Over the past few years many newcomers have arrived in the Netherlands. Many of these are Syrians. People with talents, dreams and ambitions.
Restaurant Syr was initiated in order to create a space where these newcomers and Dutch colleagues work together, share their skills and develop their talents. Through the preparation and enjoyment of food, different cultures come together. In the kitchen and at the dining table.
By reaching a crowdfunding goal of €165.000 within 10 days, (a record for funding platform CrowdAboutNow), the team was able to realize the restaurant. Being part of a group of volunteers, I’ve directed the marketing communication of the crowd funding campaign.
I’m extremely proud having been a part of it.
Reinout van Schie
Gerard van Leeuwe
Jan-Jaap van Eerten
and many others ☻
2020 - ongoing — We make better decisions together.
2021 — A serious game about conspiracy thinking and online misinformation.
2021 — A provider of industry-leading digital infrastructure since 2000.
2021 — Vegan Burger Fun, delivered.
2019 — Take a chill pill. Or follow proper yoga classes. I’d go for the second option.
2017 — Finding structure in a festival line-up comprised of 264 films.
2015 — Food that tastes good and does good.
They said Helvetica, black and white. We gave them Helvetica, black and white.
Through information architecture, we kept the navigation structure simple as pie. Or hamburger, in this case. Sorry, designer jokes.
Scrolling through pages that contain buttons makes labels act funny. Because, why not?
It is always fun to pretend to work with Ramon & Carlien.
Project with Carlien Peijsel & Ramon Goedvree. Development by Rik Frieling.
No Seat at the Table is an online platform to exchange stories of gentrification, the housing crisis and the need for spatial justice.
The original bird illustration is created by Rajab Eryigit.
For this site, we created some fancy shmancy intro animations and different ways to discover stories of gentrification.
Do you see that? No hamburger menu! On a mobile screen? No way. Just. Wow!
I like to take the time with clients to nail down certain steps in the design process. Minem and I are going through a review here.
Project with Minem Sezgin. Development by Rik Frieling.
The Eneco app enables consumers to influence their energy bill by offering data on their power usage.
During my time we utilised click data, interviews and surveys to simplify the interface and user flows. We improved the menu through a card sort.
By following the Jobs to be Done model, we focussed most of the redesigned interactions around the goals users have.
We also realised a bigger shake-up of the app through a design sprint.
Project with Dept & Eneco.
HR Project Advice is Erik Jan van Dalen. As an interim project manager he helps large corporates go through organizational changes. The renewed site expresses who he is: an expert with an approach that connects people.
We rewrote and restructured Erik Jan's previous website using a priority guide. We also used the guide to build wireframes. Not that that's related to this guy.
When in doubt, add more illustrations. In this case, we created some abstract ones related to typical HR practices and skills.
I couldn't find a photo of Nick and me working on this project. So here's a photo of Nick chilling in Voorlinden.
Project with Erik Jan van Dalen. Design & development together with Nick Lutgerhorst.
I'm Martijn (NL) (he/him), a digital designer from Utrecht with around ⑦ years of professional experience, focused on visual and interaction design.
Designer at Parta – an app for decision-making processes
Lecturer at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Freelance designer – helping out friends and organisations
Digital designer at iO
Digital product designer at Hike One
Digital product designer through secondment at SchaalX
Junior interaction designer at Studio AIRPORT
While I focus on nitpicking interfaces and UX processes, I’ve worked with video, photography and print on a whole bunch of projects.
Collaboration is essential to creating relevant work. In my freelance practice, I experiment with different approaches of collaboration, be it with clients or specialists in related fields.
I’ve developed a strong interest in socially driven projects by being involved in things such as Syr – a restaurant where people with a refugee background and their Dutch colleagues meet, work and learn from each other, and Parta – an app that drives democratic decision making. It's also why I started lecturing at Communication & Multimedia Design in Utrecht. Are you working on a socially driven project? I’m always open to learn more. ☻
Into the Great Wide Open
Amsterdam Art Council
Ministry of Education
Final Cut Pro X
Jira (with a face like this: 😤)
GT Zirkon by Grilli Type