Le résumé



Details

Name:
Marlies Deforche
From:
Brussels, Belgium
Twitter:
@miespaties
LinkedIn:
LinkedIn

Experience

July 2014 - Now:
Freelance Service Designer (Brussels, Belgium)
July 2013 - Now:
Service Designer at Greater Good Studio (Chicago, USA)
April 2013 - June 2013:
Service Design Intern at Snook (Glasgow, UK)
Aug. 2012 - Feb 2013:
Student Interactive Art Director at Hyper Island (Stockholm, Sweden)
Aug. 2008 - July 2012:
Interaction designer at Saatchi & Saatchi Brussels (Brussels, Belgium)
April 2001 - July 2008:
Webdesigner at DUO nv (Bruges, Belgium)
Nov. 2000 - Apr. 2001:
Webmaster BrugesOnline Magazine at D&D Group (Bruges, Belgium)
March 2000:
Graphic Design Intern at Watermarque (Dublin, Ireland)
Nov. 1999:
Webdesign Intern at Thinso (Bruges, Belgium)
April 2013 - Now:
Co-founder of vzw Creating Power (non-profit organisation)
Oct. 2011:
Volunteer work in Lwengo district, Uganda (rural development)
August 2010:
Volunteer work in Durban, South Africa (orphanage)
Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2010:
Volunteer work for Oxfam Wereldwinkel Brussels (webdesign)
April 2004 - Dec. 2011:
Volunteer work for Tapisplein vzw Bruges (several webprojects)
Feb. 2000 - May 2000:
Erasmus-student at AIT - Design Department (Athlone, Ireland)
1996 - 2001:
Leader KLJ Oostkamp (youth movement)

Education

2012 - 2013:
Hyper Island Stockholm, Sweden: Interactive Art Director
As a skill boost, I followed a one year graduate program that covered the entire production spectrum, from strategy and branding to execution. I gained expertise in planning, research, user experience, user-centered design, business development and entrepreneurial skills, and left the program with a capacity to navigate group dynamics and practice self-leadership.
2004 - 2005:
Mediacentre KU Leuven: Post-universal degree Usability Design (evening course)
1997 - 2000:
EGON Ghent (now Van Artevelde Hogeschool): Bachelor Graphic Design
1993 - 1995:
Art academy Bruges: Diploma Grafiek (wednesday afternoons)
1991 - 1997:
Vrij Technisch Instituut (VTI) Bruges: Graphic Sciences

Knowledge

UI design
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Visual branding
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Front-end coding
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Wireframing
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Prototyping
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Video-editing
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Dutch
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English
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French
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German
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Spanish
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Swedish
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Download

Download CV in PDF or take a look on LinkedIn.

 

 

Hello!

I'm Marlies from Brussels, Belgium. I'm a freelance service designer working on
products and services that create positive social impact.

The time I've spent in Africa made it clear to me that making a positive impact in this world is what I want to do. My ultimate goal is to reach that level of design that actually improves people's lives.

I just spent a year in Chicago, USA working exclusively for social sector clients at Greater Good Studio on projects across literacy, health care, workforce development and mental health areas. These projects involved design research, user experience, service design, social innovation and business development.
Now I'm eager to apply my learnings in a Belgian setting.

If you're interested in creating social impact through design, please join my Meetup Group.

 

Mail: mies@miespaties.be - Twitter: @miespaties - Skype: miespaties

 

 

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