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Goeiedag!

My name is Gaël. I am a thirty year old skateboarder from the Netherlands. Apart from flicking a mean kickflip, I'm working as a UX Designer, at Lab Digital in Utrecht. 

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Hello!

My name is Gaël. I am a thirty year old skateboarder from the Netherlands. Apart from flicking a mean kickflip, I'm working as a UX Designer, at Lab Digital in Utrecht.

A maker of sorts, since I was a kid.
Stories, paintings or clay.
Crafter of functional animation.
Trying to be as tidy as they come.
Shooting 35mm film using old cameras. 
Fumble with words, turns them into poetry.
Studied in Rotterdam and Tampere (Finland).
Rolls around the neighbourhood on a board.
Raised in the south-west but,
moved to the east of the Netherlands.

Work experience

Lab Digital, Utrecht

September 2019 - Present

User Experience Designer

Clients

Agradi. Alliander. Danone. Discogs. Driven. Heineken. Louwman Group. RSR. SAM. Shuttel. Suzuki. Transtrend. 
Lots of ongoing stuff, have a look at our projects.

Clockwork, Amsterdam

June 2018 - August 2019

User Experience Designer

Clients

ABN AMRO. Achmea. Bindinc. HZPC. ING. Ingenico. KPMG. MijnDomein. NS. Omoda. Ordina. Praxis. Port of Rotterdam. Rabobank. Ridder. Schiphol Real Estate. Studystore.

Greenberry, Utrecht

June 2016 - May 2018

User Experience Designer

Clients

Achmea. Centraal Beheer.  Dierenpark Amersfoort. Gemeente Nijmegen. Grand'Italia. Heineken. Hogeschool Utrecht. Intermediair. KRO NCRV. MijnDomein. Nationale Energiecommissie. Nespresso. Rabobank. SIDN. Tippiq. Travel Essence. Veka Shipyards. Zilveren Kruis.

Demola, Tampere (FIN)

December 2014 - April 2016

UX - & Visual Designer

Clients

Demola Tampere, Finland. National Library Finland. University of Tampere. Technical University of Tampere. 

Education

Msc. Human Technology Interaction

August 2014 - June 2016

University of Applied Sciences, Tampere - Finland.

Courses

Human Technology Interaction. Psychology. Academic Writing. Project work. Statistics.

Graduation topic

Transparency in Adaptive Mobile User Interfaces. Graded 8/10.

Bsc. Communication & Multimedia design

September 2010 - May 2014

University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam.

Courses

User Experience Design. Screen Design. Project work. Creative coding. Concept development. Academic writing.

Graduation topic

Altruism in Interactive Media. Thesis written while intern at Except, Rotterdam. Graded 8/10.

Interests

What makes me tick

Steady collection of interests. Trying to stay in motion.

Steady collection of interests. Trying to stay in motion.

Understanding by writing.
Questioning while reading.
Focusing on photography.
Exploring while skateboarding.
Growing by caring.   

Gaël van Heijst | 2020