Design Research
Human Centered Design

Getting to know Bas Raijkmakers

Bas is a Co-Founder of and trainer at This is Doing.

October 2021
Bas is a Co-Founder of and trainer at This is Doing.

What do you do?

Design Research, make friends on six continents, and tai chi.

Where are you based?

London and Amsterdam

What does a typical working day look like for you?

Calls from the kitchen table with my team, with clients and partners whilst dreaming our our nice studios in London and Amsterdam where one day we will all return.

What was your first job?

Projecting films in the Dutch film museum.

What does your work set up look like?

Bas Raijmakers work space

Other than a computer and an internet connection, what are the three things that you need to work?

People (my team and participants for our research), our Reach Network (to do research on six continents), and a studio with large walls and lots of daylight.

What will the first thing that you will do after the pandemic is over?

Hug people again, of anyone else is willing to pick up that habit again (it might feel strange at first..)

Favourite place on earth?

Where my other half is.

What is your proudest achievement to date?

Running my own businesses as pioneers in creative industry since 30 years.

Name your favourite food and drink

Cheese sandwich and builders tea, the perfect Anglo Dutch lunch.