Sander de Gans


Rotterdam, Netherlands
I am an experienced user experience and visual designer, with focus on UX concept and design. With over 15 years experience in the field, I'm used to working in a team with the most advanced user experiences and user interfaces for digital platforms and products (websites and apps). I have about 10 years of experience working at digital agencies (which of the last 4 years as an art director, responsible for concept and design for web and apps at digital agency Mangrove) with knowledge of both the waterfall and scrum methodology. I have worked in several (international oriented) teams within both the client and agency organisation.

I have experience with projects ranging in degree of size and complexity. I prefer to work on digital platforms and smartphone apps, but my experience extends from online campaigns for political parties (eg. PvdA) and multinational corporations (eg. Delta Lloyd) informative platforms (eg. and corporate websites (eg. Omron Healthcare Europe - with a Dutch Interactive Award nomination).

I have experience working with usability testing and implementing improvements based on the outcomes.

I have good communication skills and enjoy working with people. For that reason, I have proven working well with clients and team members together over the years.

For more references and work or a full CV, please contact personally by phone +31(0)6 4713 4703 or send me an email: sander [a]

Work Experience


Freelance digital creative (UI/UX)

As a freelance digital creative (UI/UX) I focus on concept and design for web and apps. I work for various Dutch and international businesses, startups, government and digital agencies.

Working for digital agencies such as:
- Mangrove -
- iOnline -
- XSARUS E-development & Consulting -

Working for clients such as:
- Gemeente Rotterdam (commisioned by Mangrove)
- Aafje Thuiszorg (commisioned by Mangrove)
- YoungCapital -
- Solcon Internet Provider (commisioned by iOnline)
- Nederlandse Rechtsbijstand Groep -

For more references and work, please contact me.
January 2015 - Present Netherlands


Art director

As an Art Director at one of the leading Dutch digital agencies, I'm a member of the Concept & Design team and responsible for concept and design, for websites, mobile apps and online campaigns. In this job, I also do a lot of pitch presentations in order to win new business.

I worked for clients like Delta Lloyd, Porsche, Omron Healthcare Europe, Fair Trade Original, PvdA, Stegeman, Rijkswaterstaat (, Hartstichting, Fonds Slachtofferhulp, Ministerie Van Defensie, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, SV Ajax and (many) others.
May 2011 - December 2014 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Gemeente Rotterdam

UI Expert

As a UI Expert at Gemeente Rotterdam, I'm working on new and improving current user interfaces for (web)applications and (City Portal and MijnLoket).
February 2014 - Present Rotterdam, Netherlands


Co-founder & creative director

Favolane is an app (currently only available for iPhone) that shows you all the photos and videos you've liked on social networks like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo on a single timeline and that allows you to add labels to those likes to easily find them back later. You can also follow other people and their likes in order to discover new and interesting content.

You can find the app in the App Store here: We are continuously improving and expanding the Favolane platform.

I'm co-founder and responsible for concept, strategy and design for web and mobile.
August 2012 - Present Rotterdam, Netherlands


Interface- / interaction designer

November 2008 - May 2011 Stellendam, Netherlands

Quest Media

Founder, managing partner & designer

May 2005 - October 2008 Oude Tonge, Netherlands


English (Advanced),
Dutch (Native),


Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Sketch, Xcode,