Meet our mentors

We've got a diverse bunch of design professionals. People from different backgrounds, freelancers, full-timers, UX researchers, Product Designers and Founders. Previously open only to people from Amsterdam this year we welcome mentors and mentees not only from other Dutch cities, but from other European countries.

Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
Dutch
Xanthe Kerssens
UX and Visual Designer @ EN HR solutions

Hi, I'm Xanthe. I currently work as a medior UX & Visual Designer at EN HR solutions. I create visuals, websites and concepts for campagnes. I am open minded and I love philosophy and psychology. If people would describe me they would say I am a happy, creative and caring person.I love drawing, dancing, gaming, riding my motorbike and riding in Indonesia without a specific destination in mind to discover random places.


Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Portfolio review
Meetings:
In person
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
English
Flora Thiam
Product Designer @ Backbase

Hi there! I am Flora, a Product Designer with 2 years of experience. I currently work at Bckbase, a fintech company. Throughout my career, I have switched from Logistics to UX Design. I would be happy to support mentees at the beginning of their career figure out a path in UX design, transition from another field or strengthen UX/UI design skills. And learn from you while doing so!

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Portfolio review
  • Product design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Georgina Sala
UX lead @ Roche

Georgina is the Global Design Lead at Roche. Her mission is to make healthcare more human. In her current role, she has contributed to multiple projects to help patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Some of them are around using AI for a meter-less solution launched in countries like the Philippines or Mexico. Another example is about re-designing the HCP solution for a global solution for diabetes. In the past, she has started her own business in HK; she has been a UI/UX lecturer, Digital art director as a consultant. She is always passionate about the intersection of product, digital and human interaction.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Quantitative research
  • Career development
  • Portfolio review
  • Service design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Sirvan Ugur
UX lead Precision Diagnosis @Philips Experience Design

I'm a UX lead in the healthcare industry. I describe myself as a design thinker with a strategic mindset: my strength is creating great user experiences by using or introducing different design thinking methodologies like experience flows, UX research, personas, impact/feasibility matrices etc. I'm quite good at creating design approaches with the tools and methodologies mentioned above. I love connecting dots: I bring people together, oversee the bigger picture and think ahead, by creating roadmaps that bring visions to life.Besides this, I live in Rotterdam, I'm a true optimist and I'm very much into poetry these days.

Skills:
  • UX Qualitative research
  • Career development
  • Service design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Stefan Manojlovic
UX Researcher @ TomTom

Hello hello! My name is Stefan and I have been enjoying the UX research field for the last 5 years (both in academia and industry). Currently, I am a user researcher a TomTom, working on a variety of products and supporting many teams! Throughout my years I saw how the way research teams are set in an organization can influence the way we do research but also the impact of our research. Combing the context of research and just loving to listen to people, I would be very thrilled to mentor other UXers.I am happy to mentor people who want to begin a user research journey and find their voice with methodologies and stakeholders. I am also thrilled to talk to people who feel like they are “stuck” and would like to get more insights on ways of working and the impact of their own research. I am a firm believer that we can help each other and know we are not alone in our challenges, as I also learned from my mentors! :)

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Career development
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Francesca Catanuso
Senior UX Writer @ Booking.com

I’m a Washingtonian, now Amsterdamer. I’m also a Senior UX writer with over 10 years of experience. I’ve been carefully crafting words using data and research. I like translating challenges into opportunities with design thinking and customer advocacy.Outside work, I love markets and drink a lot of chai. I’m also a special needs mom.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Portfolio review
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
Dutch & English
Ernest Mistiaen
Freelance, currently Nationale Nederlanden

Hi! I’m Ernest. In UX/UI since 2010. Started at the Rotterdam startup Floorplanner. Freelancing since 2016 for startups and corporates alike. Would love to help designers who don’t mind me saying “Can you make 3 more variants?”.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Jose Daniel Ardila
Mediamonks, UX Team Lead

👋🏻 I’m Jose, UX lead at MediaMonks, I’m passionate about leading teams, finding the best process and people to solve complex problems.

I would love to help you navigate the challenges you are facing, offer a sounding board, a reference and resources that might help you find you own answers.

I’m looking forward to learn from you, your experience, and have a collaborative and nurturing experience together

Skills:
  • UX
  • Career Development
  • Product Design
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
Dutch & English
Daantje Keppel
Freelance visual/ui designer
Skills:
  • UI
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Visual Design
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
Dutch & English
Andrea Vos
Service Design Lead @ Emakina

Problem solver by nature, I always approach any project with an open and pragmatic mindset. Having a well-developed sense of humor and a strong emphatic streak really helps in solving complex problems within any team or organization. With only one goal:  finding the smart solutions that delight people.

During projects I enjoy working closely with stakeholders. Not only to get the problem framed right, but also to interact constantly so I can respond quickly on new insights and goals. Talking easily to everyone from end-users to C-level business owners, I can map out business and user needs in a comprehensive way. By using design thinking methodology and user centered design principles, I ensure that we create relevant and feasible solutions.

I have years of experience in a diversity of projects, organizations and markets. I have fulfilled roles as UX lead, UX designer, Digital strategist, UX researcher, Product Owner and Service designer. My years as a freelancer have taught me how to hit the ground running while keeping my eye on the ball at all times.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
  • Advice for remote/freelance work
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Agata Ageieva
Product Designer @ Relive

Hi there!
I am Agata, a Product Designer with more than 8 years of experience in design field. In the trajectory of my design career I've been wearing many hats.
I got a degree in Industrial Design but never worked as one. Started as a graphic designer in 2013 in a small agency in Ukraine, 6 months later I moved to web design and a year later into UX and Product design. I even did some illustration gigs and designed textile patterns 🙈 I firmly believe that all these experiences were rather positive and shaped me into designer I am right now.

So if you're in the beginning of your career and have lot's of questions I would be glad to help.

Skills:
  • Product Design
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research
  • UX
  • UI
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Daryna Kruty
UX designer, at the agency One Shoe
Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
English
Ralitsa Antimova
User Researcher at Emakina

Hey! My name is Ralitsa and I come from Bulgaria. I've lived in The Netherlands for 11 years and I love being surrounded by people from all over the world. I started my career as a Recruiter and later on found User Research, which was the best career decision I've made.

Having transitioned to design and research without any prior education in the field, I understand the pains of learning from scratch, imposter syndrome, not knowing where you fit in a team or an organisation as a whole.

I can help you with setting up your research practice, communicating with stakeholders (internal or external), client management, research process, methods, and research execution and analysis.

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Anna Hornberger
UX Designer and User Researcher working at Vodafone Ziggo.

Hi, I am Anna, a User Researcher and UX Designer working at Vodafoneziggo with a background in service design, as well as industrial design. Since this year I am solely focused on user research and formulating it's outcomes.  As I know both sides: research and creation my strength lies in turning research findings into actionable insights, concepts, and live product features. I am an extrovert who loves to bring people together, being active in the design and research community but I also read a lot and can provide you with many links, books, and podcasts :)

I can help mentees with tackling problems related to user research and design but also related to his / her work environment and personal development.

I am looking for mentorship sessions in a relaxed atmosphere having some fun together as well :). I am a quite direct person and seek a mentee that wants direct feedback , but also dares to say their opinion. It would also be great if the mentees have an idea of what they want to get out of the mentorship and why.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Tanushri Pal Chowdhury
FedEx Express, Lead for Contract & Compliance (Shared Services)

I am a self made professional who started her career as a call center operator, some 17 years ago. I have learnt everything I know and so on the job and I have had the honour of working with some amazing professionals along the way. I had and continue to have people who have my back, guide me and are invested in me.

I would love to have the opportunity to influence someone's world and help her/ him navigate the professional world- while exchanging ideas and perspectives .

Skills:
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Martina Ferro
Self Employed - Project manager, Team leader & UX/UI Product designer

I’m a Sr. UX designer & Product designer Freelance Remote \| Interdisciplinary comb-shaped (PM, UX, UI, iXD). I live in Amsterdam and I work with teams based on different cities in Europe.

I’m more than 10 years of knowledge in digital products and services. I help my clients and teams through the design process to align the business objectives fulfilment with the user's best experience.

I have several notable accomplishments in my career. All my clients and past mentees after worked with me, they told me how I helped their to level up your method, process, mindset and vision.

I pride myself on my ability to help other people to understand their potential to put theirself out their confort-zone.

I will help my mentees to will be a great teammates and expand on their current skillset while also learning and contributing to expande their new vision in to their future company aligns with their new professional values.

Mentees curious, empathic and with open minds are perfect to start this path of definition new mindset. Newbie UX/UI freelancer and also who want to become a UX/UI designer.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • Advise for remote/freelance work
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Ashley Doucette
Senior Product Designer at Mendix

I'm a Senior Product Designer but I didn't start out that way. I studied fine art, even got my Master degree, but found myself drawn to the field of design after I graduated. I taught myself in the beginning, through a number of start-up jobs and a lot of hard work. I've been designing digital interfaces for a number of years now and I would love to help someone looking to get into the field of UX/UI/Product Design get their footing.

I believe you can learn any skill, as long as you are willing to make mistakes and conquer the fear of imperfection. I would love to work with someone who wants to step outside of their comfort zone and take a chance on themselves.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • Advise for remote/freelance work
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Luiza Breier de Souza
Senior product designer at Adyen

Hey! I'm Luiza!
I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and am currently living in Amsterdam. I have practiced design thinking since 2015 and I am a versatile designer, a passionate photographer and addicted to travel and learning about new cultures.

I'm a Product Designer and I love to solve problems, currently working as a senior product designer at Adyen.

I’m looking for people who are eager to learn about different experiences and how to grow into the design career.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Jimena Garcia Mateo
Senior Service Designer at Guidion

I facilitate decision-making and problem-solving for organisations, defining and structuring the best approach to reach their vision and goals and helping them find worthwhile problems, uncover user needs and translate those into meaningful and validated strategies and services. My expertise relies on user and strategic research, design and conceptualisation of holistic experiences and service propositions, innovation strategy, as well as facilitation of strategic and creative workshops, such as Design Sprints.

I have experience in both an organisational and agency setup, being now Senior Service Designer at Guidion as well as a Teacher of Practice at Delft University of Technology for the master track Strategic Design.

I can support mentees with knowledge about my industry and work, as well as with their career development, both through advice on choices, and tips and tricks. Therefore I am looking for a mentee that is aiming to take the first or next step in their career in a field / role similar to mine and eager to make impact!

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Nicole (Wilcox) Weber
Interaction Designer for Back Office Tools at Coolblue

I was born and raised in South Africa, recently emigrated to the Netherlands and now working as an Interaction Designer in Rotterdam. I come from the time when we were User Experience Designers before job recruiters were calling us that! I've made plenty mistakes in my career and my aim is to make sure that others don't make the same ones. Make new mistakes at least! I graduated from Media Studies and moved on to work as a freelance Web Designer. I started out with a focus on user interface design, HTML and CSS, but later dropped front-end development aspirations to work full-time as a User Researcher and User Experience Designer. Now my focus is on experimenting with new research methods, understanding the business side of design and testing prototypes in user focus groups. I am looking for a mentee whose open to expand and learn how design fits into any company and the impact it can make when done right. My mentee should also be easy-going, yes we are talking about your career and it may be daunting, but I'd like them to feel comfortable and safe when we're in session. Feel free to ask questions! I'm an open book.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Monika Roleska
UX Designer @ Coolblue

Hey! My name is Monika and I'm a UX Designer at Coolblue. I went through many different professions before I found UX Design (or it found me:D). I'm aiming to become a well rounded designer with expertise in user research, data analysis but also visual design.

I would love to mentor designers who are transitioning to UX from other professions. I am happy to review your portfolio and help you prepare for interviews and UX challenges. I'm looking for mentees who are proactive, enthusiastic and willing to learn:)

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Portfolio Review
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
Dutch & English
Marijs van Weelderen
Senior service designer at Essense

Hi all, I am a service designer with 15+ years of experience. I started as a UX designer and now work as a service design consultant.  I’ve worked in many types of organizations, from small ones to big corporates. These companies have in common that the field of UX and service design is still relatively new. People are more familiar with it, but it is not mature yet, and it might never get to that point.
That means we can shape it! The opportunity to shape my role is the part I like, but it also brings unclarity, such as growth path or capabilities. Many of us struggle with this, and talking to a mentor can help you a lot. So, let’s sit together and talk about your ideas, struggles, and what you need to move forward to shape your path.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Quendoline Jansen
User Experience Designer at Randstad Groep NL

Hi! I am Quendoline, a User Experience Designer with a passion for psychology. I can help you with UX, design, motion design, visual design, lean UX, research, project management and more. And if there is something I can't help you with (yet), we'll figure it out together. I am constantly experimenting with new methods and frameworks. I also love structure, planning and making lists, so if you like that aswel, I think we're a match! :)

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Marie Lu Vinh
Freelance UX and service designer Currently contracting at adidas

I'm Marie, and I've been helping companies create and launch digital products and services for the last 9 years. After many years in London, I now call Amsterdam home.

I am a designer with a multi-disciplinary background. In essence, a generalist with a core in UX and Service Design, experienced in all aspects of the design process.

My personal design interests lie in the implication of design and technology on life, and transdisciplinary ways of working.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Service Design
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Roos Durieux
Senior UX researcher and UX research lead at Tx Markets, Product & UX team

I’m currently a UX researcher & lead of a small UXR team, I have a background in- and passion for service design. I can share experiences of different workplaces (from startup to corporate), type of work (consultancy, being part of scrum, and being part in UX expert teams), and on leading teams. I love to facilitate workshops, design sprints, and creative sessions. My strength is in qualitative (creative & iterative) research. Are you looking to know more about any of these topics and fields - I’m not perfect but I’ve many learnings to share.
I’m Dutch, but moved to Zurich last year, so we’ll probably be meeting remote.

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Service Design
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Ana-Maria Ghinita
Senior Product Designer at Sennder GmbH

I'm a product designer based in Berlin passionate about design systems and upscaling design maturity within a product organisations. I built my expertise working in B2B and B2C in industries such as FinTech (banking, accounting, insurance), Consultancy or Logistics.

If provide design critiques, help with developing a design system, design resources or advice on the product design career I am more than happy to support.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Tiange Zhao
Founder at a wellbeing startup. Ex-(Sr.) User Researcher at Lobster Ink and Philips Lighting

I'm a mixed-methods UX researcher, product strategist, and founder with experience in different tech industries. I hold a master degree in human-computer interaction.
I can help mentees with the full spectrum of user research covering the whole product development process.
I'm mainly looking for mentees who work in product-focused companies instead of agencies.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Service Design
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Maarten van Hoogdalem
UX Designer at Picasse

Hello! I'm Maarten, 30 years from Amsterdam. My background is in Economics & Psychology. I'm a generalist with a broad interest and had no idea what career to pursue. Until I figured out that the Design was more than just graphic design. For about 7 years I'm interested in the field of design. It took a while before I got there and in the meantime, I took on different jobs, worked in different sectors, and did some freelance work. All these experiences helped me to get the job and made me a better all-round designer. I've done dozens of interviews and can share some great tips on how to pass these. I also write occasionally articles on Medium for aspiring designers. I'm the sole designer on my current job and work on all sorts of projects at the same time, this is a challenge as you need to be flexible and able to quickly start working on something different. I'm no specialist on tools, I use tools to create better products but don't study tools, so if you're looking for complex questions on the tools I use I'm not the best match. I'm looking forward to start this journey together. Best, Maarten

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Mithila Fox
UX Research Lead at Stack Overflow

My expertise is in UX Research and Product Strategy, and these are the areas I want to help others grow in. I can help mentees with things like how to ground their work in real user problems, directing their teams' strategy with research results, or improving collaboration with their team through innovation and strategy workshops. I'm looking for a mentee interested in using research - whatever stage of their career they're at.

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Rehan Syed
UX Specialist at RIPE NCC

I am a User Experience Strategist with over 12 years of experience in web design. I have studied Calligraphy and Psychology and also have been a certified UX Manager & Researcher from Nielsen Norman Group.

In my current job as a User Experience Specialist, my work involves UX management, UX research, and mentoring the UX team.

I am looking for mentees who are starting their career in design or who are willing to grow from mid-level to senior designers.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Natalia Kovacsova
UX Researcher at a large international company

I have experience with UX and HF research from university, state research institution, and private sector. Currently, I am employed in an engineering company working on desktop apps, cloud app, platforms, and webstore. I do both qualitative and quantitative research. I am looking for a mentee at the beginning of the career, or those who try to find a ux research position, or designers who want to do more research.

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
English
Róża Turowska
Product Designer at BenevolentAI

I am looking for a mentee who is driven and motivated to start their career in Product Design.
I am mostly a self-taught designer who spent months discovering what to learn and how to learn in the fields of UX, UI, UX strategy, UX research, product thinking, problem spotting and solving, working in tech, etc.
I would love to share how I learned UX and what I have done to get my first job as a Product Designer in London.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Christine Welsh
Global Experience Director

I am a global Experience Director- close to 20yrs in the industry & I can help designers transition into or maintain leadership roles

Skills:
  • UX
  • How to lead and manage
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
Dutch & English
Liesbeth van Driel
UX researcher in a corporate startup (digital product team) at Royal BAM Group

I am passionate about people. That's how I became a UX Research pro (my background is MSc in cognitive psychology and MSc in Design for Interaction). And now I already have 14+ years experience on the job. Started at a research agency (valsplat), then at TomTom researching consumer products all over the world. And now I am part of a incubator product team trying to initiate a digital transformation at construction firm Royal BAM Group. This same passion for people makes me interested in understanding the challenges of fellow UX(R)'ies and signing up (again!) for the Mentorship program.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Emma van Emmerik
Team Lead for User Research at Takeaway.com

My name is Emma and I lead the User Research team at Just Eat Takeaway.com. I am an endurance athlete and have always been passionate about unlocking human performance. I carry this drive into my work, and am driven to building cultures of learning wherever I go.

Right now I support a team of 11 wonderful UX Researchers and am building up the team. Our team is diverse, but all are hungry for growth, are curious, and push boundaries to explore. I take a coaching approach to supporting my team, challenging them and welcoming them to fail and be imperfect.

As a mentor you can expect me to challenge you to take risks and to simulate your appetite for exploration. I am looking for a mentee that is hungry to learn, who doesn't want to follow other's journeys, but wants to embark on a career adventure that in uniquely theirs.

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • How to lead and manage
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Vanessa
Lead UX Researcher at Just Eat Takeaway

I’m a UX Researcher with over 4 years of experience across tech and consulting companies. I do research on products that are used by millions of people around the world, using my background in data science and business strategy. I’m looking to support mentees who are looking to switch into a career in UX research, or early-stage researchers.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Sevice Design
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Marcella Rademakers
Service & UX Designer at Keen Design

Hi, my name is Marcella! I work for Keen Design, a design studio in Utrecht. For our clients I work in both UX design and service design roles. Therefore I mainly focus on the beginning (the fuzzy part) of the design process. I enjoy working on vague question and guiding teams to get to the core of their problem. I work a lot with service design tools, workshop formats and quick concepting tools. I can help you to get a better grip on your design process and discus ways to engage your team/clients. I have a big passion for behavioural science and design magazines.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Service Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Julia Zaytseva
Product Designer at Teamleader

I started with the UX design about 9 years ago, after spending some time doing the front-end development. Computer science background helps me communicate with the developers and understand what's technically feasible. I worked in both smaller startups and big international corporations. Hopefully, my experience can help someone in the beginning of their career figure out a path in UX design, transition from another field or strengthen current UX/UI design skills to build better quality products.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Rick Pijnenburg
Product / UX Designer @ funda

My name is Rick and I'm a UX / product Designer who's passionate about figuring out the real problem and validating the best solution possible, in such a way that you can convince your stakeholders adequately. Next to that I'm passionate about design workshops, as a tool to involve team members in the design process, but also create a feeling of ownership and buy-in from stakeholders.

But above all, I love boosting creativity, curiosity and critical thinking.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • UX Strategy
  • Facilitating design workshops
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Ines
Interaction Designer at Mirabeau (Cognizant)

I am Ines. I work as an Interaction Designer at Mirabeau (part of Cognizant Digital Business). This means I get to experience working at a digital agency and at a corporate, which is not always easy but from which I learn a lot. I have quite some experience designing conversational interfaces. I love this channel because it leverages one of the skills humans learn very early in life: speaking. I also have an interest in inclusive design and in product strategy; I’m  myself learning about both. I have UI skills (worked both as a web and visual designer before) but my focus is on designing great interactions and experiences for users

Skills:
  • UX
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Service Design
  • Advise for remote/freelance work
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Stefanie Sancassano
Freelance Product Designer

I’m a digital designer with 10+ years of experience working for different companies. During that time I had de opportunity to be part of several projects that gave me and holistic view of the digital world. Nowadays as a freelancer I help entrepreneurs to level up their projects with strategy and design. I’m looking mentees with a design background to share with them my experience.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Diana Prokusheva
UX researcher at Semrush

I have 4 years of experience in UX design for SaaS. Then it was initiated the creation of the UX research team in the company. We worked with the UX team, Product Owners, and development teams to integrate research into the development process. Now my team screening participants, scheduling sessions, reporting results, and managing research repository.
I am fun of mixing qualitative and quantitative methods and have a passion for analytics.
I would like to collaborate with mentees who want to solve a practical problem.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
Meetings:
In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
Dutch & English
Amine Rhord
UX Product Designer @ Pega

I've been working as a designer for the past 9 years. I've worked for start-ups and big enterprises alike and it has given me a very broad set of experiences. As a designer, I've always been more attracted to complex problems; systems and empathy. So my experience is more in the realm of building software from the ground up or enterprise software, than it is in e-commerce.

I can help you with ""hard skills"" like design methodology, persona's and user journey maps, user research, design principles, design strategy, design software etc. But we can also focus on the soft skills you need to be a designer, like stakeholder management, time management, communication, presentation, collaboration etc.

And unfortunately for me I have had way too much experience with job applications (start-ups sometimes be like that).

So I've become somewhat of an expert in building a portfolio, making a resume and writing cover letters.  So if you have an open mind and are eager to develop yourself, I'm happy to help!

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
10+ years
Language:
English
Anouschka Scholten
Sr User researcher & Interaction designer

I care. I listen. I don't know anything - so I ask a lot of questions. That's the fun of it, I love to help you find your answers:) Every journey is different, it's an honor to help you with yours.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Service Design
  • Advise for remote/freelance
  • How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Sabrina Couto
Senior UX Designer at Coolblue

Hey!

I'm Sabrina, a Senior UX Designer with 4 years of experience.  During my career I worked in very different places, I started as a freelancer and afterwards I also worked in small startups. Currently, I'm working at Coolblue, in a back-office team. I'm responsible for both the research and UI work and together with the Product Owner I help shaping the strategy of the product. Besides, I'm also leading Accessibility at Coolblue from a UX point of view.

I would like to help designers who want to become more mature in their profession and they want to achieve their next step in their careers. I can help you with planning and conducting research, using research insights and metrics to shape the strategy of the product and facilitating workshops/meetings. In addition to this, I can also help with accessibility and soft skills like stakeholder management and presentation skills/storytelling.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
  • Accessibility
Meetings:
In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Raisa Cuevas
Google, UX Consultant

I've worked at 3 Google offices for the past 7 years, from my home state of California to the exciting city of London to my new forever home in Amsterdam. Through my career switch from Creative Engineer to UX Consultant, my passions for the following have remained constant: accessibility, diversity and inclusion. With my experience, I hope to guide an early career woman in UX who is motivated to grow themselves and make meaningful contributions to society.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • UX Strategy
  • Accessibility
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Tanvi Pande
Sr. Service Designer at KLM

"Hi, I am Tanvi. Currently working as a senior service designer in KLM. I started my career as an industrial designer 8 years ago and gradually moved towards systems thinking and service design. I have always been intrigued by designing the service system and how each moving part contributes to a holistic experience. Apart from design I am passionate about improv comedy, yoga and scuba diving.
Being your mentor means, I make sure you do not make the same mistakes as I did, we learn from each other and have a little fun in the process. Service and UX design being considered a 'new' profession brings unclarity toward growth patterns in the industry. Through this collaboration, I aim to help design enthusiasts understand their strengths, use them to overcome their hurdles and play with them to gain small wins. Practically I could help mentees to : understand, tweak and create design processes that build design mindsets in a company, curate tools  learn when to choose which tool and how to involve right stakeholders. I would like my mentee to be passionate about what they do, be clear about what they want to gain from this collaboration, be open to critical feedback and honest about their struggles."

Skills:
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Service Design
  • Advise for remote/freelance
  • How to lead and manage
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Bruno Vaz
Lead Designer at Experience Design Team by Accenture Interactive

I'm a Brazilian designer and problem solver. Passionate about user experience, I design concepts and help brands define the future of their digital products.

I believe we tell stories through what we design, from the Information Architecture to the last pixel. I can help you to understand the whole design process, focusing on Interaction Design, IA, UX Strategy, and User Research.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Bo Liu
User Researcher @Booking.com

"Heyyya! Nice to meet you :)
I'm a user researcher with 5 years in the industry as well as experiences in academics. I've not only conducted strategic research to shape the business directions in the early stages of a product, but also agile research to inspire design solutions and facilitate quick iteration. My research studies are across different stages of product development life cycles, and the topics include both B2C and B2B products.
I'm happy to help you not only level up in research craft, but also in other essential skills such as stakeholder management, storytelling and business acumen."

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Service Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Gabriela Boaventura Resende
UX Designer at Coolblue

Hi! I'm Gabriela and I'm a UX Designer at Coolblue. I moved to the Netherlands from Brazil around 2 years ago and I have a background in Fashion design and as a freelance designer. I would love to mentor junior designers or someone who wants to transition careers.

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
1-3 years
Language:
English
Lucia Doran
Product designer at Adyen - Point of Sale

Hi! Im Lucia, a product designer, passionate about story telling, user research and the power design, in its most humble forms, can have in any multidisciplinary projects. I've worked in Fin-techs (yay) for the last three years and like bringing people together to change the status quo. Everything is worth asking why. Looking to support other young designers out there. Whats your story?

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Career Development
  • Portfolio Review
  • Product Design
Meetings:
Remote & In person
Experience:
5-9 years
Language:
English
Mei Mei
Senior Product Designer at Carepay

I'm a versatile designer. I enjoy the most when I can cover the full scope within user experience domain. You can find me in user research, interaction, visual, commercial talk, etc.  I've been working in different industries, both B2C and B2B. Currently in healthcare/fintech field. I'm looking for someone who takes initiatives and eager to grow. I'd like to coach but not teach, so you are in control :P Hope to meet someone to have fun with and learn from each other.

Skills:
  • UX
  • Qualitative Research
  • Product Design
  • UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience:
3-5 years
Language:
English
Tess Mitchell
UX Designer (remote) at Evident Digital Dental

I’m looking for someone with a passion for product design, crypto, working remotely or other specific areas.  I love working with driven people who are looking for guidance rather than someone to solve their problems - I hope to share, connect and grow in this persons wisdom as well

Skills:
  • UX
  • UI
  • Qualitative Research
  • Service Design
  • Product Design
  • Advice for remote/freelance
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
1-3
Language
Dutch
Xanthe Kerssens
UX and Visual Designer @ EN HR solutions

Hi, I'm Xanthe. I currently work as a medior UX & Visual Designer at EN HR solutions. I create visuals, websites and concepts for campagnes. I am open minded and I love philosophy and psychology. If people would describe me they would say I am a happy, creative and caring person.I love drawing, dancing, gaming, riding my motorbike and riding in Indonesia without a specific destination in mind to discover random places.

Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio review
Meetings:
In person
Experience
1-3
Language
English
Flora Thiam
Product Designer @ Backbase

Hi there! I am Flora, a Product Designer with 2 years of experience. I currently work at Bckbase, a fintech company. Throughout my career, I have switched from Logistics to UX Design. I would be happy to support mentees at the beginning of their career figure out a path in UX design, transition from another field or strengthen UX/UI design skills. And learn from you while doing so!


Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio review
Product design
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
1-3
Language
English
Sofia Aquino Gomez
UX Designer @ Gresb

My name is Sofia, a Brazilian UX Designer with ten years of knowledge in multimedia and technology.I would love to help Juniors who are trying to be UX Designer, sharing the knowledge that I acquired on my transition this last 3 years. I can help you with your portfolio and shape your CV. We can discuss your goals and exchange experiences.


Skills:
UX
Career development
Portfolio review
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
10+
Language
English
Georgina Sala
UX lead @ Roche

Georgina is the Global Design Lead at Roche. Her mission is to make healthcare more human. In her current role, she has contributed to multiple projects to help patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Some of them are around using AI for a meter-less solution launched in countries like the Philippines or Mexico. Another example is about re-designing the HCP solution for a global solution for diabetes. In the past, she has started her own business in HK; she has been a UI/UX lecturer, Digital art director as a consultant. She is always passionate about the intersection of product, digital and human interaction.

Skills:
UX
UI
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Service design
Advise for remote/freelance work
How to lead and manage
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
Language
English
Francesca Catanuso
Senior UX Writer @ Booking.com

I’m a Washingtonian, now Amsterdamer. I’m also a Senior UX writer with over 10 years of experience. I’ve been carefully crafting words using data and research. I like translating challenges into opportunities with design thinking and customer advocacy.Outside work, I love markets and drink a lot of chai. I’m also a special needs mom.

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Portfolio review
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
Dutch
Fiona van Schaik
CODE d'Azur Senior UX designer

I'm Fiona, working as a designer for around 10 years now. I can mostly help with finding your own way in UX/UI and how you can balance work and private life, without compromising/working late/feeling like you haven't done enough.

Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio Review
Product Design
Advise for remote/freelance work
How to lead and manage
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Vanessa
Just Eat Takeaway, Lead UX Researcher

I’m a UX Researcher with over 4 years of experience across tech and consulting companies. I do research on products that are used by millions of people around the world, using my background in data science and business strategy. I’m looking to support mentees who are looking to switch into a career in UX research, or early-stage researchers.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Service design
How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
Both
Marcella Rademakers
Keen Design - I work in Service Design and UX design roles.

Hi, my name is Marcella! I work for Keen Design, a design studio in Utrecht. For our clients I work in both UX design and service design roles. Therefor I mainly focus on the beginning (the fuzzy part) of the design proces. I enjoy working on vague question and guiding teams to get to the core of their problem. I work a lot with service design tools, workshop formats and quick concepting tools. I can help you to get a better grip on your design proces and discus ways to engage your team/clients. I have a big passion for behavioural science and design magazines.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Service design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Julia Zaytseva
Product Designer at Teamleader

I started with the UX design about 9 years ago, after spending some time doing the front-end development. Computer science background helps me communicate with the developers and understand what's technically feasible. I worked in both smaller startups and big international corporations. Hopefully, my experience can help someone in the beginning of their career figure out a path in UX design, transition from another field or strengthen current UX/UI design skills to build better quality products.

Skills:
UX
UI
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Pembroke King
UX Writer at Catawiki

I'm a UX Writer with a background in user research, copywriting, and UX design. I've been through the difficult job search process and walked away with some insights that could be useful for anyone else starting out in the field. I'm looking for a mentee that enjoys learning new things and discovering different ways to approach their goals.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
UX Writing & Content Design
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
3-5
Language
Both
Rick Pijnenburg
Product / UX Designer @ funda

My name is Rick and I'm a UX / product Designer who's passionate about figuring out the real problem and validating the best solution possible, in such a way that you can convince your stakeholders adequately. Next to that I'm passionate about design workshops, as a tool to involve team members in the design process, but also create a feeling of ownership and buy-in from stakeholders.But above all, I love boosting creativity, curiosity and critical thinking.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
UX Strategy
Facilitating design workshops
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Ines
Mirabeau (Cognizant) as an Interaction Designer

I am Ines. I work as an Interaction Designer at Mirabeau (part of Cognizant Digital Business). This means I get to experience working at a digital agency and at a corporate, which is not always easy but from which I learn a lot. I have quite some experience designing conversational interfaces. I love this channel because it leverages one of the skills humans learn very early in life: speaking. I also have an interest in inclusive design and in product strategy; I’m myself learning about both. I have UI skills (worked both as a web and visual designer before) but my focus is on designing great interactions and experiences for users

Skills:
UX
Career development
Portfolio review
Service design
Advise for remote/freelance work
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
5-9
Language
Both
Amine Rhord
UX Product Designer @ Pega

I've been working as a designer for the past 9 years. I've worked for start-ups and big enterprises alike and it has given me a very broad set of experiences. As a designer, I've always been more attracted to complex problems; systems and empathy. So my experience is more in the realm of building software from the ground up or enterprise software, than it is in e-commerce.I can help you with "hard skills" like design methodology, persona's and user journey maps, user research, design principles, design strategy, design software etc. But we can also focus on the soft skills you need to be a designer, like stakeholder management, time management, communication, presentation, collaboration etc.And unfortunately for me I have had way too much experience with job applications (start-ups sometimes be like that).So I've become somewhat of an expert in building a portfolio, making a resume and writing cover letters. So if you have an open mind and are eager to develop yourself, I'm happy to help!

Skills:
UX
UI
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Bruno Vaz
Lead Designer at Experience Design Team by Accenture Interactive

I'm a Brazilian designer and problem solver. Passionate about user experience, I design concepts and help brands define the future of their digital products.I believe we tell stories through what we design, from the Information Architecture to the last pixel. I can help you to understand the whole design process, focusing on Interaction Design, IA, UX Strategy, and User Research.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Gabriela Boaventura Resende
I'm a UX Designer at Coolblue

Hi! I'm Gabriela and I'm a UX Designer at Coolblue. I moved to the Netherlands from Brazil around 2 years ago and I have a background in Fashion design and as a freelance designer. I would love to mentor junior designers or someone who wants to transition careers.

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
UX Strategy
Meetings:
In person
Experience
1-3
Language
English
Lucia Doran
Product designer at Adyen - Point of Sale

Hi! Im Lucia, a product designer, passionate about story telling, user research and the power design, in its most humble forms, can have in any multidisciplinary projects. Ive worked in Fin-techs (yay) for the last three years and like bringing people together to change the status quo. Everything is worth asking why. Looking to support other young designers out there. Whats your story?

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Tess Mitchell
Evident Digital Dental - Ux Designer (remote)

I’m looking for someone with a passion for product design, crypto, working remotely or other specific areas. I love working with driven people who are looking for guidance rather than someone to solve their problems - I hope to share, connect and grow in this persons wisdom as well

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Service design
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Natalia Kovacsova
UX Researcher @ large international company

I have experience with UX and HF research from university, state research institution, and private sector. Currently, I am employed in an engineering company working on desktop apps, cloud app, platforms, and webstore. I do both qualitative and quantitative research. I am looking for a mentee at the beginning of the career, or those who try to find a UX research position, or designers who want to do more research.

Skills:
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
1-3
Language
Both
Maarten van Hoogdalem
UX Designer @ Picasse

Hello! I'm Maarten, 30 years from Amsterdam. My background is in Economics & Psychology. I'm a generalist with a broad interest and had no idea what career to pursue. Until I figured out that the Design was more than just graphic design. For about 7 years I'm interested in the field of design. It took a while before I got there and in the meantime, I took on different jobs, worked in different sectors, and did some freelance work. All these experiences helped me to get the job and made me a better all-round designer. I've done dozens of interviews and can share some great tips on how to pass these. I also write occasionally articles on Medium for aspiring designers. I'm the sole designer on my current job and work on all sorts of projects at the same time, this is a challenge as you need to be flexible and able to quickly start working on something different. I'm no specialist on tools, I use tools to create better products but don't study tools, so if you're looking for complex questions on the tools I use I'm not the best match. I'm looking forward to start this journey together. Best, Maarten

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
UX Strategy
Ecommerce
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
10+
Language
English
Vipra Ramtekkar
Senior consultant at Capgemini

I am full stack developer. I live with my husband and 9 month old baby in Amsterdam. I believe in learning everyday.I like meeting new people. Helping someone brings a lot of joy to me. I would like my mentee to be genuine and enthusiastic.

Skills:
UI
Career development
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
Both
Anna Hornberger
Hi I am a UX Designer and User Researcher working at Vodafone Ziggo.

Hi, I am Anna, a User Researcher and UX Designer working at Vodafoneziggo with a background in service design, as well as industrial design. Since this year I am solely focused on user research and formulating it's outcomes. As I know both sides: research and creation my strength lies in turning research findings into actionable insights, concepts, and live product features. I am an extrovert who loves to bring people together, being active in the design and research community but I also read a lot and can provide you with many links, books, and podcasts :)I can help mentees with tackling problems related to user research and design but also related to his / her work environment and personal development.I am looking for mentorship sessions in a relaxed atmosphere having some fun together as well :). I am a quite direct person and seek a mentee that wants direct feedback , but also dares to say their opinion. It would also be great if the mentees have an idea of what they want to get out of the mentorship and why.

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Portfolio review
Service design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Martina Ferro
Self Employed - Project manager, Team leader & UX/UI Product designer

I’m a Sr. UX designer & Product designer Freelance Remote | Interdisciplinary comb-shaped (PM, UX, UI, iXD). I live in Amsterdam and I work with teams based on different cities in Europe.I’m more than 10 years of knowledge in digital products and services. I help my clients and teams through the design process to align the business objectives fulfilment with the user's best experience.I have several notable accomplishments in my career. All my clients and past mentees after worked with me, they told me how I helped their to level up your method, process, mindset and vision.I pride myself on my ability to help other people to understand their potential to put theirself out their confort-zone.I will help my mentees to will be a great teammates and expand on their current skillset while also learning and contributing to expande their new vision in to their future company aligns with their new professional values.Mentees curious, empathic and with open minds are perfect to start this path of definition new mindset. Newbie UX/UI freelancer and also who want to become a UX/UI designer

Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio review
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Ashley Doucette
Senior Product Designer @ Mendix

I'm a Senior Product Designer but I didn't start out that way. I studied fine art, even got my Master degree, but found myself drawn to the field of design after I graduated. I taught myself in the beginning, through a number of start-up jobs and a lot of hard work. I've been designing digital interfaces for a number of years now and I would love to help someone looking to get into the field of UX/UI/Product Design get their footing.I believe you can learn any skill, as long as you are willing to make mistakes and conquer the fear of imperfection. I would love to work with someone who wants to step outside of their comfort zone and take a chance on themselves.

Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio review
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Luiza Breier de Souza
Senior product designer @ Adyen

Hey! I'm Luiza!I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and am currently living in Amsterdam. I have practiced design thinking since 2015 and I am a versatile designer, a passionate photographer and addicted to travel and learning about new cultures.I'm a Product Designer and I love to solve problems, currently working as a senior product designer at Adyen. I’m looking for people who are eager to learn about different experiences and how to grow into the design career.

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Product design
Meetings:
Remote and In person 
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Jimena Garcia Mateo
Senior Service Designer @ Guidion

I facilitate decision-making and problem-solving for organisations, defining and structuring the best approach to reach their vision and goals and helping them find worthwhile problems, uncover user needs and translate those into meaningful and validated strategies and services. My expertise relies on user and strategic research, design and conceptualisation of holistic experiences and service propositions, innovation strategy, as well as facilitation of strategic and creative workshops, such as Design Sprints.I have experience in both an organisational and agency setup, being now Senior Service Designer at Guidion as well as a Teacher of Practice at Delft University of Technology for the master track Strategic Design.I can support mentees with knowledge about my industry and work, as well as with their career development, both through advice on choices, and tips and tricks. Therefore I am looking for a mentee that is aiming to take the first or next step in their career in a field / role similar to mine and eager to make impact!

Skills:
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Service design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
Both
Nicole (Wilcox) Weber
Coolblue, Interaction Designer for Back Office Tools

I was born and raised in South Africa, recently emigrated to the Netherlands and now working as an Interaction Designer in Rotterdam. I come from the time when we were User Experience Designers before job recruiters were calling us that! I've made plenty mistakes in my career and my aim is to make sure that others don't make the same ones. Make new mistakes at least! I graduated from Media Studies and moved on to work as a freelance Web Designer. I started out with a focus on user interface design, HTML and CSS, but later dropped front-end development aspirations to work full-time as a User Researcher and User Experience Designer. Now my focus is on experimenting with new research methods, understanding the business side of design and testing prototypes in user focus groups. I am looking for a mentee whose open to expand and learn how design fits into any company and the impact it can make when done right. My mentee should also be easy-going, yes we are talking about your career and it may be daunting, but I'd like them to feel comfortable and safe when we're in session. Feel free to ask questions! I'm an open book.

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
English
Monika Roleska
UX Designer @ Coolblue

Hey! My name is Monika and I'm a UX Designer at Coolblue. I went through many different professions before I found UX Design (or it found me:D). I'm aiming to become a well rounded designer with expertise in user research, data analysis but also visual design.I would love to mentor designers who are transitioning to UX from other professions. I am happy to review your portfolio and help you prepare for interviews and UX challenges. I'm looking for mentees who are proactive, enthusiastic and willing to learn:)

Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Portfolio review
Advise for remote/freelance work
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
Both
Quendoline Jansen
User Experience Designer @ Randstad Groep NL

Hi! I am Quendoline, a User Experience Designer with a passion for psychology. I can help you with UX, design, motion design, visual design, lean UX, research, project management and more. And if there is something I can't help you with (yet), we'll figure it out together. I am constantly experimenting with new methods and frameworks. I also love structure, planning and making lists, so if you like that as well, I think we're a match! :)

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Portfolio review
Service design
UX Strategy
Motion design
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
Language
English
Marie Lu Vinh
Freelance UX and service designer Currently contracting at Adidas

I'm Marie, and I've been helping companies create and launch digital products and services for the last 9 years. After many years in London, I now call Amsterdam home.I am a designer with a multi-disciplinary background. In essence, a generalist with a core in UX and Service Design, experienced in all aspects of the design process.My personal design interests lie in the implication of design and technology on life, and transdisciplinary ways of working.

Skills:
UX
UI
Qualitative research
Career development
Service design
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
How to lead and manage
UX Strategy
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
3-5
Language
Both
Roos Durieux
Tx Markets, Product & UX team as Senior UX researcher and UX research lead

I’m currently a UX researcher & lead of a small UXR team, I have a background in- and passion for service design. I can share experiences of different workplaces (from startup to corporate), type of work (consultancy, being part of scrum, and being part in UX expert teams), and on leading teams. I love to facilitate workshops, design sprints, and creative sessions. My strength is in qualitative (creative & iterative) research. Are you looking to know more about any of these topics and fields - I’m not perfect but I’ve many learnings to share.I’m Dutch, but moved to Zurich last year, so we’ll probably be meeting remote.

Skills:
Qualitative research
Career development
Service design
How to lead and manage
Meetings:
Experience
5-9
Language
Both
Daryna Kruty
UX designer @ the agency One Shoe
Skills:
UX
Qualitative research
Quantitative research
Portfolio review
Product design
UX Strategy
Meetings:
In person
Experience
1-3
Language
English
Ralitsa Antimova
User Researcher @ Emakina

Hey! My name is Ralitsa and I come from Bulgaria. I've lived in The Netherlands for 11 years and I love being surrounded by people from all over the world. I started my career as a Recruiter and later on found User Research, which was the best career decision I've made.Having transitioned to design and research without any prior education in the field, I understand the pains of learning from scratch, imposter syndrome, not knowing where you fit in a team or an organisation as a whole.I can help you with setting up your research practice, communicating with stakeholders (internal or external), client management, research process, methods, and research execution and analysis.

Skills:
Qualitative research
Career development
Portfolio review
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
English
Selin Tarakcı Aydın
Work as a freelancer

I have a strong ability to share knowledge to people. And moreover keen on human design and areas of personal improvement so I can help my mentees, to find their strongest muscles and improvements 💕

Skills:
UX
Product Design
How to lead and manage
UX Strategy
Meetings:
In person
Experience
1-3
Language
English
Eugenia Basti
UX/UI product designer @ Scale force

I recently landed on my first UX/UI Product design job after working as an architect engineer for several years. I had a lot of help from th UX community along the way, guiding me and giving me feedback. Yet a lot of times I lost time going the wrong direction.I want to help people going through the same transition as I ve been there myself and I deeply understand the challenges and fears they may experience.I believe it is a matter of determination and hard work to achieve anything and I want to spread this positive attitude to the world!

Skills:
UX
Portfolio review
Product design
Meetings:
In person
Experience
10+
Language
English
Matheus Mari
Product Designer @ Guidion

I'm passionate for design, and started by branding, help me to have a whole vision of the user experience (UX), aligning the company purposes with the user needs and desires, and translating it to good user flows and interfaces (UI).These latest years, I worked more product-focused, designing, researching, leading and helping people to reach their natural best, exercising a next, hands-on, collaborative, positive and human leadership.

Skills:
UX
UI
Product design
Portfolio review
Meetings:
Remote
Experience
5-9
Language
Dutch
Fiona van Schaik
Senior UX designer @ CODE d'Azur

I'm Fiona, working as a designer for around 10 years now. I can mostly help with finding your own way in UX/UI and how you can balance work and private life, without compromising/working late/feeling like you haven't done enough.

Skills:
UX
UI
Portfolio review
Product design
Advise for remote/freelance work
How to lead and manage
UX Strategy

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