Hey there, I’m Ondrej.

I’m a designer, entrepreneur, and teacher creating game-based learning experiences.

This is my digital garage where you can follow my work and learning process.

Living and biking everywhere in Amsterdam.

Building games to train problem-solvers

How to use games to teach kids problem-solving, decision-making, and cooperation in teams.

November 18, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q3 2022

My quarterly reflection about moving to Amsterdam, looking for a job, and designing games.

October 10, 2022 · 11 min · Ondrej Markus

Let's talk games

I want to write about games and what makes them remarkable.

August 2, 2022 · 3 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q2 2022

A very personal reflection on my work-life from April to June 2022.

July 11, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus

Why don't I do what I say I want

A month ago, I switched from a writing-only lifestyle to a part-time design job. I joined an innovation agency where I worked a year ago to lead a project with a big corporate client. We agreed on four days a week because I wanted to keep one day for writing. I promised myself I will keep writing articles every week. Well. I did not publish anything since then. And I’m not happy about that....

June 7, 2022 · 8 min · Ondrej Markus

What the work happened: Q1 2022

A very personal reflection on my work-life from January to March 2022.

April 28, 2022 · 20 min · Ondrej Markus

Prime your mind for better decisions

How to be your best self when making life-changing decisions.

March 31, 2022 · 6 min · Ondrej Markus

Go nuts to find your balance

About a month ago, I wrote about how keeping a feelgood journal can help you train your brain to be more optimistic. It’s a perfect example of going to an extreme as a form of overcompensation. And I’d argue it’s something we all do and it can be very effective if used well. So today, I want to explore how can we use overcompensation to find the right balance in whatever we want to do....

March 29, 2022 · 4 min · Ondrej Markus

Leverage your money-making potential

How to live more intentionally without worrying about money.

March 24, 2022 · 5 min · Ondrej Markus

The best thing money can buy

To me, the best use of money is buying my freedom. Specifically, the autonomy to use my time however I choose. Working only on projects I choose to work on Spending time with a friend in the middle of a workday Going for a long walk whenever it’s sunny outside These are the best things I ever bought with my money. And I wonder, why don’t we get the freedom, autonomy, and flexibility we could have right now, and instead buy cars and houses and other stuff that only makes our lives more expensive?...

March 22, 2022 · 2 min · Ondrej Markus