UX Design | Research


My name is Melissa Mackaaij and I am a user experience designer. I am addicted to fancy notebooks and get way too excited about tiny things (like washi tapes and pencils). I have a Bachelor in Communication and Multimedia Design and i’m focused on Interaction and User Experience Design. I strive to create intuitive and simple user experiences and be a part of the entire design process, from research and ideation to prototyping and testing. I believe that understanding how users interact with your product is the key to designing user friendly products that people love to use.

In October 2017 I enrolled in the User Experience / User interface intensive course organized by the BSSA (B. Startup School Amsterdam) and NYCDA (New York Code and Design Academy). This course is aimed at young professionals to improve their skills needed in the industry. Within a period of 3 months I studied the latest design methods and principles to further improve my skills developed during my Bachelor in Communication and Multimedia Design.

This website, my portfolio, is to show the way I approach design challenges. Please take a look around and contact me if you have any questions!