Mike Dekker, Designer in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mike Dekker

Verified Expert  in Design


Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Toptal Member Since
June 1, 2017

Mike works as an independent consultant with businesses, organizations, and agencies on a global scale to help them define, design, and validate meaningful, memorable products and services that exceed their business requirements and, most importantly, meet their users' needs. His services include design sprints and innovation workshops, UI/UX design audits, UI/UX design, and instant product design feedback calls.


Work Experience

UX/UI Design and Front-end Mentor

2014 - PRESENT
Bloc | Online Coding Bootcamp for Developers and Web Designers
  • Mentored up to 22 UX/UI design students 1-on-1 from 11 different countries remotely during an immersive 36-week online boot camp. Founded in 2011 in San Francisco, Bloc was one of the world’s first bootcamps and the first to be 100% online. Since then we’ve helped thousands of students achieve their goals.
  • Maintained a track record of mentoring students who have landed jobs at companies like, Google, Facebook, and new exciting startups.
Technologies: Sublime Text, Atom, Adobe Illustrator, Flinto, Principle, InVision, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

UX/UI and Product Designer | Consultant

2013 - PRESENT
Mike Dekker | UX/UI and Product Designer
  • Worked for a variety of clients including Adobe, MTV, Nike, Nickelodeon, and the Red Cross.
  • Worked on user research, user flows and sitemaps, wireframes, prototyping, user interface design, and user testing.
  • Gave no-fuss advice and independent, detailed feedback at any stage of a product or service.
  • Offered practical, actionable advice for beginners and seasoned designers alike.
Technologies: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Sublime Text, Atom, Adobe Illustrator, Flinto, Principle, InVision, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, UI Design

UX/UI Designer | Digital Art Director

2012 - 2013
Longtail—The Full Service Digital Agency
  • Handled and was responsible for the concepts, designs, and art-direction for digital ad campaigns for a variety of clients; this included mobile apps, websites, and games.
Technologies: Sublime Text, Atom, Adobe Illustrator, Flinto, Principle, InVision, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

Senior UX/UI Designer

2009 - 2011
IN10 Communication
  • Conceptualized and designed visually stimulating, interactive, and memorable consumer experiences like websites, apps, and offline support materials.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe CC

Junior UX/UI Designer

2006 - 2009
  • Conceptualized and designed entertaining, engaging, and educational interactive educational experiences; including games, websites, and interactive museum exhibits.
Technologies: Director, Flash, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite, Gamification

Teacher | Digital Design, Video Editing, Sound Design

1998 - 2006
Digital Playground
  • Created and held workshops in digital design for children and adults. Digital Playground offers programs appropriate to each secondary school year and educational level.
Technologies: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Creative Suite
2004 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Multimedia Design/Graphic Design

Willem de Kooning Academy - Rotterdam, Netherlands

2003 - 2004

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts

Sint Joost Academie Breda - Breda, Netherlands

1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multimedia Design

Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Netherlands