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Dimitrie Hoekstra

Sr. Product/UX Designer, Speaker, Digital nomad, Motorcyclist, and Technology Evangelist

Startup Founder (TBA). Previously Sr. Product Designer on Design Systems at Postman & CI/CD Product Designer at GitLab.

Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs with around 20M users. GitLab is an open-core platform for the complete software DevOps lifecycle, used by more than 30M users and 100,000+ organizations around the globe.

I specialize in working for companies that optimize for a remote-only work lifestyle. Working daily with a team of people across various locations and time zones means that you need to optimise how you collaborate and get things done. I elaborate on this in my personal readme which is available to anyone asynchronously.

Currently, I live and work remotely from Spain (plus the Netherlands and Berlin). In the past, I have traveled and worked full-time for 3+ years across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and Europe. Nowadays, I mostly frequent Europe, where I attend meetups and conferences like Hatch and PenpotFest. You can follow my travels on my nomad profile.

In the past, I helped out as a mentor for Ladies that UX Amsterdam. On GitLab I host projects such as my personal dotfiles. Additionally, feel free to check out my Figma profile for published templates.

I am invested in technical topics such as Git, continuous integration and deployment, and managing design systems. Optimising the collaboration within the triad of PM, UX, and Engineering to best drive products forward effectively is something that keeps me busy.

In other words, I am a curious person. Don't hesitate to say or simply WhatsApp me! Need to send me money? Feel free to use!

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