Full-Stack designer (UX/UI)
Initially I started as a visual designer and evolved over the years 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.
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…
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.
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
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
August 2011 – Present, The Hague, The Netherlands
www.owenontwerpt.nl, online & graphic design.
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.
September 2013 – December 2013, Baarn, The Netherlands
A 3 month recruitment period before signing a contract at health insurance company CZ Zorgverzekeringen (see above).
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.
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.
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.
March 2009 – February 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands
Designed platforms in Google Wave for: Cordaid and Greenpeace
March 2007 – February 2009, Zwolle, The Netherlands
In my very first job as designer I worked for: Wehkamp, Ordina Open and Monuta.
Nielsen & Norman
March 2018, London, Great Britain
UX certified, UX Management specialisation
Nielsen & Norman
September 2017, New York, The United States
UX certified in the range: Interaction Design, Mobile, UX Management
December 2005 – April 2006, Ede, The Netherlands
Internship at Lukkien's New Media department. Designing websites and online content.
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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