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Sjors Timmer

Sjors Timmer

Interaction designer Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Charlotte S. Sjors has invited Fabian Valkenberg

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  • Posted to I'd love to hear you stories about moving abroad as a designer., in reply to Darren Krape , Oct 10, 2018

    Yeah, there's quite a large english speaking UX community here. Another large employer is Zalando. Feel free to drop me a note, when you're seriously considering moving.

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  • Posted to I'd love to hear you stories about moving abroad as a designer., in reply to Darren Krape , Oct 09, 2018

    Have a look for Cogs Berlin on Linkedin: http://cogsagency.com/offices/berlin/ should be easy to find someone who works with companies in your area of expertise.

    It's already a while back I worked in Amsterdam, I think what they've in common is that both have a lot of companies and you can get away with English. Amsterdam is also a wealthy, modern (and a bit touristy city). Berlin is something else altogether, it's great, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get the whole city in the 21st century (which also comes with the opportunity to do things differently).

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  • Posted to I'd love to hear you stories about moving abroad as a designer., Oct 05, 2018

    Yes, I've done this. (moved from Amsterdam to London to Berlin).

    Perhaps the trick is to reframe it from hiring internationally to hiring you locally, after which you move.

    Unless you are exceptionally good, it's going to hard to have someone provide you with a full-time contract and visa after a few skype-calls. Meeting people face to face, even just for an hour, can make things happen a lot easier and faster.

    A first easy step could be to find an English speaking recruiter in the cities you're interested in and see if they are up for a Skype call. A bit more costly could be to go to a city for a short time and try to meet up with some local designers (meetup.com can be a good source to find events to meet people). Even more expensive (but it works the best) is to put everything you have now in storage , rent a local Airbnb for a month and start looking for a job.

    In most capital cities (like Berlin or Amsterdam) it should be possible to find an English speaking job (although UX jobs are a bit harder than UI jobs from my experience).

    I would also recommend to think in cities instead of countries (in most countries, smaller cities can be hard to get started if you only speak English).

    Good luck!

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  • Posted to Work without a contract? How does that work?, Apr 13, 2018

    I remember a different variation; wherein the designer requests to be paid as a percentage of the additional revenue generated after the redesign.

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  • Posted to Notion 2.0, in reply to Andrew C , Mar 21, 2018

    It’s a build your own data mgmt tool tool

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  • Posted to Apple's new WWDC page is live!, Mar 13, 2018

    oh boy

    Oh Boy! Aqua's back!

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  • Posted to 10 Most Awesome Hi-fi Prototypes of 2017, Dec 28, 2017

    And here I was hoping for some fresh examples from this thread: https://gearpatrol.com/2015/05/14/vintage-hi-fi-sound-systems/

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  • Posted to The future of computing in the work place, Dec 20, 2017

    I tried to explore the underlying principles of our interactions with space. Hopefully this will help people who are currently working with AR and VR interfaces to see beyond what is currently technically possible.

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  • Posted to Swiss style landing page, which one do you like?, in reply to Ovidiu Berdila , Dec 06, 2017

    Great answer!

    For me they’re all a bit too similar to really say something about liking one more than others.

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  • Posted to Swiss style landing page, which one do you like?, Dec 06, 2017
    • Who is your audience?
    • What do they look for in a designer?
    • What do you want them to think about you?
    • Within which constraints does your solution have to exist?
    • How will you know if you have achieved your aims?

    In my humble opinion you want to steer away from what anyone person might like or not like, and move towards why one solution works better than another.

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