Philip Wallage, Designer in Deventer, Netherlands
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Philip Wallage

Verified Expert  in Design


Deventer, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
August 11, 2017

Not many designers can prove that they've saved a company €2.8 million annually, but Philip can. Philip specializes in web applications in finance, real estate, and asset management, and he's been working as a digital designer in one form or another for over 15 years. In his career, Philip has worked for Adidas, Air France KLM, Financial Times, LEGO, Nationale Nederlanden, Philips, and PWC.


Work Experience


2005 - PRESENT
  • Successfully ran dozens of design thinking projects for clients worldwide.
  • Launched and grew the BTNG Design Thinking Community to +250 members.
  • Achieved becoming one of seven Miro Experts in The Netherlands.
  • Became part of Toptal Global's top 3% freelancers.
  • Became a Certified AJ&Smart Design Sprint Facilitator (Berlin).
  • Helped digital agencies offer design sprints through our masterclass.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, Mobile UX Design, Branding

Interim Lead UX Designer at Drukwerkdeal

2021 - 2022
  • Implemented a new Figma-based design system in collaboration with the front-end team.
  • Launched a new user research strategy by implementing weekly user research interviews with customers.
  • Introduced and adopted customer journey management with
Technologies: Figma, Dovetail, Research, UX Research, UX Workshops, UX Design, UI Design, Design Systems, Prototyping, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design, Branding

UX Research

2021 - 2022
  • Identified the needs of's 36,000 partners with qualitative research.
  • Changed fundamentally the way Bol combines big and small data.
  • Evangelized a customer-centered approach by aligning stakeholders.
  • Created and validated 25 early low-fidelity prototypes.
Technologies: Dovetail, MURAL, Miro, User Research, Qualitative Research, UX Research, Ideation, UX Workshops, Design Workshops, Ideation Workshops, UX Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design

Senior UI/UX Designer

2018 - 2019
Dation & Curious Inc.
  • Created a solution that saved our client €2,800,000+ annually by facilitating an on-site design sprint.
  • Designed a design system for a web and a mobile application (PWA).
  • Implemented consistent UX research to both discover opportunities and validate ideas.
Technologies: Sketch, Photoshop CC, Figma, Prototyping, User Experience (UX), UX Research, Research, User Interface (UI), UX Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design, Branding

Freelance UX Designer

2017 - 2018
Financieele Dagblad
  • Created and implemented a new design system suitable for web, mobile, and tablet applications.
  • Improved readability by implementing the vertical rhythm and enhancing the typography.
  • Optimized the product backlog together with the product owner to gain focus.
  • Designed a custom 12-column page that works with static banner sizes.
  • Worked in a multidisciplinary team onsite to prepare work for our agile development team.
Technologies: Design Sprints, InVision, Sketch, Service Design, UX Design, Mobile Design, Branding

Lead Design OOT | UI/UX Designer

2016 - 2017
  • Managed the process and the quality of our digital projects as the lead design OOT at ORTEC.
  • Worked with a team of professionals that varied from a more creative (graphic) design skill set to a more theoretical "application design" approach.
  • Developed a Material Design-based design system and oversaw the redesign of multiple digital enterprise products.
  • Assisted with the creation of our corporate front-end style guide.
  • Gained over 2,000 hours of experience in UX and visual design.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, Mobile Design, Branding

Freelance UX Designer

2016 - 2016
Media Monks
  • Contributed to the success of the 2016 LEGO Christmas campaign website. They redesigned a running app purchased by ADIDAS to create their unique running environment.
  • Delivered multiple wireframes and prototype documentation approved by clients.
  • Designed wireframes and new navigation patterns for new experiences.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, Branding

Digital Project Manager

2015 - 2016
Morskieft Ontwerpers
  • Kept clients happy by steering projects to keep them on track and within budget.
  • Actively monitored project progress and communicated progress to clients.
  • Created better project overview by facilitating workshops.
Technologies: UX Design, User Interface (UI), Project Management
2019 - 2020

Certified Design Sprint Facilitator in Masterclass Design Sprint

AJ&Smart - Berlin

2006 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Interactive Media

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Amsterdam, Netherlands

2002 - 2006

Media Designer MBO Level 4 Certification in Multimedia Design

Media College Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands


Miro Expert



Masterclass Design Sprint

AJ & Smart


Figma, Sketch, InVision, Axure RP Pro, Balsamiq, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, Photoshop CC, MURAL, Miro


WordPress, iOS, Android, Web, Dovetail


Fintech, Design Thinking, Web App Design, Web UI, Web UX, Product Design, UI Design, Design Systems, Google Design Sprints, Remote Design Sprint, Service Design, User Research, Visual Design, Interface Design, Wireframing, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Usability Testing, Design Sprints, User Experience (UX), UX Research, Research, Qualitative Research, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design, UX Leadership, Information Architecture (IA), Branding, Workshops, Growth Hacking, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Interaction Design (IxD), Startups, Product Launch, Social, Social Media, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, Apps, App UX, Web UX Design, Design, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Visual Identity, System Design, SaaS, SaaS Design, Enterprise SaaS, Web Design, Material Design, Event Stage Design, App Design, Digital Innovation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mobile Prototypes, User Interviews, Enterprise, Enterprise Design, Enterprise Software, Web Applications, Prototyping, Ideation, UX Workshops, Design Workshops, Ideation Workshops, Customer Journeys, Project Management

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