Thessa Jansen

About

Thessa Jansen

As a designer I like to tackle problems and to face challenges. Design is not only about making things beautiful. It is much more than that. It has a purpose, it solves a problem, and more important is solves a problem so we as humans can improve our lives.

For me, a design process starts with asking questions and figuring out the purpose. For who am I designing? Searching for the underlying purpose, and most often that is not the one you had in your mind before starting the research.

Design is about ergonomics, psychology, emotions and experiences. Always keeping in mind the user’s wishes, beliefs, motivations and context. I don’t design for a moment, I design for an experience, where the before- and after using the product/service matters too.

I approach a design project, with a vast range of design and research methods that I have learnt over the years. But above all, it’s about a creative way of problem solving.

Experience

my design experience

Jansen Design & Jansen Interior

2019 - Present

Founder of Jansen Design and Jansen Interior. 

UX, UI, Interaction, Service, Graphic and Webdesign

Flachau, Austria

Kiska

2016 - 2019

Interaction, UX, UI, Service and HMI Designer. I worked on projects for KTM, Husqvarna, Mennekes, Grünbeck and BSH Home Appliances.

Anif-Salzburg, Austria

www.kiska.com

Freelance

2013 - 2016

Freelance designer in The Netherlands.

Web Design, Product Design, Brand Identity Design, Artwork, Graphic Design

Enschede, Rotterdam, Amsterdam

Education

MY background

Master Design for Interaction

2013 - 2016

Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Minor Psychology

2013 - 2016

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering

2009 - 2013

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Tools

Tools I work with

Illustrator
Sketch
Photoshop
InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
After Effects & Premiere Pro
Solidworks & Blender (3D)
WordPress
Confluence / Jira
HTML / CSS

Languages

Hallo, Hello, Servus!

Dutch

Native proficiency

English

Professional working proficiency

German

Professional working proficiency

French

Elementary proficiency

Spanish

Elementary proficiency