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: Monday, 8 February 2021

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 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.

  • 🎙️ Aandacht de Podcast

    Recorded S02E04 of our podcast. With our guest Henny Jansen we talk about the art of telling stories and pitching your ideas. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts!

  • 📓 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.

  • 🧘‍♂️ Almost 365 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

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.

  • 🤔 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!

  • 📸 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!

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