A personalised experience for everyone. CarNext has the ambition of providing the best second-hand car buying experience, online to offline. To achieve that goal, a hyper-personalised concept was proposed; using data and machine learning to showcase the right selection of cars, as fast as possible. With support of intelligent search & browsing behaviour analysis; while asking targeted questions on the platform, the user can find the ideal match of cars.
Gaining trust through transparency. Customers of CarNext are able to look at all details related to their desired car, without visiting the store or talking to an assistant. Every bit of information that is needed to make a choice is documented online; ranging from entertainment packages, driving assistance or a detailed maintenance history of the car.
I'm all about creating amazing products and experiences that are a joy to use. Doing this while trying to align business goals with user needs and desires, definitely a tricky balancing act. I've been doing this for over 11-12 years now, trying to give a unique perspective on the projects I had the pleasure working on. I rely on a combination of methods, my experience and gut instincts to deliver results that make users happy and achieve our goals.
Throughout my career, I've worked in multiple fields, including print, advertising, motion, and product design. Even though each one has its unique challenges, I find it super rewarding to partner with colleagues & clients and help a vision come to life. My passion for product and experience design has grown naturally over time. While taking on leadership roles in various design projects, to help guide and mentor other creatives another passion was born. I believe in teamwork & diversity! Unique people, views & ideas shape opportunities to make magic happen across all (digital) touchpoints.
I'll admit, my journey into design was a bit unorthodox. I didn't go to school for it or anything. But I've been tinkering with software like Photoshop since I was a wee 12-year-old, and I even designed my first website at the ripe old age of 14! Over time, my love for problem-solving, aesthetics, and technology only grew stronger, until I knew I had to switch careers and pursue design full-time. I'm so grateful to Steam in Amsterdam for taking a chance on me and letting me bring my unique perspective to their projects.
These days, you'll find me living in the suburbs of Amsterdam, zipping around on my bicycle, taking adventurous rides on my motorbike, and exploring all sorts of things outside. But before I started wandering around the flatlands of the Netherlands, I spent a bit of my childhood in France. Most of my life though was spent in the lovely city of Cologne, in Germany
I'm a people person at heart and consider myself an empathetic and caring individual, with a love story for mountains. A few of my guilty pleasures, next to design, that I can't resist—are listening to old-school rap and obsessing over Star Wars.