My latest work
OfficeHub is matches people who look for coworking spaces and people who have such. It's both a phone service and a platform similar to AirBnb.
For OfficeHub I designed and built everything from their current landing page to their new platform (currently in beta) - from pixel to data-model.
Sep 2016 - Feb 2017
Legatbogen is Denmark's largest search engine for grants and scholarships with an audience spanning from students to scientists.
For Legatbogen I built the frontend from scratch for their current platform. I worked together with their backend developer, and helped the designer from time to time.
May 2016 - Aug 2016
Zetland is digital and well-funded news-magazine that publish long-form articles and seek to cut through the noise of click-bait and snappy headlines.
For Zetland I layed the foundation for their current frontend. I also helped out with design now and then and attended discussions on usability, data-models etc.
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Some of the tools I know and love
I spent a few weeks with React before understanding what was going on. I haven't found a replacement since.
Webpack is my go to build tool because of resolves, code-splits and asynchronous module loading.
I use Jekyll for sites like this. It's quick, has little boilerpate and works without one maintaining a package.json
I learned PHP from developing Wordpress themes and plugins. I use it when scope and/or budget is a match.
I've always loved building stuff and had taught myself to code before university. Because of that I chose an educational path that allowed me to gain knowledge in a not so technical area, and thus studied Information Management at Copenhagen Business School. That gave me a theoretical foundation for working with user research, information architecture and data storage 🤓
After graduating I worked more than 5 years as a freelance designer and developer. During this time I used the freedom of remote work to travel and live in Barcelona, New York and Hamburg. These days I wake up in Copenhagen 😎
During the past decade I've been lucky enough to join and co-found a handful of companies 🚀 Some successes, some failures. These experiences have taught me a bit about the non-technical side of validating, building and selling digital products. Some of my takeaways are listed here:
1 ) Assumptions are dangerous; the world is not what we think. As a designer and developer I've spent too much of my life building products people didn't need. I've learned the hard way what pretotyping is all about - test before you build. Hence, I value "data shows" and "we know" way more than "I think" or "we believe".
2 ) Asking why is important; a given but often forgotten when the band's playing. Questions such as: Why is feature X more important than feature Y? Why are we having this discussion? Do we have product-market-fit or is our world-view distorted due to our love for the product? Could've saved me many missteps.
3 ) Have fun; we're only here once. It's a cliché, I know. But I wanna be able to look back and think of my time in front of the screen (quite a lot to be honest) as a fun time. I don't care if it's a funny comment on Slack, a joke on Skype or a beer after work.. I seek to work with teams (with cultures) that support it 🙌