Hey. 👋🏻. My name is Geffrey van der Bos. I am a digital product designer.
This is my personal blog. My believe is that design has become a cesspool of jargon and complicated methods. They are valid methods, yet hard to get into as an outsider.
My mission is to make design accessible to all.
I write on product design, marketing and consumer technology. My goal is to create an easy-to-read resource about design. For business owners, entrepreneurs and makers. People that want to keep up to date, yet don't feel the need to deep dive into the industry.
As a leader, [Geffrey] watches closely and caters to his colleagues’ learning needs and experience, and is very happy to pass on all the knowledge he has. — Sally Amin, Freelance Visual Designer
I post two to three times a week. If you are responsible for a digital product and its success, make sure you subscribe to my e-mail list or RSS feed. That way you won't miss that piece of information needed to meet your product's goals!
If you are new to this blog, you might want to start off with my top posts:
Keep reading if you're more interested in me as a professional. 👨🏻🔬
I was 14 years old when my parent's signed me up for an HTML course. We ended up winning the national competition with our website “Hoera Verkeer!”.
I got a taste of what was to come. A few years and bad album covers later, I started diving into my own website. I hosted it on my computer, opened some ports and couldn't be more proud to see my ‘Hello world’ on a friend's monitor.
Skip forward a few years and over a few bad decisions. I start studying International Communication at Hanze University Groningen.
During that course, I've developed as a communications professional. I ended up doing a student exchange in Stuttgart, Germany. I studied Visual Communication at the Hochschule Der Medien.
A perfect fit for a design driven communications professional.
During a party I met my current employers, Andreas Gawelczyk and Matthias Nagel. I've did an internship with that amazing team, and a few years later they asked me to work full time with them.
I've been exploring the position of lead Product Design ever since.
I've worked together with teams from Success Hotel Group, Sony, Daimler, Alcon, Novoferm, and many more.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (email). I'll get back to you within the day.
This blog is build on Grav CMS with a theme I put together myself. It's hosted on a shared server from Namecheap, and the domainname is registered there as well.
My personal URL Shortener (geff.re) is based on Yourls.
Geomanist is the typeface you are reading this in.
The newsletter is (for now) done with TinyLetter.
I keep track of ideas and posts in Notion. Any interested thought I 'voice note' to Google Keep.
Most posts I write in iA Writer and check for readability in Hemingway Editor.