Hello, my name is Lisa and I'm a designer and web developer specialized in data visualization and maps. I turn data into beautiful visualizations and user-friendly experiences. I merge data, design and narrative so you can communicate effectively, reveal insights and make informed decisions.
Some people are surprised to hear I do design and development, but I really love both. I adore the inexplicable beauty of design, and at the same time I enjoy solving technical puzzles by coding. With both skills under one roof I can easily recognise the possibilities of interactive media, and I always have a good overview of the process.
I’m good at structuring and analysing data and information, and translating it to something visual. Having a strong knowledge of web development really helps my design process, as I have a realistic view of the creative possibilities and technical constraints. I want to make long-lasting quality stuff that is expressive, inventive and, above all, useful.
1 → Discovery & ideation
I like to learn everything about your organisation with my fresh set of eyes. We discuss the goal of the project, and may already come up with some first ideas.
2 → Design
I'll provide mockups and prototypes. We'll discuss the designs together, so you'll understand the design decisions and can explain them to other stakeholders.
3 → Build
You sit back and relax. I'll pick the best approach to bring the design to life - and with the best tools.
4 → Launch
You'll have a project ready to share with the world. I'll give you the materials to showcase your story.
Way back in 1999 I hand-coded my first website, and in 2003 I did my first client project. Since then I’ve been developing myself continuously, studying graphic design at The Royal Academy of Art and computer science at Leiden University. I like to work for governments, startups and non-profits, and regularly team up with independent creative professionals like myself.
I occassionaly organize programming workshops for women because I think it’s important to decrease the gender gap in IT. Read more about the workshops here.
I share an office space with other creatives at Elke Dag Vers. Apart from my work I love music, good vegetarian food, going on long hikes, cycling and rock climbing. In a previous life I used to be a DJ.