Teun Somers

Teun Somers

UX & Design, Strategy & Brand in The Netherlands

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4 months ago

I’m a Digital Designer with years of experience in Design, UX Strategy, Art Direction and DesignOps.

I specialize in creating digital products, design systems and design teams. Connecting business, systems & people. I believe simplicity is the key to great user experiences.

If you need a hands-on designer whilst also helping other designers produce their best work by coaching, mentoring and lead by example. Contact me

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DHB Bank

For the International Dutch based DHB Bank I was responsible for leading UX Design & Strategy - setting out design principles, visual guidelines and user experience for the digital presence of DHB Bank.

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AS Watson

In my role at AS Watson, serving as a UX designer for various Kruidvat projects, I am focused on optimizing the shopping experience. I prioritize features that simplify and enhance the shopping process, including an easy-to-use member corner, personalized recommendations, and a streamlined checkout process.

As an integral part of the DevOps team, I am actively introducing new ways of working and contributing to the ongoing development of the first digital Kruidvat Design System. I am also involved in the recruitment and onboarding of internal junior & medior UX designers as well as mentoring an external design team in London.

  • Introduce a new way of working at AS Watson by implementing design tools, establishing the first design system, and implementing prototyping within the organization.

  • Establish the first-ever digital design system for Kruidvat & Trekpleister brands.

  • Hire the first batch of UX designers and mentor junior UX designers.

  • Translate strategic business ideas into high-level design proposals.

  • Create detailed UX designs for handoff to the development team.

  • Leading the UX design team (based in London) for the design of the Trekpleister brand.

  • Validate and communicate design concepts with business & stakeholders.

  • Serve as the go-to person for UX within the DevOps department.

BNG Bank
  • Collaborating across functions to integrate UX into the product development process.

  • Providing clarity to complex, sometimes ambiguous projects and processes.

  • Gathering and assessing user requirements.

  • Developing efficient user flows and prototypes.

  • Collecting and checking user needs.

  • Articulating complex, sometimes abstract concepts — explaining the rationale behind decisions and direction.

  • Creating userflows for the successful delivery of UX design.

  • Setting design principles and standards while ensuring the development team follows them accurately.

Blasts from the past
2010 — 2015
2007 — 2010
2001 — 2003
UX & Visual Designer at 1127


Bronze IMC Award
Silver Esprix