Credit: Wouter le Duc
I am a social designer, design researcher and project developer. I see culture, design, and creativity as a means to bridge societal gaps. Design research is for me a method to analyse systems or questions from different angles and offer new perspectives on matters in question.
I work on different social design questions and conduct design research for clients or self initiated. Large part of my current practice is collaborating with Dutch Design Foundation as the creative leader of the Embassy of Inclusive Society.
I have the priviledge to work as the creative leader of the Embassy 
Together with Pim van der Mijl, I co-founded De Voorkamer in Utrecht in 2016, an inclusive meeting place in the heart of the multicultural neighbourhood in Utrecht, Lombok.

Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bachelor of Design, Department Man & Leisure / 2015

Embassy of Inclusive Society / Dutch Design Foundation
Creative Leader  / 2022 - ongoing

Shay Raviv
Design researcher and social designer  / 2019 - ongoing

De Voorkamer
Co-Founder and project designer / 2015 - 2022

STBY, Amsterdam
Design Researcher / 2016 - 2020

Studio Irene Fortuyn, Amsterdam
Designer, creative assistant / 2015

Inspire Conspire Retire, London
Design thinking internship / 2014

Committees & Roles
Spatial Design Action Programme council
Creative Industries Fund NL / 2023 - ongoing

Advisory committee on culture  2025-2028
Municipality of Utrecht / 2023 - ongoing

Dutch Design Award
Service & Systems committee member / 2018 - 2022

Teaching & Coaching

HKU, art school Utrecht
Cultural Studies at the Design School / 2019 - ongoing

Design Academy Eindhoven

Lecturer department Man & Leisure and Studio Urgencies / 2019 - 2023

Nyenrode Business University
Master Class - client centered innovation / 2017 , 2018

Spindle Summer School

Human centered design training for non-profit sector / 2017 , 2018

Artful Integration Award
Awarded at the Participatory Design Conference / 2018

Réne Smeets
Nominated, most professional attitude, graduation,
Design Academy Eindhoven / 2015

Keep An Eye Grand
Nominated, support promising young designers / 2015