I am Merel. I am a Product, Experience & Graphic Designer.
I am interested in designing meaningful experiences that shape how we interact with (digital) products. It gives me satisfaction to have a positive impact on society and people’s well-being.
I am a critical thinker having a natural curiosity towards human behavior and how this translates into design. You can see this in my portfolio. I enjoy looking for creative solutions to make experiences, systems, products or strategies better.
Some of my strongest skills include my ability to recognize patterns and to quickly overview the bigger picture. I flourish in a collaborative team setting and I have a strong attention to detail and quality. People know me as someone who has an urge to constantly keep developing and improving myself and my work.
Previously, I studied Product Design at ArtEZ, Arnhem (class of 2020). My graduation collection is "The CLOCKOUT Project". I wrote my thesis on the effects of climate change guilt tripping in design. During my studies, I did an internship at Studio Judith Seng in Berlin. I also did several side projects, exhibitions and freelance design work. If you want to check out my full resume, please send me an e-mail.
I spend my free time taking photos, drawing, and exploring places in the Netherlands and abroad. Other times, I'm working on learning new skilss to use in my design profession.