Hi, I am Michiel Nagtegaal, experienced freelance UI /UX Designer, illustrator, Web, Graphic & Identity Designer.

Focus on creative consultancy
I love creating online design, combined with strong communication consultancy. Since 1997 I have had the pleasure of working professionally in large and small teams, on all kinds of design projects for interesting Dutch and international clients. It never felt as work. 

Selected clients
KPN, T-Mobile, Canon, Unilever, O'Neill, ING Bank, ING Real Estate, various Dutch governments, Cannock Chase, Evangelische Omroep (EO), Frog AGV Systems, Hago, Het Huis Opticiens, Inmac, Multizorg, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut (NFI), Oxxio, ProRail, INDG, Emakina, Tam Tam and many more.

Since my early twenties I started various side-businesses in graphic design and illustration (with various degrees of succes) and even house music events.

In 2000 I co-founded online full service agency Supershift. Seeking more creative freedom I left the successful company in 2007 to pursue a freelance career as Interaction and Visual Designer. Since 2009 all freelance creative forces are combined in one personal brand, Designia.

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Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Concept Development, Copywriting, Graphic Design, Naming, Identity Design, Advertising, Interactive & Interaction Design and Content Development.

To keep myself focussed, there are things I will politely decline such as all things that will require any amount of coding, video, animation and aliens.

Mr. Upside
Besides working for clients and coffee, I am also passionate about my art projects. I value positive thinking and I try to incorporate this into my paintings and art objects. 
Check out my art portfolio and webshop at MrUpside.com.

Recently I updated and brought new life into our Interior, Styling & Product Design blog Stylingblog.nl.

Founded in 2011 by my partner Janette van Tol, the project was set aside due to other responsibilities. But recently, with renewed passion, it was brought to life again. Check it out and let us know what you think!

How may I help you?

I am always in for new projects and challenges. Hire me for communication advice, copywriting, interaction and web design, graphic design and illustration work. Not in that particular order.

Please contact me by phone +31(0)6 43 49 1443. Or click the button below to drop me an e-mail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

New Years Greeting Card 2011

New Years Greeting Card 2011

We recently moved into this new Designia Studio, based in Voorburg, The Netherlands

Illustration 'Courage' for Dutch studio MOED.

Illustration 'Courage' for Dutch studio MOED.