You have cool ideas for a digital service...

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You’re thinking about a more engaging way to recruit talent...

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Digital innovation should be fast, fun and feasible

Discover the value of a behavioural approach

NewBird works with organisations who believe that digital transformation is about people, such as ING Bank, KLM and Utrecht University. We accelerate innovation with behavioural design, rapid prototyping and digital production.

We are a digital innovator powered by behavioural science, (game) design & technology

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OUR TEAM

Get to know the NewBirds.

Jaap Gerretsen

Creative Strategist / Partner

Jaap Gerretsen

Creative strategist who defines clear visions and develops new ideas on digital services with clients.

Work

strategy, ideation, design thinking, art direction, workshops

Private

family, martial arts, survival run

Antoon Sturkenboom

Concept Lead / Partner

Antoon Sturkenboom

Innovative concept designer and project director with a trackrecord in gamification and interactive media.

Work

Ideation, design thinking, projectmanagement, storytelling, workshops

Private

Arnhem, married, rowing 8, bicycle, movies, friends

Marcel van Buren

Managing Partner

Marcel van Buren

Human centred entrepeneur. Dedicated to build great teams and make a positive impact on society.

Work

honesty, growth, leadership, results

Private

family, soccer, iceskating, cycling

Jenny Kan

Design Strategist / Lead Design

Jenny Kan

Hands on Design Strategist passionate about defining a product's competitive edge & fitting design solutions.

Work

Strategy, ideation, concept, art direction, design, UI/UX.

Private

Amsterdam, family, friends, movies, yoga.

Remco Timmers

Interactive Technology Lead

Remco Timmers

Dedicated tech lead and frontend development expert. Always aiming for the best User Experience.

Work

Visual/Game design, analytical, prototyping tech, helicopter view

Private

Games, guitar, movies, japan, food and whiskey

Jef van den Hout

Associate Behavioural Expert

Jef van den Hout

Behavioural expert, passionate about teams. Founder and evangelist of the Team Flow methodology.

Work

Flowsparker, researcher, coach, speaker, Phd, PD, Msc, inspirator.

Private

Music (Drums), Football, Rowing, Running, Traveling, Photography

Victor Gerritsen

Interactive Technology Expert

Victor Gerritsen

Curious developer and backend wizard. Likes researching and experimenting with new technologies.

Work

Pitfall detective, rapid prototyping, fullstack, puns

Private

More puns, gaming, movies, family, friends

Wesley Smit

Media en Game Expert

Wesley Smit

Gamification scientist and evangelist, creating motivating concepts and clear flowcharts.

Work

Ideation, concepting, visual thinking, flowcharts, writing, workshops

Private

Jesus, family, friends, food, basketball, movies

Michel Kauffman

Interactive Technology Expert

Michel Kauffman

Analytical developer and visual artist. Designing solid solutions using existing and upcoming technologies.

Work

From vision to implementation, agile coaching, dreaming, realism, systems-thinking, prototyping

Private

Utrecht, running, cooking, contemporary painting & drawing, music, Zen

Marijke van Himbergen

Junior designer

Marijke van Himbergen

Illustrating graphic designer with a passion for typography.
Work
Visualization, illustration, graphic design & concept
Private
Gamer, Utrecht, drawing, geocaching, Netflixer & cats

Berglind Jonsdottir

Master New Media Science

Berglind Jonsdottir

Passionate researcher @ New Media & Digital Culture Master studies and social media expert.
Work
Social media, marketing, gamification, research.
Private
Iceland, family, politics, dance, interior design.

Dwaynne Mendoza

Cognitive Psychologist

Dwaynne Mendoza

Cognitive psychologist, aimed at bridging the gaps between theories and practice.
Work
Behavioural Expert, Human Computer Interaction, learning processes, gamification and cognitive ergonomics/enhancement research.
Private
Basketball, kickboxing, fitness, gaming, movies and music.

Pedro Moura

Game Designer

Pedro Moura

Game Designer creating fun and impactful experiences for players.

Work

Game design, gamification, visual and conceptual design, concept art, programming.

Private

Portugal, gamer, drawing, cinema, kung fu, DM.

Intern or open application

Contact us below

Intern or open application

Are you a design, development, behavioural or media science student? Apply for an internship in our multidisciplinairy team. Are you an expert? Make an open application.

Are you?

ambitious, communicator, curious, team player

Our Services

We believe a human centred approach to digital innovation is crucial to improve your business.

Analysis and ideation

From challenge to concept in one week. We create testable, visual concepts that are firmly established in behavioural science and design thinking.

Rapid prototyping and validation

A fast track to tangible results. Always quickly test concepts and assumptions. We prototype, test and evaluate to ensure you are working on the right solution.

Design and gamification

A great user experience is essential for a successful product. We base our design decisions on science for maximum effect and we use proven game-mechanics and storytelling to engage users.

Development

From experience we know what is essential for a successful project. Our front- and backend developers realise responsive web applications, native mobile apps or games.

Wondering how gamification or games can add value to your business?

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Work with us when you want to:

- keep the focus on the end user
- add value to your business goals
- use the creative power of your people
- ensure your solution is the right one

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