The most rewarding part of my day is showing someone a solution that makes them say, “Yes! This is exactly what I need.” As a product manager, my job is figuring out how to get there and leading others to do the same.
I currently work as Head of Product and Innovation for Binkies 3D, where I develop our company’s product development framework, lead the Product team, and guide new products from initial idea to market. Next to my work there, I do freelance work for select branding projects under the name Studio Beloved. I'm also an active member in online conversations around product management and web development as a writer and an editor for A List Apart.
Full-time, Jan 2021 - present ( year mos.)
Full-time, Jan 2020 - Jan 2021 (1 year)
Part time (volunteer basis), Jan 2019 - present ( years)
Fulltime, Jan 2019 - Dec 2020 (1 year)
Part-time, Nov 2018 - Dec 2019 (1 year 1 mos.)
Part-time, Feb 2012 - Nov 2018 (6 years 10 mos.)
Part-time, Dec 2017 - May 2018 (6 mos.)
Part-time, Jun 2017 - Nov 2017 (6 mos.)
The flowers on this page are taken from 17th century floral still lifes by two Dutch female artists: Maria van Oosterwijck and Rachel Ruysch.
When I began redesigning my portfolio, I opted a dark design early on. In drawing inspiration, I started thinking about Dutch Golden Age painting, which is characterized by muted, moody colors. Working in the Netherlands in quite a different medium — one in which constant advances often render even last year's work dated — I liked the idea of utilizing this traditional work in a new way.
When doing research, I discovered that floral paintings were often the specialty of the few female painters of the era. I knew that in evoking the feeling of this genre of art, I wanted to celebrate these female artists and their beautiful work.
Many thanks to the Rijksmuseum and their Rijks Studio for access to high-resolution images of these paintings. To learn more about van Oosterwijck and Ruysch, head to the Rijksmuseum's website.