Hi, I am Yakim. I help organisations make intuitive, robust, inclusive and empowering interfaces.
With over 5 years of professional experience in design I have helped many organisations evolve their products and services. From small startups to large corporations.
I love structuring information, finding out how content relates to each other and making that structure understandable and useful for people through an intuitive interface.
I am passionate about solving real world problems. Technology empowers people. It has the ability to connect people. It allows you to understand the world around you and it can make the world more accessible. It democratises societies by giving people and communities their own platform to spread their message. On the flip side, this power can also be used for harm. The dynamic of how technology and design interplays with the world is what draws me to it.
One topic I focus on in particular is accessibility. I think there is a lot of untapped potential for how technology can improve the lives of people by accommodating their individual needs. Not by adding an extra interface layer in between the product and the user, but instead by accounting for different access needs and usage contexts during the design and development processes.
I'm always interested to learn about fields adjacent to design; the build environment—from architecture, to urban planning, to infrastructure—product design, music, and art.
In my day-to-day I work as a designer at Yummygum, a digital agency based in Amsterdam. I am also a member of the COC Youth Council, where I help advocate for equal rights for LGBTI youth.
In my spare time I love exploring urban places and nature by bicycle. You can often find me in a local music venue. I love plants and sometimes I like to take on DIY projects.