Here's what I'm up to right now

A little behind the scenes of all the things I'm doing at the moment. Tids and bits from projects and personal things – all uncut and raw. Feel free to check back as I upload more.
Last updated: Sunday, 15 November 2020

What I’m working on

Behind the scenes

My creativity knows no limits. I love to express myself in multiple ways: design, photography, writing or speaking. Feel like we could work together on a project? Please reach out!

  • 🏖️ UX Lead @ Sunweb

    As of Monday 16th of November, I’m starting as a freelance UX Lead at Sunweb. Sunweb offers summer package holidays, winter sports deals, hotels and all-inclusive holidays. Sunweb Group is now one of the leading travel groups in Europe.

  • 👨‍💻 Zilveren Kruis B2B

    Recently finished: Navigation and content structure improvements for zilverenkruis.nl/zakelijk. Designed at Greenberry.

  • 📝 Personal branding

    Working together with the great Carmen (copywriter) on my personal branding and website content

  • 🎙️ Aandacht de Podcast

    Recorded S02E03 of our podcast. With our guest Alain Dujardin from digital design agency Greenberry, we talk about designing responsibly and why empathy is the superpower of designers. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts!

  • ❤️ 1:1 coaching sessions

    I became a design mentor on ADPList a few months ago, and ever since the sessions took off. I feel extremely grateful to be able to support other creatives during these hard times!

  • 📓 Writing a kids book

    Currently in the exploration phase of writing a kids book for my 7 nieces and nephews (age 2 – 8)

Daily habits

Things that ease my mind

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.

  • 🧘‍♂️ 230 days of meditation in a row

    Yeah, that’s almost 8 months! 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.

  • 🤸‍♂️ Something new: Yin Yoga

    Because I have been experiencing back pains lately, I started taking time more time to do stretches. This whole yoga thing is new to me, but feels good! I found this great video on YouTube to practice.

  • 🎵 On repeat

    If I could, I would listen to music all day long. This song has been playing on repeat the last few days:

What’s on my mind

Because I can't stop (over)thinking

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.

  • 🌳 A sustainable planet

    After watching the documentary A Life On Our Planet by David Attenborough, I have been really thinking about ways to make this planet more sustainable. What is my contribution? I never would have guessed it, but I’m also considering eating less/no meat.

  • 🤔 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?

Fun facts for a great conversation starter!
  • 🤳 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!

  • 📸 A wildlife photo I took got featured 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!

Let’s start the conversation

I love to hear what you are up to! Feel free to get in touch if you want to talk about something.

Get in touch

Email simonvanacht@gmail.com
Call me +31 (0) 6 10 78 53 96