A short introduction

I’m Sjors Timmer, a senior user experience designer with over ten years experience designing for finance, e-commerce, government, healthcare and social networks. I’ve worked for start-ups, agencies and established companies.

I enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to understand and define challenges and explore, test and build solutions that meet user needs and business goals.

I’ve been fortunate enough to contribute, lead, learn and grow in amazing environments such as Designit, Farfetch, Specsavers and the UK’s Ministry of Justice.

I hold two MA degrees, one from Goldsmiths, University of London, and one from HKU, School of the Arts, Utrecht.

Learn more about me on Linkedin or download my CV and Portfolio.

Talks
I enjoy reading about psychology and philosophy and trying to connect it to our design work. To wrestle with ideas, design talks and communicate clearly continues to be a rewarding and educational experience.

Space as a medium for interaction design – Interaction 18
Designing better forms
Hermeneutics for Designers – UX Brighton

Find all talks here.

Writing
To me writing has a lot in common with design. It’s about taking ideas from many places, making sense of it all, and slowly word by word creating a new world out of the parts.

Some recent favourites:
Personal Finance 1 – Bad with money? Blame your brain
Personal Finance 2 – Show your money who’s boss
Personal Finance 3 – Financially fit, a plan for life

Some golden oldies:
Augmented spaces as the future of interaction design
Conversations with the past – hermeneutics for designers
Rem Koolhaas – designing the design process

Read even more in the archive.

Contact
Connect with me on Linkedin, follow me on Twitter or be old school and send me an email.