Piotr Bakker

Product Design
[email protected]・piotrbakker.com・(415) 465 9307

Experience

Freelance Product Designer
Self-employed, 2014 – current
On-demand senior product designer helping tech teams make software exciting and effortless to use. Specialized in responsive web and mobile app design, as well as conversational user interfaces. Work for: brainly.com, mixbook.com, bol.com, tmg.nl, wevolver.com and more.

Founder
Crater Tools, 2016 – current
The company aims to advance the productivity of distributed teams. Its main product, GreetBot, helps over 5,000 Slack workspace admins introduce new team members to their colleagues, from hobby communities to global brands such as IBM, Porsche, and SAP.

Founder
CooCoolu, 2012 – 2014
Lead a 3-person team in building a collaborative whiteboard for online learners. Developed the value proposition, designed the user interface, and conducted usability testing with students. Established university partnerships and managed relations with the media.

Product Specialist
Apple Retail, 2012 – 2013
Returned to Apple to open the company’s first retail store in The Netherlands, the flagship Amsterdam store. Built relationships with new and existing Apple customers, generated sales and provided customer support across the entire product line.

Business Intelligence Intern
Groupon, Nov/2010 – Feb/2011
Joined the company for a 3-month internship to support the Amsterdam-based sales team after the acquisition of competing service MyCityDeal. Gathered marketing data, provided competitor analysis and worked on improving internal reporting processes.

Product Specialist
Apple Retail, 2008 – 2009
Promoted and sold Apple products in the flagship Regent Store. Handled initial troubleshooting of problems experienced by customers. Delivered seminars on the use of iOS and macOS.

Marketing Intern
Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Co., Jan/2008 – Apr/2008
Designed promotional flyers and brochures using Adobe InDesign. Generated ideas and researched ways for promoting the company using social media.

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant
Language Studies International, 2005 – 2007
Was the first point of information and help for students and school partners for the London Central branch of the company. Handled email and telephone inquiries, ensured accurate filing and designed course brochures.

Skills & Expertise

Responsive web design
Graphical interface design

Conversational interface design
Design systems
Motion design
Data visualization
Icon design
Typography
Copywriting

iOS, Android
Sketch, Figma
HTML, CSS, GitSCM

Bootstrap, Sass
Zeplin, InVision
After Effects

Fluent English, Dutch, Polish
Basic German, Korean

Education

MSc, Business Administration
RSM Erasmus University, 2009 – 2011
Graduated Cum Laude

BA, Business Management
University of Westminster, 2006 – 2009
Exchange program at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

Accolades

PearsonAPI Prize of Distinction – TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon
Pearson, Sep/2013

Best Overall App and Best Aspire Solution – HacktivatED Hackathon
Education Pioneers, Jun/2013

First Prize – Church Street Market Competition
The Centre for Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace, Feb/2009

Best New Technology Product Award – Annual Quad College and University Business Plan Challenge
Ben Franklin Technology Partners & Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, Apr/2008