I work as an independent project manager and concept developer in an (inter)national context. Since 2005 the focus of my work is on initiating projects for change, innovation and development through and with design and creativity. For this I collaborate with a broad variety of partners in the design sector, industry, public sector, knowledge institutes and designers on different levels: from (inter)national to local.
At this moment I work amongst others as international project manager for Dutch Design Foundation, the organizer of Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Awards and many other design innovation related projects. I recently concluded my work as a project manager and developer for PROUD Europe (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co creation and innovation) and work on development of new projects that build on its legacy.
I believe that creativity can contribute to solving problems the world faces today and that everybody can be creative in his or her own way. Therefore it is important to make people more creative confident and discover the serious fun of creating your own vision on and tools for good collaboration and ideas exchange.
To promote this, I speak often on national and international congresses about the developments and results of different projects I work on. As a connector I facilitate congresses, workshops and events.
I received a Master of Communication Sciences degree from Tilburg University, studied French and marketing. In combination with my experiences and learning this brings a colourful mosaic of competencies.