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/UI designer at Philips Experience Design, in Healthcare. I’m part of the Yacht network as a Yacht trainee, in which I’m doing 3 challenging projects in the field of UX. I will develop myself both personally and professionally by the use of the Yacht program, personal coaching and trainings.
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’
01/2019 - present
UX/UI designer Philips Experience Design, Healthcare, Eindhoven
Project Yacht trainees
06/2018 - present
Volunteer AYA Core team, Utrecht
Website coördinator & PR
07/2016 - 02/2018
Digital Agency ProudNerds, Nijmegen
12/2016 - 03/2017
Research & co-create master study New Media Design
01/2015 - 05/2015
Graduate Internship Content Creation Marketingfacts Jaarboek
09/2013 - 01/2014
Digital Agency Valtech, Utrecht
Internship Persuasive Design Eneco, Strategy department
10/2012 - 10/2013
Tuincentrum Bull, Beuningen
Social media marketing
09/2012 - 05/2014
Project: launch online platform
Strategy & Concept
12/2017 - 01/2018
User Experience Design
08/2015 - 02/2017
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)
Oncology: Decision making & Ablation procedures
UX/UI DESIGN, DESIGN THINKING
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 (Tilburg University)
UX DESIGN, DESIGN THINKING
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
Marketingfacts Jaarboek in higher education
CONTENT CREATION, UX DESIGN, DESIGN THINKING
”How can content creation contribute to an increasing usage of the Marketingfacts Jaarboek in higher education?”
A research and design for the landing page of the Marketingfacts Jaarboek on Marketingfacts.nl, for the purpose of improving online profiling and findability in the orientation phase of the customer journey.
Persuade customers Eneco website
PERSUASIVE DESIGN, UX DESIGN, DESIGN THINKING
Deployment of Persuasive Design for Eneco at Digital agency Valtech during the realization of a new website in a large scrum project. Close collaboration with online strategist and scrum master.
Research tools: desk and user research, personas, customer journey mapping
Design tools: Pen & paper, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
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
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
Marla is curious and has great analytical skills: she can use these in the development of her role.Jon Pluyter
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.
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.
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!