Our team & offices

We are a team of smart, energetic, experienced and fun people based around the globe. Some call us rebels, but we actually just do what we love to do: help companies to stay relevant for their customers.

Brisbane

Angela Tillmanns

Strategy designer

Creating a fairer world, data, systems and processes, colour, dog lover, world traveller, Brisbane, ‘there has got to be a better way’ and enjoys helping others to excel.

 

Amsterdam

Daphne Saraç

Business designer

Creative problem solver, contagious enthusiasm, critical thinker, extreme ownership, world citizen, wisdom, storytelling, sensitive, Beyoncé, dancer.

Amsterdam

Bas Brilman

Business designer
Motivator, self development, entrepreneurial, always testing new apps, design competitions, “how does this work?”, optimist, outdoor running, DIY projects, UX (research) fan.
Amsterdam

Caya Kerkhof

Online marketeer

Lists, celebrate the small things, enthusiastic, fitness, marketing, succeed or learn, planner, charcuterie boards, blazers & blouses, Amsterdam.

Brisbane

César Munoz

Business designer

Family man, strategic thinker, challenge seeker, problem solver, Business + Social, passionate for Technology, proud Latin, history enthusiast, excel and have fun, 2006 Time Magazine Person Of the Year.

Amsterdam

Daan de Geus

Business designer

Hyper-curious, theatre lover, infinite learner, business for impact, rower, team player & coach, entrepreneurship, early bird, dinner with friends, productivity freak

 

Amsterdam

Demian Sepp

Business designer

Enthusiastic, optimistic, thinking and doing, up for new challenges, adaptive, evoking change, trust over control, focus on value creation, plays to win, always moves forward.

 

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Taipei

Diane Shen

Partner & Creative director

City wonder and observer, service strategist, craftsmanship lover, visual thinker and doer, design and make, curious mind, creative, biker, furry friend lover, Taipei-Kaohsiung.

 

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Brisbane

Grace Ryall

Business designer

Purpose driven, language artist, abstract thinker, line drawer, breakfast for dinner, digital nomad, human, emerging markets, experimental, future futurist.

Taipei

Han Chen Chiang

Project Manager

Creativity addict, Amsterdam, Ben&Jerry’s, cucumber, Pulp fiction, circular economy, travel, dog lover, Sawubona, genuine.

Amsterdam

Hester Francken

Business designer
‘Some people feel the rain, others just get wet’, discovers the unknown, challenger, connects people & dots, consumer psychologist, ‘Let’s test that!’, early bird, empowers entrepreneurs in South Africa, ‘Bier & Beleggen’ podcast.
Amsterdam

Ingmar Janssen

Business designer

Energetic, out-of-the-box thinking, get a better world, coffee lover, Colombia, entrepreneurial mindset, doer, cryptocurrency, startups, “divide to multiply”.

Amsterdam

Jan-Maarten in 't Veld

Business designer

Fast thinker, realist, humble, curious, podcasts, Apple fanboy, prototyping!?, keep running, spareribs, “I’d rather be a pirate than join the navy”.

Amsterdam

Jasmijn de Groot

Business designer

Detective, navigator, rowdy, variety, honest, energy, never alone, fueled by music, little Friday, hugs.

Amsterdam

Joyce Langelaar

Marketing lead

Go-getter, marketer, driven by ambition, enthusiastic, Amsterdam, grabs opportunities with both hands, purposeful, wanderlust, fun facts, conquers the world in killer heels.

San Francisco

Justin Lokitz

Partner & Strategy designer

San Francisco, Californian, author of Design a Better Business, outdoor enthusiast, design strategist, technologist, business innovation, Moleskine, Design MBA, optimist.

 

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Brisbane

Kalan Douglas

Partner & Strategy designer

Growth strategist,  behavioural economist, pragmatist, entrepreneur, life-long learner living a hypothesis-driven life.

Amsterdam

Kyra Kuppens

Finance & operations manager

All about details, Haribo lover, on Wednesdays we wear pink, small talk and juicy stories, can’t wait till Christmas, caring, field hockey on Sundays, multi-tasker, people person, cheesy romcom fan.

Amsterdam

Leroy Spiekerman van Weezelenburg

Business designer

Creative, opportunistic, lacrosse, social, curious, getting shit done, explorer, direct, stress resistant and wannabe (bass)guitarist.

Amsterdam

Pascalle van Hemert

Business designer

Continuous learner, down to earth, problem solver, connector, helicopter viewer, organised, positive minded, love to bake, go-getter, dare to be different.

San Francisco

Maaike Doyer

Partner & Strategy designer

Energetic, strategy, finance geek, always taking the extra mile, traveling the world, San Francisco, fast thinking, get shit done, Professor MBA in Design Strategy at CCA, creative.

 

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San Francisco

Maarten van Lieshout

Creative director

Designer Design a Better Business, entrepreneurial kid, San Francisco, illustrator, conceptual thinker, biker, unparalleled vision of reality, curious, jewellery and fashion lover.

 

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Brisbane

Michael Eales

Partner & Strategy designer

Business designer, dot connector, prototyping the future, rad dad, in love with a Canadian, Brisbane, keeps the tomato sauce in the fridge.

Amsterdam

Michiel Hoogenboom

Business designer

Extravert, energetic, technology, disrupting, marketing, strategy, transformation, Rotterdam, kravmaga, folding bike.

 

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Amsterdam

Moniek Tiel Groenestege

Business designer

People first, 1+1=3, openness, fast thinking, Amsterdam, sports for compensating the food & drinks, passionate, makes it happen, sea la vie.

 

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Amsterdam

Tim Mulder

Business designer

Urge to improve, endlessly optimistic, outdoorsy, sailing enthousiast, DIY, competitive, off the beaten path, analytical, snowboarding, explorer.

Amsterdam

Niki Seelen

Business designer

Super out-going, storyteller, sun-seeker, novel reader, lover of friends, fit girl, formula 1 fan, global citizen, design for impact, Barcelona.

Amsterdam

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO

Author Design a Better Business, design do-er, Amsterdam, inspiration, getting things done, full of ideas, Mini Cooper, strategic smart ass, creator, rebel.

 

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Amsterdam

Remko Vochteloo

COO/CFO

Purposeful, team, coach, perseverance, patience, giving Back, Cambodia, India, vegetarian, home is where the heart is!

Amsterdam

Roland Wijnen

Business designer

Aikido, life-long learner, handyman, Amsterdam, vegetarian, gardening, rolling up sleeves, “strategy is a visual art”, why? (question everything), deep thinker, engineer.

Amsterdam

Roline Prummel

Business designer

Energetic, curious, empathic, connector, out-of-the-box thinking and doing, entrepreneurial, go-getter, Mowgli, South Africa lover, (MTB) biker.

Brisbane

Rowan Lamont

Business designer
Optimist, mobile meditator, pattern seeker, activator, BANG!, momentum, connector, happiness on a bicycle, cool bananas.
Taipei

Sharon Pan

Community manager

Social media, customer experience, getting things done, eager to learn, content marketing, coffee lover, hospitality, photoholic, explore the world by food and travel, Taipei.

Brisbane

Sibylle Zurbrügg

Business designer

Adventurer, curious, cosmopolitan, analytical thinking, thought-provoker, problem solver, economist, wind chaser, alps lover

Amsterdam

Stefan Buijsingh

Business designer

Up for the challenge, Rotterdam, no-nonsense, business design, make it work, entrepreneurial, going the extra mile, got your back, Sunday dinner with friends, positive vibes only.

Brisbane

Tara McCarthy

Business designer

Leo, European adventurer, problem-solver, out of the box innovator, crazy for sticky notes, passionate about change, wellbeing advocate, business-minded, extroverted introvert, Brisbane-based.

Amsterdam

Wouter Brasem

Business explorer
Business explorer, team player, sports enthusiast, extravert, relationship builder, energetic, Amsterdam, curious George, connector, traveller

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