Hi, I’m Sandy. 👋
I am the head and heart at Green the Web, a freelance UX/UI designer with 10+ years of experience, podcast host and social and environmental justice activist.
Sustainable UX/UI design was an absolute game changer for me. And so that it’s not just me, I support designers and companies in creating ecologically and socially sustainable websites, apps, online shops and other digital products.
My vision is an ecological, social and ethical web. Simply designing climate-friendly, accessible and mentally healthy digital products that communicate transparently and lovingly, inclusively, diversely and with a positive impact on the regeneration of our planet.
More than 10 years of UX/UI Design
How exciting! In 2012, I started my journey as a user experience architect and researcher in a digital agency. What a great start that was! I was allowed to try out so many different areas, was thrown in at the deep end and learned an incredible amount.
Off to Latin America.
I wanted more. More meaning in my job. So I quit my job without further ado and went to Nicaragua as a web design volunteer for an environmental NGO. A time that will remain thick and fat in my heart forever. And it left an incredible mark on me.
Well ok, freelancer then.
After more than 13 months in Nicaragua and traveling in Latin America, I went back. I was overwhelmed. By consumption. My backpacker/”hippie” perspective didn’t fit so well with capitalism. So I started volunteering more for national NGOs, lived even more minimalist and started freelancing. Oha, so from now on I could choose my clients. During this time, I also took my UI design courses to have more value for social enterprise projects.
Sustainable web design
Wait a minute – what about the work I do? How I work? December 2018 I got a request to give a talk on sustainable design in general, including sustainability in relation to ecology, corpocracy and society. Badabooom! Not only can I make a difference to who I work for, I can also make a difference to how I work. So I immediately fell in love with the issue and have been working to get others to do the same ever since! 😃
Get to know more about my journey in the podcast episode from “Happy Work”
Get to know more about my journey in the podcast episode from “Green the Web”
Work with me on your website, shop or app
You’re looking for sustainable user research, UX conception, UI design or simply someone who can look over things? Let’s get together!
Become a sustainable designer
As a designer you want to align your values with your job. Find out more about trainings, free resources, my podcast and much more.
Some NGOs that I support
Part of the profits go into projects that I admire, love and deeply care for. Either as volunteering or as financial support. The followings are just a few of them.
A couple of meetups, I did Sessions on recently
Sessions, impulse talks, business lunches or workshops. There is always something new coming in.