about

I'm a 22-year-old designer, entrepreneur, singer/songwriter and producer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, currently working as UX designer at Soda Studio Amsterdam.

As a self-taught designer I started my own design enterprise in 2011, at the age of 15, attracting clients from several different countries. Throughout the years I worked for clients like WordPress, Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg, UNESCO, DPA, Tergooi and Pathé and for several digital agencies such as the award-winning Scrn (Domeinbalie.nl), Aemsterdam and Story of AMS. I currently mainly focus on UX/UI projects, but also have experience with branding projects and print design. In several cases I was also responsible for the project management and hiring and coordinating third parties/teams of freelancers. I have been working as Lead Designer at Pallas Athena Group (AthenaStudies) since 2016.

Besides working as a designer I also work as a musician/composer. I (co-)wrote, recorded and produced songs for several artists, bands and for movies, documentaries, commercials and games. I also release my own music; my first EP 'On Eagle's Wings' was released in 2014 and my critically acclaimed instrumental single 'Choices' was released in 2015. New music is scheduled for 2018, the first one of the new releases, 'The Echo of Your Voice', was released on April 10 of this year. 

WordPress
Unesco
Mozarteum
DPA

Honors & awards

In 2012 I was one of the first designers to be featured on 365 Awesome Designers. In 2018 I made it onto The Next Web's T500 list, the definitive list of the Netherlands' most inspiring under 26s across all fields of digital.
My song 'Freedom' reached the semi-finals of the UKSC (UK Songwriting Contest), with judges such as Grammy nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken, in 2015. In the following year my song 'Choices' was chosen as one of the best 'Epic Music' songs of 2015 and was featured  in YouTube channel Epic Music VN's video "Best of Epic Music 2015" which has been watched more than 1 million times. In November 2016 I was chosen as 'Talent of the Month' by the listeners of Groot Nieuws Radio, the largest Christian radio station in the Netherlands, featuring my song "Never Alone" (co-written by Chrissy Sanderson and featuring Richelle Smit).