your digital strategy and proposition. It’s not my job, it’s something I love doing! 


Besides Adobe Creative Suite, I work a lot with Sketch and and Figma. I prototype and test with InVision or Marvel App and when it comes down to micro animations I prefer Principle or After Effects. I love to check out new software to enhance my way of working. I'm well known with agile work methodic Scrum and I love to facilitate Design Thinking sessions in co-creation with the client to discover the true need behind the question. 

Also me..
Furthermore I call myself a sneakerhead and have been surfing all over the world. I like to travel to discover other cultures and have a profound love of 90’s hiphop. Photography is a passion of mine, check out on my Flickr account if you're interested. Oh, and I trash talk at the football table in order to win too, but that’s an other story…

Art Director/UI Designer
Bachelor Multimedia Sciences, working as a creative since 2007 for a variety of agencies and A-brands.
UX certified
UX certified by Nielsen & Norman (2017) and later on gained a NN specialisation in UX Management (2018).
Design Thinking
Organizes design thinking sessions together with the end user, generating out of box idea’s and concepts.
Willing to work abroad and has been involved in several international projects around the globe.
Team player
That person who connects people within a group. Social, friendly and fits any team!
Award winning
His firm conviction is that work should always be award worthy, hence the prices won over the years.

Curriculum Vitae


Lead Design / UX
Lifetri Group
Februari 2021 – Present, Meerssen, The Netherlands
UX / Design lead at insurance scale-up Lifetri Groep. Backed by private equity group Sixth Street Partners our mission is to conquer the Dutch market of life insurances. Responsible for setting up the design studio and shaping the digital strategy. 

Freelance Art Director (UX/UI)
Owen Ontwerpt
July 2020 – Present, The Hague, The Netherlands

As a freelance digital UX creative I've worked on high fidelity wireframe prototypes for Toronto based agency, Rangle.

Principal Design Consultant (UX/UI)
July 2019 – July 2020, Driebergen, The Netherlands

Continue my design consultancy skills with Navara. Working for ABN, Brand New Day and Novum (Sociale Verzekerings Bank innovation lab) as both, a hand's-on Art-Director, as well as an consultant outlining digital strategies for clients.

Art-Director (UX/UI)
Idean (part of Capgemini)
September 2016 – June 2019, Utrecht, The Netherlands

As an Art-Director I deliver compelling user centered concepts and enhance costumer journeys with Capgemini's IT knowledge. I do this for clients like: IKEA, KLM, Shell and Ahold.

Sr. UI Designer
Label A
March 2015 – August 2016, Amsterdam/Rotterdam, The Netherlands

User Interface designer at Label A, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Worked for: Akzo Nobel, Veilig Verkeer Nederland, EV-Box

Owen Ontwerpt
August 2011 – Present,  The Hague, The Netherlands

www.owenontwerpt.nl, online & graphic design.

Sr. Designer
CZ Zorgverzekeringen
September 2013 – March 2015, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Part of CZ's emerging online division, Netherlands's third-largest health insurance company. As a Sr. creative I've designed intuitive user interfaces, keeping in mind the company's corporate identity. Highlights were redesigning the corporate (responsive) website in 2013 and developing the concept & visual design of the 'nota app' for iOS & Android, which will be released mid-2015.

 Sr. Designer
September 2013 – December 2013, Baarn, The Netherlands

A 3 month recruitment period before signing a contract at health insurance company CZ Zorgverzekeringen (see above).

Visual Designer
February 2012 – March 2013, Amsterdam/Rotterdam, The Netherlands

"Making businesses succeed online" is Mirabeau's mission statement. That said, I had the chance to work for the following brands: KLM, ING, Van Gogh Museum, Nationale Nederlanden, Shell and PGGM (PFZW). The foundation of my mobile design knowledge is laid at this agency.

Guest lecturer
Chonqing Technology and Busuness University
Februari 2011 – August 2011, Chonqing City, China

Guest lecturer Interactive Design, at the Modern International Art & Design Academy (MIADA), Chongqing University, China. Besides giving design lectures, I taught three classes and coached five graduate students.

Sr. Designer
February 2010 – February 2011, Delft, The Netherlands

As a Sr. Designer I designed user interfaces for clients sucht as: Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij, World of Goals, Novartis.

Lead Designer
Dutch Coast
March 2009 – February 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands

Designed platforms in Google Wave for: Cordaid and Greenpeace 

Visual Designer
Clockwork (Ordina)
March 2007 – February 2009, Zwolle, The Netherlands

In my very first job as designer I worked for: Wehkamp, Ordina Open and Monuta.


UX certification
Nielsen & Norman
March 2018, London, Great Britain

UX certified, UX Management specialisation

UX certification
Nielsen & Norman
September 2017, New York, The United States

UX certified in the range: Interaction Design, Mobile, UX Management

Graduation Internship
December 2005 – April 2006, Ede, The Netherlands

Internship at Lukkien's New Media department. Designing websites and online content.

Internship (South-Africa)
Elgin Community College
September 2003 – March 2004, Gordon's Bay, South-Africa

Internship in Gordon's Bay (near Cape Town). Developed multi-media applications for the 'ethnic disadvanteged' at a community college.



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