Hello. I'm Chris.

I am a design technologist in Amsterdam. I work across research, design, and development. I have a background in human-computer interaction and architecture. Feel free to reach out to discuss a topic, collaborate, or for a coffee.

What's my story?

I'm originally from the United States. I went to the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign where I studied architecture and human-computer interaction. I was attracted to the Netherlands by its quality of life and its culture.

What is a design technologist?

A design technologist is also known as a full-stack designer. I have a strong technical and non-technical skillset centered on design but also reaches into research and development. In collaborative environments, I work in a deeply-integrated manner with researchers and engineers. In more independent settings, I am capable of flexing between the three domains.

How can I help you?

I'm available to freelance. I also enjoy chats.

Join your team

I offer freelance and consulting services to help you achieve your goals. If you're a non-profit or not-for-profit working on a social cause I support, I offer my services pro bono or at a reduced rate.


I enjoy discussing issues around technology and society. I'm interested in conversational interfaces, sociable media, cooperative living, and trust systems.

Grab a coffee

If you're in the Amsterdam area and you'd like to meet up, I'd be more than happy to do so over a cup of coffee.

How can you reach me?

You can simply email me at hello@chriswan.me.