Hello, I'm Cindy, an interaction designer and illustrator from Amsterdam, living in Zurich. I strive to create concept-driven work, to tell stories that encourage curiosity, and to keep an open mind.
Studied Visual Arts and Design in Groningen (NL). Subsequently worked for various well-known design agencies in Amsterdam. As a freelance designer and illustrator she continued to work on different assignments and taught at Mediacollege Amsterdam. Until the love for mountaineering led her to Switzerland.
In Zurich she deepened her knowledge in the area of user interface and user experience design. She worked on a wide variety of projects from book design to Swiss television. Until starting at Zeix in September 2021, Cindy was the design lead in an industrial startup with machine learning services.
In addition to mountaineering, she enjoys drawing comics and is a passionate speed skater.
Design used to be fairly straightforward, but the field keeps growing as do new technologies. As eco systems grow, so does the complexity. The basics though are still the same: to combine elements into something new, like alchemy. For me the most important elements of good design are: curiosity, research, distinction, purpose, end user, and sustainability. It’s fun to be a design alchemist, with all new possibilities and explorations.
|2021/09||Interaction designer at Zeix (currently)|
|2020/01||Comic Homozapienz (published)|
|2018/09||Part time external visual designer, Cytosurge|
|2017/09||UI/UX Designer at Imnoo (start-up)|
|2017/09||Insta-Reporter for Impact Hub Zurich in September|
|2017/07||Hubonaut at Impact Hub Zurich|
|2016/07||Interaction designer at Raymann Design (6-month project for SRG SSR)|
|2014/04||Responsive web design and HTML/CSS course|
|2010/09||Change of residence from Amsterdam to Zurich|
|2009/07||Beginners’ mountaineering course|
|2007/06||Part time teacher Web Design, Mediacollege Amsterdam|
|2007/01||Freelance interaction designer, Amsterdam|
|2003/10||Graphic designer at Claessens Erdmann, Amsterdam|
|1999/09||Graphic designer at Edenspiekermann, Amsterdam|
|1997/12||Graphic designer at De Weijer Design BNO, Baarn|
|1994/09||Art Academy Minerva, Groningen, B.A. 1997|
|1990/09||University of Applied Sciences Windesheim, Zwolle, B.Ed. 1994|