Born and bred in The Netherlands, Maaike brings a progressively Dutch and uniquely female perspective to Industrial Design. Equally inspired by the tradition of craft and potential of industry, she has developed complex high-tech products as well as artful projects.
Maaike co-founded the experimental design studio Mike & Maaike in San Francisco. The studio is formed as a design laboratory where self initiated and client projects are approached with the same level of passion, experimentation and optimism.
In 2011 Mike & Maaike were acquired by Google where Maaike helped build industrial design culture, collaborating with scientists and engineers to build new hardware experiences for IoT, mobile devices, wearables, health monitoring, autonomous systems, alternative power and VR.
Recently, Mike & Maaike gained independence from Google to re-form their San Francisco studio.
Some highlights of Maaike’s prolific design career include Google’s first phone, Google’s first VR headset, the ATNMBL driverless car, the Windowseat Lounge and the Artifort Terp tables and pouffs.
Maaike’s work has received over 40 international design awards and she is named on over 50 patents. Maaike was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.