Helen van Baal
I'm trained in human-centred and innovation design. I apply both in various fields, always aiming at creating the most meaningful solutions and interactions.
I'm driven by experimental, creative approaches, am very process aware and love to create stuff. I constantly experiment with and build my own design tools. I love working in teams and believe that great design can best be accomplished by multidisciplinary teams.
In the past I have worked as a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, a programme lead at the HPI School of Design Thinking (d-school), a service designer for the Deutsche Telekom, and a freelance designer and lecturer all over the world. I have experience in teaching design and design thinking in various cultures, working in education, social innovation and business design, spanning all levels of the design process.
Apart from designing and teaching, I love (improv) theatre, the ocean, books, discovering tiny details nobody pays attention to, and kickboxing.