Our people


At Philips Design, we believe that meaningful experiences are an integral part of improving people’s health and wellbeing. As a community of design professionals, united around a shared purpose, we are empathic; experience driven; inclusive, and inspire change.

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Meet our designers


Building on our expertise, people-centric insights, and craft, we consistently push the boundaries of design, challenging conventions and preconceptions.
As creatives, we are able to translate and visualize possible future scenarios that create direction and belief.

Calum Armstrong, Design Business Partner

 Calum Armstrong
"As creatives, we are able to translate and visualize possible future scenarios that create direction and belief."

Calum Armstrong, Design Business Partner

Felipe Camara
Every day I learn something new, and am surprised by how talented, inspiring and humble the team is.

Felipe Camara, Cocreate Lead

"Every day I learn something new, and am surprised by how talented, inspiring and humble the team is."

Felipe Camara, Cocreate Lead

Being surrounded by talented people helps you learn from each other.

Michelle Zhang, Senior Interaction Designer

Michelle Zhang
"Being surrounded by talented people helps you learn from each other."

Michelle Zhang, Senior Interaction Designer

Sirvan Ugur
I always start by creating user journeys or experience flows, no matter how small or large the project.

Sirvan Ugur, Interaction Designer

"I always start by creating user journeys or experience flows, no matter how small or large the project."

Sirvan Ugur, Interaction Designer

I’m excited to work in an environment where people are driven to collaborate and think out of the box to try and make the world a better place.

Kevin Shahbazi, Senior Design Strategist

 Kevin Shahbazi
"I’m excited to work in an environment where people are driven to collaborate and think out of the box to try and make the world a better place."

Kevin Shahbazi, Senior Design Strategist

Vanny Zhang
Our design community applies dedication and care to reach many millions of people.

Vanny Zhang, Senior CMF Designer

"Our design community applies dedication and care to reach many millions of people."

Vanny Zhang, Senior CMF Designer

We don’t only design products; we design experiences.

Ede Szabo, Product Designer

 Ede Szabo
"We don’t only design products; we design experiences."

Ede Szabo, Product Designer

Haiyun Jing
I’m motivated to always push the boundaries and embrace change in order to bring the optimal experience to the user.

Haiyun Jing, Usability Designer

"I’m motivated to always push the boundaries and embrace change in order to bring the optimal experience to the user."

Haiyun Jing, Usability Designer

Working for an organization that is able to improve billions of lives makes me feel my work is relevant and meaningful.

Melanie Knufinke, People Research Consultant

 Melanie Knufinke
"Working for an organization that is able to improve billions of lives makes me feel my work is relevant and meaningful."

Melanie Knufinke, People Research Consultant

Sietze van der Star
It’s vital to understand the real-life experiences users have with data as deeply as if they were our own.

Sietze van der Star, Data Designer

"It’s vital to understand the real-life experiences users have with data as deeply as if they were our own."

Sietze van der Star, Data Designer

I am encouraged to break down silos, influence other functions and inspire change.

Hao Hua, Design Consultant

Hao Hua
"I am encouraged to break down silos, influence other functions and inspire change."

Hao Hua, Design Consultant

Judith Peeten
At Philips Design you can learn, grow, be challenged, inspire and be inspired on a daily basis.

Judith Peeten, Senior Design Consultant

"At Philips Design you can learn, grow, be challenged, inspire and be inspired on a daily basis."

Judith Peeten, Senior Design Consultant

What I do here helps build more positive, human experiences that contribute to a healthier world.

Jon Haywood, Digital Service Designer

 Jon Haywood
"What I do here helps build more positive, human experiences that contribute to a healthier world."

Jon Haywood, Digital Service Designer

Olivia Chang
Our human-centered design enables meaningful encounters between consumers and Philips.

Olivia Chang, Project Manager Design

"Our human-centered design enables meaningful encounters between consumers and Philips."

Olivia Chang, Project Manager Design

We are a close community of diverse talents, functions and nationalities.

Claudia Lieshout, Creative Director

 Claudia Lieshout
"We are a close community of diverse talents, functions and nationalities."

Claudia Lieshout, Creative Director

Emma Sandberg
I believe technology can empower us in many different ways, and that it’s our role to humanize this technology.

Emma Sandberg, Creative Lead

"I believe technology can empower us in many different ways, and that it’s our role to humanize this technology."

Emma Sandberg, Creative Lead