Freelance Dataviz x UX Strategy & Design

Hi, I’m Sven and I help companies create or improve their data visualization strategies from a user perspective.

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Head over to Behance for a selection of my most interesting work.

Work Experience

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Freelancer, 2019 – Present

  • Technical Vision Adviser @ GRID eSports Gmbh, Berlin, Germany
  • Data Visualisation Expert @ Royal Federation of Belgian Notaries

Academic Research, 2013 – 2018

  • Dataviz x UX / Postdoc @ HCI group, Computer Science Dept, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Dataviz x UX / PhD Candidate @ HCI group, Computer Science Dept, KU Leuven, Belgium

Design & Development, 2003 – 2013

  • Lead Game UI Developer @ Monumental Games, Nottingham, UK
  • Senior Software Engineer @ iChoosr, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Senior Software Engineer @ NorthgateArinso, Brussels, Belgium
  • Co-founder/Game Design & Development @ Rad Lab Games


  • PhD in Engineering Science: Computer Science @ KU Leuven, Belgium
    (Learning Dashboards, Data Visualisation, Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Master in Informatics @ KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Part-time Art Academy @ Academie Berchem, Belgium (Visual Arts)

Talks & Workshops

  • Dataviz Belgium Spring Meetup 2019, Mechelen, Belgium
    Data-driven dialogue through Collaborative Dashboards
  • DIGRA 2018. Antwerp, Belgium
    Visualisations to Support eSports Spectator Experiences
  • CHI PLAY 2018. Melbourne, Australia
    Real-Time Dashboards to Support eSports Spectating
  • ECTEL 2016. Lyon, France
    Creating effective learning analytics dashboards: Lessons learnt
  • LAK 2016. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    International Workshop on Learning Analytics Across Physical and Digital Spaces
  • EFYE 2016. Ghent, Belgium
    Using learning analytics to improve student transition into and support throughout the first year 
  • EICS 2016. Brussels, Belgium
    Faceted Search on Coordinated Tablets and Tabletops: a Comparison
  • EuroVis 2015. Cagliari, Italy
    PoPI: Glyph Design for Collaborative Filtering on Interactive Tabletops
  • ITS 2014. Dresden, Germany
    Science 2.0 and Visual Data Exploration using Augmented Reality
  • ECTEL 2014. Graz, Austria
    LARAe: Learning Analytics & Awareness environment
  • LASI 2014, Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Data Visualisation and Learning Analytics workshop

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