I'm a designer with 14 years of experience shipping products and projects in a variety of industries. At the moment I manage product and design at education technology startup Leeruniek. I couldn't wish for better colleagues if I wanted to.
Outside of work I create resonant queer spaces. I'm on the leadership team of Vine & Fig, an international organization for queer Catholics. Every last Sunday of the month I host Queer Salon in Amsterdam.
You may find me on the Amsterdam East side tending to the home and garden I share with Anja. I enjoy making music, learning the love language of cooking, and exploring the worlds of theology, sociolinguistics, and psychology. I'm a fan of Barbra Streisand, garbage television, and mediocre cinema.
Life is quite good.
I build tools that help people solve problems at work. At Leeruniek, we cultivate collaborative skills in learning analytics in Dutch primary schools.
Strategy and management
My team and I work to gain a deep understanding of users, and align with business and technology to define our biggest challenges. I turn big dreams into snackable chunks.
DesignOps and facilitation
I give designers and researchers methods and tools to collaborate well across the company, so that they can focus on what they do best: make an impact.
I bring people together on the Internet and in Amsterdam to create intersectional communities that help people connect, recharge, and learn from one another.
I host Reading Clubs, prayer sessions, panel discussions, holiday marathons, and conversations that thrive on lived experiences, vulnerability, and generous assumptions.
Writing and speaking
I write Scripture reflections, poetry, and essays, produce podcasts series, and speak about what it means to be a queer Afropean Catholic embracing the uncomfortable.
I maintain a short list of things I'm focused on right now. If there's any topic that interests you, feel free to reach out and tell me about it.
Last updated on November 26, 2021