I’m a designer, entrepreneur, and teacher creating game-based learning experiences.
Living and biking everywhere in Amsterdam.
How to use games to teach kids problem-solving, decision-making, and cooperation in teams.
My quarterly reflection about moving to Amsterdam, looking for a job, and designing games.
I want to write about games and what makes them remarkable.
A very personal reflection on my work-life from April to June 2022.
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....
A very personal reflection on my work-life from January to March 2022.
How to be your best self when making life-changing decisions.
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....
How to live more intentionally without worrying about money.
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?...