My UX Work
I help companies and startups build effective design teams that function as integral parts of their organizations and make products using customer-centric design practices. As a team player, I ensure the design function delivers results, grows, and becomes more valuable to its partners. As a coach, I guide UX professionals across the challenges in their everyday work life and find the next career steps and professional growth.
Build Design Teams for Business Impact
I focus on scaling design teams to mature design organizations that impact business success by utilizing user-centered design.
Design isn't a cookie-cutter template. Each organization deserves its own design setup. Over the years, I have found a few principles and practices I use in developing design teams and UX practices. Analysing the situation at hand, establishing suitable processes and scaling teams all around collaboration.
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What Clients and Colleagues Say about Me
We had a talk about the career challenges and Marvin helped me understand the way to go. He's a good listener and it helped to validate my thoughts and ideas with a more experienced designer. I would love to talk with Marvin again.
Marvin is patient, super approachable. Thanks a lot in providing me industry knowledge for applying to jobs and approaching interviews. He gave me so much clarity to express myself as a designer to recruiters, Thanks a lot for your abundant feedback!!
Marvin and I had very productive conversations from the get-go. He is very knowledgeable and gave me a lot of insights and feedback. Through his guidance, I was able to clearly see what my goals and ambitions are. It really helped me regain my confidence too. If you are looking for a mentor who listens patiently and offers quality advice, I would recommend Marvin.
What struck me about Marvin's leadership is the trust he places in his teams. Many of his team members showed unexpected growth curves and grew in confidence as a result. As his peer I felt equally trusted & empowered in my area of expertise.
Thanks to Marvin we have achieved a seamless integration of UX practices into our agile development process.
I had a great mentor session with Marvin, where I got new perspectives on my career change. It was an informative and straightforward conversation that helped me position myself better and gain insight into the different roles around UX Design. Thank you Marvin, I hope to see you again!
Marvin, as Director of Design, has always managed to balance the requirements of research, design, and business and bring them to fruition!
Thank you, Marvin, for taking out time! He is a very humble and polite design leader who helped me stream through my current career challenges. Would love to connect with him again!
My Thoughts in Writing - Articles on UX and Careers
Redundancy made me better
When I had to leave my position last year, I went through all the stages of grief. Now I can see that there are many ways in which this phase has let me become a better person, both in my professional and private life.
UX Maturity is our Responsibility
Let’s face it; absolutely no company hires UX designers with the intention of not letting them do their job properly. Every role in a business is there to fill a business’s need to provide a service to its customers.
Loveletter to UX
I love the world of UX, but lately, I've noticed some bitterness creeping into our community. We have a unique opportunity to assist mid-career professionals in bridging the gap between theory and practice. So, let's offer guidance whenever needed without becoming grumpy old UX people.