👨💻 UX Research & Design Lead @ Sunweb
Currently working as a freelance UX Research & Design Lead at Sunweb. Sunweb offers summer package holidays, winter sports deals, hotels and all-inclusive holidays. I am leading the research and design team, advocating user-centered design and supporting the product owners with UX strategy.
It’s easy: I need structure in my life in order to keep my mind at ease. Through trial and error, I found out what works for me in order to stay healthy. Mentally and physically.
🧘♂️ 400+ consecutive days of meditation
I can really say that meditation became part of my daily routine. I’m using the app Headspace for guided meditations during the day and before going to bed.
🙏 Uncountable notes of gratitude
Started in December 2019 to practice gratitude on a daily basis. Each day, I write a note (or more) of things I’m grateful for and put it in a glass jar.
📷 Creative photography
Each week I take some time to explore visual storytelling by taking self-portraits. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot them in my Instagram stories.
What’s on my mind
Even though I’m a sensitive person, I’m processing everything I see, hear and feel inside. So yes, sometimes it’s pretty busy inside my head. Here are some things that are on my mind right now.
🤔 Design Leadership
While working on my personal branding, I’m shaping the story I want to tell more and more. Things are falling into place. Even though I’m struggling to find the right words, I trust the process.
Did you know this?
🤳 I have an Instagram filter
As an experiment, I created an Instagram filter that reflects my style of photo editing. If you use it, make sure to tag me in your photos!
📸 Photo feature in a National Geographic calendar
A few years ago I competed in a photo contest from National Geographic Nederland. I didn’t win, neither did I hear anything from it since… Until I received their 2020 calendar in the mail, with my picture featured in it! The picture was taken in the Daintree rainforest (Cairns, Australia) during my world trip.
✍️ I write poems
Every now and then I write poems in Dutch about things I experience. This can be about anything. Feel free to have a read!