About Geffrey van der Bos

My first job was injecting CSS into Myspace Pages to make them more metal. I turned a death metal band's page red and black and they gave me 20 euro. A passion was born.

I had infiltrated the music scene, even without playing an instrument. My specialties were making websites and album layouts: the marketing guy. (I did pick up a synthesiser and a bass after.)

Skip ahead a few years and I earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Communications—it combined all the elements I was interested in, such as media studies, marketing, cultural studies, and more.

Along the way, I had a few distractions. There was a side step into education to become an elementary teacher. I was told you’re good with kids, but I learned that’s not the case when there are 30 of them.

In the third year of my bachelor's degree in communication, I moved to Stuttgart, Germany, where I stayed and grew as a UX/UI lead for Bitfactory GmbH.

Until my wife and I felt we needed another challenge and ended up in the northern parts of The Netherlands, where I landed a job as a Product Owner for a company called Kaios. I missed the visual interfaces at this AI focused company, so I had to move on.

At Comecer Netherlands, I was appointed as a Product Owner for both legacy software and a new, innovative platform called Smartlab: a software suite that helps radio-pharmacists and the like move from paper to automation.

Currently, I am the experience designer at Stichting NSR. A nonprofit organisation that provides help to those in–or risking–financial debt. My role is to design and refine the experiences of our recipients.

In my free time I thoroughly enjoy learning about music and consumer technology (see my gadgets). My wife’s a brilliant illustrator and our Shiba Inu called Loki is a master manipulator 🐕. I love them both dearly.

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Below, you'll find kind words from the incredible colleagues I've had the privilege of working with.

Fabian Heidelberg
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

I'm thrilled to provide a glowing testimonial for Geffrey and his outstanding design work. Geffrey's expertise in user-centered design, coupled with his keen product strategy insights, is truly remarkable. His ability to balance aesthetics and functionality is evident in every project he undertakes.

Beyond his professional prowess, Geffrey's warm and witty personality makes collaborating with him an absolute joy. He's not only committed to enhancing his own skills, but he also actively uplifts those around him.

Geffrey's dedication to self-improvement and his unwavering pursuit of excellence make him a standout in the field.

Sally Amin
Geffrey was senior to Sally

I got the pleasure to work under Geffrey’s supervision for a year at Bitfactory. He has been of great influence to my learning experience as I get introduced to User Interface Design, and to the tech industry.

Geffrey is a very eager learner himself and is always seeking knowledge - a way or another - which I find truly inspiring. For years he had worked hard on gaining all sorts of information and experience from all resources available to him when it comes to software engineering and technology, which in my opinion gives him a great edge as a Product Designer, and makes him a truly valuable asset to any cross-functional Scrum team. He is very knowledgable and committed to the best practices when it comes to UX design and makes sure only the best scenario is implemented. In other words, he brings the best of both worlds - Tech and Design.

It should also be praised how he has got a hands on mentality that I've personally learned a lot from. When in need, Geffrey creates his own solution. Which sparks the sense of ownership in both work related and personal projects.

As a leader, he watches closely and caters to his colleagues’ learning needs and experience, and is very happy to pass on all the knowledge he has. He is also very open to constructive feedback which makes working with him an enriching two-way experience. He is very loyal to his workplace and everyone he works with. He is a visionary at heart, and his high EQ allows him to find his voice with clients from all different backgrounds, which is a very crucial quality in a successful Designer.

In addition, being with Geffrey on a daily basis in the workplace is truly fun, as he always brings great humor and positive spirit to everyone around. I’m very grateful that Geffrey has chosen me to work with him and become a part of the Bitfactory family, and I definitely look forward to more learning and collaboration in the future.

Varun Shrivastav
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

Working with Geffrey was an was an excellent experience. The design work was always of great quality and with deep insight into the end-users' mind. Geffrey was always ready for an exchange of ideas and quick to prototype ideas. All done with humor and cheer.

Henrik Hertler
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

Geffrey is absolutely fun to work with. He knows his way around people, he is good with the clients, does whatever it takes to help colleagues and gets things done. I would describe him as a really inspiring colleague, that is always willing to share best practices. Geffrey has the ability to work on multiple tasks and still be focused and deliver quality work. I highly recommend Geffrey as a Product Designer and would love to work together for some more years

Pranjal Singh Rajput
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

I worked alongside Geffrey in the same team at Kaios.ai. I really cherished the time when we worked together. He was one of the nicest guys on our team, who knew the right balance to have productivity and fun in the workplace at the same time. He is the go-to person, with whom you can freely share your professional as well as personal stuff. Besides this, he is a pragmatic, customer focussed, and result-driven individual. One thing that I like about him is his inquisitive nature, the way he keeps himself up-to-date with the latest industry trends, standards, and best practices, and also motivates his peers to do the same. His good communication skills and diverse experience in different IT domains make him a great asset to any organization. Without any doubt, Geffrey is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Arkajit Bhattacharya
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

I have worked under Geffrey as a Software developer in Kaios for a period of 9 months. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and came to know him as a truly valuable asset to any organisation. During this period of 9 months, he constantly demonstrated his technical and communication skills as a Product owner and a scrum master.

His down to earth personality helped us to approach him without any hesitation. He has this great quality to focus on resolving issues and impediments to the progress of the team, and to make sure that all the issues are resolved within the stipulated time. He is a strategic thinker with a strong focus on what the customer needs. He introduced the way of scrum to the company and how to efficiently use it.

He is detail oriented and have the tendency to ask the right questions and to make sure we are building the right product. He trusted his team and took care of all their needs in terms of time, resources and information. It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Geffrey for any lead position. I am confident that he will be a great addition to your organisation.

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Michal Galeziowski
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

We worked together on few projects, I can truly say that Geffrey is one of the best professional I know. Customer success orientation is one of the key Geffrey mastered to perfection. Responsible and personal approach to projects which he works on proves that this guy really enjoys what he's doing. This makes him real professional and successful enhancements for every team. If I would establish my own company, Geffrey will be the first I want to have on board.

He is a perfect listener as well as idea giver, with wide horizons on various tech, design and all related topic, always open for suggestions.

I see great success in his future career and I hope to work with him continuously or again in the future.

Tjeerd-Menno Douma
Worked with Geffrey on the same team

I have had the pleasure of working with Geffrey for some time, and I am thoroughly impressed by his exceptional skills and dedication as a Product Owner and Software Product Designer. Geffrey's methodical approach and deep understanding of modern methodologies are evident in everything he does. He is not only committed to excellence but also continually seeks out new learning opportunities to enhance his skillset.

What sets Geffrey apart is his innate ability to manage both local and remote teams with a unique blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills. His collaborative working style and ability to engage team members promote a productive and positive environment that drives successful project outcomes.

Geffrey is an invaluable asset to any team, and I am confident that he will continue to excel and bring his innovative and thoughtful approach to every project he undertakes. I highly recommend him to any organization looking to elevate their product design and ownership to the next level.