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HELLO MY NAME IS

Mike Dekker

I’m a senior User Interface &
Experience designer, mentor & consultant with
11+ years of experience.

LATEST WORK

Showcasing a selection of carefully crafted concepts & samples from
past & current UX/UI Design related projects.
To inspire, disrupt & solve problems.

ABOUT ME

Hi there, I help businesses, organisations and individuals from around the world to design memorable, sexy interfaces & define
seamless & meaningful experiences for
mobile & the web.

When I’m not working you will find me exploring coastal trails in Canada, camping in New Zealand, surfing in Indonesia or filming whales
in Australia with my drone.

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SERVICES AT A GLANCE

User Interface & Experience Design, Mentorship, Workshops
& Consulting.

UX/UI DESIGN

CREATING BEAUTIFUL & HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR MOBILE & THE WEB

I design thoughtful & memorable experiences, products and services that play meaningful roles in people’s lives & business success.

My services include conducting user research, developing wireframes, designing visual mockups, and creating prototypes for usability testing.

Always up to date with the latest trends, not only across design & tech but in human behaviour as well.
I don’t just design an effective user experience, I create an exceptional one.

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE WORKING WITH

CONSULTING & EXPERT REVIEWS

ACTIONABLE ADVICE FROM OVER 11+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

As products & services continue to develop at a rapid pace, seamless user experience has become the key factor in business success – or failure.

I offer fast, no fuss advice and independent detailed feedback at any stage of a product or service development life-cycle.

Spotting problems and recommending changes to turn frustrating products and services into intuitive, delightful experiences that meets business goals and aligns them seamlessly with user needs.

I work with big & small, online or onsite.

TRAINING

EXPERT UX/UI DESIGN MENTORSHIPS, MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Whether it is during an online 1-on-1 mentoring session, group workshop about UX fundamentals or UI design-focused seminar, I offer practical, actionable advice for beginners & seasoned designers alike.

My teaching focuses on how to develop the essential design skills for mobile & the web – giving insight into the UX/UI design process to help create beautiful immersive products & services.

Based on 11+ years of industry experience my teaching style is friendly, fun & most importantly
– gets my students results (and jobs).

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE WORKING WITH

TRAINING

EXPERT UX/UI DESIGN MENTORSHIPS, MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Whether it is during an online 1-on-1 mentoring session, group workshop about UX fundamentals or UI design-focused seminar, I offer practical, actionable advice for beginners & seasoned designers alike.

My teaching focuses on how to develop the essential design skills for mobile & the web – giving insight into the UX/UI design process to help create beautiful immersive products & services.

Based on 11+ years of industry experience my teaching style is friendly, fun & most importantly
– gets my students results (and jobs).

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE WORKING WITH

UX/UI DESIGN

CREATING BEAUTIFUL & HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR MOBILE & THE WEB

I design thoughtful & memorable experiences, products and services that play meaningful roles in people’s lives & business success.

My services include conducting user research, developing wireframes, designing visual mockups, and creating prototypes for usability testing.

Always up to date with the latest trends, not only across design & tech but in human behaviour as well.
I don’t just design an effective user experience, I create an exceptional one.

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE WORKING WITH

Mike was a great and patient tutor, who really understood what I was trying to get out of the UX Design course and tailored his approach accordingly. Thanks to Mike I have learned a lot about UX Design in a relatively short space of time.

MARC ABRAHAM

London, UK

Mike Dekker has been a mentor for Bloc for quite some time now, and one of the favorites in the UX/UI course. He’s a joy to work with, very knowledgeable and experienced in working with people of all backgrounds. I typically recommend him to any incoming students, as his track record proves he’s an amazing mentor to have.

JOEY KIRK

Curriculum Developer at Bloc, Inc.

Indianapolis, USA

Mike has been a tremendous resource for me during my journey to become a UI/UX designer. His knowledge and input have helped elevate my work by challenging me to think differently about the solutions and how they can better serve the user. It’s been great to work with someone that is ego-free and that cares about creating great work and teaching people to be great UI/UX professionals.

JB LEACH

Colorado, USA

Working with Mike was a great experience. He is a good mentor because he helps his students find the area of their interest and work on that. He also helped me with the software programs that I was trying to learn at the time and a lot of times he took extra time to work with me and answer my questions. I recommend Mike as a mentor if you’re looking to enter the field of UX/UI Design.

MANDANA TEHRAN

San Francisco, USA

Mike has provided professional guidance and constructive design feedback throughout my learning duration at Bloc. Weekly meetings with him has helped me focus on my learning goals within a set timeframe. I find it very enjoyable to have Mike critique my work because he has a great attention to detail. Without a doubt, Mike’s design guidance accelerated my learning at Bloc and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to find a great mentor.

ADA CHIU

Vancouver, Canada

Mike was amazing to work with. He was extremely supportive but also gave a lot of great feedback. We met 3 times a week and he was always prepared to talk about my work and what was next. He has so many interesting experiences and valuable career advice to share.

COURTNEY BEYER

Product Designer at Actev Motors

California, USA

I was fortunate to have Mike as my mentor when I began my design career. Mike has been incredibly patient in showing me the skills necessary to succeed in the designing world. He inspired and motivated me at times when things weren’t going in the right direction and for that I am grateful. I believe Mike must have been a great teacher/counselor in his past life. He gave someone like me the guidance and belief to become a UX designer with no prior design experience. Now that is a truly remarkable talent.

IN CHUNG

UX designer at Google

California, USA

Mike has had a huge impact on my career as a designer, through tips and tricks but also through support and inspiration. He was there from the very beginning. In less than a year, I went from 0 to building my own startup’s interfaces and working with world class startup design teams.

CATHERINE LEGROS

UX Design Intern at Google

New York, USA

I chose Mike as my mentor for the UX Design Apprenticeship at Bloc. He is a talented, multifaceted designer with all of skills I was looking to gain and did a great job of teaching me how to get there. His mentorship helped me gain the confidence in the field of design I needed to become the UX designer I am today.

MICHAEL HORTON

Product Manager at SWARM

New York, USA

Mike has been a great mentor to me, he helped me looking at my work with fresh eyes and always brought a thoughtful perspective to the table.
Mike is a great designer and an experienced developer, passionate about his work and eager to share his knowledge. Additionally, he is an awesome person to interact with!

VALERIA MONTRUCCHIO

San Francisco, USA

I began this UX/UI Design course with little to no experience and knowledge of the field with the decision to pursue my passion as a career. Mike did not make me feel like what I was pursuing was a waste of time, and I can genuinely say that his thoughtful and guided yet flexible mentorship style has helped me grow as a designer.

I definitely feel that he truly cares about the development of his students because of his genuine personality. In all, I’m grateful that I was able to choose him as my mentor for Bloc because I was able to learn not only the technical skills but also learn from his personal experience and advice.

SHAE MAEDA

UX Designer at SAP Labs

San Francisco, USA

My experience with Mike has been absolutely life changing. He took me under his wings like a big brother, improving my skills and helping me to build my career during and after my training path. On of the kindest and awesome professional I’ve ever met.

ANDREA SALAMINO

Taranto, Italy

Mike has been a fantastic addition to the Adobe Generation Pro series of online courses. His ability to wow the audience, inspire, educate and inform is outstanding. Mike has spoken on a number of design topics and always shows current and valuable work, ideas and processes. Mike is extremely easy to work with and keeps our teachers coming back for more.

GREG HODGSON

Executive Producer of Adobe Generation Pro

Hertfordshire, UK

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