HI! I'm Chiel vd Ruit

sr. UX Architect & researcher from Europe

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My Story

For more than 8 years I've been a user centered product designer. Both in-house and as a freelancer I've been working on software developement projects, web applications and mobile apps. The last years my focus has been accessibility for a variety of disabilities.

I've worked on projects alone and within a international team. I've managed projects from the concept to finish (if there is such a thing) dealing with complete user journeys and various stakeholders.

Personal Information

Name : Chiel van de Ruit
Age : 37 Years
Phone : +47 465 32206
Email : chielvdruit@gmail.com
Address : Bergen , Norway

Skills

There many tools and skills I use in different situations and it is ever evolving, here are a few...

Sketch
85%
Adobe CS
80%
Axure
90%
Pen & paper
90%
HTML/CSS
85%
Invision
90%
User research
80%
Product design
85%
User journey mapping
70%
Pixate
45%
Javascript
30%
GIT
40%
Jira
50%
Confluence
60%

Experience

I have a varied career path and every step was important to get the job done today. The family restaurant business and the account management role gave me the people skills I need to actually hear what people say. 2 bachelors and my role as a webdesigner layed the theoretical foundation for me to become an UX Designer.

2016 - present

UX Architect & researcher

Tobii AB

UX Architect

Tobii AB, Tobii Dynavox

Products that improve the quality of life for people with various disabilities and special needs.

UX research and design in augmentative and alternative communication.

2013 - 2016

UX/UI/CX Designer

Conference Compass

UX/UI/CX Designer

Conference Compass

Improving and guarding the overall user experience of all digital touchpoints.
Collaborative Product development and concepting of new products.

2008 - 2013

Interface,- web and mobile designer

Quel

Interface,- web and mobile designer

Quel

Responsive Design and (front-end) development for multiple platforms. User research and usability improvements for both the mobile event app template and the Quel platform.

2007 - 2010

Media Advisor

QuelMedia

Media Advisor

QuelMedia

Consultancy in media products and online strategies for the technical industry.

2005 - 2009

Account Manager

Windows Phone

Account Manager

Quel

Business development, relationship management and consulting.

2008 - Present

Founder - UX/UI Designer

Webdesign Bureau Rotterdam

Founder - UX/UI Designer

Webdesign Bureau Rotterdam

UI/UX Design, responsive design and digital marketing (search engine marketing).

education

A rather colorful educational path gave me the insights I believe one needs to be able to understand various stakeholders in a project. You should be able to actually listen and understand what users say while keeping all stakeholders in the loop.

2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University

Bachelor of applied sciences (B.A.Sc), Communications and multimedia design with a focus on user experience design.

2002 - 2007

Bachelor of Business Administration

Rotterdam University

Bachelor of Business Administration

Rotterdam University

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.S), Management, economics and law with a focus on business law.

1998 - 2001

Certificate

Haagland College

Certificate

Haagland College

Restaurant business school, entrepreneurial route.

PORTFOLIO

Below you can find some basic information about a few projects I've been involved in. I had the lead in all projects and most of my projects were about: Research, protype, validate, iterate and repeat. NOTE: most recent projects are not available for they are under NDA.