Short Bio

Ahmet Bektes is a product and experience designer based in the Netherlands, where he works with international companies like Avira, Philips Research, Wolters Kluwer and Elsevier. The main focus of his work is to understand the problem and creating measurable and testable solutions with his high prototyping skills. He is interested in complex financial and healthcare domains and has working experience in these sectors.


Ahmet holds an MSc in Design for Interaction from Delft Technology University and BSc. Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University. He is currently working for Elsevier Life Science Solution as a senior user experience designer.

Current Affiliations

Elsevier Life Science and Solution
Senior UX Designer 05/20 –

Squad Lead Designer, responsible for delivery and discovery activities of PharmaPendium.

Founder 03/12 –

My freelance company. Searching and designing with eXperiment, eXperience, Interaction, Intelligent cycles for building up new businesses and products.

Work Experiences

Wolters Kluwer – Senior UX designer 12/17 – 05/20

Facilitating design sprints and lean canvas sessions with business stakeholders. Experimenting with VR and accountancy. One of core designer of Wolters Kluwer Global Design System.

DE Design – Design Consultant 06/16 – 12/17

Working on digital, tangible interfaces of healthcare, connectivity and entertainment products for international clients like Ziggo, Liberty Global, Philips, One4All.

ASK Community Systems – UX/UI Designer 12/12 – 05/14

Researching and designing a service that increases the coverage rate of the reachability of people and groups by combining different communication channels within dialog structures. The product turned into a company.

Avira Security – UX/UI Designer 06/12 – 10/12

Working on interfaces and experience of Rescue System and Avira Essentials and conducting usability test in the Netherlands.

MMID – Product Designer 05/11 – 05/12

Working as the look and feel designer, designing physical interfaces.

Philips Research – Design Researcher Intern 03/10 – 10/10

Researching food waste behavior in domestic kitchens and how to design products to minimize food waste.

Farm Design – Junior product designer 12/07 – 03/09

Designing office furniture and systems and visualization of concepts and award winning office chair for operational units.

Karel Electronics R&D – Graduation Project 01/08 – 06/08

Designing a new office landline phone system that empowers flex-desk policy.

Awards & Certificates

Elsevier Hackathon 2020 – 1st prize
Wolters Kluwer Code Games 2019 – 1st NL, Benelux 2nd
Wolters Kluwer Code Games 2018 – Winner
Philips Innovation Award Top 10 – 2010
NN/g UX Certification 2021
The Professional Scrum Master I – 2020
Design for Everyone – 2019
Python Data Analyzing 2018


Skills & Capabilities

Design & Business

Design research

Lean UX

Workshop facilitation

Rapid prototyping

Data analysis

User testing

New business design

Tools & Coding



JS, Coffescript

Sketch, Xara, Abstract, Zeplin

Rhinoceros, Keyshot, Vray


Framer Studio, Framer X