A Design Sprint is the fastest way to find out if a product is worth developing, if a feature is worth your effort and if your value proposition is really valid. Don’t waste months of time, invest in a high energy collaborative 4-day workshop. The outcome is a detailed interactive prototype, tested by real users, providing clear insights on where to go next.
A UX/UI Audit is a cost effective way to get fast expert advice to pinpoint crucial flaws in your digital product. The audit will address obstacles and will give you a report with clear prioritised actionable advice.
Investing in UX/UI design will make sure your product has a seamless user experience and a beautiful intuative user interface. Leading to decreased risk, development time and customer support costs. Whilst improving KPI’s, customer engagement and retention.
A feedback call is a flexible cost effective way to engage with a senior UX professional to tackle a problem your product is currently facing. We will come up with an actionable plan to solve the problem and look at what steps to take next.
During these flexible 1-on-1 sessions we will come up with a custom tailored strategy to advance your UX / Product Design career.
This includes an in depth review of current portfolio or create a plan to design one from scratch.
Help to leverage of your previous experiences to help you communicate you unique combination of skills. Go into job interviews with confidence and land a role that aligns with your interests and vision.
There is no fixed curriculum so we can focus on what you need help with the most.
These sessions are best suited for junior designers or bootcamp graduates that need help to bridge the gap between your bootcamp (or current job) and your next UX opportunity.
I have helped over 700+ designers in the past 7 years to land jobs at companies like Apple, Google and countless other promising tech companies. Or start their own successful freelance business.
Working with an independent consultant means all your resources will go towards building a better product.
This is the polar opposite compared to agencies that move slow, burn up runway with hefty project management fees, fancy offices, and inefficiënt team meetings.
Having lived and worked from 3 different continents working with clients from 14 different countries has allowed me to adapt quickly and easily work across multiple timezones for fast seamless collaboration with distributed teams.
It also allowed me to develop a solid understanding of global cultural differences and how to create cross-cultural and inclusive products and services.
Leverage the expertise of a Product Design Consultant that is backed by 8 years of formal Art, Design, and Tech education plus 15 years of International UX/UI and Product Design industry experience.
I understand both your business requirements and user needs whilst delivering world-class design work and seamless collaboration with your developers, product managers, and other team members.
“Mike was my UX mentor and helped me learn so much with his extensive knowledge. He navigated the design process with me while giving constructive feedback. His incredible eye for amazing design elevated my designs to a whole new level. He was very informative with my questions. It was so great to work with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone as a mentor or designer!”
“We brought Mike onboard to help with the User Experience of the Ford Owner portal for Asia Pacific. He was great to work with and brought a lot of great ideas to the table – helping to ensure that we had a great foundation for a good revamp of the portal.”
“Mike was my mentor and an incredible force to learn from as I started dipping my toes into the world of UX & Design. He was a fantastic coach, providing actionable feedback and help whenever I needed it, and always challenging me to improve my work. His keen eye for function and design improved my own eye. Under Mike mentorship, I grew my product management and design skills exponentially. Anyone would be lucky to work with Mike, and I'd love the chance to work with him again in the future!”
“I had the pleasure to work with Mike on the User Experience and User Interface of our investment platform. He was a great collaborator, thoughtful and inventive designer and complete professional. I would recommend him without reservation.”
“Mike was crucial to my success as a product designer. When we first met, Mike instantly honed in on my strengths and encouraged me to pursue my interests while circling back to great product design. He also set a high bar for me throughout the program which not only helped me churn out quality work but get a sense of what real world expectations might look like working under a senior designer. His extensive experience as a designer provided an invaluable frame of reference and seemingly infinite archive of advice that supported me when I faced blockers. Mike is also constantly improving his skills as a designer as well, truly exemplifying what it means to always have a beginner mindset. If you are a design student seeking mentorship or just looking for a stellar and experienced designer to create great experiences for your users, you HAVE to connect with Mike Dekker!”
“Mike facilitated an internal innovation workshop to help the team design a new product. Before the workshop, Mike took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions to understand our current circumstances and key business challenges. Mike’s facilitation style was engaging, interactive and helped the team to discover a new opportunity that we were previously unaware of. The entire team enjoyed working with Mike and learnt a lot from his extensive experience and knowledge in this area.”
Mike Dekker was a Mentor with both Thinkful and Bloc for over 7 years. He has been a strong support for students learning new skills in Design and has received exceptional student feedback from mentees who benefited from his knowledge and mentorship. Thinkful is an Chegg service that offers online education courses to adult learners looking to change their careers. Our Design program prepares individuals for careers in UX/UI Design. Mentorship is a core component of the support that Thinkful offers to our students, and Mike was consistently demonstrated excellence in mentorship. Throughout his time at Thinkful, Mike mentored hundreds of students through their course work on Design topics including Visual Design, UX/UI Design Fundamentals, HTML, CSS, and Visual Design tools.
We highly recommend Mike for his Design knowledge and compassionate approach to working with beginners.