HI! I'm Chiel vd Ruit

UX/UI Designer from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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My Story

Hello, I’m an UI/UX Designer & Product Manager from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

For more than 7 years I've been a user centered designer. Both in-house and as a freelancer I've been working on software developement projects, web applications and mobile apps.

I've worked on projects alone and with a team of people from all over the world. 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 : 35 Years
Phone : +31 6 25094479
Email : chielvdruit@gmail.com
Address : Rotterdam , The Netherlands

Skills

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

Adobe CS
100%
Axure
90%
JavaScript
65%
HTML/CSS
99%
GIT
50%
User research
80%
Responsive design
85%
Proto.io
60%
Pixate
45%
Sketch
30%
Pencil and paper
100%
UX Techniques
80%

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.

2013 - Present

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.

2009 - 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.

Contact

Rotterdam, The Netherlands