A Researcher and Designer based in New York City.

Through a continuous interplay of applied design experiments and future social research he is uniquely positioned to advise global brands, startups and scientific institutions to uncover unique future applications for their technologies.

As an independent consultant he directly advises global brands such as the VW Future Center, Audi Data Strategy Services, the BBVA Innovation Center and startups such as Citizen and Status.

Projects he has led have helped BBVA’s Innovation Center to create a range of urban data driven services that were taken from initial research to successful market entry, enabled Audi to develop a range of products around privacy for their future cars and helped the VW Future Center through a range of speculative products to explore the changes in our expectations on future products once ‘everyday AI’ becomes embedded in our lives.

Prior to his independent consulting activities he has worked for renown agencies such as Artefact, Antenna Design, ReD Associates and IDEO.

Next to his consulting activities, he teaches the class 'Future (Im)perfect' at New York City’s School of Visual Arts as well as Parsons School of Design. In the class - together with the students - he develops new methods that utilize design to highlight the social and ethical implications of today’s emerging technologies entering our everyday lives.

For his work he has received several distinctions and awards from the Art Directors Club, the Red Dot Award, the German Design Price, Fast Company's Innovation by Design, the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award and IDSA.

His work has been exhibited internationally such as at the Westbound Shanghai Architectural Biennial, Data in the 21st Century exhibition at V2 Rotterdam, Data Traces Riga and the Big Bang Data exhibition at London’s Somerset house.

He is an avid speaker and has recently spoken at conferences such as Interaction18, OFFF Barcelona, FITC Toronto and TEDx among others.

Selected Talks

TEDx, Louvain-le-Nouve

An interactive experiment - involving a live audience - that practically showcases how quickly our own personal data can come back to haunt us.

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Interaction18, Lyon

Proposing new methods to explore the ethical implications of todays emerging technologies.

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  • Interaction19, Seattle, 2019
  • OFFF, Barcelona, 2019
  • UX Day, Mannheim, 2018
  • Vivid, Sidney, 2018
  • TEDx, UC Louvain, 2018
  • MTP Engage, Hamburg, 2018
  • Vivid, Sidney, 2018
  • FITC, Toronto, 2018
  • SYPartners Lunch & Wow, NYC, 2018
  • Microsoft Design & AI, Seattle, 2018
  • Interaction18, Lyon, 2018
  • Globant Converge, NYC, 2017
  • Strata New York City, 2017
  • Bloomberg Big Apple Redux, NYC, 2017
  • Interaction17, NYC, 2017
  • Wolfram Alpha Data Summit, 2016
  • Geo NYC, 2016

Selected Awards

  • German Design Award
  • Mercury Innovation Award
  • Red Dot Award
  • Kantar ‘Information is beautiful’ Award (Gold & Silver)
  • Interaction17 Awards - Shortlist
  • IDEA (International Design Excellence Award
  • ADC (Art Directors Club - Germany)
  • Fastco Innovation by Design Awards - Finalist

Works exhibited at

  • Neotopia: Data and Humanity, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, 2017
  • Social Mobility: Envisioning Bodies in Motion, Hyundai, Bejing, 2017
  • You are here NYC, Pratt Gallery, New York, 2017
  • Biennial Graphic Design Festival Breda, Netherlands, 2016
  • Data Traces, Riga, Latvia, 2016
  • Data in the 21st Century, V2, Rotterdam, 2016
  • Big Bang Data, Somerset House London, 2016
  • In the Public Eye, New York Public Library, New York, 2015
  • Filmatic Festival, UCSD, La Jolla, California, 2015
  • Westbund Biennial of Architecture, Shanghai, 2015
  • Data Esthetics exhibition, ACM Multimedia Amsterdam, 2015

Selected Press

  • CBS News
  • FastCompany
  • Creators Project
  • PFSK
  • Gizmodo
  • Wired Magazine
  • The Verge
  • FastCoDesign
  • Flowing Data