Niels Groen

Interaction Designer & Concepter | User Experience Designer

Website
http://engee.nl
Email
Mobile
+31 (0)65 069 5255
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concept en interactie

About me

I'm a Mobile Interaction Designer & Concepter | User Experience Designer (UX) with a history of Front-End Development located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Being user centred I start with insight and research, sketching (ideas), ideas become wireframes and prototypes which evolve into final design and code. Throughout this agile process testing is a key element.
Currently I'm really exited about mobile UX design for iOS (iPhone, iPad and Apple watch) and Android.
I'm an advocate for the prototype first idea to validate design ideas. In the past I've worked on projects for (amongst others) Philips, Adidas, FOX Sports, PLUS, Heineken, Adyen, AVRO, LiGA, Albert Heijn, Spaces, Looklive, Publitas, ING, KLM, FC Twente, Vodafone, Postbank, Dordrechts Museum, Prins Claus Fonds, 2alljobs, TNT Pakketdienst, Parker, Vonage, School TV, BuZa and Tropen Museum.

Expertise

Professional capabilities

Tech-Knowledge

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Experience

Interaction Designer & Concepter | User Experience Designer

Engee, Amsterdam

2002–Present

Freelance digital-aficionado. Worked and working for (among others) ING, Philips, Adidas, FOX Sports, Spaces, Adyen, LiGA, Albert Heijn, SimplySocial, AVRO, ASR, Publitas, T-Mobile, Deezer, BuZa, Vodafone, Spark Online, Parker, Tropen Museum, School TV, L1NDA, Prenatal, Fence Art, Kalzip, Vonage, SimplySocial, SAE en Flashclub

Freelance webdevelopment met onderbrekkingen en perioden parttime naast vaste aanstelling. Ik werk of heb gewerkt voor o.a. ING, Philips, Adidas, Spark Online, Adyen, LiGA, Albert Heijn, SimplySocial, AVRO, ASR, Publitas, T-Mobile, Deezer, BuZa, Vodafone, Parker, Tropen Museum, School TV, L1NDA, Prenatal, Fence Art, Kalzip, Vonage, SimplySocial, SAE and Flashclub

Co-founder, Teacher UX/ Workshops/ Concept

The App Academy

2014–Present

Because of a serious shortage of iOS developers we started a privately owned training company located in Amsterdam. We intend to fill a void in the education for App Development by teaching fulltime iOS and Android courses which cover all aspects of developing native mobile apps.
The App Academy site

Founder, Technical Advisor, Concept

Mykea

2010–2011

Don't we all just love and hate Ikea at the same time?! Mykea is a website to make your Ikea furniture more beautiful, unique and personal by customizing it with amazing designs.
Mykea site

Founder, User Experience Designer

Vesper Interactive

2009–2011

As a founder of Vesper I was responsible for the daily operations and the products we were making for our clients. Taking care of the technical side of the projects and to lead the designers and developers (often overseas) as well as advising the customers on solutions. Customers of vesper include (among others) PostNL, Dordrechts Museum, Prins Claus Fonds, 2alljobs, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Agis, Bloomville.
Vesper site.

Head of Interactive Media

phx creative communication

2008–2009

My task was to start the new interactive department within a print oriented design agency with an ambition to grow into the interactive field. We've created websites and other interactive products for (among others) ING, KLM, Kennemer Lyceum, Wareco en Immidio

Project Management, Flash programmer

Flash[club]

2004–2008

At Flash[club] I started as a Flash AS2 programmer and soon got involved in managing projects and AS3 programming for clients like ABN AMRO (Wereldwijd rendement 3D globe), FC Twente's TaalTreffers (Game based learning system), Sony's walkman, Nuon job site, Postbank demo's, multiple games (like Bertolli and Blueband) and virals like Vodafone, FBTO, NS and Prodent.
Flash[club] site

Teacher

Universiteit van Amsterdam

2002

Teaching HTML to firstyear students "Media and Cultuur" at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
UvA site

Supervisor

SAE (School of Audio Engineer)

2000-2004

Supervisor for the Multimedia course: teaching, assisting students with their projects and creating and marking their exams. Also responsible for maintaining the OSX network (gigabit, 3Tb storage server) and creating and maintaining the websites for sae.nl and sae.edu

Technical Service

paradigit Computers, Utrecht

1997-2002

Repairing and solving soft- and hardware problems for clients at Paradigit Computers in Utrecht.
Paradigit

Education

Media en Cultuur, University of Amsterdam

BA Nieuwe Media, thesis on Game-Based Learning

2002–2006

School of Audio Engineering

Multimedia Producer

2000–2001

School of Audio Engineering

Audio Engineer

1998–2000

Hogeschool van Utrecht

Industrial Automation (3 out of 4 years)

1995–1998

Godelinde Secondary school

Havo and VWO, Dutch, English, German, Math, Physics, Economics and History

1987–1994

Latest Work