Danny Ruchtie

Danny Ruchtie

Head of Design in The Netherlands

About

My name is Danny Ruchtie. I'm the Head of Design at Slite. I'm passionate about making technology more accessible and enjoyable through design. I'm helping build tools for (remote, hybrid, and distributed) teams.

Side Projects

2022

A lightweight javascript drawing app optimized for the Apple Pencil.

With support for 3D Touch / Force Touch API Demo
force, radiusX, radiusY, touchType, altitudeAngle, azimuthAngle

And now stable diffusion

+4
2022
ellipses

ellipses is a simple note-taking app designed from the ground up and leveraging AI as a crucial building block

+2
2022

At work, we started doing monthly “What if days.”
Little experiments that don’t have to go anywhere. I began to do these experiments for myself as well. This time the question was: “What if an interface changed depending on your proximity to it.”

+2
2019
Gesture UI

A prototype to control 3d objects with special gestures

+1
2017

Having serious fun building the Google Assistant on my mac (click on link for audio)

+1
2016

Prototyping 3D Interfaces

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2015
20˚ For Nest

20˚ For Nest a web app to control the nest thermostat

+4
2015

Making Nest work with Siri

+1
2014
Densen

Densen is lightweight .h265 video converter

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Projects

2022

CodeSandbox Projects: a cloud development platform with the familiar speed and experience of CodeSandbox, but deeply integrated with your favorite tooling, and working on projects of any size. We’ve been using it at CodeSandbox ourselves to build CodeSandbox, and have been loving it!

+7
2022

The Rebranding of CodeSandbox
A redesign of the brand that better fits the companies vision and ambition (With Zeh Fernandes & Marco Vincit)

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2018

I helped design several Blockchain initiatives.

+3
2018

I worked with IBM, Daimler, and Computer Rock on the smart ready to platform and mobile apps. Ready to plays a crucial role in Smart's future vision.

+3
2016

As UX designer, I helped the mobile team increase the impact on the business revenue. Growing the mobile revenue from less than 10% of the global revenue to 79%.

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2016

Led the design of Albelli's mobile app. With the Albelli photo book app for your smartphone, you can quickly and intuitively create your photo book.

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2014

Designed and Developed the web application LifeLines, a data visualization for the LifeLines study. A study into heritability and the environmental affect the health of a human being. username: Lifelines psw: Maaktonderzoekmogelijk.

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2008

Edited and co-Produced the award-winning Tango Démasqué commercial commissioned by the Philips business-unit up-market flat TV a commercial to demonstrate the range of possibilities of the Philips Aurea Ambilight series.

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2007

Several video productions for Philips business-unit up-market commercials vimeo.com/druchtie

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Work Experience

2022 — Now
Remote

Slite offers a new way for remote teams to do their best work. Our mission is to help people thrive in a remote world by empowering teams with a toolkit dedicated to making their work as efficient and joyful as office work could ever be.

2021 — 2022
Remote

Leading a talented team of Designers, Product Managers, and developers to shape the next generation of web development tools.

2019 — 2022
Remote

Making web development more accessible through design

2019 — 2019
Gronigen

As Growth Platform Leader, I managed IBM iX CIC Growth Platform, leading the Customer engagement, Mobile, Salesforce, and Business strategy practices.

2018 — 2019
Benelux

As Studio lead, I manged the ambitions of IBM and iX design Studios Benelux. I was overseeing a team—Building best-in-class digital experience for some of the world's biggest brands.

2018 — 2019
The Netherlands
2016 — 2018
Amsterdam /Assen

Led the design of Catawiki's mobile platform. And worked on the Redesign of the main application catawiki.com

2014 — 2016
2008 — 2014
Lead Designer, Owner at Fur
Groningen
2009

In 2008, commissioned by the Philips business-unit up-market flat TV, WEBER Creatives produced the film Tango Démasqué. The assignment was to create a short film to demonstrate the range of possibilities of the Philips Aurea Ambilight series, for an audience of Philips retailers and prospects. The film Tango Démasqué was internationally awarded at the New York Festivals.

Writing

2021

In recent years, there has been a significant focus on accessibility in the design community, which is a massive step in the right direction. A lot of attention is going to optimising for the visually impaired and colourblindness, which is an excellent development. The more inclusive we can make the digital world, the better!

Teams

Current
Slite Design

Contact

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