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I can collect insights that are clearly founded on research-based results demonstrating an understanding of the problem space and empathy with users and other stakeholders.
I am able to design a fitting solution for the design challenge, based on user research and requirements of the client.
I’m able to work independently and iteratively through the design thinking process (Understand, Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test). I know when to jump between the stages of the process to investigate opportunities and improve on solutions.
I am a User Researcher and web designer from Haarlem.
During my study Communication and Multimedia Design, I gained a lot of experience as a designer within various agencies - I worked for PostNL, InShared, among others. After graduating, I travelled to Australia, where I worked as a freelancer in Melbourne for a few months.
Due to covid-19, I'm back in my hometown and looking for a new experience.
"Even though the topics were sometimes very difficult and unknown to her, she never shied away from taking them head-on and doing the required research. I feel like we had quite unclear requirements at the beginning and a lot of stakeholders involved and Sophie managed to keep her cool throughout. - Colleague at Gradient (2019)
"Sophie did a great job talking to different stakeholders involved to make sure the designs reflect the needs and requirements of different user groups and internal stakeholders, making compromises between simplicity, usability, and comprehensiveness, and delivering a product that is up to the challenge. She kept a positive attitude throughout and she was a joy to work with." - UX design and research team leader at Gradient (2019)