About me

👋 Hi, I'm Roel

I am a product designer living in the Netherlands, interested in how my design work can contribute to a more sustainable way of living.

My experience in UX design, product management, and software engineering enables me to approach solutions from multiple angles. And my broad background makes it easy for me to collaborate with designers, engineers, product managers, and management.

I work at Natuurmonumenten as a designer and webmaster. It's the largest nature preservation NGO of the Netherlands. I'm working on new ways to donate, better trail maps and user research.

Side-projects are a way for me to keep practicing my skills, currently I'm building Hippo, a personal CRM iOS app and Goeieplantjes.nl, a native plant listing website that hopefully will improve biodiversity in gardens all over the Netherlands someday.

Outside of my work, I enjoy being in nature to relax. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. I also love to sail, canoe, or swim in one of the lakes near my house. I try to make my garden a suitable home for bees, butterflies, and birds (which often means doing nothing and letting nature do its thing).

If you want to know what I'm currently up to, check my now page.