Curriculum vitae & Portfolio


I am Marla, a driven initiator, motivated and enthusiastic in learning new things, and I like to convey this to other people. I preferably work structured and organized, besides that I think it’s important to stay flexible whenever that is necessary. Social, empathic and committed are characteristics that describe me well. 

Currently I’m working as an UX designer at Paige, in the area of pathology. 

UX design, innovative concepts and designs that make an impact make me happy. Creative with handwriting and illustrations. I love cooking and good food and still would like to see a lot of the world!

‘Connect your skills with your passion’ 


07/2021 - present

Paige AI NYC, Remote

UX designer

01/2021 - 06/2021

Randstad Global, Amsterdam

UX/UI designer 

01/2019 - 01/2021

Philips Experience Design, Healthcare, Eindhoven

UX/UI designer

06/2018 - present

AYA Core team, Utrecht

Website coördinator & PR

07/2016 - 02/2018

Digital Agency ProudNerds, Nijmegen

Communication employee

12/2016 - 03/2017

Tilburg University

Research & co-create master study New Media Design

01/2015 - 05/2015

Marketingfacts, Arnhem

Graduate Internship Content Creation Marketingfacts Jaarboek

09/2013 - 01/2014

Digital Agency Valtech, Utrecht

Internship Persuasive Design Eneco, Strategy department

Tech skills

Soft skills



Design Thinking

Experience Design

Adobe Illustrator


User-Centered Design

Multidisciplinary teamwork

Adobe Photoshop


Interaction Design

Wireframing &


12/2018 - 06/2021

UX Traineeship

via Yacht

12/2017 - 01/2018

Tilburg University

User Experience Design
Extra Curriculair

08/2015 - 02/2017

Tilburg University

Master of Science
Business Communication and Digital media

09/2011 - 06/2015

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Communication & Multimedia Design (bachelor)

02/2014 - 07/2014

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

Intermedia, editorial print design (minor)

07/2004 - 06/2011

OverBetuwe College Bemmel

VWO (secondary school)


Re-skilling and Up-skilling


Project coming soon

Oncology: Decision making & Ablation procedures


Two projects at Philips Experience Design: 1) how can we support clinical decision making in oncology (decisions about the diagnosis and treatments of cancer patients) and 2) how can we support interventional radiologists to plan an ablation procedure and treat the patient in a more efficient and effective way?

Research tools: observation, interviews, personas, storyboarding, workflow analyses, user tests Design tools: Pencil and paper, Sketch, Invision, Adobe

Long distance & intimacy


People in Long Distance Relationships (LDRs) experience many issues such as the lack of intimacy, poor internet connections and missing events in real life. However, the main issue that people experience in LDRs is the problem with communicating due to time differences which affect the degree of intimacy. How can we solve these issues?

Research tools: desk research, interviews, personas, storyboarding, user tests
Design tools: Pencil and paper, Axure, Sketch, Invision

Others about me

Marla has a positive mindset, strives for quality, and focuses on the things that she controls and can achieve. She is proactive and has a great drive coming from her passion for the subject.

Igor Jacobs

Clinical Scientist Oncology, Philips

Marla approaches UX by challenging opposites and finding the right balance. She’s curious, analytical and critical; but at the same time open minded and creative to find new practical solutions – or at least to find out for sure if/how something new could work.

Sharon Williams

Sr. UX Designer, Buddy, Philips

Marla is curious and has great analytical skills: she can use these in the development of her role.

Jon Pluyter

Sr. Usability Designer, Experience Lead, Philips


Koken & handlettering

Cooking & food

From Dutch to international dishes, I love to try new recipes! I don’t throw them away, so I turn the remaining ingredients into a creative meal.

Koken & handlettering


As a child, I already loved to draw. I recently discovered hand lettering, which makes me very excited! I prefer to combine hand lettering with illustrations.

Koken & handlettering

Travel & photography

During my studies in Austria I discovered that I would like to see much more of the world. After that I discovered Latin America in 3 months, to visit my Erasmus friends. I like to capture beautiful places in photos to create memories.


A question? Suggestions? Or can we do something for each other? I look forward to your message!