Martijn van de Zuidwind

A designer doing sites, apps & such

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LinkedIn
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Curriculum Vitae
if you’re into PDFs

Eurico Sá Fernandes and Jori Regter did the code

Work

KLIF
A condensed view of the landing page showing the logo, a sentence stating 'a theatrical game about conspiracy thinking in an online world', a password field and a button underneath the field that says 'start game'.

KLIF is a Serious Game about conspiracy thinking and online misinformation. Made for young people, the game offers an immersive look into the world of a teenager who loses herself more and more in conspiracy thinking.

Players must find out what happened to a young student who seems to have disappeared without a trace overnight. To do this, they gain access to her laptop and can search through numerous photos, videos, emails and other documents. Little by little, players construct a full story of what happened.

By playing the game, students gain a better understanding of how you can be tempted into conspiracy thinking, what the consequences of this can be, and how you can deal with this as an environment.

By designing multiple app interfaces and a consistent visual language, an abstract computer interface came together. The game is currently being tested at high schools in the Netherlands.

Thumbnail showing two floating app windows.

Warped backgrounds hinting at a warped reality? Check.

Thumbnail showing a modal asking for a password.

The password is 'password'.

Multiple people playing KLIF behind their laptops.

Lots of thinking faces playing KLIF. :-)

A paper manual inside plastic on a dark background. The front cover of the manual is visible and says (translated from Dutch) 'A serious game about conspiracy thinking and online misinformation, teachers manual'.

As KLIF is mainly to be played in classrooms, designer Nick Lutgerhorst and I designed a digital-first teacher manual.

Thumbnail showing a video of a girl speaking in the camera.

Teenagers are never to be trusted. They're full of disinformation, alternative facts and fake news.

Thumbnail showing multiple icons.

I'll never say no to designing some icons.

Client

Guiot Duermeijer

Reinout van Schie


Development

Rik Frieling


Design

Identity

Prototyping

Iconography

Visual design

Interaction design

Information structure

Teacher manual w/ Nick Lutgerhorst


Process & strategy

Project management

Digital strategy consultation

Smaller bits

Eurofiber – 2021

A collection of components designed for the new Eurofiber.

Eurofiber has been a provider of industry-leading digital infrastructure since 2000. Together with the crew at iO, I redesigned their site.

An animation showing the mobile menu opening up to reveal a multitude of links to solution and product pages. At the end of the animation, the menu is closed with a button on the bottom of the phone screen to form a loop.

Eurofiber has many products, which I wanted to present elegantly. No hamburger buttons. Through the new mobile menu, users are able to quickly orient around their many offerings.

An animation showing an overly large cursor moving inside the the frame to click on a card.

I see you looking at that cursor, thinking, "it can't be that big, right?". And you're correct about that. It's fake. But the funnel supporting different sized organisations isn't.

Kapitaal — 2020

Thumbnail showing Kapitaal's homepage.

They said Helvetica, black and white. We gave them Helvetica, black and white.

Thumbnail showing the navigation for Kapitaal's website.

Through information architecture, we kept the navigation structure simple as pie. Or hamburger, in this case. Sorry, designer jokes.

Thumbnail showing different button labels.

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 — 2020

Thumbnail showing a title card explaining No Seat at the Table.

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.

Thumbnail showing the opening animation for the website.

For this site, we created some fancy shmancy intro animations and different ways to discover stories of gentrification.

Thumbnail showing a mobile map-view.

Do you see that? No hamburger menu! On a mobile screen? No way. Just. Wow!

Thumbnail showing Minem pointing at a monitor that displays the website.

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.

Eneco — 2018

Thumbnail showing multiple designs for the Eneco app.

The Eneco app enables consumers to influence their energy bill by offering data on their power usage.

A general menu in the Eneco app

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.

Thumbnail showing a close up of a stepper and a feedback message.

By following the Jobs to be Done model, we focussed most of the redesigned interactions around the goals users have.

Thumbnail showing part of the sprint team during a usability test.

We also realised a bigger shake-up of the app through a design sprint.

Project with Dept & Eneco.

HR Projectadvies — 2018

As an interim project manager Erik Jan helps large corporates go through organizational changes. The renewed site expresses who he is: an expert with an approach that connects people.

Thumbnail showing an illustrated character drawing a checkbox.

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.

Thumbnail showing 4 combined illustrations.

When in doubt, add more illustrations. In this case, we created some abstract ones related to typical HR practices and skills.

Nick, chilling on the a museum floor.

I couldn't find a photo of Nick and me working on this project, so here's a photo of Nick in Voorlinden.
Project with Erik Jan van Dalen. Design & development with Nick Lutgerhorst.

Info

Martijn
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I'm Martijn, a digital designer from Utrecht (NL) with around ⑧ years of professional experience.

While I focus on tinkering with interfaces and applying UX methods, I appreciate being involved in branding as well.


Currently

Designer at Parta – an app for decision-making processes

Lecturer at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Freelance designer – helping out friends and organisations


Previously

Digital designer at iO

Digital product designer at Hike One

Digital product designer through secondment at SchaalX

Designer at Studio Airport


Collaboration is essential to create relevant work. In my freelance practice, I experiment with different approaches of collaboration, be it with clients, specialists in related fields and designers new to the game.

I’ve developed a strong interest in socially driven projects by being involved in ones such as restaurant Syr and Parta. 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. ☻


Some clients I worked for

University of the Arts Utrecht

Dutch Ministry of Culture, Education and Science

Into the Great Wide Open

Amsterdam Art Council

Emergence Magazine

White Ribbon UK

Restaurant Syr

Greenpeace

Kapitaal

Pfizer

eBay


Main skills

Interaction design

Visual design

Prototyping


Also fine at

Concept development

Usability testing

Design Thinking

Design systems

User research

Iconography

Branding

Kanban

Scrum

Agile

GTD


I play around in

Final Cut Pro X

Affinity’s suite

Adobe’s suite

Keynote

Sketch

Things

Notion

Figma

Miro

Jira (with a face like this: 😤)


Typeface

GT Zirkon by Grilli Type