Wouter de Bres—Product Designer

Simplicity is the key to great user experiences.

My name is Wouter de Bres. I am a psychologist turned product designer from the Netherlands. I believe simplicity is the key to great user experiences. I love building digital products, design systems and design teams. Currently I am leading the product design team at Degreed, a company that helps you build and measure your skills.


After Gibbon got acquired by Degreed, I was asked to lead and grow their design team. We've defined new design principles and built a solid design system which simplifies the product as well as the design process. Read more

Product Design Psychology—Present

I discovered my background in both psychology and design gives me a unique perspective on product design. After some blog posts about product design psychology, I decided to bundle my thoughts and blog posts in a online book. This is currently a work in progress. Read more


As co-founder and product lead of Gibbon, I was responsible for product strategy and overall design. Our mission was to simplify knowledge sharing for individuals and organisations. Read more


MyTaxi asked me to help them improve the user experience of their already very successful iPhone app. After assessing the current app we decided that the app needed a simpler and more focussed approach; this meant hard decisions had to be made to leave things out. Together with the MyTaxi product team I created a new user flow and wireframes for every screen for their new app. Read more


De Volkskrant hired me to explore the possibilities for news publishing in the digital age. Together with the chief digital of this Dutch national newspaper I created several concepts to show the different directions they could take. The main focus was to show that less is more and that people are willing to pay for news when done right. Read more

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