<aside> 💡 This is a living document and should be interpreted as such. Things will change 🎲!


My name is Dimitrie Hoekstra (with an “e” at the end and pronounced correctly with emphasis on any 🙌 syllable).

I am a technical Sr. Product Designer working on DevOps-related products, Design Systems, and Open Source projects. — Startup Founder (TBA). Previously, working on Design Systems at Postman, CI/CD Product Designer at GitLab.

I am Dutch 🇳🇱, currently live in Spain, Barcelona 🇪🇸, and frequent Amsterdam 🇳🇱 and Berlin 🇩🇪.

This document is my personal README, a place for you to get to know me — how I think, work, and communicate. Reading this will make it easier for us to work together efficiently!


Ideal work conditions

Ideal work scheduling

My spoken languages

Feel free to speak to me in any of the following languages, though I prefer English for professional topics!

<aside> 🇺🇸 English (Full Professional / C)


<aside> 🇳🇱 Dutch (Native)


<aside> 🇪🇸 Spanish (B)


<aside> 🇩🇪 German (A)


Ideal communication

Communicating feedback

Things I love

Work setup

Working remotely can be done from one place or while on the move. My default setup works in any place and is optimized for remote meetings.


Other things to know about me

Drivers licenses

<aside> 🚗 Car (B)


<aside> 🏍️ Motor (A1, A2, A)


<aside> 👌 Inspired by the article Hackernoon: 12 Manager READMEs (from some of the best cultures in tech and similar Readme's from colleagues found in the GitLab UX handbook.