Maikel van der Wouden

Hello, I am a design engineer lead specializing in voice & audio.

Hello! I’m Maikel van der Wouden, a design engineer located in the dynamic city of Amsterdam. I am dedicated to crafting extraordinary user experiences that leave a lasting impact. Since the start of my career in 2014, I have been incredibly fortunate to contribute to a diverse array of fascinating projects.

My work extends across the globe, collaborating with remarkable clients that span the spectrum from fast-growing startups to esteemed Fortune 500 companies (McDonald’s, Mercedes, KLM, Babylon Health, NPO, NRC…) The privilege of partnering with such great organizations has enriched my skill set.

I am a firm believer in the power of fast and transparent collaboration coupled with a user-centric, data-driven approach to design. My expertise lies in converting creative energy into result-driven solutions that meet the needs of people.

As a design engineer, I find immense fulfillment in my role, particularly due to my niche expertise. With a specialization in voice and audio, I bring unique value to the teams I collaborate with. By harnessing the potential of audio, I strive to shape and enhance people’s lives through thoughtful and impactful design.

My approach is rooted in understanding the user’s perspective and leveraging data to drive decision-making. By incorporating user feedback and insights, I ensure that every design solution is tailored to meet their specific requirements. This data-driven approach not only leads to more effective outcomes but also fosters a deeper connection between the product and its users.

I am dedicated to continuously honing my skills and staying up to date with the latest advancements in design and technology. By embracing new tools, methodologies, and emerging trends, I consistently strive for excellence in my craft.

When I’m not designing, I like to play chess and watch stand-up comedy.

I am currently updating my portfolio. Send me an email at for more info.