My name is
Lieke van Raan
Born ('94) and raised in the netherlands.
Lived and studied in delft, milan and oslo.
I am a creative, entrepreneurial and dedicated designer. My main field is human-centered design but I have experience in systemic design too and I love to work visually. I would describe myself as a curious, positive and open-minded team player.
A bit more personal..
Besides design, my life is filled with dancing (salsa, modern, you name it, I like it!), photography, lots of laughter with friends and family, some yoga and running, cappuccinos, cookies and plants that need all my love and care. I like to stroll through the city, excited by the people around me, but I also enjoy taking a good walk in the forest with the dog. My free time goes to all sorts of creative projects; from sewing a new skirt till creating photobooks.
jan 2017 - july 2019
Msc Design for Interaction - Technical University (TU) Delft
Graduated Cum Laude | Thesis topic 'Towards a Circular Denim industry'. Rewarded with a 9.5/10.
Aug 2018 - jan 2019
Systems Oriented Design course - Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
sept 2014 - feb 2015
Erasmus Exchange Programme - Politecnico di Milano
sept 2012 - nov 2016
Bsc Industrial Design Engineering - Technical University (TU) Delft
september 2019 - now
House of Denim foundation | Strategic & Visual Design, project management
As freelancer I am implementing the Dutch Denim Programme, the strategic design proposal I created during my graduation project which is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. In this programme we are creating and stimulating a coalition of denim leaders (brands, mills and other stakeholders) to collaboratively kickstart the wide-scale use of recycled cotton, as a first step towards a circular denim industry.
april 2013 - now
Co-owner Virtuwoos | Photography & Graphic Design
Ever since 2013 my co-founder Marieke van Dijk and I decided to follow our passion and entrepreneurial drive. We started the company Virtuwoos, proficient in several art disciplines such as photography, graphic design, art, and fashion. We started to challenge ourselves and develop our creative and entrepreneurial skills. In the past years, we have worked on more that 100 graphic design and photography projects. At the moment we are focussing on wedding photography and graphic design jobs (visual identity, illustrations and web design). You can find a selection of our work here and more information and work at www.virtuwoos.nl.
February 2018 - august 2018
Intern UX Design - Acato
Acato designs, builds and develops online experiences: effective solutions that bring a smile to your face. Internship in User experience Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design.
August 2016 - September 2016
Graphic design - BVR Adviseurs
Designing presentation booklets of urban planning proposals.
July 2015 - July 2016
Supervisor Outgoing Exchange - AIESEC
Full-time voluntary board position at AIESEC Delft. AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization developing the leadership potential of young people present in over 112 countries. AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to go on international internships, acquire leadership experience and participate in a global learning environment. My role has been the supervisor and coach of the team which facilitates volunteer experiences abroad for the students in Delft.
September 2013 - July 2014
Photography committee - Study association I.D.
November 2013 - April 2014
Online marketing - Wobs
Adobe After Effects
Research & Design
Context mapping, interviewing, creative sessions, emphasizing with client ánd users, planning, giga-mapping, translating design research into ideas and concepts, sketching, wire-framing, (experience) prototyping, usability testing, user experience testing, roadmap building, graphic design, visualization, photography.
French, German, Italian (Beginner)