In his role as CPO, Willem leads a diverse team including designers, writers, community management and editors all focused on making sure that readers have the best possible experience on Oyster. Previously, Willem was a product designer at Google, where he contributed to the vision and design of Google Maps. As a designer at IDEO, he worked with global brands on human-centered design. Before that, he designed at Apple and worked on brand design for MLS and NHL teams at adidas. Willem's design work has been recognized and awarded by the Museum of Modern Art, the Type Directors Club, Google Design Awards, the Crunchies, and was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Tech in 2015. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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