Hi! My name is Marije and by way of this portfolio I would like to introduce myself as a designer.
I developed myself as a creative and strategic designer with a strong focus on user-centered design, strategic design and creating ideas and concepts by the use of technology. Following the design thinking approach I aim to create social innovations. Working on wicked societal challenges together with other experts makes me happy, energetic and even more enthusiastic! The self-directed educational system at my master educated me how to constantly improve and develop myself, which is visible in my proactive attitude and entrepreneurial mindset.
Keywords: design thinking, social innovation, strategic design, co-creation, teamplayer, problem solver, connecting, interaction, technology
The design thinking mindset forms the basis of my way of working.
With my focus on social innovations I aim to create value and a better world.
Within a project I develop a strategic view towards the future in order to innovate.
I prefer to work following the design thinking principles. I need an environment where I can constantly collaborate with users, stakeholders, experts and colleagues in order to gain information, knowledge and insights, which I translate into design guidelines. The user experience forms the basis for all insights and guidelines. I use an active and iterative process to solve social problems in a fast pace and accomplish the project and business goals. By using a diversity of methods and co-creation sessions I can reflect on the challenge from different perspectives. Within my projects I constantly switch between a detailed level and an abstract level. This analytical way of working supports me to maintain the overview of all different perspectives and directions and to set a strategy for the project.
HOW I WORK
Next to my professional interests and skills I love a lot of other activities. My greatest passion is sailing, which I perform in different ways. I compete in many regattas in different boats (mainly Yngling and RS500). I love the combination of teamwork, skills, strategy and tactics that are needed while sailing.
In addition I love to share my passion for sailing. More than 10 years ago I started giving sailing lessons at a sailing school in Friesland. For already 6 years I am a board member of that sailing school. As board member I am responsible for the quality of the education of children, instructors and coaches. Together with our team of coaches we design a long term vision. In order to reach our goal of providing fantastic, unforgettable and educational sailing holiday camps we continuously reflect, adjust and develop our plans.
Traveling, cultures, sporting, running, bootcamping, ice-skating, reading books, cooking, tech gadgets, playing piano.